So, instead of doing something DIY for once, the other week I bought this awesome Witcher shirt from Grindstore. The colors and motif really spoke to me. Not only is the game damn great, the shirt is really epic looking. The quality is way better than I thought it would be and the shipping didn’t take to long. I’ll absolutely order more from that store in the future.
So, as the winter is going away now and there’s barely any snow left, I felt that it was time to buy some new shoes. And what else to do than to tweak them a little to fit better into what I like?
I got two pair of low fake converse styled shoes, one pair in purple/wine red and one pair that is completely red all over.
The wine red shoes had white shoelaces so I switched those to the red laces that came with the red shoes and gave the red shoes black shoelaces.
And because I love anything geeky and awesome, I had to write on them as well.
So, I just searched through, what felt like, millions of Google results to find some places that sell some sort of Game inspired clothing that aren’t just shirts from a MMO or some shooter without finding anything proper at all, though I saw some pictures of fun accessories inspired by different games like Zelda and Mario and so on. But if I’d find them myself, I’d probably have to order from U.S.A or something like that for a silly amount of money so I thought to myself: “Hey, I can do that.”
I bought some plastic beads that I used to love when I was young, and some things for making a necklace among other things. I sat down, put the beads into place and then ironed them with my trusty steam iron. Only after my first try, I realized that I should have been placing the motive mirrored. I fixed my wrongs and it came out perfect. A tip however, if you are going to buy a bag with mixed colored beads, be sure to buy extra blacks if you are going to use it, mine ran out quickly and I didn’t use all that many.
I took my inspiration from the Zelda games after seeing some heart necklaces that I think are so nice.
What you need: Scissors Some band or anything for the necklace (I used elastic bands for mine) Beads in the required colors An iron of any kind Baking paper or the recommended paper for the beads (I used baking paper) Some metal hooks or the like to stick your band for the necklace into
(The little greenish blue thing at the top was a try to see how the other colors would turn out.
It was supposed to say Gamer but it isn’t really that visible)
So, the other day I felt the need for some new shoes cause the ones I got at home have started to break, sadly. The ones I bought are kinda plain, white and boring so I pulled out my textile coloring kit and started painting.
The other shoes I painted on last time were colorful so I chose to paint these in only black, found some cute shoelaces to go with them and voilá, new perfect shoes! The shoelaces are two different ones, the lace on the right is checkered and the one on the left have animal printed in black and white on it.
The eye on the right shoe is the logo from Neverwinter Nights, a perfect game and the skull on the left, I just painted for fun with headphones on and vampire fangs. You can interpret the words however you wish, I know what they mean to me.
So the other day, I bought myself a new phone. Upgraded from my dear HTC Desire S to a nice Samsung Galaxy SII. After some time of flashing it and putting CyanogenMod 10 into it, I instantly I felt that the white cover needed some coloring to look better as well. I looked everywhere for new covers but to no avail.
After a few frowns and some cursing, I got the brilliant idea to paint it instead, like I did with my recent sunglasses. A while later, when the paint was dry and I tried to hold it in my hand, I realized that the acrylic color that I had used is not so good for a phone that is always in a hand or lying against things so I thought of covering it with some nail polish. The acrylic color was one of few things I had at home at the time, and only time will tell if putting nail polish on top of it was a good idea or not.
Sometimes I thank myself for being a girl, yes stereotypical I know, but I somehow had some nail polish in my home even though I don’t use it myself and the result you can see down here.
Here is pictures of the phone, and one on my new phone bag, a cute panda that I attached to a shoelace to wear when I need more pockets.
So, just bought myself a pair of white sunglasses just because of the silly shape they have, then I had the fun idea of repainting them. They kinda look like they are pixelated in the shape. However the result wasn’t the best but it still got rather awesome!
So, I just did some textile painting on a hoodie that I had lying around, that I felt needed something. I took out my white textile color, a brush and wrote the word “G4M3R” on the black fabric and the outcome was not that terrible and wanted to share it.
So, yesterday I brought a ordinary black hat and thought that I would make it a bit more me. I got my needle and ball of yarn out and started fixing it. Here it is:
I’ve been doing this with some other clothing that I got laying around and made it more my style and taste, though not with balls of yarn but with textile paint. It is hard to find things you wanna wear in a regular store, as we barely have any clothing stores here that even comes close to gaming clothes so hey, I’ll ‘DIY’. Here is some pictures of clothing I’ve painted on so far:
My profile pic here has the NWN eye as well as ‘Gamer’ and a pirate skull for, I would say, obvious reasons… *cough* and the other is a gamer shirt that was my first project, on the back I have painted logos, they are some of the games that I love the most so far, though I might have to update that one and make a new one soon… And just because, I haven’t done this, I got it as a birthday gift from my boyfriend but it’s just SO epic. The N7 Logo from Mass Effect ❤