Once a week I sift through the millions of Etsy listings to find the best in geek chic for Blog@ readers. Last week I showed you what the crafters were making out of the form of the most famous video game character in the world, Mario. This week, I decided his taller, skinnier, John Leguizamo-esque brother Luigi deserved his time in the spotlight. Poor fella. Always getting chosen second…
First up, this iPad LUIGI Inspired Case (which also fits Kindle DX) will just shout “I LOVE LUIGI!” User nokomomo created this one which costs $45. And you know, if you like that other guy there’s one for him too (plus a few other geek-inspired cases).
Because you need your fingers free to game but sometimes it’s cold all alone in the dark, Luigi Super Mario Brothers knit fingerless gloves. $15 from user tinybully, who happens to have a wide selection of fingerless gloves available including many comic book items.
Rest your weary gaming head on this Luigi quilted pillow cover. From user raindrops23, it measures 16 inches by 16 inches and is made up of 256 pieces/pixels. Yours for $42. And perhaps you’d like to pair it with this Luigi baby blanket from user punzie for $70?
Nothing says PARTY like Luigi. And it’s always nice to say “thank you” after a party. (Especially if you threw fireballs.) Then might I suggest these Luigi Says Grazie Paper Bag Puppet Greetings? A set of 8 from user ElvesInTheAttic for $26.
Lastly, I’m rounding out today’s column with something absolutely adorable (you know I’m a sucker for adorable). This is Player Two, a print from a series of illustrations on vintage book pages. User fortawesomestudios has Luigi as well as several other favorite game characters available for $11 each.
As always, bear in mind, since Etsy is a craft website and not a commercial, mass-market dealer, items are almost always one-of-a-kind or in very limited availability. When you see something you like, buy it. It may not be there the next time you surf round. (Yes, it’s a very dangerous site for your wallet.) Also, since most items are created individually, many sellers are willing to customize something specifically to suit your needs. Just ask!