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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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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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When Wonder Woman’s not wearing her bustier, she might like to kick back in this comfortable looking sweater. The pattern was designed by Natalie Bursztyn and is available as a free download. It features Wonder Woman’s iconic colors, the bustier shape, and her gold bracers. This design makes me want to learn how to knit!

Check out more pics of the heroic sweater after the break.

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Since dragons are fictional creatures, it’s hard to say what realistic sculptures of them would look like, but it’s what comes to mind when I see Sarah M.’s dragon masks. They look like they’re right out of a storybook. She’s been drawing all her life and eventually turned her skills to crafting masks from leather.

She kept working and incorporating more pieces of leather until she was able to make a mask like the one you see in the above photo. The scales are individually tooled into the leather and stitched on, and she says, “Each mask takes a ridiculously long time.” The finished product is proof of all the time and effort – her masks are absolutely stunning. And yes, it seems that she does take commissions.

See more examples of her work after the break.

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This Leather Steampunk Batman Helmet made by DeviantARTist Ian Finch-Field is a thing of beauty. Leather, steampunky, riveted beauty.

You can see more of his work on Etsy. Hopefully this cowl will make its way to the store soon.

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Monsters are supposed to hide under your bed and in your closet but these guys are cute enough to hug. Cotton Monsters are the work of Jennifer Strunge who makes them by hand from recycled clothes and linens. There are rabbits, cats, crabs and all manner of imagined monsters in the collection, and they’re all looking for a new owner.

See more monsters after the break…

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