Dragon*Con might only be once a year, but I try to get my weird kicks in whenever I can. Halloween‘s an obvious choice, but Durham–being its fun, funky self–provides plenty of opportunities to nerd out a bit. This past weekend my college friend Nora was visiting, and I did my best to show her all the quirks that Durham had to offer. Luckily the Scrap Exchange, our local non-profit creative re-use center that provides aisle after aisle of stuff that you can turn into crafty fun, was having its annual Scrap a Go-Go benefit at Motorco, and the theme was 60s science fiction and space. The night promised food trucks, bands, a make and take station, and a silent auction. Also, costumes were encouraged. I’m a huge fan of Scrap Exchange (sort of a crafter’s dream, really), and also space, and also food trucks, so to Scrap a Go-Go we went!
None of us really had any costumes, so I just threw on some green eyemakeup and green lipstick and a Star Trek pin and loaned some Star Trek earrings to Nora. We figured we’d make some space accessories once we got to Motorco.
The Scrap Exchange had set up a number of tables and barrels with tin foil, plastic lab equipments, cut up pool noodles, scissors, tape and many other weird, “spacey” things with which one could make a space accessory. Nora made a space bonnet of awesomeness, Jon made these rocket shoulder things that at one point ended up on his head. I just made a head band because I am bad at crafting things like this and also I had green lip stick, so I felt like I was representing. We spent an inordinate amount of time crafting, because making things is awesome.