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Golden Glider Purse!

craft month


National Craft Month continues, and so do our how-tos!  Today, we have a short tutorial on how Jen made her Golden Glider purse, to go with the Golden Glider and Captain Cold costumes.  Check it out!

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The Ultimate Closet Cosplay!

unnamedMore and more TV shows and movies are being filmed in Atlanta, especially of the superhero variety.  We got the following notice the other day:

What if I told you that you can become a superhero? Yes, just like the one from the comics that we’ve all come to love since the childhood years.“But how is this possible?”

I have a special opportunity for YOU……This Friday 9/12 and other days throughout our season of “Powers”, graphic novel by Bendis and Oeming, we need those who WANNBE a Super Hero!!! All you need to do is Include 3 pics (head, body and HERO), age, ht, wt, and all contact info.

Please come up with a costume. Don’t think Superman or Batman, YOUR style!!! If you were to look in your closet and put together some badass pieces of clothing in there, what could you come up with? Yes capes are welcome Please send a pics of what you think your INNER HERO looks like.

Can’t wait to see what you got!

Subject: WANNABE!!!

Please share so all your friends and family can let their inner hero shine!

Catrett Locke Casting
Rose, Jamie Lynn
Ressie, Jack and Astride

This is the ultimate closet cosplay (where you make a costume out of what you already have in your closet), and a great jumping in point for inexpensive costuming! So here’s our challenge to you – build your own costume from things you already have if you were to start fighting crime (or causing it!) today. There’s no wrong way to do it!

Submit your pictures between now and 9/18/14, and we’ll put together a photo album of our favorite people – you!  And if you end up submitting an audition, let us know!  Maybe we’ll see you there!

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New items coming to our Etsy store!

IMG_4006[1]A while back, Jen decided to make her own purse (you can find her instructions here).  She’s been taking it on our various geek adventures, and is always asked – Where can I get one?  Well, the pattern is from a pattern company, so as much as she wanted to make and sell these to everyone, we know she couldn’t, and after some internet research, Jen found a great pattern at Very Purple Person.  After some experimenting and tweaking the pattern to suit her purposes, Jen was ready. Today, she added the first purse to our Etsy store.  The purse is fully reversible and fully padded.  Keep an eye out, as more of these purses will be making their way to our store for you!

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JLA vs. Avengers: A Tribute to George Perez

We here at the Geek Forge love George Perez‘ artwork, and use his versions of characters whenever possible as the model for our costumes.  So we were excited when we stumbled upon the JLA vs. Avengers photoshoot at Dragon Con on Friday morning.  The talented folks over at Distractotron put together this great video, featuring some of our favorite characters, and one of our favorite artists!  We’re even in the beginning of the video, at the end of a long line of photographers!


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New Store

After much deliberation and research, we have decided to open an Etsy store.  We will be selling some of the items we’ve shown you how to make, and 15% of the profits will go to, a charity that helps comic creators and their families.  Even if you don’t want to buy anything from us, you should check out Hero Initiative.

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National Comic Book Day

Ive only recently started getting into comic books. I’ve been a Star Wars fan for twenty-five years, and Brian has been working tirelessly to expand my geek horizons. So on this National Comic Book Day, I’d like to share some things I’ve learned.

1. Like who you like. One of the awesome things about comic books is that there are so many characters! There’s something for everyone – fallen heroes, redeemed villains, straight-up bad guys, and wholesome good guys. I prefer the complicated characters, which you can see by my Cosplay choices.
2. Life lessons from Batman. You might think its a bit of a stretch, but even modern comics have life lessons embedded in them. Some are more prevalent than others, but there’s always an underlying lesson.
3. Not all superheroes wear capes. There are lots of secondary characters like Jim Gordon who provide invaluable support to the caped crusaders, in an intel position, or being in the right place at the right time. And the relationships between secondary and main characters really bring out the human side of superheroes.
~ Jen