Time for more of my favorite crafts & cosplays from the Epbot Facebook page and Fans of Epbot!
I'm calling this batch The Things Geeks Do For Their Geeklings, since today's goodies are all inspired by The Next Generation, and we have some seriously crafty parental units among us.
Starting with Christina H. and her stellar 8-year-old Rey:
They turned her wheelchair into Rey's speeder! AAA!
Just look at that smile, and tell me your day isn't better.
Then there's Sara, who transformed her little geeklings' Candy Land board game into something above and beyond, then there and back again:
Lembas Land, you guys! LEMBAS LAND. This... this is amazing. And I love the LEGO minifig stand-ins. Head over to Sara's blog to download your own to print.
Next we've got the fantastic foam flinger Jessica, who made her son's Five Nights At Freddy's mask completely out of craft foam:
WHICH IS AMAZEBALLS. Seriously, heat-forming craft foam like that takes skill!
Here's Landon's whole costume, along with a reference from the game:
While I've got you here, Jessica, could you ask Landon if Five Nights is too scary for a couple of thirty-something pansies? Because I'm trying to convince John to play. :D
Shield Maiden Ariel!
Ariel, aka Darth Maryn, is the daughter of Robyn & Bill, who went all out on these details - again, using almost entirely craft foam! Even her shoes are armored, and check out these bracers:
They have dingle-hoppers on them! [Kermit flail] EEEE!
Plus did you notice the tentacle sword up there? So good. And I'm not just saying that because this whole family is totally awesome in real life, even though I've met them, and they are. :D
Let's see, how do you follow Shield Maiden Ariel?
With Steampunk Cinderella, of course:
...and her airship pilot!!
Wait, wait, one more:
You know how I love things that are both dapper and lethally cute? (I mean, doesn't everyone?)
That THUNK you just heard was me hitting the floor. I am dead from teh cute.
Let's end with one more craft, because I love it so much you must see it now:
Pencil wands! GENIUS! Start counting the hours now, Tracy, 'til these show up at Wizarding World.
(Here's the link to the bookmarks Tracy used.)
Some close-ups, because these really are some of the loveliest DIY wands I've seen:
I'm all about those metallics, and the bead toppers!
Tracy, I'm guessing you used hot glue, beads, and metallic paint, but I'd still love some process pics and tips, if you ever decide to post a tutorial!
Right, hope the rest of you enjoyed seeing what your fellow FOEs are up to! As always, if you'd like to share your own projects or costumes, plunk 'em down over on the Epbot Facebook page. Or share with the rest of the class over on Fans of Epbot, the closed group fan page. (I always ask permission before featuring anything here from FOE, so no worries there.) Or both!