One of the best things on the planet is when something awesomely nerdy is topped with some geeky frosting! That is exactly what is happening at the Renaissance Festival in my area next weekend. In addition to all of the fun excitement you can find every day at the RenFair they are also having a Time Travelers Weekend! No, we’re not talking the traditional fair maidens and brave knights. Time Travelers Weekend means sonic screwdrivers, time-traveling DeLoreans, and excellent adventures! To celebrate, I’m sharing how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings to rock your time traveler style every day.
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- Sonic Screwdriver Charm x 2
- Fishhook Earring x 2
- Jump Ring x 2
- Enamel Paint (10th Doctor Blue or 11th Doctor Green)
- Small Piece of Foam
- Small Paintbrush
- Set of Jewelry Tools
First, paint the tips of your sonic screwdriver charms with your enamel paint.
Place your painted charms paint-side up in your piece of foam to dry. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.
Open one jump ring using needle nose pliers.
Slide the jump ring through the eye of your painted sonic screwdriver charm.
Next, slide the eye of one fishhook earring onto your open jump ring.
Close your jump ring with pliers once your earring and charm on it.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 for your second earring.
These are so fun and easy to make. Once you’re done, start planning your time-traveler cosplay with some of these fun and easy ideas:
Back to the Future
Doc: Tease your hair so that it is wild-looking and spray it with white temporary dye. Next, throw on a white lab coat and Ta-Da! You’re ready to build a Flux Capacitor.
Marty: If there was ever a time to pull out a retro puffer vest, this is it. Rock some comfy jeans and carry a skateboard to complete the look.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill: Baggy jeans rolled up at the bottom and a cutoff white t-shirt make this cosplay one of the easiest in history. The best way to rock it is to have a friend dress up like Ted with you.
Ted: This one has a lot of layers but would still let you cosplay in comfort. Put on a pair of white sweatpants and push them up to the knees. Wear a pair of black shorts over them. Next, add a t-shirt and a black vest. Lastly, tie a red jacket around your waist to complete the ensemble.
There are seriously so many options here that I’m not even going to try to list them all. I will, however, leave you with some photos of my friend and I rocking some Dr. Who inspired costumes, though. (They aren’t great photos but at least they’re fun!)
A stick of eyeliner is all you need to be a Silence victim. We totally rocked that look at the zoo last year. As for the Tenth Doctor, grab you some cheap 3-D glasses and a sonic screwdriver to take your outfit over the top. (P.S. My sonic screwdriver is totally a pen as well. Possibly my favorite writing utensil of all time.) If you are looking for some more nerdy Whovian crafts, you can find them littered all over DIY Adulation like this “Hello Sweetie” card or these “Bigger on the Inside” boxers!