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If you’re not ready to commit to full costumes from Frozen, you can start with a corset. Etsy shop Lovely Rat’s Custom Clothing has come up with designs for Anna and Elsa, and the underbust corsets are made to order. The Elsa one is blue trimmed with white, lighter blue and crystal accents. The Anna corset is currently on sale and features warmer colors and lovely embroidered flowers. They could be worked into costumes or worn as part of an everyday ensemble.

See the Anna design after the break.

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Ever want to escape and hide in a hobbit hole? Me too. While I haven’t figured out how to construct a portable hobbit hole just yet, this Bag End necklace is a fine start to transporting to the Shire. The antiqued bronze design by Nedda Szylewicz is hand-painted to look like the front door of the Baggins’ home. It’s a locket so you can keep small photos or notes secret and safe.

Check out more photos of the lovely locket after the break.

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This lovely crocheted version of Princess Anna’s hat is the work of Laura at Over The Apple Tree. It’s absolutely perfect from the colors to the tassels to the 3D pink flowers. You can download the pattern and make this for the Frozen-crazed little girl in your life. Better yet, make one for yourself.

See another picture after the break.

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Guardians of the Galaxy was a serious summer hit, and it seems like all of the film’s characters, especially the oh-so-lovable Groot, have really struck a chord with cosplayers. Speaking of which, Reddit user Tylernator wanted to make a Groot costume for himself, but he had a pretty strict budget. So, the clever cosplayer was actually able to improvise a pretty fantastic costume for only $62. As you know, cosplaying can be an expensive passion, so I’m pretty impressed with Tylernator’s results.

Check out a breakdown of the budget and some more pics after the break…

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If you don’t feel like wearing a full Anna costume, you can still show off your Frozen love with themed footwear. Garden of Imagination has a beautiful pair of sneakers hand-painted to look like Anna’s dress. They feature the flower pattern, the blue of her shirt, and the bright pink of her cape. I think they’re gorgeous, and they look comfortable enough to wear on any and all adventures.

See some close-ups of the sneakers after the break.

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Sherlock Holmes and John Watson go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Well, peanut butter and chocolate that bicker and snark at each other. Regardless of the grumpiness, the duo is definitely the best of friends. Etsy seller Charming Clay Creation has designed a heart that’s half Sherlock’s coat and scarf and half Watson’s sweater and slacks to symbolize their friendship.

You can buy the piece as a single heart or in two halves so you can give one to your best friend.

Check out another picture of the creative necklace after the break.

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On Sunday the second annual Geekie Awards took place in Los Angeles, celebrating geek culture with 12 different categories. This year a new category was added that focused on the growing area of geek fashion. The Fashion and Armor category, presented by Vanichi Magazine, was added after awards creator and showrunner Kristen Nedopak saw the fashions people wore on the red carpet at last year’s event.

“As a female geek, I’ve never hidden the side of me that embraces being a woman, and that means dressing up or down when I please. ‘Geek Couture’ has grown tremendously in the last few years, and more women are realizing they can still be geeks and look beautiful too!” Nedopak told Fashionably Geek. “We’re seeing designers getting creative with the art of fashion in these genres, and we wanted to honor that in this year’s show.”

There were five nominees in the category specializing in armor, steampunk, corsetry, and more. The winner will receive a full feature fashion spread in an issue of Vanichi Magazine.

Find out who won and get a glimpse of all the nominees’ stylish, geeky products after the break!

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Groot is the tree on everyone’s mind these days, and DeviantArt user DeeArtist321 channeled her appreciate for the tree-like being into a wearable item. She sculpted Groot’s head into a pendant with copper wire and included the following description with the picture:

Groot pendant made of copper wire and gemstones. I’ve used blue sheen labradorite for his eyes, and for the back (flying rocket, inspired by Milano colors – blue, orange and white) I used clear quartz points, orange carnelian from Botswana, blue obsidian – as a “magnifying glass” – for the tiny white opal behind it (you can see opal rainbow colors shining through)…

I think she nailed the likeness, and the choice of labradorite is perfect for the character’s kind eyes.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into Hogwarts! To commemorate the occasion, you might consider this handmade Harry Potter Acceptance Letter Necklace from Etsy seller MagicTrip. It features a tiny pendant with a miniature acceptance letter, and yes, there’s even a little owl too.

Check out some more pics of the necklace after the break…

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4th doctor dress

The 4th Doctor’s iconic scarf just got an upgrade. DeviantArt user RebelATS transformed it into a crocheted dress. She was inspired by seeing all the TARDIS and Dalek dresses and wanted to make something unique. She didn’t state how long it took to craft the ensemble, but since it’s 48 inches long, I imagine it was a lot of time with a crochet hook.

She plans to make a halter-top with this pattern and also to turn other items – like Jayne’s cunning hat from Firefly - into crocheted dresses.

See the full dress after the break.

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