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Do Try This At Home

Tortoises Nude No More Thanks to Neat Knitted Cozies

On Katie Bradley‘s blog, she says that she sort of stumbled into the rescue and rehabilitation of tortoises, but a dozen domed friends later, she’s hooked. And in her spare time she uses a crochet hook to make little cozies for them, selling them (and patterns for those enterprising friends of tortoises who are lucky enough to have opposable thumbs) on Etsy with a portion of the proceeds going towards International Reptile Rescue.



Hydra Ain’t Got Nothing on These Plush Avengers Octopuses

Loktopus grasped his tiny staff in one nimble arm and with another took a second look at the bar napkin from last night before the ink floated away.

Step 1: Turn self and Avengers into octopuses.

Step 2: ???


More Avengers octopi at Cydarizard, for purchase here.


Do Try This At Home

Scientifically Accurate Cross Stitched Microbes Perfect for Home Decor

Alicia Watkins cross stitches enormous microbes on to tiny little hoops. Hang botulism in your kitchen, to remind you to wash your hands after handling meat, or in your bathroom above the sink, after making sure it’s framed in such a way that the humidity of the room won’t damage her workmanship sorry was that dropping too much cross stitch knowledge on you I’ll stop.


i'll just leave this here

Geek Lip Balm for Half a Dozen Fandoms Probably Smells Great

According to Geek Fire Labs, Loki smells of peaches and honey, Katniss of cinnamon and french vanilla, Marceline of strawberries, and your patronus of white chocolate, vanilla, and mint. I don’t have problems with any of these, and if you feel the same way, you can buy their charmingly decorated lip balms on Etsy, alone, in a batch, or as a gift set with cute buttons.

Previously in Etsy


Not all that glitters is gold

VISORs Are a Star Trek-Loving Girl’s Best Friend

Etsy seller Eyephoria Design will make you a ring that looks just like Geordi La Forge’s VISOR. Buy it for yourself, or as a gift for whoever you’re seeing at the moment.

Did you see what I did there?

Previously in Star Trek



Custom Sailor Moon Hoodies Are Out of This World

Etsy seller Rarity’s Boutique is preparing to reopen commissions for new garments next week, and among the new styles on offer will be these hoodie replicas of Sailor Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury. Fashionably Geek has an exclusive preview of their features, including fleece edging and removable bows.

We just thought you’d like  to know.

Previously in Clothing


what is this I don't even

Etsy Shop is Your One Stop for Creepy Disney Character Masks

My roommate is terrified of full-face masks, which, as you can imagine, made it difficult to share my genderswapped Bane cosplay with her. I really hope she’s not reading this post right now, because Pirates Quarters‘ items are even creeping me out. I mean, they’re undeniably lovely. And also undeniably uncanny.


For A More Civilized Age

Chewbacca Strap Cover Perfect for Making the Jump to Lightspeed

Or for giving your shoulder bag a bit of what it takes to get around in this crazy old universe. Add a brown furry coat and a brown furry hat, and you’re a person I would be delighted to notice on the subway. This velcro-fastened strap cover is made and sold at Etsy shop The Common Room.

Previously in Star Wars



Valentines Day is Coming, Here’s a Present for Anyone Drift Compatible With You

Or at least this friendship necklace modeled after the emblem of Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori’s jeager would be a great present for your drift compatible friend or loved one… if Etsy shop The Geek Studio hadn’t sold out of them almost immediately. Ah well, that just means you’ll have to keep checking back with them to see if they’ve put them back in stock. Check out Fashionably Geek for a few more pictures of the pendants.

Previously in Pacific Rim


and let it be known

Classy Propaganda Posters for the Shows Tumblr Loves

Bruce Loves You on Etsy has a series of Game of Thrones propaganda posters, and honestly, Arya the Riveter would probably be enough for us, but the shop also has lovely prints for Supernatural, Doctor Who, Merlin, and Captain America. You know, the stuff that Tumblr likes. Take it from me, who proudly displays a horrifying The Hunger Games propaganda poster in her living room: you can never have too many.