Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category
‘Doctor Who’ Themed Easter Eggs
March 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
DIY: Hellraiser Rubik’s Cube Puzzle Box
It’s Easter Sunday, and by now, people all over the world have decorate eggs for the holiday and for the coming of Spring.
Over the years, the egg designs have gotten pretty intricate. An Etsy user allonsyalonso7 designed some Doctor Who-themed eggs, using such imagery as the TARDIS and suits with bowties. Check out the image here above [...]
March 13th, 2013 at 8:30 pm | |
DIY: ‘The Hobbit’ Crocheted Bilbo Baggins Doll
If you’re familiar with the Hellraiser movies, you might be interested in getting one of your very own Puzzle Boxes (formally known as the Lemarchand’s box). There are currently several being offered online, including this Hellraiser Rubik’s Cube variety; there’s also a bunch offered on Amazon.
I grew up on the Hellraiser movies, so I have been and always will be scared as hell of having one of these near me – I wouldn’t want to inadvertently summon Pinhead and the Cenobites and get ripped to shreds by chained hooks, thanks (although I am tempted to get this adorable Puzzle Box Pull Chain – but you see, that’s how it starts, with temptation!) [...]
March 4th, 2013 at 10:30 pm | |
Amazing DIY ‘Diablo III’ Azmodan Sculpture
The official Facebook page for The Hobbit film trilogy has posted a photo of a DIY project from their selected “Fan of the Week.”
The fan, named Lauren, created a crocheted doll in the likeness of Bilbo Baggins, the title Hobbit in the films.
Check out the photo of the doll here below [...]
August 9th, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
Henchman 21′s Cooking Corner: Skullkickers Stew
Jason Babler, one of the art directors for Diablo 3: The Book Of Cain has taken his passion and hobby and combined them, making his own custom sculpture of Azmodan from the Diablo III universe. His sculpture is just breathtaking.
The sculpture stands at an impressive 17 inches tall and the base for the ‘Lord of Sin’ is 2 feet across. The detail on this piece is absurd – from the multiple texture types to the in-depth coloring and shading of Azmodan himself. Even his his mouth, eyes and magical orb all light up courtesy of miniature LEDs.
Check out the full image after the jump [...]
May 12th, 2012 at 3:50 pm | |
I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try and I came across one recently that ties into one of my favorite new comics, Skullkickers. The Skullkickers crew proudly gives us the recipe for Skullkickers Stew & Dungeon Dumplings. Check it out here. It sounds like a thick and hearty recipe, with plenty of meat and veggies. And even if you don’t feel like partaking of this particular dish, reading the recipe is funny enough on its own, and is also a good indication of what the series is all about.
If you haven’t read Skullkickers yet, I recommend it. It’s a funny take on the fantasy genre featuring two mercenaries, a human and a dwarf, and all the misadventures that they get into. The series features hilarious dialog from Jim Zub and some great art from Edwin Huang. The art and color on the series make the series feel like an animated TV series. Skullkickers #13 came out last month and is a great jumping-on point as the boys take to the high seas. The issue’s recap page will give you all the information you need, although you’ll want to read the whole series at some point because it’s just too much fun [...]
Behold The R2-D2 Turntable
April 21st, 2012 at 5:06 pm | |
Boba Fett Coffee Travel Mug Cup Cozy
So, I just told you about today being Record Store Day, where a bunch of special vinyl releases are available throughout the world at local record shops.
But in order to actually PLAY a vinyl record, you need a record player – or a turntable.
And wouldn’t it be awesome to have a Star Wars-themed turntable to play all your KISS Destroyer records on? (OK, I need it for all my old KISS albums; maybe you need it for your new limited-edition 7″ Coldplay record.) Anyhow, check to the image above of an R2-D2 Turntable, which is totally awesome [...]
April 12th, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
DIY: Chocolate Zombie Bunnies For Easter
Remember the crochet Boba Fett hat we featured in our Easter Headgear Guide?
Well, if you plan on getting that hat, now there’s a Boba Fett Coffee Travel Mug Cup Cozy that makes a perfect little match for it!
Etsy user Little Popos has created a Star Wars-themed eco-friendly handmade crochet knit sleeve that can fit over your coffee travel mug to use instead of a paper sleeve [...]
April 7th, 2012 at 12:00 pm | |
Behold The GuiTARdis – The Doctor Who TARDIS Guitar That Rocks!
