Ever look in the mirror and wonder, “How can I make my hair nerdier?” Liz Tailor did, so she started a series of posts called, “30 Days of Nerdy Hair.”
“One day I was reading Shape magazine (a rather non-nerdy publication) and I read about a 30 day hair challenge where the author of the article tried a new hairstyle every day for 30 days,” she writes. “And I thought to myself, ‘Liz, you are terrible at doing your own hair! You should try this.’ And of course I had to find a nerdy way to do it!! So 30 Days of Nerdy Hair was born.”
Since back in 2012, she has been taking cues from movies, tv shows, video game characters and music videos, and recreating hairstyles herself at home. Inspiration has come from such varied sources as “Tomb Raider,” “Indiana Jones,” “Saved by the Bell,” Secretary Barbie, “Game of Thrones,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Star Trek,” just to name a few. Featured above is Lagertha from the TV show, “Vikings.”
She’s currently in the middle of a new series of posts so be sure to hop over and check it out!
Whose nerdy hair do you admire and covet? Share in the comments below!
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NerdECrafter, a polymer clay crafter from Canada, has done a video tute on how to make your own mosquito, trapped in amber, a la “Jurassic Park.” She also gives a couple different options for the color and mold of the resin used, so you really can make your very own pendant.
June tends to be a busy month for weddings, so in keeping with that theme: zombie engagement photos!
Shuffleshufflefuckshitup posted an album of last year’s engagement photos on Imgur (I think, based on other Imgur comments, that Shuffleshufflefuckshitup is actually the bride). Unfortunately, other than some gorgeous photos, there’s no other information available on them.
Did you know that June 16th is recognized by Star Trek fans as Captain Picard Day? According to Memory Alpha:
Captain Picard Day was an annual event held aboard the USS Enterprise-D for the ship’s schoolchildren. Activities included a contest, judged by Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself, in which the children created paintings and models of the captain. Picard was himself not very fond of the event, as he generally did not respond well to children.
To honor Captain Picard’s favorite beverage, here is an easy mug cozy for you to whip together to enjoy a cup of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. Katie over at Punk Projects has all the how-to details waiting for you in the Ready Room. You still have time to make one before Tuesday.
How do you plan to celebrate Captain Picard Day?
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Tholins posted a gallery of her Steampunk Dark Phoenix costume over on Imgur recently. She got this costume done just in time for Balticon 2015, and her boyfriend talked her into doing the masquerade.
There is a staggering amount of information that goes along with her gallery. It’s almost along the lines of a good tutorial (too much info to include here in this post), because she talks about the types of material she used for each piece.
It gets cold in space, so you might want to cozy up with this crochet Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32. She has kindly rounded up sources and some of her own original graphs/charts for an empire’s worth of afghan squares, including:
- Death Star
- Y-wing & X-wing
- Old Rebublic Logo
- Tie Fighter
- Millinium Falcon
- Boba & Jengo Fett
- Empire & Rebel Insignia
- Lightsabers (multiple variations!)
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader
What’s cool is you can either stitch these all up for an epic blanket of Star Wars awesomeness, or stitch up individual designs for a set of washcloths – great for a geek housewarming!
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