Eleven's Eggo Hat

Galentine's day is pretty much over and Valentine's day has just begun, BUT I still want to take time to celebrate one of the most badass gals out there: Eleven from Stranger Things! (And her love for Eggos!)

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay

Those of us who have watched Stranger Things know that if Eleven could be a fangirl of anything she'd be one for Eggos. The minute I saw the trailer for season 2 I got the idea for a waffle hat and started designing! It's too bad that we have to wait until Halloween for more episodes, but knitting a few waffles will keep a person busy in the meantime, right?

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay
I'm here to kick ass and eat Eggos. And I'm all out of Eggos.
I hope to have the (free!) pattern up in the next few weeks if nothing gets in the way. I'm currently working out the kinks in how I've been writing the pattern. If anyone is interested in pre-testing it leave me a comment and we'll chat!

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay

Should I stay or should Eggo?

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay

This hat is ridiculously comfortable and warm! A perfect thermal hat for colder weather. Best part is that if you're not a huge fan or Eggos and waffles (for SHAME) this pattern is subtle enough to get away with not looking like one. Oh, and did I mention it's REVERSIBLE?

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay

So knitters, stay tuned for the pattern! If anyone is interested in having their very own hat and don't knit or don't feel like it, let me know and I'd be happy to make one for you!

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay

This was really fun to shoot! My personal photographer (mom) and I ventured deep into our neighboring woods and basically had a great time getting dirty and goofing off! (No matter how serious I look, I can't help being a huge dork underneath.) I was quite proud of my make up and styling for this shoot too. All of the pieces for the outfit came from thrift stores. The collar was from a button-up that I altered to make into a Peter Pan shape, and I can't wait to wear it with more outfits!

Friends don't lie, Thanks for stopping by and reading my post! 

Stranger Things Eleven's Eggo Hat and casual cosplay

Are you excited for Stranger Things to return?? Let me know in the comments! 


By the way, this post is in no way sponsored by Eggo or Netflix. Believe me, guys, I'd tell you if that happened. In fact, I'd never shut up about it.

Happy Wholidays!

And a very Merry Christmas to those celebrating! (Or should I say "Happy Christmas"?)

I'm particularly excited for the new episode of Doctor Who airing tonight! (And in another week we'll have a new Sherlock too!) How about you?

Photo by Jessica Clemons

Last year I went to Doctor Wholidays at the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly know as the EMP) with one of my best friends (Aysel of the Widdershins Witch) & her family. It was such a blast!

We both managed to pull together two last minute gender-bent Doctor cosplays too!

photo by Jim Bennett for EMP

Mine was based on a drawing of Amy and some other companions dressed as their Doctors I found from Deviant art via Pinterest. The artist's page is no longer active, but you can still see the picture here:

I was quite happy with what I was able to pull together in a day! And taking pictures with a (mostly) real TARDIS was so much fun!

Aysel had her littles with her, so she couldn't go to 21+ trivia with me. Still I hung out for a while and had a "Sonic Screwdriver" for the heck of it.

Time to get wibbly wobbly!

I do wish they had added some blue curacao or midori for aesthetic (and taste! I don't like screwdrivers apparently, lol. Or maybe it just wasn't sonic-y enough for me...)

Besides the photo-ops and trivia, there were crafts for kids, featured videos, a fantastic costume contest, and full access to a few of the exhibits! Then near the end of the night they had a dance party!

The kids really loved meeting their favorite Doctor Who characters like the Daleks and K-9 in real life.

Like many conventions, people were dressed up, festive, and so very friendly! I love the comraderey that fandoms bring to us.

I highly recommend this event if you are near Seattle in December and love Doctor Who! It doesn't hurt to bring a group of friends along either. The more the merrier!

Good tidings from the TARDIS! 

Casual Cosplay Connections: Blossom

This month's theme for Casual Cosplay Connections was 90's cartoons! 

