June 25

Pokemon Hair Bows

These adorable Pokemon bows were personally drawn and designed  by Riri. She then custom printed on fabric. After she has the fabric, she makes these cute bows, fantastic! I love that she created every step of the way, something she truly DIYed. pokemonbows

Want to see more of her creations? Of course you do! She has a tumblr you can check out! Who’s your favourite Pokemon?

June 22

How to Train Your Dragon Cosplay: Astrid

How to Train Your Dragon Astrid cosplay by Ms_Ventress

In honor of the recent release of “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ in theatres, I thought it would be fun to share this Astrid cosplay, by Canadian cosplayer Ms_Ventress.

That skirt is pretty hard core with the strips of thick leather, plus skulls and spikes, which she created from Crayola Model Magic, then spray painted and distressed.

Check out the photos on her Facebook Page for tons of photos of other cosplay she has done, including Hawkgirl, Harley Quinn, the Huntress, Red Sonja, and Coraline.

Have you seen the second How to Train Your Dragon (HTTYD) movie yet? We saw it last weekend and loved it! Very consistent with the first movie, and even better visual effects and textures.

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June 21

Bust of Christopher Reeve

I don’t remember how I came across this gallery, but the work done by Bobby Causey is just amazing. This bust of Christopher Reeve as Superman (minus the suit, just yet) took my breath away. But then again, I think Christopher Reeve was my first celebrity crush as a little geek girl.

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The detail in the skin complexion (how his skin isn’t all one even color is just amazing to me. His eyes look like he could just blink at any minute. Bobby posted this is a prototype for a 1/3 and 1/1 statue.

Be sure to check out Bobby’s website for more statues and busts. His Heath Ledger “Joker” is truly eerie!

June 15

Star Trek Craft: ComBadge Earrings

Star Trek ComBadge earrings by Tally Heilke

Stay in touch with your away team with these fantastic Star Trek ComBadge Earrings. Tally Heilke provides a full tutorial on her blog. Not exactly a typical Father’s Day sort of craft, but suitable for me, since my dad was the one who initiated me into the world of Star Trek.

As a scrapbooker with a basement full of paper stash, I was intrigued to see the earrings are made out of cardstock! Plus it’s an excuse to break out some power tools! <insert Tim Allen-esque grunting>

Are you planning any Star Trek cosplay for upcoming cons? These would be the perfect accessory!

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June 14

This High Schooler Turned Her Prom Dress Into a Work of Art

For this post, I’d like to suggest that the site be temporarily renamed, “Geek Arts,” because this girl went green with her art and prom, and has way surpassed any of us!

18-year-old Julia Reidhead, from Mesa, Arizona, knew that she wanted something special to wear to prom. She decided she would design her own dress. She and her mother purchased a used wedding dress for $40, and then Julia painted her own version of one of her favorite pieces of art — Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” — over the fabric, creating a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind dress.

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She sketched a design on the dress in pencil, then tested her acrylic paints on an extra swatch of fabric to make sure they would work. The overall process of painting the dress took more than 40 hours spread out over one week. She gradually worked her way up the dress, ending with the starry sky. Reidhead was still drying the gown with a blow-dryer five minutes before her date came to pick her up for the dance.

June 8

Guess Who: Doctor Who Edition

Doctor Who Guess Who game by Karen Kavett

If you’re jonesing for the next Doctor Who season to start like we are at my house, you’ll want to check out this cool project by Karen Kavett – she repurposed a 1980s Guess Who board game into a custom Doctor Who version. How fun would it be to have this at a premiere watch party??

Karen paid significant attention to detail, painting the plastic trays a TARDIS blue, and the scoring pegs like mini sonic screwdrivers. She created (rebooted) Doctor Who images to replace the original people cards, including the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctor, his Companions, and other important characters (DON’T BLINK when you flip up that Weeping Angel card!). She graciously provided PDFs of her images, to make it easier for the rest of us Whovians.

Not satisfied to stop with the Doctor, Karen also repurposed a Clue game as a Hunger Games version!

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