October 27th, 2014 - by Starrley
According to Nerdist, “Replica Props Forum (RPF) user Talaaya built the Varia suit from Metroid Prime 3 by 3D printing many of the pieces…Talaaya spent several months working on the project and initially planned to make the armor using the pepakura method… Luckily for Talaaya, her friend Matt Serle bought a couple of 3D printers – specifically the ZPrinter 450. She only had to pay for materials but estimates that still cost around $1,200 just for that. Still worth it since there’s nothing like the accuracy you get from a 3D printer. Matt spent hundreds of hours on the project…That’s only the beginning of the build though. Talaaya documented the entire process at RPF and at Reddit. She only 3D printed the helmet, shoulders, chest, arm cannon, and forearm armor pieces. The rest of the suit was made from craft foam and covered in Worbla. She used a magical combination of Bondo, gesso, and Apoxie sculpt to coat the Worbla and smooth it out before adding paint. Yes,cosplayers are amazing.”
October 24th, 2014 - by Starrley
I’ve always been kind of freaked out by the amazing things that people can do with sand. Everything I’ve ever tried to make completely fell apart. Behold the above sand sculpture (since it’s not really a castle.) I stumbled upon this amazing thing online. global geek news says, “This work of art appears to be called ‘I am 8-bit’ and it was created by Guy-Olivier Deveau who created it for the Parskville Canadian Open. He did an amazing job!”
I wondered what else I could find, and came up with these:
I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!
[ggn, nerdfilter, itsamemario, twitter, fiz-x, playstation]
October 22nd, 2014 - by Starrley
The Escapist said, “In honor of Nintendo’s recently announced yarn-spun platformer, Yoshi’s Woolly World, SmallRiniLady spent 35 hours crocheting a Yoshi costume.” Wowie zowie. I think it’s pretty amazing! I also found this photo while searching for info:
Um, and this one:
It looks like they had fun! Apparently this was all at PAX Prime last month in Seattle.
[escapist, Facebook, Drapes of Wrath]
October 21st, 2014 - by Starrley
So, as continued from Sunday, the entries for the Aug/Sept were so amazing that I have to share them all. We already saw the top 4. Here is more awesomeness!
Lunariah received the BMH Seal of Approval for this awesome Professor Layton piece, with an amazing puzzle background:
Lord Libidan submitted this fantastic Mass Effect piece:
SofaraStarfyre gave us this great Yoshi and eggs stitch:
johloh painted these awesome Vault Boy, Luigi, Mario, and Peach silhouettes:
And I love natepopinski’s “Guile being electrocuted by Blanka” stitch:
Wonderful work, everyone!
October 19th, 2014 - by Starrley
The Aug/Sept challenge was Silhouettes, and it was a do-over challenge. Said BMH, “We’re revisiting an old challenge this month – silhouettes. This was a really popular challenge last time around and a few people have asked for it to come back, so here it is!
The only rule is that your entry’s main focus (for example your character or thing) should be the thing that is silhouetted. What you do for your background or around it is entirely up to you! It’s a really simple concept but I expect to see lots of creativity.”
There were nine submissions, and they were all fantastic. So guess what? I’m going to post the top 4 today, and the rest tomorrow!
HornyPig won with this awesome Navi stitch:
It’s gorgeous. And check out the subtle “Hey Listen!” in white.
In second place was blackberrybear with this lovely Sailor Moon Crystal piece.
In third place was BigDaddyWiz with this colorful Sora and Kairi/Kingdom Hearts stitch:
In fourth place was Clarington with this detailed Twilight Sparkle piece:
Aren’t they wonderful? Check back tomorrow for more!
October 18th, 2014 - by Starrley
It’s difficult to see in this small picture, so check it out on deviantART. VioletValhalla says, “Here it is… The BIGGEST fuse bead piece I’ve ever done: 62 in x 32 in! Approximately 53440 fuse beads! MASSIVE. Months of work, very frustrating because of the size… But I’m a huge Phantasy Star IV fan so it was worth it. The Profound Darkness is the final boss in PSIV. This is her final form.” Very nice!
October 15th, 2014 - by Starrley
Artist Natsy Alencar creates some pretty amazing things. This sculpture was so cute I just had to share!