Chughes225 on Craftster made these amazing Harry Potter shoes. These are incredible!!! I love custom painted shoes, I just wish I had the artistic talent to make some myself! My favourite part is Hedwig in front of Hogwarts! Stunning!
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One of my favorite movies is How To Train Your Dragon – I especially love Toothless, the Nightfury dragon that Hiccup befriends over the course of the movie. One of the problems for Toothless fans everywhere, though, was the fact that the official plush for the movie looked downright ugly. (I’ll spare you all and not link to it here!) nooby-banana on DeviantArt, however, created a solution to that problem.
This Toothless Plush looks much better than the official movie plush! There’s a tutorial for creating a Toothless of your very own that starts here - it’s split into seven parts, and is pretty easy to follow. I’ve even made my own Toothless following the pattern – and while it was definitely time-consuming, it was worth all the work.
This guy here is the one I made – you can read more about him here!
My eldest boy recently had a Star Wars birthday party. I was inspired by this pin, to sew some little cloaks for some lollipops, to make Jawa favors. I took notes and photos as I went, so I figured I may as well share the tutorial on my blog.
Of course, if you aren’t sewing inclined, but can’t do without these, the original pin I was inspired by points to a store, so you can buy some too!
So in the US Iron Man 3 Comes out today. The perks of having a sibling in the hallowed halls of Marvel Comics means I saw it Monday (review here) and have red and gold armored Avenger crafts on the brain. Red is already one of may favorite colors, this may get dangerous.
I’ve started small with just some Iron dolls from Irene McCormick designs that can be found on Raverly a site that brings together, fiber artists of all standings and is free to join.
She also has designs up for Black Widow, Superman, Spiderman, and (BBC) Merlin. Clearly a regular Geek Crafter.
- Irene McCormick Designs
- War Machine and Iron Man Pattern on Ravelry
- Irene McCormick’s Blog with more Tiny Avengers
- Avengers Items on Geek Crafts
Wreck-It Ralph is a delightfully geeky movie about a video game bad guy who just wants to be a hero. It’s one of my most favorite movies, and I’m always looking for craft projects that are Wreck-It Ralph themed. I stumbled across this awesome pattern last week, and plan on getting started on a bad-guy affirmation of my own soon.
Featured recently on StarTrek.com was a guest poster, Eric Hall, who detailed the process he went through to create his elaborate Borg costume. He’s apparently won numerous costume contests with his, and thousands in prizes. You can easily see why – this costume is crazy detail-oriented.
I love that he “thought like a Borg” and used found items from thrift shops, surplus stores, and yard sales, and just keeps adding to it. For instance, the left arm includes a large tube from a leaf blower, and a toy robot claw — the claw even opens and closes. He also added a small push-button motor from a toy so he makes a motorized sound when he walks.
I can imagine the stares he draws at cons – I know I’d give him a clear berth!
What’s the most elaborate costume you’ve seen at a con?
- DIY Borg costume guest post on StarTrek.com
- More Star Trek crafts on GeekCrafts
- More cosplay crafts on GeekCrafts