Category Archives: Cosplay, Costuming, & CausePlay

Boba Feet

Boba Feet – no, that’s not a typo. It’s a Boba Fett pedicure! Your big toe is likely the perfect size and shape to depict Boba’s iconic Mandalorian helmet. All you need are the proper Boba Fett polish colors, a … Continue reading

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Turning a Unisex T-Shirt Into a Women’s Babydoll

There was a time when it wasn’t possible to buy a woman’s version of *any* geek T-shirt. We lady geeks have many more options these days but some shirts I crave are still only available in “unisex” sizes – i.e., … Continue reading

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Star Trek Uniform: More Room in the Belly

Because not everyone is or should be a size 2. Because sometimes our body shapes fall outside the range of “norm.” Because it doesn’t come in your size. Because they only make them for men and you are a lady … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Playdate My Avatar? Baby Codex’s Staff

No Baby Codex costume is complete without a baby sized Cleric staff. I made a few significant modifications to the materials and construction The Guild prop maker Greg Aronowitz used to make Felicia’s staff so Baby Codex’s would be more baby-friendly in size, … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Playdate My Avatar? Introducing Baby Codex!

Baby Codex Version 2.0 at Dragon*Con 2011 The Nerdista really enjoys the web series The Guild about online gamers written by and starring uber renaissance nerd Felicia Day. If you’ve never watched The Guild, then you’re missing the web series that defined the whole … Continue reading

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Star Wars Imperial Belt

One of the fun things about deciding to build a movie accurate costume is it can open the door for you to work with new materials. Not only will you learn new skills, you’ll be required to execute them well. … Continue reading

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Star Wars TIE Pilot Comm Pad

I’ve watched Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi hundreds of times and never noticed TIE Fighter Pilots have communication pads on their left forearms. When you’re making a screen accurate Star Wars costume, however, these details … Continue reading

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Accidentally Nerdy: Manolo Blahnik, TIE Fighters, and even Slave Leia

It’s a fallacy that Geeks and Nerds don’t have interests that fall outside the nerd kingdom. I know many nerds who love sports and even a few who list “reality television” among their guilty pleasures in life. One of The … Continue reading

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Timmy Wears a Fez Now. Fezzes are Cool.

  Last year the call went out for costumes for Think Geek‘s codemonkey mascot Timmy to wear at San Diego Comic-Con. The response was overwhelming and Timmy had enough costumes to make any Cosplayer go all giddy. Sadly UPS didn’t deliver … Continue reading

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