August 31

Nice Knockers! Labyrinth cosplay

Talking Knockers Labyrinth cosplay by Brittney Benjamin

You gotta hand it to a girl with a nice pair of knockers. Indeed, Brittney Benjamin crafted hers herself, based on the talking door knockers in the movie Labyrinth. Working with two pounds of Sculpey and an old bra, she created some rather eye-catching cosplay. (Though it’s rude to stare.)

I remember watching Labyrinth in my youth, and vaguely remember being pretty scared by it. I should probably watch it again to see why. Probably just the sight of David Bowie in those pants.

August 23

Alice in Wonderland Custom Shoes

BecciBoosCustomShoes of Manchester, England has some super cute, super girly Alice in Wonderland themed shoes in her Etsy shop.

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The shoes come in a 4.5″ heel with a 1″ platform peep toe with a cream and pink background and blue satin bow. Aside from the fabric, BecciBook hand places over 1,000 crystals on the heels, front and back of the shoe. Then, she finishes them with a blue bow, diamante brooch and mini key. She also paints the underside of the shoes to the customer’s preference.

August 16

I Am Groot’s Jewelry

Jewelry artist Danica Asurdzic has created a really lovely doublesided pendant of Groot.

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The pendant is made of copper wire and gemstones. She used blue sheen labradorite for his eyes. When it’s flipped over to the flying rocket side inspired by the ship’s colors (blue, orange and white), she used clear quartz points, orange carnelian from Botswana, blue obsidian, and tiny white opal behind it . She also included a “tunnel” for the chain in the middle, so it can be flipped and worn both sides without taking it off.

August 8

DIY: Guardians of the Galaxy Dress

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Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? You should do that. Or maybe go see it again and this time do it in your own homemade galaxy dress.  Over at Seditious Joy MaggietheCrafter has put together a tutorial on how to change a black dress into a galaxy you can defend.  I’d say she did an awesome job.  Don’t you think?

maggiethecrafter_guardiansdress

Look at that dress, now back to your dress. Don’t you want one of your very own? I mean I have plain black dresses to spare. All you need is some bleach, dye, and patience.

Full instructions can be found at Seditious Joy with an amusing photo tutorial. I’m an easy mark for puns so I greatly enjoy “Stark Contrast.”

 

August 3

Female cosplay worthy of the name of Thor

Female Thor cosplay by Anna Lee Mueller

With Marvel’s recent announcement that the Thor comics will soon have a female lead, I thought it might be fun to see if there was any female Thor cosplay out there. The internets did not disappoint.

Not only did Anna Lee of Glitzy Geek Girl put together a great Thor cosplay costume, she also provided a tutorial for creating the winged Thor helmet and beveled armor plating out of craft foam! I would not have thought of using gesso for a primer before spray painting – great tip!

What do you think of Marvel’s choice to make Thor female? What do you think of females cosplaying as male characters? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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August 2

High Fashion, Yet Practical and Durable

Over at Reddit and Imgur, kogenesis86 posted a gift he made for a female friend: a big old barrel of Chanel nightstand, complete with storage space, two USB ports and a wall outlet for a lamp!

chanel bedroom barrel

The logo is a vinyl sticker with some paint. The latches at the top were added to the barrel by kogenesis86. One of the Imgur commentors had an excellent point to make: don’t go out and get a used barrel, because you don’t know if there was anything flammable in it. Go buy a new one. And someone else did the math for us: 55 gallons of Chanel No. 5 Parfum would cost $2,255,474.54.