Category Archives: Fashion
UPDATE: My first foray into crowdfunding has ended, and the Teespring campaign to offer these t-shirts did not reach its goal. I’m bummed because people tell me all the time to Kickstart this or Indiegogo that! Oh well, them’s the brakes. Obviously I won’t be attempting to crowdfund apparel items again, mostly because there’s so many outlets for that kind of merch online.
Recently I did the art for this Dinobots tee for 80’s Tees (the hilarious idea was theirs), so do check that out.
Here is a design for your bed sheets that will make them look like stacks of money, specifically the large pile of cash that Huell and Kuby famously laid on top of in Breaking Bad.
There are a million places where you can get custom-printed bedding. Unfortunately a lot of the places I found online look sketchy, or they have production limitations (more on that in a second), or they don’t reply to my email inquiries. I was hoping to make this design a reality, but so far no dice.
The main limitation is that most places will project a single image onto the top of a bed sheet. I want to go a step further and project images onto all sides of the sheet, so you can see the sides of the money wrapped around the sides of the mattress.
If you know of a reputable custom bedding place that can do a “wrapped graphics” approach like this, please let me know in the comments. My goal is to make one for myself and share the art (in several bed sizes) with everyone.
Notes: above is a queen-sized bed, with life-size bills. If I was able to get this made I would include Breaking Bad characters on the bill faces too.
Yesterday I posted a Zelda pendant, and in that post I mentioned my original intention was to make a design based on Attack On Titan. I’ve gotten quite a few responses asking about the discarded AoT design, so I decided to share the mock-up.
In the Zelda post I sort of implied that the 3D Maneuvering Gear would be used as the chain in some way, but I was probably a bit vague in my wording. My bad.
The reason I went with Zelda is that it would be more compact and, well, cute (I’m keeping my man card, thank-you). I felt AoT would be a bit too busy, despite the fun aspect of turning its wearer into a titan of sorts.
If this were actually made, I’d put the swords back in their sheaths to make this pendant less pointy.
A pendant of Link with his trusty hookshot serving as a chain, what’s not to like? It’s a lot friendlier than my original idea, which was based on Attack On Titan (where you are the titan). You could probably do a standalone hookshot necklace, but the addition of the character truly completes this design. Read the rest of this entry
Sorry for the lack of posts here lately! I don’t like ignoring this blog ever.
What you see above is a very generic-looking jewelry box for Lord of the Rings, but I want you to ignore how it looks. This idea is about one very simple feature that’s inside the box. Let’s have a look:
Inside you’ll find a replica of the One Ring, one that actually emits a fiery light just like its film counterpart. This is because the ring is built into the box and has LED lights embedded within (or just below the surface the ring is perched on). The lights are active when the jewelry box is open.
Essentially it’s a super-geeky fridge light. Nothing against fridges, but a jewelry box is a more appropriate locale for the One Ring, seeing as it rules other rings of power.
I prefer the ring being a permanent fixture for the box, due to the internal electronics and also not having to worry about ring sizes; however I can see it being a removable and wearable item. You could use inductive technology to power lights inside the ring while it is in the box; or the ring could have light-piping and would sit on a halo-shaped LED light cradle.
Regardless this would be a pretty cool case for all your precious keepsakes.
A few months ago I felt a near-death Jabba The Hutt would make for a cool necklace. Jenn from Firefly Photographics liked the idea so much she asked her talented friend fromRude and Reckless to sculpt her one. As you can see it looks awesome! You can check out more pics here.
Who would’ve thought that an ugly giant worm in the throes of death would look so cute?
Special thanks to Jenn for commissioning this tiny doomed Jabba and snapping some great pics of him. And of course muchos kudos to Rude and Reckless for making this awesome piece.
A few years ago I scoffed at the idea of embedding LED lights into a T-shirt. Tacky was the word that came to mind. But then Tony Stark made it look cool, so now you can buy T-Shirts that mimic the appearance of an Arc Reactor beneath the surface of the shirt.
I believe that approach can be applied to a few other designs. Seen above are a few examples:
1. The Incredibles. I thought it would be fun to include the “homing beacon” light seen in the film. Ideally it would only go off once per hour, which would be great for battery life. If it were also feasible I’d have it link up with your phone via Bluetooth, so the light would blink when you got a call or text.
2. Razer Electronics. Okay I’m a bit of a Razer fanboy. I dig their use of ambient LEDs throughout their PC peripherals and laptops. Their logo was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the Arc Reactor t-shirt.
3. The Tardis. The single light on top of the Tardis would make this an ideal candidate for an LED tee. Sound effects are a possibility.
That’s it for pictured designs. A few other designs that could apply (on the basis of using a single LED light): The Autobot Matrix of Leadership, NHL ’94 goal light, R2D2, T-800 (single red eye), and Cyclops from the X-Men. Anything else you’d like to see?