Celebrate Halloween With These Cool Spooky Pins

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

It’s Halloween time again (finally) and if you like to wear your love for the holiday on your sleeve, or chest, or hat, you’ll want to check out these cool skull pins from Santos Demonios.

Want something a little more adorable, but still a touch scary? Then you might just love this adorable Muppet-style monster. It comes in all kinds of colors, including the purple and green ones pictured, as well as blue, orange and red.

Each cool, spooky pin is laboriously casted, sanded and hand painted, meaning your pin will be entirely one-of-a-kind. You can even reach out to the seller if you have a custom color combination you’re just dying to make into a reality.



Revel in the Dumpster Fire of Modern Life With a Dumpster Fire Candle

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
dumpster fire candles

Dumpster fire is such a commonly used term these days that it was even added to Merriam-Webster in 2018. But it’s one thing to say you’re surrounded by dumpster fires and another thing to illustrate your point actually surround yourself with burning dumpsters. Unfortunately, that isn’t only impractical to do in most apartments, it’s also a fire hazard and rather stinky. Not to worry though, because Dumpster Fire Candles has you covered with tiny dumpsters in an array of colors and scents that look and smell a lot better than the real thing. In fact, some of the scents sound pretty yummy, like You Ruined Christmas, which smells like “cedar wood, fir and shitty gifts” or Resting Beach Face that features “ocean, orchid and judgment.”

dumpster fire candles

Looking for something that maybe doesn’t look like a dumpster fire, but actually smells like one? Don’t worry, Wilderness Road Wicks has just what you’re looking for with their White House Dumpster Fire candle, which smells of “smells like the embers of the Constitution, festering piles of fresh hell, and schemes of peculation.” Alternatively, you can buy some Trump Repellent which the listing reads is “for when you want to chase away all the covfefe and Make America America Again. We promise this candle contains no artificial orange colorants or alternative fact additives.”

It’s all enough to make you need to be Heavily Medicated!




13 Over-the-Top Scary Halloween Decorations

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Some people like to put up a few cobwebs and fake crows around their house to make it ready for Halloween, but there are others who really want kids to earn their candy by facing their fears as they fearfully creep up the walkway to the front door. If you fall in the second category, then you know it’s time to start decorating because horrific haunts won’t build themselves. While you’re planning this year’s spooky spectacular, here are a few delightfully dark decorations you might want to add to your scream scene.

Rotting Corpses

There are almost as many ways for people to create spooky rotting corpses as there are ways for corpses to disintegrate after death. Ultimately, the decision on which technique to use should come down to your budget, your time constraints and which end result you prefer for your spooky setting. Here are a few methods you might want to look into: Instructables user BeautyandBeast’s method involves liquid latex, panty hose and craft paint;  Instructables user Spyridoula Nemesis suggests using plastic tarps, a heat gun and wood stain; and Yard Haunt uses cheese cloth, wood stain, spray adhesive and spray paint.

If you’re not that crafty or just don’t have the time to invest, you can always buy a precorpsed skeleton like this creepy cat one by Junebugsjunktique on Etsy. Just do a search for “corpsed skeleton.”

Grave Grabber

What’s better than a creepy corpse? How about one that moves, leaving it to eternally attempt to crawl from the grave into our mortal world? This tutorial by Yard Haunt can show you how to really creep out the kiddos this year.

Deadly Spider Web

Here’s another idea for fake skeletons -create a creepy spider web complete with the remains of its human victims. Hector Turner’s creation process seems fairly simple as it involves little more than plastic wrap, cotton batting, glue and fake spider webs. You can also do this on a corpsified skeleton to make a really chilling scene.

Skeleton Wreath

Admittedly, this skeletal wreath by Mommy With No Money is cool, but not terrifying in its current form. If you corpsify your skeleton before bundling it into a wreath though, it’s easy to imagine that this greeting piece could become downright ghastly.

Alternatively, if you prefer to buy a wreath rather than make your own, while most of the designs on Etsy are cutesy, this one by Anastasia Artifacts is pretty cool, though again, it could have been way scarier if the bones were corpsed first.

Dead Body In A Bag

You don’t always have to go full gore to set a scene. In fact, sometimes showing less can be even more scary, like this dead body wrapped up in plastic. Best of all, since all you need to make this prop is newspapers, trash bags, string and duct tape, the whole thing costs about $3 in supplies.

