October 20

Yip Yip Costume

Yip Yip Costume

Yip! Yip! Okay, so Sesame Street may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Halloween, or even geek crafts. Fine, but you have to admit these costumes are pretty awesome! Traci Lawson posted this great Yip Yip Costume with full instructons on her blog dedicated to children’s video games. Even if you don’t see yourself making your own Yip Yip Costume, I still suggest checking the instructional blog out, so you can see a video of Traci and her friend Yip Yipping in New York City.

October 1

New Moon + Mario Mushroom Wrist Warmers

Knitter extraordinaire Vickie Howell has designed not one but two awesomely geeky sets of wrist warmers, and both patterns are free online! This week she published the Alice Wrist Warmers pattern over at CRAFT:, inspired by the upcoming New Moon movie… these would be perfect to complete your Twilight-inspired Halloween costume in style!

And her Mario Mushroom Wrist Warmers are a favorite from last year that are just the thing to knit up as the temperature drops. This pattern is available in kids’, women’s or men’s sizes and includes a handy (and cute) charted image for creating your mushroom.