I don’t know about anyone else, but I really love to accessorize in my geekery. Especially when I go to a tournament. Not sure why exactly, but I’ll dress to match my army. Teal and White when I play my Eldar, usually something flowy; Purple and silver when I play Sisters, and with some combat boots of course; Purples and blues for my Tyranids were pretty easy, since that’s what I wear most days; and my Chaos Marines are the most fun, since I get to dress like a rock star! Last time, I believe it was my pink schoolgirl skirt, fishnets and my chaos collar, which I made for next to nothing!
I’ve made several pairs of earrings as well, and they match the dice I use for each army, and have just started making more, and trying to get a little more decorative with them. I also have a nifty Game of Thrones necklace, that I created from the keychain they handed out at the season 2 premiere that I got fortunate enough to be invited to.
What I DON’T have is any 40k themed accessories. I made an Inquisitor costume one Halloween and had to attempt (and failed) to create collar pins with the stylized =I=. I’m just not that great a sculptor. I know that BlackLibrary used to carry such items, but they’ve gone away long ago. I heard there was a company called Warp Artefacts, but they were absorbed into the Black Library (which is when I probably seen these things). There are a few random things on Etsy now and then, but not all of them look high quality. I had a bolt pistol keychain once and wish I knew where it was now.
What’s a girl to do to get some decent accessories around here? What happens when I need a Necron charm bracelet or have to don my Imperial garb again? And where did I put that inferno pistol?
Looks like DIY continues to be the answer. This girl’s gotta learn to sculpt!