Posts Tagged 'nintendo'

Super Marios Bros. Evening Wear!

We’ve all the seen the plethora of awesome and adorable Super Mario themed clothing, but how about some fancy runway worth evening wear?

Craftster user montyfull designed these back in 2007 for her senior show for design school and Ive got to say Im quite impressed with the mix of chic silhouettes and the playfulness of the Mario theme.


A nintendo garter?! How hot is that?!


The Toads have never looked more stylish!


A mighty couture bob-omb dress.


A front shot of the magnificent Mario dress which features a handmade head applique which according to montyfull took over 80 hours of work! She calls it her opus….and rightfully so!


As an added bonus, she took a 1-up mushroom appliqué off one of the dresses and attached it to her graduation cap…certainly fitting ;)

On the thread on craftster where montyfull posted these awesome pictures, she had this to say…

“So I’m a fashion major. Graduated in 2007, and just NOW got around to uploading pics of my stuff! I’m an avid gamer for life. Shooters, RPGs, PC, nintendo, Xbox… I’ll play anything if I can afford it. I also don’t like to take myself too seriously, so I decided that my senior collection was going to be mario eveningwear. Ya know, lots of sequins, duchess satin, chiffon, coupled with the crazy icons we know and love.”

All I can say is you’d better sign up for Project Runway girl! Give us geeky fashion loving girls everywhere a hero to root for!

[link via GeekSugar]

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Birdo Cross-Stitch WTF

My good friend Jenn posted up an amazing find on her blog today.

Birdo Cross-Stitch WTF

First of all someone cross-stitched Birdo…thats weird enough as it is. Secondly, they put WTF on there which ads to the overall oddly awesomeness of this piece. Its also frighteningly well done, my grandma would be impressed.

Oh and Jenn wrote a haiku to go along with it…

Rosy dinosaur
Cannon-faced genderbender
Put a ring on it

Could today get any better? I think not!

[link via Infinite Lives]

Knitted King Boo hat

Was trolling through some knitting sites today and came across this awesome knitted beanie. Its a few years old but its new to me so I figure its new to some of you as well! Now bow down before the almighty…

King Boo

I always thought the Boos were some of the cutest characters in the Mario world so needless to say Im in love with this hat. It looks like its a standard beanie knit in a round using this pattern chart. This pattern was created by Kelly of Purl Friday and is simple yet cute. I think Id like to try it out but felt the hat after for extra fuzzy Booness.

<3 seanalyn

Super Mario Felted Knit Bag

I guess Ive just got knitting on the brain today because I just stumbled across this…

Super Mario Felted Bag

This super cute bag is fairly basic as long as you have a good grasp of Intarsia and Fair-Isle knitting. The pattern is very well laid out and lets you know exactly what you need to do every step of the way. To make this bag yourself click here. This bag is perfect for toting around your Wii…or your DS and wallet and other things that live in a purse ;)

Im definitely adding this to my ever growing list of knitting projects.

Cooking on my DS?!

No, Im not talking about Cooking Mama (although I do love that game) Im talking about cookbooks for the DS. When I was in Japan one of the things I envied in the game shops was the sheer number of cookbooks for DS. Walking down the aisles of the many electronic shops in Akihabara here were dozens and dozens of them, sadly my total lack of reading any Japanese prevented me from picking any of them up. However when I was out shopping this weekend I saw Personal Trainer: Cooking available for the DS and quickly snatched it up.

I LOVE THIS PROGRAM! There just wanted to get that out of the way before I go any further. This is seriously such an amazing program and incredible for the $19 sticker price (by the way, I’m saying program because this isn’t a game so much as a computer application). Personal Trainer: Cooking features over 240 recipes from all over the world all with step by step instructions to help you create spectacular meals.

The best part of this program is the attention to little details that they put into it. If you are making Spinach Namul and don’t know how to blanch spinach, in the middle of the recipe it will give you the option to click on a mini guide to perfectly blanching spinach. There are even videos for some preparation tips, like how to clean a trout or perfectly dice garlic. Another nice touch is the kitchen timer that will pop up in the middle of you cooking steps and it will be automatically preset with the time needed for that recipe. You can also adjust the number of servings to be either 1, 2, 4 or 6 and it will automatically adjust the recipe accordingly.

