March 30

A Papercraft Millenium Falcon That Will Blow Your Mind

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It might look like computer graphics, but no.  This is made from paper–well, 99% of it.  The artist, Bernard Szukiel, says it took him 4 years to build this 38″ long model using photos he found on the internet, fiber optic lights, and LEDs.  For more AMAZING photos of this incredible model, you’ve got to check out his gallery!

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March 22

The cute is strong with this lovey

Crochet Yoda lovey by Kristen McCrory

Need a super cute gift for a youngling in your life? Look no further than this adorable crochet Yoda-inspired lovey by Kristen McCrory.

The little Yoda head gives your young padawan something to cuddle onto, while also toting around the ever-so-comforting blankie, all in Star Wars geek style. Win-win-win.

Make this Yoda blankie even more geek-tastic by watching “Star Wars” while stitching it up, so the Force is melded into every stitch. Which episode of the series would you watch while making this?

Side note: I noticed Kristen also has a mega-awesome Gir lovey in her Etsy shop – makes me think, “Aw, somebody needs a hug!”

March 21

Star Wars Pallet Coffee Table

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Holy recycling projects! This is something we all could do (and even, Heaven forbid, swap out the insignia with any other kind of geek tribal marking you’d like!): a Star Wars pallet coffee table!

OcelotNikon posted this on imgur recently. He took a nicely beat up looking wood pallet, deconstructed it, put it back together in tabletop form, sanded it, and started being all geeky with his craft. He actually made a makeshift project to trace the Jedi symbol he found onto the table top. As OcelotNikon put it, his drawing skills are limited to ninja stick figures. The idea for it came from this video.

That symbol looks like black paint, but he actually burned it into the wood, going through two wood burners from Michael’s. (But unless it’s a candle or my fire pit, I don’t play with fire. A good black paint would probably work here too.) But that wasn’t enough, so he got out the good ole trusty BLOW TORCH and seared the top of the table as well (Yeah, that’s pretty badass right there!). To project the tabletop, OcelotNikon finished with a light colored stain and a satin finish. It took about 12 hours and $100 for this project but it looks like it took about 12 parsecs and a million dollars!

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).

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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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March 14

Chewie Knievel

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Does your nerd cave have a blank wall and you know it needs SOMETHING, but you just don’t know what? Then this is the print for you: Chewie Knieval, King of the Rebel Daredevils! This is a 16″ x 21 1/2″ matte print. signed by the artist, Matt Dawson of Pineville, LA.

If just a print (for the low, low price of only $20 plus shipping) won’t do, then you can contact Matt at The Morlock Shop and ask about buying the original painting, as it is still available.

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The Morlock Shop does have several Star Wars pieces, but if that kind if sci-fi isn’t your thing, then at least check out his G.I. George, an original 18″ x 24″ acrylic painting on canvas. It’s George Washington, the bad ass of the War of Independence crossing the Delaware and kicking ass!