It gets cold in space, so you might want to cozy up with this crochet Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32. She has kindly rounded up sources and some of her own original graphs/charts for an empire’s worth of afghan squares, including:
- Death Star
- Y-wing & X-wing
- Old Rebublic Logo
- Tie Fighter
- Millinium Falcon
- Boba & Jengo Fett
- Empire & Rebel Insignia
- Lightsabers (multiple variations!)
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader
What’s cool is you can either stitch these all up for an epic blanket of Star Wars awesomeness, or stitch up individual designs for a set of washcloths – great for a geek housewarming!
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Class, this morning in Geek Upholstery 101, we are going to learn about the many forms the TARDIS can take.
Allofthefrosties posted this album to Imgur recently. It’s a look at the before, during and after of a bench refinished to look like our beloved TARDIS. The bench was left in Allofthefrosties home when he/she moved in, and the previous owner never came back for it. With a little wood glue, paint, dowels (to create the window panes), rubber cement, foam and fabric, Allofthefrosties has shown us how the most mundane piece of furniture can be TARDIS-ized.
Love fan art? Then this is the giveaway for you. Artist Kayly describes herself as a “mum, tea drinker, geek, outdoor enthusiast, board gamer, and lover of handmade things,” and she’s embarked on a new journey, one we’re invited to go along on. She’s set a goal of creating 365 fan art drawings in the next year, and she’s giving away three drawings a month! Each winner gets to pick from a variety of her work, too. Based on her first round of drawings, it’s clear she has a wide array of interests: from Disney, to Marvel, to Star Wars, to Sandman. There’s bound to be something of interest for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to cheer Kayly on in reaching her goal, but also to win one of her pieces too. You can enter her giveaway here.
Don’t forget, you can enter each month from May 2015 – April 2016!
More Links of Interest
This is the last of Figments and Filaments, a new cosplay convention in KC. They had several really awesome costumes on display, including this really well made 18th century suit (a cutaway coat, waistcoat, and breeches). All you need are hose, heeled shoes with buckles, ribbons, and a wig. Men knew how to dress in the 1700s.
Instructables user, mimaki cg60, wanted to transform his family’s VW bus into an R2-series astromech droid. After working countless hours in CorelDraw and Photoshop on a design, he had it printed it on a vinyl wrap and applied it to the bus. Check out the series of photos of the family bus.
Have you heard of the Iron Brothers of Topeka? They’ve got some of the coolest cosplay I’ve ever seen, and it was especially cool to see them at Figments and Filaments in Kansas City. The convention itself was pretty small, so we were able to get up close (and yes, that’s me) and get pictures. By the way, that’s the Iron Brothers’ very own cosplay Stan Lee.