If you have an interest you’re passionate about such as a favorite video game or TV show, it’s great to show off this part of your personality through crafts or homewares which reflect this.
Of course buying things related to this can often be quite expensive, especially if it’s official merchandise. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of easy to make crafts which can unleash your inner geek whilst also saving the planet by using recyclable materials! Whether a crafting novice or expert, you should be able to create a few of these DIY creative ideas yourself in no time.
1. Cushion/Pillow Covers
These are easy to make whether or not you own a sewing machine (that just makes it slightly quicker), and are a great way of reusing the clothes and fabrics you would otherwise throw away. If you have some old t-shirts you no longer wear, or perhaps a pair of curtains which have frayed at the bottom or have acquired an irreversible stain, then don’t just throw them out! Instead, create your own cushion covers out of the salvageable material, taking care to correctly measure the size on your existing cushions or pillows. Then once you’ve cut and stitched, take (or create) a stencil of your favorite character or logo, such as the bat symbol, and paint on to give it that finishing touch.
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2. Ice Bucket
Did someone give you a plant for a housewarming? Perhaps that was a while ago and your plant hasn’t quite survived as long as you planned. Instead of throwing out the metal container, why not keep it and reuse as an ice bucket? Simply give it a rinse to make sure all the compost is gone, and once it’s dry you can start decorating with some comic or graphic novel pages, like you did with your project book in school. Then all that’s left to do is add ice and voila, you’ll have a fun, geeky way of storing your cold beverages.
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3. Snow Globes
Let’s face it, we’ve all broken a glass or two from time to time, particularly a wine glass with a weak stem. Instead of recycling the broken glass, if the bowl is still intact, why not keep it to make a snow globe? A great alternative to this is of course a glass jam jar or similar which you’d ordinarily throw out. Fix a mini comic or action hero figurine to the jar lid, fill the jar with liquid (remembering to leave space for the figurine and a small bubble for the water to circulate) and add in some fake snow.
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4. Ironing Board Cover
Has your Star Wars bedspread seen better days? Rather than throw it out, why not repurpose it by turning it into a fab ironing board cover? Simply cut the bedspread to shape, leaving a couple of extra inches to seam it. Additionally you’ll need some foam lining to place underneath to ensure you don’t end up with any lines in your clothing! As an alternative to a bedspread, why not sew together a few old t-shirts with your favorite logos or characters on, to create a patchwork ironing board cover.
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Of course there are many more ways in which you can create your own DIY geek crafts by repurposing things which you might otherwise trash or take to the recycling centre. These can be anything from seasonally themed decorations, ornaments and gifts to homewares you can use all year round, so keep your eyes peeled for more amazing crafts out there!
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It’s time again for our biggest post of the year, the annual Comic Con cosplay wrap up. This year I didn’t get as many pictures as usual, but I still got plenty and if you don’t get enough, there are plenty of photos from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 to keep you entertained. I also have plenty of great photos of sexy gals from this year, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 and sexy dudes from 2012 and 2011. There are also a few cosplay photo galleries from WonderCon from this year and 2013 and convention pictures from this year,2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
As always, I would love a little help identifying the unknown costumes at the bottom of this list.
Are you ready for some babes because Comic Con is here and we’re happy to bring you some of the hottest, sweetest and sexiest gals from this year’s convention. If you want more great photos of sexy gals, I also have photos from Comic Con dating from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008. For the ladies, I have the hottest guys from 2012 and 2011 (sorry ladies, there just aren’t as many half-naked dudes running around). If you want to see more good cosplay, don’t miss our photos from this year, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. I also have a few galleries of cosplay from WonderCon from this year and 2013. I also have pictures from the convention from this year,2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
Ladies who shop for summer styling must remember that they need more than a swimsuit to satisfy their busy summer schedule. Women must prepare themselves with a variety of items to complement their style. The items listed below give a woman a complete stylistic arsenal that she can feel confident and sexy in all summer.
