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.

September 12

Zelda Armor

Zelda Armor

There’s a great thread of costumes on Craftster, which is where I found this Princess Zelda’s Magic Armor. bold_as_love made the armor for a friend and says:

The whole thing was made with craft foam, gold spray paint, jewels, and closes in the back with a gold chain so that it can be more fitted to the wearer. I use this tuttorial http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html. Which was amazing, althouhg I did skip a few steps.