The Creepy Well from The Ring

Even those that didn’t like The Ring still agreed that the well-dwelling little girl was totally terrifying. Lothar’s Lair has a tutorial to make one of your very own and, best of all, it’s motorized so your guests can howl in fear as they see the monstrous girl climbing from your stone well.

The Grim Reaper

Wire, wood, PVC, drywall mud, latex and burlap can be amazingly spooky when put together just right. In fact, Halloween Forum user jimmyzdc used these materials to create a uniquely creepy version of the Grim Reaper and he was even kind enough to include all the steps so you can create your own.

Dead & Breakfast

If you want to go with an overall theme but are tired of graveyards and horror flicks, this idea by Better Homes and Gardens is refreshingly different. Their “Dead & Breakfast” is both creepy and charming -just like some real B&Bs. Their layout has some truly wonderful details and we particularly love the welcome sign and the lonely bride.

If you love the dead and breakfast idea and want a sign to really help sell the theme, Etsy has a huge array of Dead and Breakfast signs that feature a wide variety of fonts, sizes, imagery and hanging styles. We’re big fans of this Sleepy Hollow Dead and Breakfast sign by KatydidCraftsShop.

Spooky Scarecrow

Here’s another scarecrow idea sure to scare the pants of your Halloween guests. It’s truly amazing how nightmarish a skull covered in wet burlap can look. Add some sticks for the arms, a hat and a coat and you’ll have people getting goose bumps before they even get to your doorbell.

Talking Mirror

This cool video technique by Instructables user davidandora can work for either a dark fairy tale or a haunting depending on the set up. The trick is to create a custom mirror frame that can hold (and hide) a flat screen monitor so you can show a ghostly image trapped inside the mirror.

Singing Pumpkins

Fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion will immediately recognize this singing pumpkin illusion by Instructables user davidandora as the same one used on the singing busts in the graveyard scene. While the materials needed for this project aren’t cheap, if you already have access to a good projector, you might want to try this cool illusion at your house. The effect is particularly powerful when you surround your singers with regular carved Jack-o-lanterns. Just don’t be surprised when little ones get upset because they don’t know how those pumpkins have come to life.

Pepper’s Ghost

Granted, the LEGO images used to illustrate this tutorial by DIY Hacks and How Tos isn’t particularly scary, but if you successfully incorporate this classic trick into your Halloween decorations, people are bound to be creeped out by the moving, translucent “ghost” you created.

Haunted Soul Tree

Anyone who has ever wandered through the forest alone at night knows how eerie trees can be. This animated haunted soul tree by Instructables user dionicia12 is a great way to take advantage of those natural human fears. Even if you don’t quite have the skills to make the tree come alive, the basic design is pretty chilling even without movement.

Have any creepy Halloween decorations you’re particularly proud of? Share them with us in the comments!



The Best Geek-Themed Baby Nurseries And Nursery Decorations

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

It’s only natural for parents to hope their children follow in their footsteps and for geeks, that means getting their youngster to love sci fi, fantasy, video games and the like. These geek-themed nurseries and accessories are perfect for sparking a lifetime of geek fascination in any little one.

Star Wars Baby Nurseries

When it comes to creating a nursery with a full Star Wars theme, this room featured on Apartment Therapy is perhaps the most impressive as it features lightsaber sconce nightlights, a wampa skin rug, Star Wars crib sheets, a starship mobile, a Boba Fett lamp and quote from the movie on the wall and pillow. Little Rocky M Olsen III  is sure one lucky geek.

If you just want the Star Wars crib sheets, you can make your own from Star Wars cloth, or you can order a custom set like this one made just for your crib courtesy of Etsy seller Pam and Ander.

A rocking horse is fun, but a rocking AT-AT, like this one by Epbot, is something every future nerd baby needs to pass their days away. Granted, only the Dark Side tends to use AT-ATs, but letting your little one rock away on any great Star Wars toy is a great one to get them started on the path to geekness.

Custom mobiles are always cool, but when they figure in some of the most iconic starships in the universe and the Death Star, they are hard to beat. If your little babe wants to sleep under the stars and dream of blowing up Empire ships, you’ll want to check out this one by Etsy seller ARCre8.

Mario-Themed Baby Nursery Decorations

Sweet dreams are made of 1-ups. Or, at least, they can be if your little one falls asleep below this fantastic Mario mobile by Etsy seller IFeltinLoveBaby.