Ladies need to wear swimsuits that make them feel attractive. Women can wear bikinis, one-piece suits or tankinis that will make them look stylish. Some of these swimsuits are wonderful because they accentuate the natural features of a woman’s body, and other suits will hide parts of a woman’s body she is not confident about. This choice allows a woman to go to the beach or pool with confidence.
Sarongs are the perfect cover-ups for swimwear. These skirts wrap around the waist and give the lady a way to look elegant when she leaves the beach or pool. This is a great way to get ready for a walk around town, a nice lunch or to sit with her friends at the bar. Sarongs cannot be overlooked because they can complete a two-piece outfit that every woman will enjoy wearing.
The floppy hat a woman wears to the beach looks perfect with beachwear, but it also covers here with a large shadow. Many women prefer these hats because they can cover the shoulders and feet easily. The shade provided by a floppy hat is enough to keep a woman from getting sunburned as she walks around, and that same hat can follow her on the town after she leaves the beach or the pool.
When ladies bring together complete outfits for the beach or pool, they are making a style statement. Women all deserve to look their best when they are out at the beach or pool, but women often leave out a part of their style arsenal. The swimsuits, hats and sarongs all come together to make attractive outfits that will fit any woman. The best combination fits a woman’s body, suits her personal style and gives her the coverage she is looking for.
What time is it? It’s not Adventure Time, but it’s something almost as fun -prom season. And while plenty of teens will attend their prom and have a great time this year, even non-attendees can enjoy the celebration by enjoying the trashy, terrible style that these teens are certain to regret sooner rather than later.
She’s Cheaper Than The Dress
Perfect for: The AVN Awards (aka the award show for porn movies)
What’s wrong with it? My boyfriend swears that this design must be intended to be worn with something under it, but the fact that this is a catalog image indicates that this is really how they intend this dress to be worn.
The bottom line: There are some seriously slutty dresses on this list, but as far as commercially manufactured ones, it’s hard to get more whore-y than this.
The Princess and the Pea Pod
Perfect for: A pregnant genie
What’s wrong with it? Hey, why let a little thing like a pregnancy stop you from wearing the slutty prom dress of your dreams? And won’t your future baby be proud when he sees what a prominent role he played in your prom dress?
The bottom line: Skanky dresses are bad enough at prom, but accentuating your pregnant belly with a sparkly sash and an outfit that doesn’t cover up much else besides your baby bump is the ultimate in classlessness.
Did That Come on a Cardboard Tube?
Perfect for: A Charmin commercial or a nudist prom.
What’s wrong with it? Aside from the fact that it looks like pieces of toilet paper tied together, it barely covers her titties or kooter.
The bottom line: If you have to hold the front of your dress closed at the front to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, you probably shouldn’t be wearing it.
The Gold Digger In Training
Perfect for: The next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
What’s wrong with it? It looks like there’s more silicone straps on this thing than actual fabric. Seriously she’d probably look less trashy if she wore a bikini to prom.
The bottom line: If you’re already trying this hard to land a rich husband and you haven’t even graduated high school, then your school has failed in giving you any real life skills.
Perfect for: The hooker date of someone attending the Player’s Ball
What’s wrong with it? I don’t know which is worse -the random chains holding the whole monstrosity up, the ample exposed skin or the sheer fabric on the leg area that proves “yes, this dress could be sluttier.”
The bottom line: In all, the whole thing looks like it feel in a garbage disposal before she pulled it back out and said “ehhh, it’s good enough” and went off to prom.
The Showgirl Surprise
Perfect for: An aspiring flamingo.
What’s wrong with it? The cleavage-loaded top and rhinestones are nothing compared to the ruffly disaster that makes up the skirt and train of these trainwrecks.
The bottom line: Maybe someone on Dancing With the Stars could get away with wearing one of these, but a teenager going to prom shouldn’t even be able to get her beak through the door in this thing.
