Custom cakes, cupcakes and sugar cookies by Nerdache-Cakes… because nerds need cake too! Ant Roman is a part time bakery owner and (self confessed) full time fan-girl with crazy stupid fondant skills. Nerdache-Cakes will make any nerd’s cake dreams come true for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, company promotional events and all kinds of celebrations. All manner of edible geekery is covered from comic and children’s books to gaming, movies and TV including Batman, Doctor Who and everyone’s favourite merc Deadpool.
Welcome to the Killer Kitsch Preston Comic-Con 2015 blog from Saturday 1st August 2015. I rolled up at lunchtime and still found a sizeable queue for the second Comic-Con held at the Guild Hall in Preston. Stalls-a-plenty, guests & talks, a prop display area, cosplay, artists alley, writers, crafter’s and cakes. Spent a few hours wandering, chatting, taking photos/video and generally making a nuisance of myself.
Fabric stickers and magnets made from cotton twill and poly/cotton blends by Alysha Crist. Working from home, and selling at local craft markets, Alysha has now launch her first Etsy store with these cool hand-made designs featuring Marvel and DC Comics Superheroes & Villains, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Super Mario Bros, Star Wars and Doctor Who. Check out her ETSY STORE HERE
Pixel Artist Pixel Baz presents Donkey Kong mashed with pop culture movies and TV shows in classic 8-bit pixel-art style. As a retro gaming fan, and massive geek, these designs tick all the right boxes. Aliens, Adventure Time, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Sesame Street characters climb those sloping levels trying to reach the top, save their ally and hopefully take out the fiendish kidnapper at the end of the game (with a big sword, pulse rifle or in Cookie Monsters case a giant cookie distraction).
AM Audio Media is a production company specializing in audio plays. Doctor Who: Dark Journey is a Canadian, award winning audio series written by Andrew Chalmers and directed by MA Tamburro. The productions feature a musical score and sound effects plus a full cast of actors that take The Doctor and Sherlock Holmes on a dark journey through time and space.
“It’s a bit darker than your traditional Doctor Who but a take on the series that could easily fit within the expanded universe of the show aimed at a more mature audience. Oh and it’s funny too. Dark but funny. Did I mention it was funny? “
“The most exciting thing about making the show is how it’s an ever evolving creation.”
There are currently five episodes available on AM Audio Media and, due to their massive popularity, another seven new episodes will become available over the next several weeks. The new episodes feature new sound designers, new artists and new actors while continuing the story of Dark Journey that fans love. Each episode will initially be available via one of several popular fan podcasts.
Who says that cross stitch is only good for flat things? Now you can use the mighty power of cross stitch to create 3D dolls of your favourite Doctors and companions. Have you ever wanted a wibbly wobbly Multi-Who-Faced dodecahedron? Well now’s your chance!
Robin Hobbs, of RobinsDesign on Etsy, has a whole bunch of hand designed cross stitch patterns on offer covering everything from Doctor Who, Sherlock and Star Trek to Science, Humour and Horror. Remember, you have to do the work of stitching and assembling but, looking at the results, it’s time well spent.
No here’s something you don’t see everyday -The Many Faces of the Doctor Dodecahedron Cross Stitch and Sewing Pattern. Try saying that after a few pints. Illustrated in the pop art style of Andy Warhol, twelve sides equals twelve Doctors faces. Fourteen sides coming soon perhaps? Pattern available from RobinsDesign on Etsy.
If, like most of us here, you enjoy Sci-Fi and Fantasy books and movies then these are the doormats you’ve been looking for. Eco friendly coconut mats stencilled with slogans and geek friendly imagery by Damn Good Doormats on Etsy. The range covers Star Wars, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Douglas Adams, gaming and humorous quotes. Most of the designs can be personalised with your own message, be it welcoming or not, and if these are not to your taste you can always try Damn Good’s tongue-in-cheek UnWelcome Doormat collection. Personalised doormats – Art you can wipe your feet on!
Custom hand-painted footwear, apparel, canvases and prints by Lea Williams Art.
Designs range from 80s cult classics such as Ghostbusters and Back to the Future to the Smegtastic British comedy Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, music icons and personal commissions for anything you can think of. Considering you get a new pair of shoes included in the price these are an absolute bargain.
Check out Lea Williams website and Facebook and please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!
Alternative clothing and costumes from Frockasaurus on Etsy – Stand out from the sartorial herbivores. Victorian gowns, Adventure Time and The Walking Dead dresses, Horror skirts and amazing cosplay creations, handmade in the UK by Kaz Hall. As all garments are made to order production times may vary depending on workload and availability of materials.
Speaking of time… first up is this Femme Sixth Doctor ‘Colin Baker’ Cosplay comprising of jacket, corset-waistcoat, neck-tie and skirt.
“In my very distant past I worked for Bermans and Nathans Theatrical and Film Costumers in London, where I made wonderful and interesting things such as elf costumes for Santa Claus the Movie, Egyptian mummies for Young Sherlock Holmes and accessories for Indiana Jones. Later I worked as a seamstress with the designer John Galliano.”
The twelve Doctors limited edition (of 175) giclée print by Castle McQuade.
Available from Castle McQuade’s Etsy store. Each piece is hand signed and numbered so your getting the real deal here. Archival dye inks printed on 300 gsm MOAB Entrada fine art rag. Sounds impressive, right?