Example of cooking video….look REAL people! Not cartoons!!

However, the greatest feature of all would have to be the voice control option that lets you repeat a step, go back or move on to the next without ever touching your DS (trust me chicken grease and a touch screen don’t mix). My biggest gripe with cook books is having to constantly dry my hands so I can look up the next step. With Personal Trainer: Cooking I can just say the word and it reads off the steps too me along with photos to illustrate the task.

The step menu allows you to pick up where you left off or skip ahead.

Searching on this program is also far better than any cook book because aside from searching by region or ingredient you can get really specific. To decide Monday night’s dinner I looked up by ingredient and calorie count (after eating heavy foods over the holiday I wanted something light). We have a ton of cucumber so I put that in and the result was a Chinese dish called Bang Bang Chicken which features a spicy sesame sauce and cucumber slices. It was delicious! Tonight I decided I want to cook some gorgeous salmon steaks that we have in the fridge, so I found a nice French recipe for Salmon with Green Sauce and a side of ratatouille to accompany it.

When you are looking at a recipe it displays the ingredients and allows you to check off ones that you are missing and it creates a shopping list to take with you to the store! But, lets say you’re at the store and you don’t know what parsley looks like, well it has photos of all the ingredients to help you along. Or what if you get to the store and they are out of an ingredient? Many ingredients have substitution suggestions like using unsweetened peanut butter if you can’t find sesame paste. Another nice feature is you can set the program to exclude certain ingredients. So if you are like my friend Becky and unfortunately unable to eat onions, with a click of a button you can make sure no onion recipes ever grace your DS.


You can use the map to look around the world to find your next meal! All the meals display a picture along with calories, time needed to cook and a short description.

The only thing that Personal Trainer: Cooking doesn’t have that I would like is a meal planner where you could schedule out the recipes you want to cook for certain days. If it had this feature, it would be the most perfect program ever! I am able to somewhat simulate this by adding a note to the recipes I want to use saying “Thursday night dinner” and I can then filter the recipes by notes. Its not the best solution but it works.


Another nice section is the Homemade Ingredients which teaches you how to make basic stuff like pizza dough or Béchamel sauce.

Overall, what I like most about Personal Trainer: Cooking is that they didn’t half-ass the game. They couldve easily shat out a bunch of recipes that you just tap through, but they didn’t go that route. All the little details and perks are what make this one step above your average print cookbook. They really thought about everything that someone would want or need in the kitchen. Hopefully this will inspire more cooking programs for the DS and PSP, I would also love to see celebrity sponsored editions (ahem Alton Brown’s Cooking for DS please!). Apparently a program called Whats Cooking? With Jamie Oliver did come out recently so I am now on the hunt for a copy of that (although I’ve heard that one isn’t quite as good). Honestly I would buy just about any other DS cookbook as long as its even half as good as Personal Trainer: Cooking. If I were to score this program I would undoubtedly give it an A!

Amazing handmade geek corsets

I usually don’t blog about clothing and fashion (even though thats my biggest passion next to domestic geekery) unless it has some sort of DIY domestic tie in. But I just cant not blog about these amazing handmade geek corsets for sale by one super talented seller on Etsy called The Vintage Doctor.





All the items are hand made from vintage fabric and fully boned, custom made for your order. The corsets cost around $130 and the dress retails at $175. Its a bit pricey for a corset, but I am seriously considering the Mario or Batman one because they are just beyond cute and geeky.

[link via Tokyo Mango]

Tetris pillows and other cuddly gaming things

Today feels like a good day to blog about all things 8-bit…

I know these are a bit old but I havent seen them on too many other sites.

Feltris Blocks

UK retailer I Can Count has made a limited edition first run of the soft and cuddly tetris pillows. The pillows are sold individually for £19.99, unfortunately the Orange T block is all sold out already :(

In other cuddly gaming news, Etsy seller punzie known for her homemade retro pillows and blankets has some great new items in her store. Some of my favs include…

Black Mage Blanket

Poison Mario Mushroom Blanket

PacMan Pillows

All 3 pillows are sold separately

Super Mario Bros Boo pillow

If youre interested in any of these buy quickly as they are all 1 of a kind and sure to sell out fast!


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