For those that like to go the DIY route, it’s hard to beat the Mario nursery by the bloggers at Blueberry W. They not only put up these adorable vinyl decals in their baby’s room, but also made their own Mario mobile from small plush toys.

Every little one needs something to cuddle with and whether your babe is a princess or a plumber (or even a gorilla named “Donkey”), Etsy seller GeekUnique has you covered with their adorable 8-bit, game-inspired baby quilts.

Superhero Baby Nursery Designs

Every parent wants their baby to be super, but if you really want to get them started off on the right path, why not put him or her to bed in a cozy superhero nursery like this one by The Diary of A Dame. With a super color scheme, Superman’s logo on the quilt and curtains and superhero paintings on the walls, the room is a clean and fitting tribute to the iconic heroes of both Marvel and DC.

So what do you hang over your baby’s superhero crib? How about this custom mobile by Etsy seller dropsofcolorshop? The seller will even customize the mobile with your choice of characters so you can make sure your little one grows up aspiring to be the right kind of hero, not just any old comic book character.

Finally, when you need to swaddle your babe up in a cozy heroic quilt, you wrap up your little one in this great superhero baby quilt by Yoderby Design.

Lost TV Show Nursery Design

A lot of people were disappointed with the ending of Lost, but those of us who watched the series know just how fascinating the show was during the first few seasons. For those little innocents who still haven’t seen the end of the show though, it still has the glimmer of promise and potential –which is why even those disillusioned by Lost can still enjoy this fantastic nursery based on the show by M&J Collection. The collection not only features the Lost bedding and décor you’d expect, but even Dharma Initiative baby food and an airplane mural.

Game of Thrones Nursey Decor

You might not actually want your babe watching or reading the sex and violence in Game of Thrones until he or she is much, much older, but there’s no harm in letting them enjoy an adorable wall mural, like this one by Tumblr user Somepointless, featuring cartoon versions of all the house sigils.

Once you have a mural, you might as well add a matching mobile and Etsy seller VosKiss Store has just the thing you need when it comes to preparing your babe for the horror and excitement of the Red Wedding and the Battle of the Bastards.

If you like geek home décor, don’t miss our other articles on nerdy home theaters and amazing Star Wars furniture.

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The Sexiest Cosplays at the 2019 SDCC

Friday, July 26th, 2019

We always like to round up hotties at the San Diego Comic Con and this year was no exception although our list is shorter than most years. Even so, here are the sexiest cosplays at the 2019 SDCC.

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Twinsy hotties!
busty buzz lightyear
Check out this gorgeous and busty Buzz Lightyear!
sexy sdcc cosplays 2019
These girls look like they could kick your ass while still looking sexy as hell
nearly naked babes at comic con 2019
Who can say no to a little devil?
foxy sdcc cosplayer
She may be fully clothed, but there’s no denying this girl has a gorgeous figure.
sparkley mermaid man
And here’s a little something for the ladies.


50+ Killer Cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

There’s always great costumes at the SDCC and this year was no exception. Here are some of our favorite cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con.

Comics

sdcc constantine cosplay
This Constantine looked spot-on. He even had a bag of tools for the job.
Aquaman lady sdcc
This one is cosplayed by Maggie Marvelous, who is an absolute sweetheart.
Tony loves you 3000
The perfect response to the Christian protesters at the convention. The other side of his sign said “Tony loves you 3000.”
The Batman Joker cosplay
Technically this Joker is from the The Batman animated series, but since he was originally a comic book character, here we are.
Taskmaster and Deadpool
Here’s Taskmaster and Deadpool having a bit of fun.
venom cosplay 2019
Venom sure looks scary with those massive teeth!
juggernaut cosplay
It’s not easy to pull off a good Juggernaut cosplay, but this guy sure did.
female riddler costume
Oddly both Riddlers I saw at the convention were female.

Movies

beetlejuice family
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice family cosplay!
Harry Potter cosplay
This young wizard has a promising future.
chewbacca and lady han solo
You can’t have a convention without Star Wars cosplay.
sparkly stormtrooper
It doesn’t get more fabulous than this stormtrooper.
BB-8 dress
Speaking of fabulous, it’s hard not to love this great BB-8 dress.
free throat hugs vader
We already mentioned those Christian protesters, but this Vader is the forgiving type, offering them free throat hugs.
Mad Hatter woman
We’re all mad here, or at least you become crazy after dealing with the crowds.
red queen alice head on pike
When the Queen says “off with her head, she means it!”
escape from la cosplay
Looks like someone escaped from L.A. only to come to sunny San Diego.

