Category Archives: Sci-Fi

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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Star Wars TIE Fighter Pilot Tribute Cocktail: Mai TIE

Raise a glass to the unsung heroes of the Imperial Forces, the TIE Fighter Pilots, with this interesting twist on the strong and classic Mai Tai cocktail. The Mai Tai is a polynesian style drink revived during the Tiki Bar craze … Continue reading

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Star Trek Tribute Noms: Cargo Bay Biscuits

Back in the day, we Geeks and Nerds didn’t have easy access to geek tribute items through the internet and awesome geek-centric websites like Thinkgeek.com. We found what we were looking for at geek conventions, through mail order catalogs, or … Continue reading

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Alien Resurrection Tribute Cocktail: The Betty

This tribute cocktail is brought to you by Kokomoka from Citizen Azeroth, a World of Warcraft podcast with his wife Renata Kane, a former co-host of World of Warcast. Some of you may know Koko as Cryler, the name he was referred to … 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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Doctor Who Tribute Cocktail: Sonic Screwdriver #9

The Doctor of Doctor Who rarely travels anywhere in the universe without two things: his TARDIS and his Sonic Screwdriver. One gets him where he needs to go and the other does everything else. What more fitting tribute for The … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor aka The Unknown Doctor

Any knowledge of Doctor Who’s 8th Doctor is basically Geek-level knowledge of The Doctor. He only made one mostly unsuccessful appearance in film and despite a plethora of story lines fleshed out in the Eighth Doctor Adventures, very little is … Continue reading

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Boba Fett – How We Know He’s Badass

Boba Fett only has a few lines, gestures, and actions in the original Star Wars trilogy, yet has a fanatical and devoted fan base. The Star Wars Expanded Universe made sure we all know Boba Fett is the most successful, feared, and … 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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