Dec 182012
 

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Hey all!

As you may know, we have a little contest going on.

For more information on our Rating And Review Raffle,

visit http://carpegm.net/contest/

I recently had the opportunity to chat with one of the contest contributors, Kayt Jackson.

 

Kayt is donating a hand made figurine.  He is a bearded old codger who holds a D10 for you, you may notice a little bird keeping watch over a D20 in the background as well!

To learn more about Kayt’s shop, you can find it at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChzburgerEnthusiast/about?ref=announce

If you want to see more of Kayt’s one-of-a-kind pieces, Please visit her at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChzburgerEnthusiast?ref=si_shop

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Oct 252012
 
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Halloween is my favorite holiday. What could be better than dressing up how ever you want and eating tons of candy? I’ve made a few Halloween costumes over the years for myself and others that were quite nerdy. I helped my little brother be Darth Vader too many years in a row and made a Link costume one year. Even if you’re not handy with a sewing machine there’s still hope for you to portray your favorite character accurately through the magic of online shopping.

 

The Link costume I made wasn’t too difficult. It was comprised of a green nightgown, a brown belt, brown boots, hand painted foam board shield, and a handmade hat. If you’d rather be the Hero of Time in 4-10 business days, I’d recommend getting this Adult Elf Warrior costume.

 

 

Costumes are a good investment if you go to conventions throughout the year. I start buying the materials for my costumes in July so there’s plenty of time to work out the kinks and think of a backup plan in case it doesn’t work out. Mid-summer or pretty much any time that isn’t Halloween is a good time to buy costumes online. They’re cheaper then and you don’t have to worry if the shipping takes a while.

 

Don’t hand out the same old, boring Tootsie Rolls to your trick-or-treaters, send them home with the best thing in their Batman candy bucket!  These gummies are delicious and fun.  I found them at Aldi but you can also buy them online.

 

If you want to celebrate Halloween all year long, store your files and have some candy too with this Spiderman Pez dispenser flash drive.

 

 

 

No matter what you decide to dress up as or what candy you eat or handout, have a happy Halloween!

 

-ChzburgerEnthusiast

 

*Notes from Dan*

Our resident gamer girl does it again!  If you like Kayt’s ideas, you can see more of them at at her Etsy Shop. You really, really should stop in and look around!

Oct 012012
 
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Translating your geeky interests into a decorating style is so much fun. If you’re not a fan of DIY projects, there are all kinds of things you can buy to make your domicile as awesome as it can be. If you don’t pay your bills for the next few months and feel like saving up for this instead, no one would blame you. This functional NES controller coffee table would make for way more than just a conversation piece!

Fully Functional!!

One of my favorite ways to display my action figures is on a simple shelf. I really like the floating shelf style if you anchor it to the wall securely, you don’t want your valuable treasures falling to the floor the next time you see a Game Over screen and throw your controller at the wall. Here are some examples from my living room:

If you are a fan of projects you can do at home, you can make your own wall art pretty easily. All you need is a blank square canvas and something to put on it like a quote from your favorite movie or a printed out picture of your favorite superhero. Just add glue, markers, or Mod Podge to make a unique work of art. The space you live in should reflect your interests, so don’t be afraid to frame some posters.

Make that mint condition Millennium Falcon replica the focal point of your wall or china cabinet!

*Notes from Dan* :

This is the second blog from our resident gamer girl! You can see more of Kayt’s work at her Etsy Shop. You really should stop in and look around!

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Sep 142012
 
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It can be easy to assume that all things geek are the same if you’re not really aware of how vast the genre is. There is such a diverse variety of things in any comic shop that you’re sure to find something you’re interested in on your first visit. Even if you aren’t personally interested in gaming and geekery, you are almost guaranteed to have someone in your life that is. If it happens to be your significant other, don’t blow off their interests, embrace them! I would have a hard time sitting down and trying to join a D & D campaign, but I really enjoy a fantasy board game.

There are so many crafters and artists out there inspired by all things nerdy. If you aren’t familiar with a particular franchise, it’s still easy to get excited about the fun, tangible items that come from it. You don’t have to have seen Evil Dead to appreciate this awesome dress available on Etsy.com!
The Ash Dress
I love nerdy crafts and am always looking for fun new things to make. Just like when I watch the Transformers cartoon I get excited about the toys and try to find them on eBay,

I can’t wait to find adorable plush Koroks when I watch my boyfriend play The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. As a kid, when you saw a show you wanted the stuff. I don’t think that ever went away for me.
Plush Koroks!!

I love to get creative with gift giving. Don’t get the gamer in your life cologne or a stock xbox controller, No one wants cologne. To avoid the traditional trip to Wal-Mart December 24th to get that special someone a heartfelt DVD of that movie they mentioned once, I buy presents for the people on my list all year long and keep them in a closet. That way, when the time for gift getting arrives, all I have to do is attempt to wrap them.

Kayt (ChzburgerEnthusiast)

*Notes from Dan* :

You can see some of Kayt’s work at her Etsy Shop. You really should stop in and look around!

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