Cartoons

steampunk tinkerbelle
Steampunk Tinkerbelle? Yes, please!
Megara from Hercules cosplay
Meg’s dress looked even better here than it did in the movie.
Monster high costumes
I have seen far too few Monster High cosplays.
rainbow brite
There simply aren’t enough Rainbow Brite costumes in this world.
over the garden wall cosplay
This couple looked adorable as the characters from Over the Garden Wall.
troll cosplayers
Don’t have a costume but have a lot of hair spray? Consider going as a Troll doll.

TV Shows

Scoops Ahoy
Easily one of the most popular costumes this year was the Scoop’s Ahoy uniform.
star trek costumes
What do you call a Klingon and Ferengi who go on vacation together? Just another cosplaying couple at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con!
SDCC 2019 game of thones group
Game of Thrones may be over, but there were still tons of cosplayers fighting for the Iron Throne.
Game of thrones gals
These three beauties looked fabulous in their Game of Thrones costumes.
HyperFlesh Prison Mike
Ultra realistic mask-makers HyperFlesh were here to promote their creations with Prison Mike and Dwight masks

Video Games

Minute Man cosplay
I’ve never seen a Minute Man at Comic Con
mass effect
This Mass Effect makeup looked fantastic!
Street Fighter
There’s always a few Chun Lis at the con, but it’s always nice to see a group cosplay.
Kingdom hearts costumes
This is certainly a cute take on the Kingdom Hearts game.
Bowser
All bow down to Queen Boswer!
Pikachu girl
Pikachu is always adorable and this is no exception.

Others and Groups

Hamilton sdcc 2019 cosplay
Never thought I’d see the day when Broadway made its way to Comic Con, but anything can happen during a 50th anniversary I guess.
Xena and She-Ra
She-Ra and Xena sure look great together, even if they don’t quite fit together in the same universe.
Bob Ross or Bob Ross Pool
How can anyone be sad with Bob Ross around? Especially when he’s decked out for the con with a little Rocket Racoon on his shoulder and a Deadpool mask in his pocket.
Steven Universe and Dude Jedi
Steven Universe and the Jedi Dude certainly look good together.
Prince cosplay
It’s always good to see Prince. RIP.

Unknown

Here’s your turn to identify all the cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con that I don’t actually recognize!

cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con dragon
This dragon is awesome, but what is he from?
Gregorian dress
Is this Gregorian dress up from something in particular or just another delightful anachronistic dress?
unknown cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con
I love all the incredible details in this costume -even the ruffles are adorned with skulls, sadly, I don’t know where it’s from!
It cosplay  2019 sdcc
Yes the character on the right is Pennywise, but who is the character on the left with a Joker fish, Thor’s hammer and a Pikachu hat?
unknown genderswap cosplay
This is a fun genderswapped cosplay, but who is he dressed as?
Freddy Mercury and red floral dress
That’s certainly Freddy Mercury on the right, but who is the woman on the left portraying with that gorgeous floral dress and headpiece?
Female Shazaam and pirate
We’ve obviously got a female Shazaam on the left, but I’m not sure about the decidedly pirate-looking lass on the right.
Master Roshi
Many people will undoubtedly recognize Master Roshi from Dragon Ball, but who is the awesomely armored guy beside him?
Dracula and unknown 2019 sdcc
One final group where I recognize one but not the other. We have Bram Stoker’s Dracula on the left, but who is the woman on the right?
Fish lady costume?
She’s got a spear and gills, those should be some big clues!
unkown sdcc 2019 costume
If you like a girl with a big gun, you’ll enjoy this cosplay, but do you recognize it?
glowing monster costume
This costume is seriously epic with its light-up details, but I regret I don’t recognize it.
Cool She-Ra?
This kind of looks like a modern take on She-Ra, but I’m not sure. Can you confirm or deny this?
Cute wizard girl
I love this magical wizard costume, but I don’t recognize it, do you?
BMX cosplay
I’ve been told these two are from a BMX movie, but I don’t know which one. How about you?

Like these cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con? Then check out our past cosplay pictures from Comic Cons in 200820092010201120122013201420152016, 2017 and 2018 as well as hot ladies at Comic Con from 201620142013201220112010 and 2008, the hot guys from20162012 and 2011 (there just aren’t as many most years) and both genders from 2015, 2017 and 2018. I also have pictures from WonderCon 2014 and 2013.



