Once a week I sift through the millions of Etsy listings to find the best in geek chic for Blog@ readers. Last week I showcased poor, neglected Luigi. This week it’s all about the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! And what better way to celebrate than going green with shamrock shaded comic book characters?
For the Emerald Archer fans out there, heres some Green Arrow Comic Tags for gift-giving, bookmarks, etc. User ZombiepieceTheater has put these together for you out of recycled comics and kraft cardstock, $3 for a set of 5. You can also check out the other characters s/he has available.
Looking to share a highball with Highball? Why not do it out of these Green Arrow/Green Lantern Glasses? Just $12 for the set from user erindara, who has lots of other decoupage comic items for sale as well.
Show off your Green Lantern pride with this set of seven Green Lantern Corps buttons! User mutantcactus has button-fied Sinestro, Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kiliwog and the Green Lantern Symbol all for $5.
Granted, this is not a handmade craft but a vintage item, I just couldn’t pass showing this one off. It’s a full deck of Original 1966 GREEN HORNET Playing Cards w/Action Pics. User GreatOldStuff has these for $28.50 and they’re pretty sweet if you ask me.
You think Jen Walters would wear a bracelet of herself? My thought is, yes, she most certainly would. This is a Vintage She-Hulk Comic Book Bracelet from user Customcomix for $17. Lots of other cool, less green, characters from this user as well.
I’d be remiss in leaving out the largest green guy out there. How’d you like to look at the Hulk every time you turn on the lights? The Hulk Wall Place Light Switchplate Cover is just $5 from user savagejesse. Interesting placement for the screw hole…
(I know, I left out the Green Goblin. I fully intended on including him but there weren’t too many items on Etsy for him. Unless you’re interested in a Green Goblin Ball Macbook Decal…yeah, didn’t think so.)
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!
Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day everyone!