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Mario Question Mark Block Gets Real

Mario Question Mark Block Gets Real
Looking for a unique gift for that Nintendo fan in your life? Check out this awesome bit of Mario-inspired decor I found over on Etsy. Canada’s Lost Mitten crafts makes these 3-dimensional question mark boxes, perfect for your desktop, or hung from your ceiling.

Xbox 360: a Cute and Cuddly Console

Xbox 360: a Cute and Cuddly Console
Were Bioshock and Halo 3 a little too intense for your delicate sensibilities? Are games like Barbie’s Horse Adventure more your pace? Then have I got a video game console for you! An artist going by the excellent screen name Kickass-Peanut created this soft, plush Xbox 360 console, which is certain to be unable to play those evil “M”-rated games.
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Hats Off to This LED Chapeau

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau
While you might think that top hats went out of fashion a hundred years ago, this funky hat hack uses modern technology to bring the classic cap into a new era. The LedHat is a handcrafted wonder that involved soldering a grid of hundreds of individual green LEDs around the crown of a top hat.

Intricate Handmade Xbox 360 Faceplates

Intricate Handmade Xbox 360 Faceplates
Swiss artist André Willimann handcrafts these gloriously detailed 3-dimensional faceplates for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. Each one is meticulously assembled from custom molded 3-D pieces, then individually oil painted to give the works depth and color. The artist is currently selling a limited-edition series called “Treasure Island”, which feature a vivid scene of tropical waves, islands and even a detailed skull if you look close enough. While I love the pirate theme, I have to say this earlier “Molten Stone” faceplate really knocked my socks off.

Mario Pixel Quilt Lets You Sleep With Your Plumber

Mario Pixel Quilt Lets You Sleep With Your Plumber
Take your Mario obsession to bed with you with this handmade quilt inspired by Nintendo’s pixelated plumber. Maine artists Shawna, Patrick (and their turtle named Bruce) from Potatocraft crafted this machine-pieced patchwork quilt from numerous individual squares of colored fabric to create giant pixels.

Is That a Wii-Mote in Your Ear?

Is That a Wii-Mote in Your Ear?
Gamer girls, if you weren’t fortunate enough to pick up the Nintendo DS necklace, here’s another fun piece of video game inspired jewelry I found. These earrings are tiny versions of the Nintendo Wii-mote controller. Artist Thiakosia hand-sculpted these tiny Wii controller earrings entirely from Sculpey polymer clay.

Pac-Man Inky Ghost Bag: Booyah!

Pac-Man Inky Ghost Bag: Booyah!
I came across this funky Pac-Man inspired bag over on Etsy earlier today. Handmade by Melissa and Zach of New York’s hobocampcrafts, the bag features the likeness of one of the dot-gobbler’s ghostly nemeses, Inky. Using a bunch of carefully selected buttons, the artists stitched together the blue ghost from the classic 80s arcade game.

Boombox and Walkman Plush Creations

Boombox and Walkman Plush Creations
Check out these awesome soft fabric pieces of audio gear. I can’t decide if I like the Boombox or the Walkman better. I love how the artist even made a little pair of headphones and some cassettes to go with the portable tape player. All were lovingly handcrafted by Israel’s VeryNiceDolls.

Zelda Mosaic Immortalizes Link in Stained Glass

Zelda Mosaic Immortalizes Link in Stained Glass
Here’s something for true fans of Nintendo’s classic Legend of Zelda adventure series. Etsy contributor ProphetofDoom recently created this wonderful mosaic version of the video game’s protagonist Link. Handmade from thousands of individually cut pieces of stained glass, it took the artist over three months to complete.

Mario Gets Crafty in Needlepoint

Mario Gets Crafty in Needlepoint
Check out this amazingly precise needlepoint inspired by Super Mario Brothers. Artist Lauren Yakiwchuk must have had the patience of a saint to pull off the detail in this scene from the Nintendo classic platformer. It took Lauren about 30 hours to complete this 9″ x 11″ scene from SMB, handstitching the entire piece from scratch.

Guitar Hero Controller Gets Stuffed

Guitar Hero Controller Gets Stuffed
Amidst her handmade menagerie of teddy bears, bunny rabbits and other cute critters, Delaware crafter Poisonholly created this seemingly out of place plush Guitar Hero 2 controller. The hand crafted guitar bears more than a passing resemblance to the PS2’s cherry red Gibson SG, complete with colored fret “buttons” on the neck.

Space Invaders Sweater: What, No Sequins?

Space Invaders Sweater: What, No Sequins?
With cooler seasons just around the corner, here’s something to warm the cockles of your heart. It’s a hand knit Space Invaders sweater. Kansas City crafter n2Imaginations hand makes these custom sweaters from acrylic yarn to keep you nice and toasty on those cold Winter nights.

Space Invaders Mobile Hovers Over Head

Space Invaders Mobile Hovers Over Head
I guess it doesn’t take much to amuse me these days. Pretty much put an image of Mario, Pac-man or the Space Invaders on anything handmade and I’ll bite. Today’s crafty goody is this felt mobile that pays tribute to Taito’s classic video game aliens. A Chicago artist going by the screen name pixelparty created this whimsical art piece which puts the iconic retro gaming aliens into motion over your head.

Nintendo Necklace for Girl Gamers With Style

Nintendo Necklace for Girl Gamers With Style
It seems like most gamer gear is oriented towards dudes, so it’s nice to see the occasional accessory for girls who like to get their game on. On one side, this contemporary necklace features a feminine cherry blossom design, but flip it over and it shows off your true gamer spirit with the image of a classic Nintendo NES controller. Michigan artist Sarah Lynne handcrafts her necklaces and other jewelry designs using aluminum, wire, paper and paint, then coats them with a highly polished resin glaze that takes three days to complete.

Now You Can Sleep With Your Wii-Mote

Now You Can Sleep With Your Wii-Mote
Can’t get enough of your Nintendo Wii? Now you can take it to bed with you, thanks to this giant plush Wii-mote pillow. Artist and Nintendo fan Palochka is making these oversize handmade pillows from polar fleece.

Hand Knit Pac-Man and Pals

Hand Knit Pac-Man and Pals
Check out these wacky crocheted 3-dimensional versions of Pac-Man and his cohorts. Artist Carey Huffman hand knit these little versions of the yellow dot gobbler along with his ghostly pals Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. She’s even gone to the trouble to create this pattern guide for you to create your own.
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