A Little Off the Top (And Sides, And Middle, And Bottom)
Perfect for: Three groupies trying to win over Jay-Z after hearing about his marital problems with Beyonce.
What’s wrong with it? To start off with, most high schools would never let you go through the door in any of these dresses for any number of reasons -particularly the fact that the slits all go right up to their panties. Next, the black dresses’ midsection manages to look even more slutty than even the bra-top one because having two strips of fabric basically draws the eye to her gut.
The bottom line: They must have been trying to save fabric because what other excuse is there for cutting out the entire front section of the black dresses’ skirt?
She Blinded Me With Ugly
Perfect for: An interpretive dance about the lifespan of a butterfly.
What’s wrong with it? The missing sides and excessive cleavage still play second-fiddle to these hideously-trashy fabric.
The bottom line: Unless you’re trying to demonstrate the mating rituals of the native butterflies, there’s practically no excuse to wear something this ugly.
A Confederacy of Dumbasses
Perfect for: Anyone inbred enough to lack the cultural understanding, class and decency necessary to know this is a bad idea.
What’s wrong with it? The Confederate flag. Yes, we’ve all heard that it’s not racist, but is really a sign of rebellion, blah, blah, blah, but you know what, the Nazi Swastika is technically only a symbol of the Nationalist Socialist Party, not of their murder of millions of Jewish people, but that doesn’t make it any less offensive.
The bottom line: Leave the Confederate flag to General Lee of the Dukes of Hazard.
Bodysuits and Barebacks
Perfect for: The next Lady Gaga or Pink.
What’s wrong with it? It looks like she’s wearing a leather diaper over the see-through bodysuit and despite this potty protection, her crack is still hanging out.
The bottom line: Let the pop stars try to be shocking -they’re the only ones with an excuse to get away with wearing saggy-leather diapers.
Perfect for: A human-filled car wash machine
What’s wrong with it? The two slits, the exposed stomach and sides and the cleavage are all bad, but that fabric is probably the worst thing about this dress.
The bottom line: If it looks like you could wrap leftovers in it, it probably shouldn’t be worn to prom.
I Don’t Dream of Skankie
Perfect for: A cheesy metal video from the 80s.
What’s wrong with it? It’s like she grabbed a bra top, paired it with a long skirt and decided that if she really wanted to whore it up, she’d better cut a few squares around the waist of the skirt too.
The bottom line: When it’s impossible to tell if your pubes are out or if that’s just a shadow, you shouldn’t be wearing it.
Where Serial Killers Come From
Perfect for: This really wouldn’t be a bad figure-skating outfit.
What’s wrong with it? It’s too short, too skimpy and see-through, the real question is “what’s right about it?”
The bottom line: The boy in the background pretty much nailed how we feel about this dress.
Is That A Vagina On Your Dress Or Are You Happy to See Me?
Perfect for: A woman with the subtlety of a Bond villain.
What’s wrong with it? The subliminal vagina isn’t so much subliminal as just saying “hey, here’s a vagina right over my real vagina.”
The bottom line: It’s less revealing than most of these other dresses, but no less trashy.
Just A Robot
Perfect for: The hipster girl who pretends she’s above all this, but still desperately wants all the guys to pay attention to her.
What’s wrong with it? Few styles look good in all silver and this is not one of them. As if that weren’t bad enough, the bottom half is just poor-fitting and poorly cut -plus, the amount of leg under this dress makes it look like she forgot to wear the matching skirt.
The bottom line: If you’re going to look like a total slut, at least wear something form-flattering.
Gold and Silver Are A No-Go
Perfect for: A disco ball.
What’s wrong with it? How do you turn a trashy silver, spandex dress into a formal gown? Apparently by adding beaded curtains to the bottom.
The bottom line: This dress looks like it belongs in a weird, wannabe-sexy Coors ad, but even then it would fail at being sexy or glamorous.
