Once a week I sift through the millions of Etsy listings to find the best in geek chic for Blog@ readers. I showcased some fancy Catwoman art last week in honor of the reveal of Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. This week the remake of Fright Night hits theaters and instead of using this as an excuse to search for David Tennant related items on Etsy, I chose to stick with the film’s theme of hunting vampires.
You won’t see the Boys and Girl Scouts of America handing out this merit badge. And that’s exactly why you need it. User StoriedThreads will help you inform everyone of your accomplishment with this Vampire Hunter Patch. Measures three inches and runs $7.
Once you’ve become a seasoned vampire hunter, you’ll be able to tell the vamps what’s up by advertising your past kills. User Alternate History lets you do that with this Fangs in a Bottle Necklace. The necklace goes for $30 and you can have the matching set of earrings for $24.
Anyone who watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer is well acquainted with the character Mr. Pointy. Well now you can get Buffy’s trusty stake stuffed. From user amlowi, $5. Perhaps you can use him to kill this guy?
Of course two other tried and true methods of killing a vampire involve garlic and silver so this Tiny Garlic Bulb on a Silver Plated Chain should do just nicely. From user PenelopesPorch, $14.99.
And well, if you need the whole kit and kaboodle there’s the Vampire Preparedness Kit. Complete with Airsoft (BB) Pistol, Inert .45 caliber “silver” hollow point bullets, Rosary, Hand painted glass vial with holy water (fake gel made to simulate water), Resin cross, Realistic garlic clove, Hand carved wooden stake and Wooden mallet. You can display it right next to your zombie preparedness kit. From user taatofu2, this package will run you $300.
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!