A few weeks ago I got to meet one of the artists behind the incredible Lego work I kept seeing at area conventions. His name is Allen T. Hickman. For Planet Comicon, he created this amazing Captain America: Civil War mural. That Captain America Shield? He created that too. And people, he doesn’t use a computer program to do it. Want to see more of his awesome stuff (not just murals, but fully realized Lego models too!), then check out Allen’s Facebook Page and take a look at some of his incredible creations. Be sure to hop on over to The Just Brick League Facebook Page too and check out more of his Lego masterpieces. You can also find video of the Lego awesomeness that Allen and Ty Forshee brought to Planet Comicon 2015 on YouTube, posted by Gabe Counts.
What’s better than meeting Stan Lee? How about meeting two of of one of the greatest creators in comic book history? Photographer Chris Dorsey was there last weekend to capture the magic as cosplayer “Agent Stan” met his real life counterpart, Stan “The Man” Lee at Planet Comicon in Kansas City. Surrounded by the IBOTs (Iron Brothers of Topeka, KS), Dorsey documented all the fun, including some incredible cosplay all weekend at the convention. Check out more of his excellent photos on his Facebook Page!
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With this tutorial from Crafty McFangirl you won’t have to choose sides. You can make both cool boxes, and just in time for Mother’s Day, too. I don’t know a mom out there that doesn’t like organizational tools. Plus, you can run with the concept and techniques covered in the really excellent video tutorial and make boxes for all the Avengers (or Justice League too!).
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I crochet, so I can appreciate the time and effort that went into this costume: Cosplayer Fangirl Physics knitted this Captain America costume, for SacCon in March. It’s made entirely of assembled knitted pieces. She doesn’t carry the Captain’s shield, but she has a pair of knitting needles in her bag to fight freedom’s foes.
For more of her costumes, check out her Facebook page. Make it a point to scroll through her posts. She has an awesome end of last season cosplay of Beth from “The Walking Dead!”
Even though Captain America 3 isn’t scheduled to come out until 2016, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming out in May, Steve Rogers would say that every day is a good day for Truth, Honor, and Patriotism!
If you’d like to display your love for Captain America, there are several fashionable DIYs for you to do so!
Lastly, if you’re looking for a more subtle homage, Tumblr user Tehnakki came up with a beautiful floral emblem of Cap’s Shield to decorate her sweatshirt with, making it a wonderful example of geek chic. She’s posted the pattern shapes she used, as well as a pdf with detailed instructions for everyone who’d like to try it themselves.
Hopefully that was enough of the First Avenger for you! Happy crafting!
- Truth, Honor, Patriotism quote artwork from such-heights on Tumblr
- Sew Your Own Captain America Shield Backpack by Comm Couture
- Stars and Stripes Captain America Dress tutorial by AcidDaisy
- Captain America Floral Shield Design by Tehnakki on Tumblr
- More Captain America Crafts on Geek Crafts
- More Avengers Crafts on Geek Crafts
So today in the states at least a lovely movie came out. Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Go see it, its fun and a great conspiracy meets Superhero type movie. I even wrote a review here, there is a break before the spoilers if you want to take a read. So in that fashion I wanted a Winter Soldier Geek Craft for today. I mean he shares the name of the movie with Cap, and I’ve already posted a Captain America Sweater.
So this time it’s the Winter Soldier. This free pattern by Maratini on Ravelry are a perfect way to get a fun fiber made metal arm. Much better than being captured and experimented on by evil organizations I would say. And that whole losing an arm bit. That doesn’t seem like any fun.