Handmade

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If you’re planning to get Dad a tie this holiday, hold up. Binary Winter has designs that are interesting, a little bit nerdy, and artistic at the same time.

The designs are created and illustrated by Cody and Shea, who silk screen every item by hand and who are committed to keeping it vegan and eco-friendly.

You also don’t pay a lot for that extra homemade love. The ties run $24 and are just some of the things you can find at their Etsy shop.

Head after the break to see more designs.

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Skirt - wonder woman

Etsy is a delightful place because you never know what sort of gems you’ll find there. One place to look for treasure is Seams Nostalgic. The shop specializes in vintage glamour, and they’ve managed to blend that with superheros and sci-fi.

Owned by Abi Casey, the shop has a whole line of classy circle skirts featuring heroes like Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Captain America, and more. Some of the designs are obvious, but others are subtle and can be worn to the office. These would be ideal for a ’50s superhero cosplay group. Just saying. Keep in mind the skirts are made to order and are ready to ship in 4-6 weeks.

More fabulous skirts after the break.

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loki thor infinity scarf

In love with Loki? If so, this infinity scarf by Etsy seller Sassy Skirts For Gals is for you. It’s made from synthetic performance jersey so it will be super soft. A pattern of gold and green Loki helmets cover the scarf, and it’s made to order without any of the trickster’s mischief. Turnaround time is 2-3 weeks.

Product Page ($31 via Geeky Merch)

Groot beanie

If I had to use one word to describe Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, it would be kind. His niceness continues with this fleece hat by Etsy seller The Pink Castle because he’ll keep your head warm and protected. My favorite part of the hat is the little leaves!

The Groot hat is made to order and will be shipped in 1-2 weeks.

Product Page ($20)

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We’ve seen a lovely Game of Thrones skirt from Etsy shop Frockasaurus, but the store has also listed this attractive dress design featuring the same house sigils fabric. You can represent houses Targaryen, Greyjoy, Lannister, and many more with this black and white print. Dark gray cotton compliments the house sigils, and there’s plenty of pretty satin binding trim. This is going on my wish list.

The dress is made to order, and turnaround time is currently 8-10 weeks.

Check out more pics of the garment after the break.

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Need some charming purses to hold your loot? Consider these pouches by Etsy seller fawnfeather. The 3 inch x 4.5 inch bags are waterproof and feature some teeny tiny pixelated characters from games such as Animal Crossing, Tetris, Final Fantasy, and more. Did I mention the cute part? Because, gah! Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks.

See individual shots of the pouches after the break.

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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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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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Doctor Who shoes

Allons-y! It’s time to pull together some craft supplies (a sonic screwdriver won’t hurt) and make some fancy Doctor Who canvas shoes. Jenny Barnett Rohrs shared the project at Craft Test Dummies and said it only took her half an hour to transform a pair of black canvas shoes into the galaxy. I think it’s worth trying out.

Watch the video how-to after the break.

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