8 Sci-Fi Rooms That Are Out of This World

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Love geeky stuff? How about a whole room? Here are some of the most mind-blowingly geektastic rooms, apartments and houses you could ever hope for.

Star Trek Federation Apartment, Engage

This is actually a bit of a sad story, as Tony Alleyne spent ten years converting his apartment to look like a shuttle craft from Star Trek: The Next Generation. All in all, he estimated it would have cost around $140,000 in parts and labor to hire a contractor to do the work.

Unfortunately, Tony’s wife, who he separated from when he started working on the apartment, owned the property. When the couple finally filed for divorce in 2012, she decided the apartment would be worth more without the Star Trek theme, so she gutted the work done and now this marvelous tribute to one of the world’s most popular sci-fi franchises is no more than a memory. At least we can still enjoy the pictures and remember what once was.

Allons-Y With the TARDIS Control Room

The interior of the TARDIS may change with every reincarnation of The Doctor, but the heart of the ship remains the same. And a lot of heart is precisely what makes this amazing TARDIS control room by JP Fox so fantastic.

JP did all the electrical, lighting, design, painting and construction himself within one ear. He was able to do it on a fairly tight budget as well, since he already owned all the timber and works at a factory with random spare parts that worked perfectly to decorate the console.

Basement to Bridge

For those who aren’t sure about converting their entire home into a tribute to their favorite tribble-filled sci fi program, the basement is a great place to start. Trekie Line Rainville, spent $30,000 renovating hers to look like a ship Captain Kirk could walk into at any minute. The Canadian social worker re-created parts of the transporter room, recreation room, observation deck, Spock’s quarters, and, of course, the bridge.

Originally, the idea was to just make a home theater where Line could relax, but once she started, she soon became obsessed and couldn’t stop until the whole basement was completed.

The Home Theater You’re Looking For

When you think about Hawaii, you probably don’t imagine any of the sets or characters from Star Wars, but if you visit this stunning mansion in Honolulu, you might. That’s because tucked in the massive space is quite possibly the best home theater dedicated to Star Wars in the entire galaxy.

The ceiling features a 3D fiber optic starscape and the door is motorized to look and operate the same way as those on Disney’s Star Tours. Inside the theater are life-size replicas of R2-D2 and C-3P0 that talk to the audience while the film isn’t playing.

The ceiling features a 3D fiber optic starscape and the door is motorized to look and operate the same way as those on Disney’s Star Tours. Inside the theater are life-size replicas of R2-D2 and C-3P0 that talk to the audience while the film isn’t playing.

Drink With The Dark Side

This mansion in Carmel, IN has its own bar complete with a Star Wars theme. Unfortunately, the owners opted not to replicate the Mos Eisley Cantina, but getting to show Darth and The Emperor your billiard skills while staring at the stars of a distant galaxy is still pretty fantastic. Best of all, this home can be yours at the cool price of $4.5 million.

Where No Theater Has Gone Before

This fan-made home theater was made primarily with lumber, dry wall and love.  The home owner, Gary Reighn, converted a corner of his unfinished basement into the theater. The great thing about this project is that it shows that you don’t need to be a millionaire just to have a home theater, even one with an amazing theme. You just need some creativity, time and imagination to make it work.

The Painting on the Walls

Star Wars Murals traditional

If you really want an amazing sci fi room, the walls are a great place to start and Tony of Walls of Art in Minneapolis has quite the skills when it comes to turning an ordinary white wall into an epic Star Wars scene. Here are just a few examples of his amazing artwork that manage to take a pretty typical room into a science fiction themed masterpiece in no time.

Open the Stargate

Despite their popularity, anyone who has even basic knowledge of geek culture knows that Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor who are far from the only worthwhile sci fi franchises out there. And when it comes to home design, this Stargate theater might just be the most beautiful sci fi room out there.

The ceiling reveals a night sky filled with stars and swirling comets that appear at 30 to 60 second intervals. It can even be adjusted for different effects such as clouds. The 96 inch screen is located within the legendary Stargate itself, which is made from fiberboard adorned with the glyphs that are backlit with Christmas lights. The circle within the Stargate can light up blue so it even looks like the Stargate does before transport.

Most people might not have the time, energy or money to dedicate to converting part or all of their living space into a shrine to their favorite sci fi franchise. But even for those who would never consider doing so, these great designs provide some great inspiration for minor home redecorations –especially when you’re looking to make your house feel a little more futuristic.



