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A few months ago we came across this awesome tutorial for DIY shoe wings on Cut Out & Keep, and pinned it to our DIY Pinterest board. Weeks later, some of us were still thinking about those wings, and all of the potential we saw in the concept of adding simple shapes to things that lace up….. things like stockings, perhaps. So inspired were we that we had to contact the creator of the original tutorial for permission to make our own, stocking-oriented version. She was really cool about sharing her creative property with us, and while we have simplified the process she uses, we encourage you to try out her more advanced method as well!
Bat Wings, completed.
Before we get started, you’ll want to pick out your patterns from our available PDFs. We’ve got one file for bat wings, star and moon, one for hearts, sharks and cameos, and one for a fairly awesome dragon tail. The cameo and tail patterns are a little bit trickier to cut out, so we recommend trying one of the easier shapes first to get used to the process.
If you are into costuming or cosplay you know that the right accessories can help pull your outfit together. Say, for example, you are obsessed with a certain series of books about teenage wizards. Coordinating our sorcerer’s socks and sleeves with your school clothes can take your costume from meh, to magical.
The right touch can transport you to other worlds. With some great socks and a little imagination you can find your self in a broken metropolis, a fairy woodland, an anime story-line, or somewhere over the rainbow.
If you are extra adventurous, you can also create costume pieces by modifying your accessories. And in that vein, we are going to introduce a new feature here at Sock Dreams: Cosplay Corner. Coming soon we will be bringing to you tips, tricks, and tutorials on how to take your accessories to the next level. We will have cosplay ideas for the beginner as well as for the more adventurous. We also know from experience just how creative you can be, and we are really looking forward to your ideas, suggestions, and feedback.
Stay tuned dreamers. We will see you in another world.
Well, that title may be a bit melodramatic. It is sad though that our event season has come to a close. We won’t be traveling the wild roads of the Con Circuit until March of next year.
Not to worry though. We are not abandoning our favorite fellow fanatics of comics, sci-fi, pop culture, and all things geek. We’ve got something special in store.
For the next few months we will be turning our events page into a cosplay corner. We’ll have some neat tips and tricks to turn your ordinary stockings into some killer cosplay pieces. So keep an eye out. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store.
The days have grown short, the Hunter’s Moon is waxing, and Halloween has arrived. What better way to celebrate than to deface a few squash?
We gathered 25 ripe pumpkins and carved them into an abundance of geeky, pop culture references. We had several from Doctor Who, and My Neighbor Totoro, and even one from the movie Labyrinth. We had cats, spiders, and crows. There were two Cthulhu and an alien Xenomorph. We also had one or two pumpkins that were impossible to explain.
Of course you can’t have a pumpkin party without pumpkin pie, so our good friends at Waves of Grain Bakery provided us with two mouth watering varieties.
Now we’re off to cavort in the night, seeking mischief, candy, and the company of fellow sock fanatics. Happy Halloween dreamers!
For those of you who do not know, we sponsored a fantastic cosplay contest in The Mary Sue‘s Geek Girl Headquarters at the New York Comic Con this past weekend. The time has finally come to pick the winners! Check out the finalists on The Mary Sue’s Twitter, or on their web page and cast your vote for your favorite. The choices are tough and the competition is fierce, so make your vote count.
The grand prize winner of the contest will get an amazing prize package from us including, socks, leg warmers, sock glue, the world’s best water bottle, stickers, buttons, not to mention a $50 gift card. Three runners up will also get gift cards.
If you missed out on the action and are itching to show off your socks in outfit related contests, don’t fret. We’ve got several competitions lined up in the coming months with our new Dreamer Dress Up feature. Just sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you posted on how you can be a winner too!