In a brand new feature I will be sharing with you some of my favourite Etsy finds each week. This week I mainly have comic books on my mind as I will be heading along to the wonderful Thought Bubble Comic Con later this month. So, in honour of this amazing event I have been hunting down wonderful comic book-related items.
Kapow headband, $23 from Janine Basil
This Kapow headband from Janine Basil’s Etsy shop is quite simply genius. There is a full range of Comic Sound FX headbands available, including ones that are covered with rhinestones, not to mention one that glows in the dark. Yazooks! Quite frankly I want them all.
The shop is also worth checking out for the rather awesome mirrorball head bust that a lot of the pieces are photographed on. I want one of those too!
Captain America handknitted Meerkat, $37 from Nifty Knits
I really don’t feel there is a great deal I can say about this fella, he pretty much speaks for himself I’m sure you will agree. You can buy Captain America Meerkat, along with his friends Wolverine, Cyclops, Gambit and Rogue from the X-Men from the Nifty Knits Etsy shop.
More of a DC Comics fan? Never fear as Nifty Knits have it covered with a wide range of super hero meerkats including Batman and Robin, Superman and Wonder Woman among them.
Vintage Comic Passport Case, $12.50 from Bookity
Your passport need never be naked again! Not when you can dress it up in this fabulous passport wallet made from a vintage comic.
Throw on your stetson and mosey on over to the Bookity Etsy shop right now cowboy. Or for those of you who are full of gung-ho and daring-do you might prefer the Red Falcons fight the Air Smugglers version.
Superhero Notebook, $35 from Bombus
I have a whole pile of notebooks but I would happily add this wonderful hardback Superhero Notebookfrom the Bombus Etsy shop to my collection.
The notebooks are customisable so you can choose the superhero that you think most reflects your personality. Who would you be?
Prof Brian Cox Rocks Necklace, $12 from Polka Dot Emporium
Not technically comic book related but Lynn, the lovely lady behind Polka Dot Emporium, is actually going to be selling her wares at Thought Bubble so I will get the chance to check them out in person!
If you are not so lucky, you can get your mitts on this Prof Brian Cox Rocks necklace from the Polka Dot Emporium Etsy shop.
Now it is worth noting that although I shall tend to feature UK-based makers, shop local and all that malarkey, all Etsy pricing is in US dollars. I seem to recall they had a handy currency conversion function at some point recently but it seems to have vanished again.
What is the very best piece of comic book-related makery you have ever seen or made? Why not let me know in the comments below!
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Thank you! I'm very partial to the huge range of comic-inspired buttons at http://www.zibbet.com/PortableGraffiti/section/cartoons-comics
Wow! That's a whole lotta buttons! Thanks for the link