October 9

Gearing up for a shiny Halloween with Firefly costumes

Just over 3 weeks until Halloween (at the time of this posting) – do you know what your  (or your kids’) Halloween costume will be?

Browncoats Prom - Firefly-inspired Duct Tape costumes In case you’re still in the “seeking Divine inspiration” phase, let me point you to this very divine Firefly costume set. MADE. WITH. DUCT. TAPE. I saw this post first on MyDisguises.com, but it looks like the conversation started over on FireflyFans.net. Toledo392 posted there, requesting votes for his entry into Duck Brand’s “Stuck at the Prom” contest. He wrote:

“In this contest, high school students from all over the country create prom outfits using duct tape. Ten finalists are selected from all of the entries, and online voting determines the winner. To demonstrate my devotion to Firefly, I created my duct tape ensemble inspired by Mal’s tux and Kaylee’s dress from Shindig. These outfits made it into the top ten.

I used over 20 rolls of duct tape, and had to overcome laws of physics (all those ruffles are heavy!) as well as wear the outfit in Phoenix summer temperatures exceeding 107 degrees.”

Very impressive, and indeed – very shiny.

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October 2

GeekCraft roundup: GIR!

My daughter is very into “Gir” these days – the sidekick from the Invader Zim cartoon. She’s hoping to pull together a Gir costume for Halloween. So in researching various DIY options, I pulled together this roundup of Gir crafts.

BehindtheSofa created her own Gir cross-stitch pattern, and stitched it onto a black hoodie.

Gir cross-stitch by BehindtheSofa

When I was a kid, I used to love Shrinky Dinks, so these Dog Gir/Robot Gir earrings by Lynn Aquaheart caught my eye.

Gir earrings

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September 28

Doctor Who Stacking Dolls

The season finale of Doctor Who is Saturday. I’m incredibly excited/sad, especially since Season 7 won’t air until next fall. In the mean time I can ogle this: Doctor Who stacking dolls! Molly23 made the set of 12 stacking dolls: all eleven Doctors (including a teeny tiny William Hartnell) that fit inside a TARDIS! I can’t think of a more perfect way to display your Who love: it really IS bigger on the inside!

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September 25

Serenity crew amigurumi

“Just focus! The Alliance said they were gonna waltz through Serenity Valley. And we choked ‘em with those words. We’ve done the impossible, and that makes us mighty. Just a little while longer. Our angels are gonna be soaring overhead, raining fire on those arrogant Khags. So you hold. You hold! Go!”

quote source: IMDb

Firefly Amigurumi crafts I do love me some Joss, especially in the form of Firefly and Serenity. So when I saw these fabulous Firefly amigurumi by Lucinda879 on Craftster, I just had to share. Aren’t they shiny?

Be sure to click through to check out more pics. I love how she combined crochet bodies with fabric clothing, and the finely detailed hair. And check out the realistic version of Vera, sitting quite cunningly on Jayne’s utility belt.

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September 18

An Early Christmas Gift: Star Trek Ornaments

Star Trek Christmas tree ornament Fresh on the heels of the announcement that J.J. Abrams has officially signed on to direct ‘Star Trek 2′, I bring you another gift – Star Trek ornaments, a la Katie at Punk Projects.

Star Trek Nativity scene Delightful in their simplicity, these Star Trek ornaments go together easy-peasy-quick. Which means you can put a significant dent in that stash of bottlecaps and Scrabble letter tiles that *some* scrapbookers might have laying about (not pointing any fingers, and certainly not at myself!)

Might I add how much I love that Katie has a whole Christmas tree dedicated to Star Trek, AND a peg people Nativity scene??