Perfect for: An American Apparel billboard.
What’s wrong with it? Nothing says formal occasion like pleather and mesh
The bottom line: If a dress looks terrible on the model, it probably won’t look great on anyone else and these materials just look terrible together in any situation.
Life In Plastic Ain’t Fantastic
Perfect for: Barbie’s formal sleepover.
What’s wrong with it? Pink, zebra, a garter, elastic and a dangling belly ring? No, just no.
The bottom line: A pink and zebra pajama pants set with train isn’t a good look for anything but a sleepover.
Sponge Bob Sad Pants
Perfect for: Literally nothing. There is no reason this dress should exist.
What’s wrong with it? Fine, you want to wear a character from a children’s cartoon on your dress -but don’t whore it up. No one wants to think about Sponge Bob and your tits.
The bottom line: Even Sponge Bob is begging you to confiscate this dress and burn it with fire so he can just die in peace and be put out of his misery.
Don’t Poo Pooh On Me?
Perfect for: Any four year-old’s prom.
What’s wrong with it? Really, without the sluttiness of the Sponge Bob dress, this one isn’t nearly as bad, but the matching suit is pretty terrible and the guy doesn’t really look thrilled to be wearing it either.
The bottom line: Pooh is pretty awesome, but a boot-leg bow-tied version isn’t really the best prom theme.
Jessica Simpson Beta Version
Perfect for: A wannabe princess who can’t afford alterations or a dress that fits right in the first place.
What’s wrong with it? Sluttiness aside, you know it’s bad when not even the model looks good in this poorly-cut design.
The bottom line: There are worse dresses around, but you’re still not going to impress anyone in this getup.
Perfect for: Those who can’t decide if they want to go formal, semi-formal or hooker in hot pants.
What’s wrong with it? These are all just awful, even the semi-fancy one at the bottom -because, let’s face it, shorts aren’t fancy. If you are going to rock the shorts at least don’t go for a bra top with suspenders look.
The bottom line: Sparkly shorts are pretty much only good for cheerleaders, cabaret dancers and hookers.
World of Whatcraft?
Perfect for: A role playing convention where you have to make your own characters.
What’s wrong with it? It’s like she put a see-through bustier together with a mermaid skirt and then decided it wasn’t eye-catching enough, so she needed to add some matching blue spikes to the look. Maybe she wanted GWAR to look sexy.
The bottom line: Pretty much everything about this look is terrible.
Perfect for: Anyone who needs to hide in the bushes and hunt ducks before, during or after attending a formal event.
What’s wrong with it? As I pointed out in the Terribly Trashy Tuxes post, camouflage is pretty much always a poor choice unless you are actually on a military mission or hunting.
The bottom line: When someone tells you the best thing you can do at prom is just “blend in,” this is not what they mean.
No, You’re Not Balling
Perfect for: A court-side formal occasion.
What’s wrong with it? There’s nothing wrong with being a sports fan, but like camouflage, there’s a time and a place for your team jersey and it’s not your prom or wedding.
The bottom line: The only excusable reason to have a name and number on the back of your prom dress, is because your prom is in juvenile hall.
Too Much Slut To Shake A Stick At
There are way too many slutty prom dresses to write a lengthy piece about all of them, here’s a giant pile of some of the skankiest ones around.
If you like this one, don’t miss these terribly trashy wedding dresses.
WonderCon 2014 just rolled around and here are some of the hottest, cleverest and most fun costumes from the convention. If this isn’t enough to satisfy your cosplay craving though, we also have pictures from the last year’s convention, as well as tons of cosplay photos from Comic Con.
Here’s Black Widow looking fabulous as ever.
Black Canary and her friend had some amazing legs. Anyone recognize the other gal?
Here’s a recreation of the famous Superman Crisis cover.
And here’s the winner of the DC comics prize at the masquerade.
These costumes are all fun, but I simply love the Loki dress. I hunted her and Thor down through the whole convention to get this pic.
