I think one of the cutest aspects of “Adventure Time” is all of the different “princesses” on the show. Case in point: Breakfast Princess.
Lapine403‘s daughter, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wanted to be Breakfast Princess for the 2014 Calgary Expo. Lapine403 said this was a pretty simple costume to make: a circle skirt over a tutu with wire from a pop-up hamper for structure. The pieces of toast are 2″ foam with pillow covers out of a polyester suede. They are pinned to a tank top so she can remove and keep them as pillows.
I love a good crochet project as much as the next geek, and gaylefrancis just took it up a notch, with her crocheted Big Barda costume.
Gaylefrancis said with the exception of the hexagons, she didn’t use any patterns. The legs, torso, and gauntlets are crocodile stitch. The cape is triple crochet. The rest of it is half-double. The megarod is single crochet with bubble stitch on the top and the buttons were stitched on separately.
For those of you not in the know, Big Barda is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing in books published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Mister Miracle #4 (October 1971), and was created by Jack Kirby.
Have you heard of Spoonflower? It’s a company/site that allows you to create print-on-demand fabric, wallpaper and giftwrap. Which makes it a geekcrafter’s dream, both for designers and general crafty folk. You can upload your own designs to print on fabric and such, or browse the thousands of patterns created by others. There are a bounty of categories, including Geek, and pretty much every fandom you can think of is represented, including Doctor Who (see also Whovian), Star Trek, Firefly, Sherlock, and Hobbit. I’m personally eyeing this swirly Doctor Who fabric by Risarocksit to make a skirt in the near future. (I actually took a skirt making class, just so I could use this fabric!)
I recently met a geekcrafter who uses Spoonflower to print her designs and then creates items to sell in her Etsy shop – Elinor Parker, aka The Costume Wrangler. I purchased a cool Doctor Who headband (pictured above) from her at a local craft fair, which features her custom design of TARDISes spinning in the cosmos.
Have you created anything with Spoonflower fabric? Or purchased anything made from custom-designed fabric? Link us up in the Comments section below!
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Chek101 is a member of Craftster and she just posted a Princess Peach she knitted for her granddaughter.
Her Princess Peach stands 19 inches tall, and is truly one of a kind, because chek101 wrote the pattern for this toy herself.
Have you played around with Google+ yet? I’m not as active on there as I am on other networks, but I am a member of a few Communities. Communities are similar to Facebook Groups or website forums, where like-minded people gather to share resources and chat about whatever they’re interested in. One G+ Community I particularly enjoy is Female Geek Bloggers, moderated by Bree Brouer and The Nerdy Girlie.
With 300+ members, there are a wide variety topics discussed, including Doctor Who, cosplay, comics, movies, anime, gaming (both video and board), and even “geek therapy.” I really enjoy the breadth of discussions, and have been exposed to topics and people I wouldn’t have otherwise stumbled upon. I also love the sense of community there – all of us interested in geeky things, supporting blogging and sometimes marketing efforts of other geeky females.
Quite a few of the members are also crafters, so I get to see plenty of interesting geekcrafts. A few projects that have been shared in the Community:
Who are some of your favorite female geek bloggers to follow?
LittleLaura from Halifax, posted a dress on Craftster that she recently made from a repurposed Batman bed sheet.
She got the Batman sheet at a Salvation Army store. The top is made from a Little Atlas pattern and the skirt was made using an online circle skirt calculator at By Hand.