Although Easter is just around the corner, there’s still a bit of time for you to make your own holiday treats, like, for instance, Chocolate Zombie Bunnies!
Bummed out by missing out on Think Geek‘s Chocolate Zombie Bunny, the folks over at Criminal Crafts decided to make their own — and with great success, I might add.
Head over to Criminal Crafts for instructions with photos on how to make your own Chocolate Zombie Bunnies. The image here above is a crop from one of their photos [...]
March 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am | |
Book Review: Knits For Nerds
As a life-long lover of all things Luthier, as well as all things Whovian, I believe I just discovered exactly who I’m going to see when I am ready for my next guitar.
Arthur Yet Lew.
Our magnificent mate Craig Hurle, who runs the Doctor Who and the Tardis community page, pointed us toward this awesome homebrew The Doctor Who Tardis Guitar, aka the GuiTARdis, acoustic guitar that Lew crafted. I then spent a good hour drooling over it whilst imagining all the gigs I would crash throughout space and time… Hendrix at Monterey; Crosby, Stills & Nash at Woodstock; Queen at Live Aid; The Beatles at Shea Stadium…. what, with with the power of the TARDIS at my very fingertips [...]
February 27th, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
The Bumble & Wampa Snow Creatures Battle It Out As Cupcakes
Knits For Nerds
30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy
Paperback | Kindle
By Joan of Dark, a.k.a. Toni Carr
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release date: February 21, 2012
Geek goddess and Roller Derby maven Toni Carr, a.k.a. Joan of Dark, has whipped up the amazing Knits For Nerds as her “gushy love letter to the nerd community.” That love is palpable in every beautifully photographed and neatly arranged page of this how-to guide for geek garb.
Inspired by the handmade costumes and adornments worn by sci-fi convention attendees, Carr has created 30 knitting patterns for such projects as Hobbit Feet Slippers, Trek Girl Dress, Big Bang Sweater Vest (for girls and guys!), and the Super Awesome Fantastic Mega Cute Manga Leg Warmers [...]
December 26th, 2011 at 7:00 pm | |
Make Your Own Dungeons & Dragons Chocolate Dice
As far as snow creatures go, the Wampa Ice Creature from Star Wars: The Empires Strikes Back and the Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, are probably the most popular. So, it’s not so surprising that someone would want to pit the two monsters against each other.
The Sugar Swings baking blog decided to do so by whipping up a few batches of Wampa and Bumble cupcakes. The results are pretty awesome [...]
December 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm | |
Make Your Own Lego Star Wars Ornaments
Ariel Segall has created a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Dungeons & Dragons-style dice out of chocolate.
Yes, chocolate D&D dice. So now your +2 to damage roll is also a yummy chocolatey snack [...]
December 8th, 2011 at 12:06 am | |
How To Make Your Own ‘Immortals’ Halloween Costume, Plus Win Stuff!
I don’t know about you, but I have my fair share of Star Wars ornaments hanging on my Christmas tree. But this one is real adorable.
Lego crafter Chris McVeigh has created the Lego Star Wars Death Star ornament. Just look at the photo of it at top — how cute! And you can make your own, as McVeigh has tutorials up for the Death Star as well as a Lego Millennium Falcon [...]
October 24th, 2011 at 12:05 pm | |
DIY: ‘Harry Potter’ Wedding Bouquets
On November 11, 2011, Tarsem Singh’s Greek mythology epic, Immortals, hits theaters, but if you want to be an Immortal for Halloween, we have some DIY instructions for you to follow to make your own costume.
In the film, Isabel Lucas plays the beautiful goddess Athena — that’s her in the film in the photo above (and in the poster below). See here below for instructions on how to make your own Athena costume. And don’t worry if you’re not the greatest do-it-yourselfer — there’s a handy link to purchase a golden dress, so all you’ll have to do is create the accessories!
Those of you who do end up making this costume, tweet me at @eveofdoom with a pic of yourself in the costume (or it can be of just the costume itself) OR post a pic to the Geeks of Doom Facebook page and I’ll send you a prize [...]
April 9th, 2011 at 12:14 pm | |
Reddit user Blegatron took the pages of a Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book and made wedding bouquets and boutonnieres out of it using this paper flower tutorial.
Click here to see more images of these awesome paper flowers [...]