May 30

This Star Wars Derby Hat Takes the Prize

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I had the opportunity to spend some time at Kansas City’s longest-running science fiction convention, ConQuesT, this weekend. I ran into my friend Annastasia Webster, of Stasia Crafts, there, and her hat bowled me over. Stasia is known on the con circuit for her stunning hats, and this Star Wars confection was no exception.

“You just need a ton of crap and some hot glue,” was her advice to me on making unique headwear, but this was far from “crap” – she’s quite clever and inventive with her supplies.

Her hat featured Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2D2 figures, as well as a light saber. She mentioned that when she went looking for action figures, they were rather pricey, so she opted to grab some kid water bottles that had similar figures on top, and handy flat bottoms that sat nicely on her hat. The light saber? It’s a bubble wand! She just scraped off the bubble label, tossed the bubble contraption, and it was perfect.

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In the pic, you can also just make out her shawl, which she hand-knitted. Her talents are limitless!

What inventive creations have you seen at cons lately? Share with us in the comments below!

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May 24

Jedi Elsa Rey At Wizard World Comic Con

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This spunky little mash-up cosplayer, Stormie, has been making the internet rounds lately. As a member of the Rebel Legion, I couldn’t really pass her up!

Her father made her a Jedi Elsa Rey costume, and a friend made her staff, to wear to the Wizard World Con in Des Moines, IA. And the friend even customized a little Lego set for her!

The 19-city Wizard World tour added Des Moines to its list last year, and thanks to a startling turnout, it was back for more.

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I think this is a post where anything I write isn’t going to really capture the cuteness of this kid or her con-experience. Just go check out the images her dad posted to Imgur. You won’t regret it.

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May 16

Dark Phoenix-Inspired Ballgown

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Wavecrestian recently showed off her Dark Phoenix inspired ballgown. She spent the last two or so months working on it. The dress was modified from a commercial pattern but the design is all her own. She had to create a petticoat design to support the skirt since the actual petticoat pattern didn’t have enough floof!

Wig and crown and gloves to come! Unfortunately, I can’t find her anywhere else online, so I don’t have any more info available about the dress. Basing a previous Imgur post from her, I’m assuming this is going to be for cosplay somewhere.

May 1

Custom TARDIS Inspired Jewelry Box

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pzcreations22 of Texas created this custom jewelry box for her Etsy store. The TARDIS inspired four drawer jewelry box is 7 1/4 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 3 inches deep, (I wonder if it’s bigger on the inside!) and has a satin finish.

Because it is a custom made box, pzcreations22 said it will take 5-7 days to complete. But the TARDIS isn’t your thing to stash your jewelry away, there are other choices, including Sherlock Holmes, Twilight from “My Little Ponies,” The Golden Girls, and more.

April 10

Harley Quinn and The Joker Take a Selfie

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Mark Hamill has been my favorite version of the Joker for the longest time, so I geeked out a little bit, as both a fan girl and as a crocheter, when I saw this blanket that prettigirl2203 made about a month ago. The finished product is 6’9″ X 7’2″.

She used a perler bead pattern as her inspiration and her pattern came from Kandi Patterns. As far as the crocheting itself goes, prettigirl2203 made 3,600 squares. Each one measures 1.5″ squared. For those who crochet, she created the squares by chaining 6, (turn and half double crochet 5) X5. It looks like she used a simple acrylic yarn, which holds up really well for blankets and especially in the washer.

March 13

Makeup Artist Uses Hijab To Transform Into Disney Princesses

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Saraswati has shared more than 300 looks including Batman, Tinker Bell, Mulan, Jafar and Alice in Wonderland. While some might opt to dye their hair or wear wigs, the mother-of-two completely transforms herself using coloured hijabs. It’s pretty impressive.

The artist has built up a huge fan base, now followed by more than 184k people, with many of them starting to make their own character requests, and others simply fans.