I had so many favorites that it was hard choosing which one I wanted to do. Then I remembered that I was limited to what I had in my closet and came up with an outfit that had all the ingredients I was looking for (sugar, spice, and everything nice... maybe a little bit of chemical X...)

Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls!!!

Casual Cosplay Connections: Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls

That was one of my favorite shows from when I was younger. Though I have to say I related more to Bubbles, and nowadays I feel more like Buttercup!

Casual Cosplay Connections: Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls

Funny thing is, I have two more dresses in similar flower lace in blue and green! I thought dressing as all of them might be a bit much though, lol

Casual Cosplay Connections: Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls

"Fighting crime trying to save the world. Here they come just in time! The Powerpuff Girls!"

Always a fun link up with you all! (Even if I was a wee bit late...Going to catch up with posts soon) Looking forward to next month's theme: Strong Female Character!

Be sure to link up with our hostesses Charlie from Happy Little Geek and Danielle at From Girlie To Nerdy if you decide to join in on the fun! This challenge makes me want to try and casual cosplay every day!

Monster Storage Book of Monsters

Greetings fans! Welcome to 
the Fangirl Crafter's school of WitchCRAFT and WizarDIY!

Today's lesson:

The Monster Book Of Monsters

The Monster Book Of Monsters

Written by Edwardus Lima, the book provides a lot of helpful information, but also has a nasty bite if you don't take the necessary precautions first.

The Monster Book Of Monsters

It made its first appearance in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban during which Hagrid thought it would be a useful textbook for his Care of Magical Creatures class.

The Monster Book Of Monsters

Its scary appearance and mean reputation for biting ankles is what makes this book a great way to store your most precious possessions. Not even a Dark Lord would dare to mess with its contents!

The Monster Book Of Monsters

What you will need:

The Monster Book Of Monsters

-A storage box in the shape of a book, or pieces of cardboard
-Enough craft fur to cover the box and make tentacles
-A hot glue gun and LOTS of spare hot glue sticks
-Plastic safety eyes or clear glass gems from the floral section with eyes drawn on
-Red, brown, and white polymer clay
-Chalk pastels or acrylic paint
-Brown felt and gold paint or a printable text
-A small amount of stuffing
-(Optional) a belt (for protection)

Continue reading to begin the lesson

Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

So much has been going on in the Harry Potter fandom lately! A new Wizarding World opened in Hollywood earlier this year, there has been a lot of exciting hype for the "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" movie, and at the end of July the book version of the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" play will be released. Not to mention just recently J.K. Rowling revealed more about the American wizarding school Ilvermorny and its houses! I'm a Hufflepuff/Pukwudgie!

With all this going on, I've decided to have a Harry Potter-themed giveaway!

Fangirl Crafter Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

I've rounded up some handmade and fandom-related goodies to help you go back to whichever school of magic you plan on attending this year! (Or at least get you through the days at the Ministry of Magic as an Alumni.)

We'll start by sending you your very own Hogwarts acceptance letter! (Via Owl Post, of course.)

Fangirl Crafter Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

(Note: This is just an example. I will be crafting one for the winner personally!)

Next, you'll be sorted with A Hogwarts House flower hair clip/pin of your choice

Fangirl Crafter Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

Rep your house with a unique twist! Handmade by me.

Then we'll head to Quidditch practice where you just might end up catching a Golden Snitch necklace

Fangirl Crafter Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

I've sold and given away a handful of these and every person that has gotten them has loved them! I have a lot of fun wearing mine and it really brightens my day when I see my friends wear theirs!

If you've got a craving for something sweet, A Chocolate Frog and some Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans from Honeydukes is next on the list. 