Wonderful Vases Perfect for Mother’s Day

Monday, May 6th, 2019

If you’re looking to get your mom a little something beyond the standard bouquet this Mother’s Day, you may consider a beautiful vase that she can hold onto long after her flowers have wilted away. No matter what kind of mom you are lucky enough to have, there is certain to be one piece in this list that will fit right in with her home decor.

Serpentine Wood

This unique vase looks different from every angle. With sweeping wood shapes flowing around a standard glass form, art-lovers are sure to love this creation by EvensensProductions.

St. Germain

This elderflower liquor has a legion of fans and a uniquely beautiful look. If your mother has joined the cult of St. Germain, she’ll love this stunning vase by BottlesNWood made from one of the brand’s iconic and crystal-like bottles.

Tall Iris

Delicate and graceful, this vase sold by AndreasAntiquesFinds is a lot like the flower it is meant to depict.

Photo-Filled

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this personalized vase that can be filled of images that show Mom what she means to you is absolutely priceless. Etsy seller Jenny Gaynor will also leave a note and a special date on the base of the vase to add even more significance to the piece.

Test Tubes

This striking test tub vase set by Etsy seller JupiterCarpentry is perfect for those who simply love science, as well as those who want to display their blooms in an all new way.

Customized Birch

Etsy seller PartySparkles customizes lovely wood vases so you can engrave them with your mother’s initials, you and your siblings initials or a message that reads “ILU.”

Anatomical Heart

Is your mom more of a Morticia Addams than a Martha Stewart? Then rather than going with something pretty, make her go batty over one of these fascinating anatomical heart vases by Etsy seller Dellamorteco. Available in redblackpewter or transparent with veins, they’re the perfect way to say “I love you even just the bloody way you are.”

2D Made 3D

If your mother loves drawings over sculptures then she just might prefer this great illusionary vase from CraftPrintsByV that looks like a drawing made real.

Puzzle Pieces

A perfect fit for any puzzle-fanatics, this cool 3D wall sconce by SJPuzzles is made up of beautifully painted jigsaw pieces.

Caterpillar-Inspired

Why settle for one bouquet when you can share many? The caterpillar vase by RiversEdgeRelics displays six different bundles of blooms at a time in a fun, bubbly line.

Deer Head

Ideal for an animal-loving mother, this clever design by DobrCeramics lets you replace antlers with beautiful floral displays or even plain branches.

If you think your mom might want something besides a vase, Etsy also has tons of handmade creations she’s sure to love. Whatever you get your mom this holiday, Happy Mother’s Day.



12 Fun Easter Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

If you’re looking to create some fun projects with your kids this spring, here are a few fun Easter crafts you can make as a family and proudly display around your home.

Peeps Wreath

The great thing about making this wreath from Eclectically Vintage with your kids is that you can enjoy making something that lasts for years with some of your favorite people while your kids can enjoy munching on Peeps that won’t make their way onto the wreath. Just make sure you buy enough Peeps to account for snacking.

Fluffy Bunny Wreath


If you’d prefer not to fill the kids with too much candy, this cute bunny wreath by Hoosier Homemade is simple and safe enough to make with your youngsters -who will love the resemblance to a certain bunny that only visits once a year.

Easter Bunny Door

Alternatively, rather than decorating the door with a bunny, why not make your door into a bunny? This cute design by East Coast Mommy Blog is sure to be a hit with kids everywhere.

Tulip Bulbs In Vases

Here’s a great way to teach your kids about botany all while growing a stunning centerpiece for your Easter dinner. Just follow the directions from Homes To Love and you’ll soon be on your way to growing flowers right in the vase.

Easter Bunny Flower Pot

Another great way to teach kids about the way plants grow is to have them plant grass. With this cute craft by Kids Fun Reviewed, you also get the benefit of having grass grow right out of the Easter Bunny’s head.

Bunny Chalk

Want to teach your kids that simple chemistry makes some of the things they love to play with? Then work with them to make these cute bunny chalks by A Bubbly Life and then let them go crazy coloring the sidewalk with the completed results.

Hand Print Bunnies

Hand print turkeys are treasured by parents everywhere and now you can bring that tradition alive during Easter too by making hand print bunnies like this one on Imgur. Just make sure you keep the kiddo’s thumb dry or your bunny will end up with a weird growth from the side of his face.

