I have a friend who creates awesome jewelry by recycling old comics, which got me thinking . . . what else can a person make with old comics? That’s how I found this tutorial on Oh! Rubbish! Blog. It’s a super easy DIY, with great pictures. Plus, I’d bet magazines, newspapers, and old photos would probably work well with this idea too. Just think of the possibilities!
While my geek fashion sense tends to run towards a few geeky tees, there are those who take it to a whole different level. Get ready, because Dina “Lady Steam” Kampmeyer and her team of geek fashionistas are hosting an in-real-life and online fashion extravaganza March 23-29.
From the announcement:
Geek Fashion Week was formed with one simple purpose: to help boost confidence in the geek community by harnessing the power of fashion.
They have a whole slew of events, both in-person in the Los Angeles area and online, including a Style Faire, fashion show, geeky pajama brunch, and online contests. With sponsors like Her Universe, ThinkGeek, Espionage Cosmetics and Castle Corsetry, the events are sure to be stellar.
The Creative Styling and Design contests just scream for your geekcrafting superpowers! The Styling contest makes me think handmade headbands, bracelets, and other fun accessories, not to mention makeup! The design contest deadline is this week, so be sure to check out all the details at GeekFashionWeek.net.
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Every room needs a good chair to tie it together, and it should also have a conversation piece. Why can’t those be combined into one solid piece of awesome furniture? In this case, they have been!
WittsWhimsy on Etsy, of Cary, IL, created this one of a kind TARDIS chair. The wood trim on this Begere Regency chair was terribly worn, so it was sanded and painted black. The front fabric is hand painted Cobalt blue shantung silk. The old cushion was replaced, and handmade the piping throughout was created for this chair. The cushion was made of four inch thick memory foam.
Fortunately for WittsWhimsy, the chair did sell already. Unfortunately for us, the chair did sell already and there’s not another one available.
Moscow, Russia-based Lyuba and Max of Krukrustudio have created a fantastic felt Star Wars handbag that looks just like the cute astromech droid, R2-D2.
Made of fine quality wool felt and decorated with prints and embroidery, this bag is designed with attention to details. The bag is padded and keeps it’s shape well, with a removable adjustable strap, and an inner pocket.
full height: 17″
“effective” height (body height): 12″
It is available to purchase online from their studio or from their Etsy shop, for $185 plus shipping. Order yours today. Droids are standing by to take your order! Or if droids aren’t your thing, they’ve got tablet and iPad covers, even other bags, for the Whovian, Anglophile, or other type of geek in your life.
Belinda Christie has created the ultimate in Cinderella costumes: one that transforms from Cinderella’s poor, tattered dress into her ball gown. Other than this magical Cinderella get-up, Belinda recently also won the “Best Sci-Fi/Movie/Animation Cosplay” category at a convention in Salt Lake City. She was dressed as Merida from “Brave.”
These days more and more people are rocking their personal geek chic style than ever before. So I’ve rounded up some fun DIY tutorials on starting (or adding to) your own geek chic wardrobe for everyday fabulousness. Take this awesome gathered skirt tutorial from the blog Set to Stunning by Lindz and Scruffy. It’s an easy-to-follow tutorial with pictures, and the idea is so simple you can use any fabric you want. Heck, make a bunch of these beauties, one for every day of the week if you like.
If sewing isn’t your thing, then perhaps peel-n-stick is more your style. Maya Murillo from the blog I Love to Create has a quirky and quick video tutorial on making your own sequin Godzilla shirt, no sewing required. It’s a cute idea, and another one you can easily customize without a lot of effort. She uses Aleene’s Peel and Stick Sheets to adhere the sequined Godzilla to a t-shirt. I haven’t used the product myself, but it’s gotten some mixed reviews. If you want an alternative, try Wonder Under Fusible Web. All you’ll need is an iron. Be sure the fabric you’re using for the Godzilla shape is ironing friendly, however (so, maybe glitter instead of sequins).
If you’re feeling a bit more artsy, then Alessandra from The Sparkle Queen has a nice photo tutorial on making your own galaxy shirt with a hidden TARDIS using bleach and paint. The process is similar to another technique featured here on Geek Crafts. Though Alessandra uses acrylic paints, if you’re looking for something that won’t change the hand of the fabric as much (you know, make your shirt feel a little crunchy once it’s all done), try some fabric paints designed to have a softer feel on fabric once dry. I’ve used Pebeo fabric paints before with good results myself, but there are tons of products out there available at your local craft store. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous try out Dharma Trading online for some really excellent fabric paints, techniques, and tutorials. You can even get clothing blanks from them too.
Have fun spicing up your wardrobe!
- Alessandra from The Sparkle Queen’s galaxy shirt with a hidden TARDIS tutorial
- Maya Murillo’s quirky video how-to on making your sparkly Godzilla t-shirt
- Lindz and Scruffy’s tutorial on making your own awesome gathered skirt
- More sewing ideas on Geek Crafts
- More Godzilla on Geek Crafts
- More Doctor Who on Geek Crafts
- More clothing ideas on Geek Crafts
- More Avengers on Geek Crafts
- More geek chic on Geek Crafts