September 19

Want To See Iron Man Dancing With a T-Rex?

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I had the pleasure of setting up shop at TopCon this past weekend, a small convention in Topeka, Kansas. It being their hometown, of course the IBOTKS were there (Iron Brothers of Topeka, KS).  They’re a family cosplay group that’s built some amazing Ironman themed cosplays, along with many other costumes too.  I just happened to catch this video of Ironman and War Machine getting their groove on with a T-Rex (and it’s hard to see, but there’s this little kid in the middle of it all dancing his little heart out too).  Needless to say, it was a fun weekend.  If you want to see more pictures from TopCon, head on over to their photo gallery!

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September 18

1966 Batgirl Costume Inspired Purse

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BenaeQuee of Brooklyn recently made this Batgirl-inspired purse for a friend to go with her Batgirl costume, for DragonCon. They went back and forth and BenaeQuee was given creative freedom to create this. Her friend already owns two more of BenaeQuee’s bag and several accessories, the friend knew something awesome was bound to happen.

This is the Swoon Rosie pattern and it was BenaeQuee’s first time making it. She had to create the bat from Pellon 808 backed yellow cotton fabric with HTV heat pressed on in gold and yellow. That was then appliqued onto the front flap by hand cranking her sewing machine. Rosie is a comfortable crossbody bag with a casual style. It features a long adjustable strap, two zippered pockets and a roomy main compartment.

September 12

The Amazing Uncanny Spider-Clops!

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Spidey Matt Cosplay attended DragonCon, and he used it to showcase a new costume he came up with: the Amazing Uncanny Spider-Clops!

Does he shoot spiders from his optic blasts? Ewwwwwwwwww, shudder! Was Peter Parker bitten by a radioactive Scott Summers? Spidey Matt’s thought was it was a spider bitten by a radioactive mutant. It wasn’t until Ben Gray (Uncle Ben / Jean Gray) died, that he became a hero.

If you check out his Facebook page, Spidey Matt has some really great tips on how to put together a good Spider-Man suit. It’s definitely worth a read.

September 12

Make Your House Extra Spooky With This Tutorial

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Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank! Try this cool, cheap, and simple tutorial from the Crafty Lumberjacks and make your house or apartment extra spooky with yarn spiderwebs.  I think with some tweaking you could even do this on your porch (maybe try some black tie line and tacks or nails?).  In any case, the tutorial has plenty of pictures and good descriptions to get you started.  It may take some trial and error, but as the Crafty Lumberjacks suggest, “Be the spider.”

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September 5

Weeping Angel Wig for Halloween

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DON’T BLINK!

The Purple Pumpkin Shop of Ashford, CT has all the yarny wigs you’ll need for Halloween this year, including this awesome Weeping Angel wig from Doctor Who.

This Weeping Angel wig / Statue wig features 3 shades of grey yarn styled in a braided bun, along with smaller braids and twists. This wig is highly structured so buyers need to measure their heads before ordering. This wig goes for only $42.00 plus shipping.

September 5

Your House Would Be EPIC With This In The Yard!

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I thought this was freaking awesome last year, but a Giant Tentacle Monster absolutely tops the Epic Halloween Decorations charts.  In this Instructable by username flaming_pele, you’ll see step by step how to make your own Giant Tentacle Monster.  There’s a supply list and several pictures, though you will need some of your own ingenuity and creativity to make it work for your own yard.  However, the core idea is solid, and the result is TERROR-fic! (I couldn’t help myself.) What are your DIY Halloween decorating plans this year?

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