Candy-Filled Flower Vases

Peeps and jelly beans can really brighten up a flower arrangement and all you need to duplicate this look featured on The Laws of My Life are two vases (one that fits neatly inside the other), candy and flowers. Best of all, you and the kiddos can munch on any leftover candy.

Crazy For Carrots Centerpiece

With all the candy spread around by the Easter Bunny, it’s a great time to remind kids that veggies can be tasty too -in fact, they’re the preferred food of that legendary bunny. This vase by Chic Style is simple, beautiful, and a great way to get your youngsters to munch on a few extra carrots.

Bunny Banner

This simple paper craft is so kid-friendly that the creator at Serving Pink Lemonade even created the original with the help of her own tiny assistant.

Paint Sample Garland

For youngsters that just can’t get enough colors, you can also try turning paint swatches into Easter eggs and then making a garland from those as seen on Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Easter Egg Window Art

These simple foam window decorations by Pleasantest Thing look absolutely charming and happy, but best of all, your kids can put them up and decorate them all on their own.

Have a Happy Easter dear readers!



San Diego Comic Con Cosplay From 2018

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

It’s a little later than usual and there are fewer pictures than usual (you try taking an eight month old with you and still taking hundreds of cosplay pictures). But seeing as how some of the only posts we even put up on this site are the yearly Comic Con cosplays and the fact that we’ve now done it for ten years, it just felt wrong to skip posting altogether. So here are some of the best cosplays spotted at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con.

Movies:

This guy had the Barbosa spirit down -and a monkey!

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Fun fact, this kid wasn’t even with the rest of the group, but just popped in for a picture.

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Jay and Silent Bob had a kid together? Who knew?

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Trelawney and Hagrid look fabulous together.

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No Luna Lovegoods ever bother to put together the lion head hat.

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Comic Con is so hot right now.

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Love this rebellious Twi’lek.

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This little Beetlejuice and Lydia were so into their costumes.

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This guy really got into character.

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Great Scott! #DocToTheFuture

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Gotta love seeing older Han and Leia together.

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Television:

This zombie with his dead dog just killed me.

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Shame! Shame!

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Comics:

This might be my personal favorite cosplay from the whole weekend.

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These Gotham Gals have it going on!

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This is a killer Killer Croc cosplay.

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Hawkman’s wings are soooo cool.

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Wakanda is in good hands.

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Sorry this picture sucks, but this Storm was awesome.

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This Venom looked amazing!

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Steampunk Green Lantern? Why not?

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Check out this sexy Cat Wo(man).

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Cartoons:

You’ve gotta love someone who goes all out for his Ash costume.

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All hail the Crimson Chin and beware the Bronze Kneecap.

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This Jasmine looked simply stunning.

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Aladdin even had his own magic carpet.

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Bill was looking sexy in his fishnets and heels.

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This guy was part of the Laika Live exhibit -and he looked amazing.

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Bob and Linda Belcher look great, but Jimmy Pesto isn’t looking so good these days.

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This guy makes a great Milhouse.

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There are tons of Jessica Rabbits every year, but never that many Rogers, until this year.

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Jessica and Roger, again.

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I loved this guy’s Up! cosplay.

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I’ve never seen Deathnote cosplay before.

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Video Games:

Bal Rog from Street Fighter looks perfect!

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This chocobo earned an award from the masquerade judges -even though she didn’t enter the masquerade.

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Mashups:

A Sith and a Spider-Man? Use the Spidey-Force!

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Mary Anne isn’t just a classic Gilligan’s Island character, in this case, she’s also a Trill.

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Bob Ross Deadpool? Why not?

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Unknown:

As a traditional part of my San Diego Comic Con cosplay roundup, I’ll leave a few of these here for you to identify since I can’t. This strange fellow is something mixed with Woody from Toy Story, but what?

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Is this Disney-loving Frankenstein from somewhere in particular or just a cool original creation?

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A pirate needs a mermaid, but is this lovely bright blue merman from somewhere in particular?

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I assume these two are from a video game, but I don’t know which one.

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Want more? Then check out this year’s sexy cosplays, great mashups and genderswaps. Also, don’t miss our general cosplay from Comic Con 2008200920102011201220132014201520162017 and from WonderCon 2014 and 2013, as well as our past sexy cosplay pictures of ladies from 201620142013201220112010 and 2008, the hot guys from 20162012 and 2011 (there just aren’t as many most years) and both genders from 2015 and  2017.