Calling all geeks! CALLING ALL GEEKS! It’s time for The Geekie Awards®. Yes – that’s right, I said The Geekie Awards®. Never heard of The Geekie Awards®? No problem: The Geekie Awards® is an award show by geeks for geeks™, aimed at putting the true geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. And guess what – you get to choose who wins. Find out how after the break:
A couple of years ago Steve Wintercroft, after receiving an invite to a Halloween party but struggling for costume ideas, sat down with a pile of old cardboard, some parcel tape, a pair of scissors and plenty of hot tea. An hour or so later and after some trial and error he had made himself a fox mask. The mask was well received so a year later he redesigned it and added a couple of other animals. And thus was born the WINTERCROFT Etsy shop.
The masks are straight forward to cut out and assemble and are intended to be made from waste card, old cereal boxes are perfect. Steve designed masks for music videos, fashion shoots, parties and events with designs from dogs to a Stag and is always open to suggestions for new ideas. If can’t find what you are looking for or you need a particular mask for your event, just ask. In the shop you will find delicately drawn templates, and easy to follow written instructions so that the masks can be assembled by anyone, using local materials and removing the need for mass manufacturing or shipping. You’ve GOT to see how amazing these masks are after the break:
What the what? Yep – you’re looking at that correctly, that’s a 3D replica of the start screen for Super Mario Brothers. Twitter user BitBlt_Korry created this masterpiece by using 14,000 painted toothpicks. The project cost him a total $84, which is a lot of money going to small sticks. But we’d say say it was money worth spent, and so will you after you see the video. Check it out after the break:
Papercraft is one of the most intricate forms of art. All the little tiny slice and dices are enough to make any regular exacto knife user pull their hair out. But Etsy shop owner WillPigg makes it look so effortless and beautiful. You have to check out his amazing creations. All of his creations are hand cut to order, and they are mesmerizing. Check out more of Will’s work after the break: