You don’t need turtle power to make your own classic ninja turtles scarf. Check out this free crochet pattern from the Inspiration Station! This thing is too cute, and the pattern is actually fairly simple. If you do try it, be sure to share pictures!
This is the last of Figments and Filaments, a new cosplay convention in KC. They had several really awesome costumes on display, including this really well made 18th century suit (a cutaway coat, waistcoat, and breeches). All you need are hose, heeled shoes with buckles, ribbons, and a wig. Men knew how to dress in the 1700s.
While my geek fashion sense tends to run towards a few geeky tees, there are those who take it to a whole different level. Get ready, because Dina “Lady Steam” Kampmeyer and her team of geek fashionistas are hosting an in-real-life and online fashion extravaganza March 23-29.
From the announcement:
Geek Fashion Week was formed with one simple purpose: to help boost confidence in the geek community by harnessing the power of fashion.
They have a whole slew of events, both in-person in the Los Angeles area and online, including a Style Faire, fashion show, geeky pajama brunch, and online contests. With sponsors like Her Universe, ThinkGeek, Espionage Cosmetics and Castle Corsetry, the events are sure to be stellar.
The Creative Styling and Design contests just scream for your geekcrafting superpowers! The Styling contest makes me think handmade headbands, bracelets, and other fun accessories, not to mention makeup! The design contest deadline is this week, so be sure to check out all the details at GeekFashionWeek.net.
Via Set to Stunning.
Links of Interest:
I ran across this awesome tutorial on iLoveToCreate, posted there by Alexa. The tutorial is great, and this technique is surprisingly easy. I recommend watching the short, 3 minute video and reading the instructions. It’s a little labor intensive, and messy, but so worth it, don’t you think?
More Links of Interest
These days more and more people are rocking their personal geek chic style than ever before. So I’ve rounded up some fun DIY tutorials on starting (or adding to) your own geek chic wardrobe for everyday fabulousness. Take this awesome gathered skirt tutorial from the blog Set to Stunning by Lindz and Scruffy. It’s an easy-to-follow tutorial with pictures, and the idea is so simple you can use any fabric you want. Heck, make a bunch of these beauties, one for every day of the week if you like.
If sewing isn’t your thing, then perhaps peel-n-stick is more your style. Maya Murillo from the blog I Love to Create has a quirky and quick video tutorial on making your own sequin Godzilla shirt, no sewing required. It’s a cute idea, and another one you can easily customize without a lot of effort. She uses Aleene’s Peel and Stick Sheets to adhere the sequined Godzilla to a t-shirt. I haven’t used the product myself, but it’s gotten some mixed reviews. If you want an alternative, try Wonder Under Fusible Web. All you’ll need is an iron. Be sure the fabric you’re using for the Godzilla shape is ironing friendly, however (so, maybe glitter instead of sequins).
If you’re feeling a bit more artsy, then Alessandra from The Sparkle Queen has a nice photo tutorial on making your own galaxy shirt with a hidden TARDIS using bleach and paint. The process is similar to another technique featured here on Geek Crafts. Though Alessandra uses acrylic paints, if you’re looking for something that won’t change the hand of the fabric as much (you know, make your shirt feel a little crunchy once it’s all done), try some fabric paints designed to have a softer feel on fabric once dry. I’ve used Pebeo fabric paints before with good results myself, but there are tons of products out there available at your local craft store. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous try out Dharma Trading online for some really excellent fabric paints, techniques, and tutorials. You can even get clothing blanks from them too.
Have fun spicing up your wardrobe!
- Alessandra from The Sparkle Queen’s galaxy shirt with a hidden TARDIS tutorial
- Maya Murillo’s quirky video how-to on making your sparkly Godzilla t-shirt
- Lindz and Scruffy’s tutorial on making your own awesome gathered skirt
- More sewing ideas on Geek Crafts
- More Godzilla on Geek Crafts
- More Doctor Who on Geek Crafts
- More clothing ideas on Geek Crafts
- More Avengers on Geek Crafts
- More geek chic on Geek Crafts