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Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff
« on: December 19, 2015, 02:47:30 AM »
What is up guys!?

I thought we could use a topic like this to show off all of the cool video game cakes, presents, crafts etc...you may get for your birthday or whatever.

I have a cool mom and want to share her stuff. I want to see your stuff too!

My family can't be the only weirdos who do this!

I'll start with a Slime cake my mom made for my 20th birthday. She misspelled "birthday" but that only makes it more unique!

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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 02:50:04 AM »
That same birthday, my brother decorated all of my presents with foam slimes and DQ battle system menu cut-outs. Notice, I am level 20.


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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 05:10:16 AM »
These are awesome! I love the sunglass cat battle background too. That is a version of DQ I would love to play.

Not birthday, but my partner (who is *not* into games) hand-sewed this small felt DQ slime as a surprise Xmas gift for me a few years back


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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 08:29:35 AM »
My folks got a Super Mario cake pan for me way back for when I was a kid (and would sometimes frost/decorate the resulting cakes to make it look even more like Mario), and I still have it stored away somewhere.

Then again, they also got me the occasional videogame as a birthday present as well (how I got the likes of Ducktales, Zelda II: Adventure of Link, Disney's Aladdin (SuperNES), Super Mario RPG, Megaman Legends and Final Fantasy Tactics; alongside other such games like Jurassic Park (SuperNES), Super Cesar's Palace, Jeopardy and other occasional bargain bin deals).
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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 08:33:05 AM »
I have a lame family that couldn't really care less about my hobbies.

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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 11:41:30 AM »
That slime is wonderful, Robert. Who can hate googly eyes?

You gotta bust out that Mario cake pan and post a picture of your amazing creation on the forum!

Here are some felt ornaments from last christmas.




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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 12:10:22 PM »
That is pretty awesome, I have to agree!
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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2015, 06:16:52 PM »
I need that Dragon Quest paper. That is so neat.

I've never had anything handmade for me that's gaming related for Christmas, but I did make Chocobo and Moogle cupcakes for my friend's 20th last year. And they were damn delicious.

I also share my date of birth with Secret of Mana's NA release date. That's pretty cool I think.

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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2015, 01:06:10 AM »
I need that Dragon Quest paper. That is so neat.

I've never had anything handmade for me that's gaming related for Christmas, but I did make Chocobo and Moogle cupcakes for my friend's 20th last year. And they were damn delicious.

I also share my date of birth with Secret of Mana's NA release date. That's pretty cool I think.

As in "Got it for a birthday straight from the shipping crate." or "NAers have been playing it literally as long as you've been a thing."?

As for the B-Day cake pan, you'll have to remind me in a couple of weeks (although I haven't put that much effort into a B-day cake for years now).
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Re: Awesome Video Game Birthday Stuff
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2015, 01:40:38 AM »
That's really awesome.

I'm not huge on DQ but I feckin' love the smile slime.




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Re: Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2015, 11:24:21 AM »
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Re: Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2015, 11:30:43 AM »
I can't get to it right now to take a picture because Christmas things are in the way, but my wife knitted or crocheted me a katamari, with magnets in the bumps so it actually picks some things up. :)

That's pretty cool, but definitely the most impressive thing she made me was a DDR dance pad.  Wood, metal, plastic, and frankly, amazing.
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Re: Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2015, 11:36:19 AM »
She is a genius! I gotta see that Katamari when you get the chance.

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Re: Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2015, 12:20:57 PM »
Years ago, Tomara on the forums once made me a sweet knitted bracelet that looks like a NES controller.  I used to wear it for gigs all the time with the various bands I played with, but it started to unravel just the teensiest bit, because playing in bands like Kryovax and Pool of Thorns takes its toll on everything- instruments, amps, clothing, our bodies.  Ergo, I retired the bracelet.  The quality of her craft is impeccable and I love that bracelet.  It was worth trading Trace Memory for.  It was cool wearing it for gigs, though.  People would ask about it all the time. 
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Re: Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2015, 01:30:06 PM »
Aw, thanks! :)

I still make bracelets occasionally, but rarely ones as elaborate as the NES controller. Those are a lot of work and it just selling them to random people at conventions just isn't as much fun as sending them all across the globe.

I think I still have a picture somewhere...



I made a few versions to figure out what worked/looked best...

Some other stuff:



My friends and I made this for a charity auction a couple of years ago. We made most of it during the convention, but due to some poor planning we ended up completing it during the action, right there on stage. Even with a spolight on us, it was kind of hard to see what we were doing. It's one of those 'never again' things you remember fondly anyway.

I've made Super Mario mushroom granny square blankets for several children, and the MangaKissain Utrecht has one as well. This is the fanciest one:



And a little while ago, because the charity auction blanket did not teach us all the lessons it should have, my friends and I decided to make a baby blanket for the first child of the MangaKissa's founders (because they are really nice people who do great things for the community). It got out of hand and the Blanket Brigade ended up making this:



It's 899 squares - a terrible number in multiple ways. It was worth it.


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