Holy smokes! It’s the one year anniversary for the Gabbing Geek podcast and we celebrate it in style with The Big 5-0. Traditional one year anniversary gifts are paper so we cover some comic books; modern one year anniversary gifts are clocks so we cover some time travel movies; and we also celebrate our birthday with an epic trivia challenge that must be heard to be believed. Listen to the episode now or jump after the break to read more!
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:
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:
Dragons are awesome. But Dragons made of paper mache are terrifyingly out of this world! All credit goes to Dan (the Monster Man) Reeder. Dan is a paper mache artist living in Seattle, Washington who’s been doing his own version of paper mache since 1972. Dan’s life goal is to spread the word about this under-rated, under-utilized art form. And we here at Gabbing Geek want to help bring awareness to Dragons. So it’s a win-win. I mean, can we all agree that Dragons are misunderstood creatures? All they need is a little love, gold, and hobbit meat. Is that too much to ask? See a Video and more great photos after the break.