March 16

Cosplay Fun at Planet Comicon 2015!

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I spent the past weekend at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, and even though I spent the weekend working my booth (The Costume Wrangler’s Closet), I did get to see some pretty awesome cosplay.  Above are some of the amazing folks from the Iron Brothers of Topeka (IBOTS).

RainbowDalek

This little Rainbow Dalek exterminates with cuteness according to her mom!

Sharknado

I had to run this boy down to get his picture for a friend who’s obsessed with Sharknado.  I particularly love the faux gore on all the sharks.  How creative is this kid?!

Groot

I snuck a snapshot of this cosplayed in a seriously cool Groot costume.

R2-Q5

Technically this isn’t cosplay, but the Kansas City R2 Builders Club have got some pretty amazing R2s, like this R2-Q5, an evil R2 whose allegiance belonged to the Empire!

She-Ra

This chainmaille She-Ra was a volunteer from Amanda Lynn Chainmaille Creations.

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July 20

There’s a Dalek in my front yard!!!

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Dulcet is a member of the Craftster community and recently posted about a surprise that her husband made for her: a Dalek for their front yard.

“Every time he rides his bike to work, he brings home metal stuff from the side of the road. We’ve been talking about him making something from them for quite a while. A few months ago, he got a crash course on welding from our neighbor who just happens to have a mig welder…The only things he purchased were the half-spheres, which are pipe caps. The eye-stalk in mounted in part of a truck hitch, and swivels up and down. The arm without the laser is made from a jack, and telescopes out. The head is a propane tank sliced up, with pieces of our broken garage-door-opener spring on top. The whole thing is four and a half feet tall.”

February 28

Cute and Cuddly Needlefelted Dalek

DalekOMG! Look at this adorable Dalek! I’m not sure I’ve ever used to words “adorable” and “Dalek” in the same sentence before.

As if he wasn’t cute enough, the banner just makes this.

Not only is it fabulous, there’s a tutorial to make your very own! Why stop at one? You could make thousands of them and help restore the Dalek  race.

Check out Jenny‘s Blog

Find more Daleks on Geek Crafts

May 26

Dr. Who Dalek in Love Coffee Mug

Dr. Who Dalek in Love Coffee MugPERCOLATE!

Who wouldn’t love drinking coffee out of this amazing mug.  Daleks are not knowing for feeling emotion, so when two fall in love it is truly a special thing to behold.  Now you can commemorate this once in a life time occasion every morning while you drink your coffee.

The mug was made by Betwixxt on Etsy, and she has some other awesome gems in her shop like this K-9 mug or this Penguin mug with a twist!

April 30

Is that a Dalek dress?

Why yes, yes it is. Color me impressed. So impressed, in fact, that I’ll admit that Daleks kind of turned me off of Dr. Who at first. In fact, I first met them during a sewing project.

I was working on something challenging and the show was playing in the background.  My sewing project hit a frustrating snag and all I  heard in the background was that horrible >>EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE<< and I.just. got. stressed. out.

The way my story ended was with a poorly hemmed pair of fuzzy pig print pajama pants and a moratorium on Dr. Who in my house (or at least in my presence). I do not have the skill and tenacity of somevelvetmorning, who produced with sewing poetry (also known as sewitry).

She shares the step-by-step instructions with us to attempt to replicate her awesomeness.: