Boldly going where no craft book has gone before! Written by Geek Crafts very own Angie Pedersen, this is an awesome blend of Trek and craft. While primarily a project book it’s also filled with Trek trivia and photos, making it a perfect addition to any Trekkie’s – or Trekker’s – collection. Trekkers and makers, together at last!
The projects are inspired by every version of Star Trek, from TOS to comic books, with a variety of different craft techniques and skill levels. It was really hard to decide on the first project to try, but I finally decided on the adorable Kahn finger puppet. He was super easy to make, thanks to the close-up photos of each step of the project. The only thing I did differently was the material for his uber-sexy Kahn hair. I had to substitute novelty yarn for the marabou trim that was called for, only because my local craft store didn’t have it. Unfortunately, I think the effect is more “who stole my conditioner” than “from Hell’s heart I stabbeth thee”. I still think he’s awesome though!
Pawfectgifts, a crocheter over at Craftster from San Jose, CA, recently posted about her latest creation, a yarny C-3P0. He is 14″ tall with movable arm/elbow joints. For more of Pawfectgifts’ creations, check out her Etsy store.
While many of the Doctor’s fashion choices have been rather questionable (“Hey, I’m the Doctor! I can save the universe with a kettle and some string and look at me! I’m wearing a vegetable!”), the bow tie is coming back! And the perfect accessory for any Whovian is this beautiful bow tie necklace.
Unique Geek (also known as Cecelia) from 3 Chic Geeks has posted a wonderful tutorial on making a quick, easy, and inexpensive bow tie necklace, hair clip, or just a regular clip on bow tie. All you need is some fabric (she used felt), matching thread, a needle, and some chain, jump rings, and a clasp. A few minutes of your time, and you’ll be ready to save the universe – just be sure to remember that fezzes are cool too. Happy crafting!
These home-made t-shirts at ilovetocreateblog look pretty great, and don’t appear to be too difficult to make.
I especially like the negative Yoda tee on the right, which looks like he might be standing in front of the lights of a spaceship. As usual, these methods could be applied to so many great and iconic geeky franchises. Just pick your favourite character/spaceship/vehicle/insignia and go nuts! Make sure you check out ilovetocreateblog to see how these tees were made.
Space…the final frontier…of altered clothing. Check out this cool tutorial I found: DIY Galaxy Pants. Prudence & Austere even offer a step-by-step tutorial with step-out photos. Very handy for getting the paint layering right.
This might be a cool effect to try on a black t-shirt, too.
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Here I go again posting about cosplay and Star Wars, but this is a costume that you have to see to believe!
Qin, a Togorian (alien feline race) and Jedi master with a dark past. She is blind and her ears have been bifurcated, but she manages to see and hear anyway, as created by Qarrezel, over at Deviant Art. I love how beautiful this headpiece is, and I know if I ever ran into Qin somewhere, I’d need to touch her! There’s even an awesome video that I wish I could add here, but since I can’t, check it out here.