My grandfather got me my first console; it was an NES. I fell in love with RPG's thanks to FF7 in highschool. My husband introduced me to manga and anime in college; it all went downhill from there. You can pry my '95 Mustang GT convertible (with the Windsor 5.0) out of my cold, dead hands. I like a broad variety of game types, but most FPS's give me simulation sickness, which blows. I was inspired to create game based hats after seeing a Neko hat from some con pictures. I figured I could do much cooler job.
Woot! Spring break! I had a couple of things I wanted to try when I had some free time and it's now or never. One of them is finished; I made a scarf that lets you stay warm wrapped in Yoshi's long, red tongue (keep your pervy comments to yourself, thank you).
Jesus Christ, it's trying to eat me!
Unlike almost every other thing I've tried to make from scratch, this one came out perfect on the first try! For those of you who've never worked with yarn, it's like getting The Sword of Kings from Starman Super on the first try.
The tongue is crazy long at over 72". I couldn't get a good shot of it fully extended, so I had to curl it up a bit. I considered putting something on the end of the tongue, but felt it looked better bare.
I like making hats, but sometimes all work and no play makes Danielle a dull girl. So when I wrapped up the Metroid hat and Aliciaís Scarf, I decided to take a break and try my hand at amigurumi. Hereís all my work for the last two months:
Here's my final version of the Metroid hat after the Hat Battle post:
I think it combines the best attributes of both the alpha and beta versions.
Next I took a stab at Alicia Melchiott's red head scarf:
That took an insanely long time to get right. It looks good on the glass head, but it'd look great on someone with long hair. Sometimes you just want to look pretty while baking and killing Imps :-3.
Next up, Amigurumi:
I've got Purple Tentacle & Green Tentacle, All four of the Pac-man ghosts plus vulnerable ghost, Blue Slime & Metal Slime, Fobby from Earthbound, the E-Tank from Megaman and most of the SMB series mushrooms. Boo chilling in the corner is still in beta; he needs some work.
In addition, Iím having a special at my store before I close up shop for the year. From now till December 11th, shipping and handling in the US is free and International shipping is a dollar off. So if you see something you want or think would make a great present for a fellow gamer, now the time to buy. Plus I need money for MAGFest; cats be struggling.
I like MAGFest. Well, more like love MAGfest. I've attended as a guest, worked as a staff member and shilled my crafts in the vendor hall. If you haven't had the pleasure of attending one, you've missed out on something special. Every year brings a unique opportunity to meet slew of industry and media guests in a comfortable atmosphere that can't be imitated by the big cons.
Yesterday, Mr. MAGFest and crew announced that voice actor Jon St. John will be in attendance this January. This will be your once in a lifetime opportunity to ask how many times 3-D realms told him they'd need him to do voice work "soon".
As some as you know I crochet. I've talked about my works before. Normally I'm very sure of exactly what I want in my finished product. But I've run into a bit of a snag. I've got two different prototype Metroid hat models. One is an almost perfect representation of the original NES Metroid. The other is more of a stylized interpretation. I like elements of both. But I'm not quite sure if I should go with, one, the other or combine the two for the final version. So I'm looking for some feedback. Tell me what you like or don't like about each of the prototypes. Prototype "A" on the left is the original version, prototype "B" on the right is the stylized.
The "B" hat may look a little shorter that the "A". That would be fixed in the final version.
The Internets have forced me to see things that I cannot unsee. The advent of the portable digital camera and streaming video on the web has made it possible to view things that you once had to go to very bad parts of town and consort with very sick people in order to experience. So when I saw Halolz had created their 2 Girls, 1up shirt, I knew I had to up the ante:
Chomp. It's kind of like that. If you don't get the reference, don't try to. It's better that way.
If you don't live in a cave you're probably aware that certain websites sell unique shirts on a daily basis for that day only. Teefury is one of these sites. Today, and today only, they're offering this for $9 + $2 shipping:
While perhaps not up to the high standards of woot.com's "Spicy Italian Meatball" shirt, I find it to be uber sweet and it will be in my closet shortly