Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Handmade Fandom

It's a proven fact that people who nerd out on stuff are the coolest people. It's science, guys.

I like to nerd out on a lot of stuff. Some people have specific fandoms they love and nothing else, which is cool too, but I prefer to put my eggs in lots of baskets, if you know what I mean. I happen to also know a lot of makers who nerd out on a lot of stuff, or at least understand those of us who do. To make this easy, I'm splitting the fandoms up into sections, so read all the way through or scroll to your specific interest!

Classic Stories-

Adore by Nat always hits the nail on the head with cute tags and other party items, and nothing is different today with these submissions! Peter Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland (x2) are great themes to go with, especially for the classic party feel! If you're looking for understated, gorgeous simplicity, these are your go-to items!

Being the Mad Hatter that I am, I can't resist making tiny hats that are Alice in Wonderland themed for Down with Plumes. Although I have made many, this is one of my absolute favorites. I had the fairy door on it custom made for this hat specifically, which took more foresight than I normally dedicate to my hats. It was worth it all the way along.

Heart and Soles has amazing talent and a super fun shop filled with awesome shoe ideas! They're available in many themes (as we'll see further down the list), and customization is always available. Better yet, you have the option of providing your own shoes, cutting out all the risk associated with different fits of different brands of shoes! These simple Alice in Wonderland themed shoes are so simple, yet pack a gorgeous punch!


Again with my tiny hats. Appropriate for boys and girls, this Mickey hat is a great addition to a simple costume or for a trip to Disney! Not to be repetitive, but there are quite a few themed hats available at Down with Plumes!

Sweet Pea Designs by Dee always has the most adorable dresses in the universe, and that's also true for our Disney theme! Whether your little one loves Mickey or Minnie, Sweet Pea Designs by Dee has you totally covered! The Mickey dress also matches wonderfully with the hat above and necklace below ;)

Viv and Olive also has a tendency to hit the nail on the head with inspired designs! People eat her necklaces up like there's no tomorrow, and this Mickey Mouse inspired necklace is, like all the others, worthy of the mad love!

Movies and Shows-

Shea Chick Soap Co. has something for every geeky fandom, all available in amazing scents! These soaps are great birthday gifts, hostess gifts, and are wonderful for decorating your nerdy bathroom! With Darth Vader soap, Death Star soap, and Dr. Who soap here on the list, you can see the variety and detail that goes into her quality items!

I can't leave My Little Pony out of Down with Plumes, because so many girls love those cute little ponies! I almost had a heart attack when I found these heart ponies, and love the texture with the ultra soft feathers! On a hair clip, it's super easy to wear and very lightweight. Perfect for adults and kids!

I'm a Star Wars addict. My husband is a Star Wars addict. My kid is a Star Wars addict. It seems reasonable that I would keep Star Wars bags in stock in Hubba Hubba Handbags. Available for customization, there is a lot of fabric available with the release of The Force Awakens, so Star Wars purses can be done in virtually any color!

BayouVue comes up with some of the most fun ideas, and rocking a dragon egg necklace is the dream of everyone who loves Daenerys and roots for her to conquer Westeros. BayouVue knows our hearts, guys. Support that geniusness. 

Nerdtastic is always on point, guys. Further, she knows that Khal Drogo and Khaleesi are the best couple to grace the Seven Kingdoms, and they give us serious relationship goals. You can show off how much you love your person, and how much you love the Khal and Khaleesi with these simple and beautiful necklaces. 

You can also be sneaky-sneaky about your love for Dr. Who, and surprise your nerdy friends when they say "Do you have lip balm?" Why yes, you do, and it's better than the lip balm most people have. Good job, you. 

Video Games-

There are *so* many video games out there that have a huge fan base. But guess what? Hearts and Soles to the rescue! She has so many video game designs to choose from, and you can customize any one she doesn't have! Minecraft, Super Mario, Fallout and Halo are just the tip of the iceberg, folks. Go have a look!

BayouVue knows your need for Pacman items, because lets face it, it's one of the most popular games in the world. Everyone recognizes the characters, and almost everyone has spent hours trying to win it. Therefore, almost everyone needs something to remember the time they've spent screaming at the screen about a little yellow dude or troublemaking ghosts

Alrighty, folks, I'll leave you with this- Nerds are cool. Nerd stuff is cool. Handmade stuff is cool. I think that establishes that handmade nerd stuff is the best out there, yes? Yes.