Fangirl Crafter Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

(Unfortunately it won't be as pictured because they're actually from Lolly & Pops, a candy store which is equally as magical! But not as accurate)

And finally, to make it perfectly clear to even muggles how much you love the world of Harry potter, you'll receive an "Always" pin and one mystery pin

Fangirl Crafter Back to Wizarding School Giveaway

Along with this giveaway, I will be attempting to share a few HP inspired posts with 5 Fandom Friday as well as a few crafts and recipes so keep an eye out for them as well! You might have spied a peek at one in my Instagram already.

Anyway, go ahead and throw your name into the Goblet of Fire (Rafflecopter) if you are of the Wizarding Age of Majority (within the U.S. only. Sorry international friends!) and may the odds be ever in your favor! (Oh wait, wrong fandom!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*All Harry Potter inspired texts came from dafont.com

Casual Cosplay Connections: Link

Hey everyone!

If you haven't heard, two of my favorite bloggers (Charlotte from Happy Little Geek and Danielle at From Girlie To Nerdy) are having a link-up celebrating everyday cosplay called Casual Cosplay Connections! 

The last Saturday of the month you post an outfit based on the theme of the month. I am so looking forward to seeing the looks and making more up! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please join along! (See all the themes here)

This month's theme is "video games." At first I was really struggling to come up with an outfit since I don't play games often or can bring many characters to mind, but then earlier today I saw this green dress in my closet and knew immediately what I could do.

Casual Cosplay Connections outfit Link by Fangirl Crafter

I'm Link from Legend of Zelda!

Casual Cosplay Connections outfit Link by Fangirl Crafter

I had a lot of fun putting this look together and I felt really cute wearing it too. Plus, it goes great with the Triforce earrings I made a while ago!

Polymer Clay Triforce Earrings

And of course I had to do this:

Casual Cosplay Connections outfit Link by Fangirl Crafter

Now if only I could catch the darn thing...

Did you join in the linkup? Will you plan to do so in the future?
Let me know in the comments!

Keep an eye out because in July I will be hosting a Harry Potter themed giveaway celebrating the release of the new book! Winner will receive a few handmade goodies and some other magical treats!

Lightsaber Scarves For the Crafty Jedi

Hey fellow fans! Happy Star Wars Day part II! 

I've kept these a secret for over two months, and I figured May the 4th would be the best day to finally share! (I know it's almost over, shhhh)

Lightsaber scarves! 

Blue and Green Lightsaber Scarves by the Fangirl Crafter

I am so very proud of these! I crocheted them completely without a pattern using my lightsaber hilts and various internet photos for reference.

Luke Skywalker Blue Lightsaber Scarf by the Fangirl Crafter

I tried to include as many details as possible to make it look semi-screen-accurate.

Luke Skywalker Green Lightsaber Scarf by the Fangirl Crafter

As I said in my last post, I grew up with Star Wars. It was a huge part of my childhood. It never mattered that the hero was a boy, I knew from the beginning that I was a Jedi just like Luke Skywalker. The green lightsaber was (and still is) my favorite.

Then The Force Awakens came along, and here's Rey being everything I've always wanted in a hero, completely solidifying my choice.

Luke Skywalker Blue Lightsaber Scarf by the Fangirl Crafter

When I saw the blue lightsaber in her hands, I knew had to make it too!

Luke Skywalker Blue Lightsaber Scarf by the Fangirl Crafter

The crocheting student has become the master!

I have a New Hope for the Star Wars franchise. (Oh yes, I went there.) I can't wait to watch Rogue One and Episode VIII!!! GIVE ME ALL THE STAR WARS

Luke Skywalker Green Lightsaber Scarf by the Fangirl Crafter

Now if they would just put more Rey merch on the shelves! Amiright?!

What other lightsaber would you like to see crochetified?
I've got some other ideas marinating in my noggin'. I'll get around to them eventually. ;)

FYI: if I ever do make these to sell or on request, they will not be cheap. If you're absolutely serious I will consider making another one. Send me an e-mail and we'll chat!

May the force be with you, fans!

Thanks to my mom for putting up with all my geeky photo requests. You're a trooper ;)