October 4

Star Trek Craft Book

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!

Star Trek Craft Book

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!

KAAAHHNNNN!!!

September 27

I Wear A Bow Tie Now. Bow Ties Are Cool.

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.

Doctor Who 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!

September 24

Super Simple Star Wars Tees

These home-made t-shirts at ilovetocreateblog look pretty great, and don’t appear to be too difficult to make.

Easy Star Wars Tees

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.

September 14

Jedi Master Qin

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.

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