This might be the simplest Christmas ornament ever and I love it! SparkOut had this posting on Imgur. An even though this is representative of the Red Shirts of Star Trek: The Original Series, it lends itself to some creativity. With a change of sequin colors for the round ornaments, you could make almost any uniform from any Star Trek series: blue for the Sciences and Medical from TOS, command yellow from TOS, burgundy and black for command on TNG, or even teal for Counselor Troi, to just name a few ideas.
According to Roadside America, there is an AT-AT Walker mailbox in Kansas City, MO. It’s reported the homeowner made it himself, after a drunk driver took out the original, and that it’s anchored with six feet of rebar and 500 pounds of concrete. It’s not going anywhere if another driver hits it.
KaTeesBowtique of Orlando, FL created this “Nightmare Before Christmas” nylon embroidered tote. It’s available for just $20.
Unfortunately, the shop’s owner, Nan Patrick, doesn’t list any other information about this cute tote.
Who didn’t want to own a Batman utility belt as a kid? In the 1960s, the Ideal Toy Company manufactured one for purchase, complete with Bat-Cuffs and “Bat-A-Rang.” It was fun but looked nothing like its TV counterpart. The bright yellow, pouch covered belt hanging around Adam West’s waist was an iconic part of his Batman outfit.
Let’s peek into the Batcave closet and take a closer look at the secrets of the belt. There were several versions and add-ons during the production of Batman.
Believe it or not, one of the utility belts was made of kitchen sponges. When the show was first broadcast, such source material would never have been noticed. However, with our HD broadcasts, the detail is right there on screen. You can see the dishwashing-ready accessory up top.
Thankfully, the absorbent “pouches” were later replaced with wood blocks, sometimes covered in leather, which were then painted with yellow latex gloss paint.
The pouches were, in some cases, interchangeable to add the deep triangular pouch used to holster the Batarang on the belt. As for the tubes that are seen on the belt, those were simply wooden dowels painted and added to break up the belt a bit from the rectangular pouches.
With a little time and effort, you might be able to make yourself. So get ready, chums. Be it for cosplay, Halloween or for fun, you can make “those wonderful toys” for yourself.
BenaeQuee of Craftster just posted this awesome purse. She submitted this purse to an art show within a Star Trek themed con. She had been dying to make a bag featuring real leather, and this was the perfect time. She had an old jacket that she rescued from being trashed and used it’s leather on this bag. She also accented the side pockets with red piping for a little pop of color, and she chose to go with a red zipper to coordinate with the piping. The bottom has feet, and the lining has a hidden galaxy print in the pocket.
BenaeQuee also used this handbag as an opportunity for a look at how they are constructed. If you check out her FB page here, you can see a tutorial on how she made it.
Cotnheadninymug recently posted this bar top arcade gaming system on Imgur. There are a series of photos of the process of making it.
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