I’ve seen a lot of Wonder Women costumes in my time, but this one by Callie Cosplay is by far the coolest.
Oddly, while there were a lot of Winter Soldiers there, this was the only one I managed to get a picture of.
You can’t go wrong with a little crossplay and this Lady Riddler and Joker were simply fantastic.
I’m kind of hoping the next Arkham City game gives these two this type of bruiser look.
It’s always great to see someone take a classic character in another direction and this Cat Woman and Harley Quinn did a great job making their dresses perfect for the villain’s ball.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a more traditional look like this Batman and Robin have.
Since the convention was right next door to Disneyland, it only made sense for Tony Stark to stop by and ride a few rides and grab an Iron Man Mickey hat before hitting the con floor.
This would be quite the father/son crime fighting team.
Here’s a great take on the Comedian as a female.
And this lovely Hawkgirl did a fantastic job with her costume -especially the wings.
Lady Death’s skin was so white she almost seemed to glow in the dark.
This is a great take on Valeera Sanguinar from WOW’s Hearthstone.
And while I’ve seen a lot of Skyrim cosplay, I’ve never seen a Khajiit before.
Mileena from Mortal Kombat was looking good.
And the whole team of Castle Crashers looked fantastic.
Per the norm, Steve looked quite boxy.
I wouldn’t want to mess with these two assassins for sure.
By far one of the most popular costumes of the entire convention was this Powdered Toast Man one. Just tell me you don’t want to grab his butt cheeks and go on a ride.
This steampunk Ariel was quite fetching.
But this battle-ready Ariel was a picture of badass.
That being said, there’s nothing wrong with the classics and the sight of an Ursula in human form was a cool one indeed.
There was a whole series of Playboy bunny Disney Princesses, but I only saw these two and a Jasmine later on.
With the new movie coming out, Maleficent was an all-too-popular costume this year, and this masquerade version was one of the best I’ve seen.
These two evil queens were quite a pair though.
I’ve never seen an Ursula quite this wonderful before either.
His name is Olaf and he likes warm hugs -except when they come from strangers who seem to attack him from nowhere, which seemed to happen to him quite a few times.
I didn’t know what Hexadecimal was, but I was really impressed with the costume’s accuracy when I looked it up online -especially since her costume is made from duct tape.
Of course, everyone loves a good Bumblebee costume.
Melisande here looked absolutely fantastic.
And Circe looked downright royal.
I’ve seen plenty of Amy Pond’s before, but I’ve never seen one that looked this dead on.
And this young Doctor was absolutely adorable -especially with a Dalek and TARDIS in tow.
Don’t miss our roundups of cosplay from Comic Con from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008, as well as our collections of hot girls from the convention in 2o13, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008, and hot guys from 2012 and 2011.
There’s no more classic American meal than a cheeseburger with fries, but why bother with all those useless bread calories when you could instead combine the cheeseburger and French fries into one wonderful combined sandwich.
I’m willing to bet you could guess who made this magnificent meal into a reality. That’s right, Nick from Dude Foods created it. And that means you can learn to make your own fry bun at home thanks to his helpful directions.
OK, technically they aren’t actually gingerbread, but these graham cracker dice are a great way to turn your gingerbread castle adventure into a full on holiday roleplaying game.
Obviously, the process is pretty simple as it just involves gluing graham crackers together with icing and then drawing on numbers, but following Our Nerd Home’s instructions for cutting it into the right shapes is critical if you want to make anything besides a six-sided die (and where’s the fun in that).
Dogs are crazy when it comes to farts. Half of them fart and get confused by what came out of their bottom and half of them fart and run away to leave you with the stench. But then there’s Rain, who simply hears a fart machine and suddenly thinks he is the culprit, though he just doesn’t understand since he didn’t feel anything come out from back there.
Hey, at least he’s not the one doing it and unlike a lot of humans, he doesn’t try to hide it.
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