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Home Geekonomics: Star Trek

Home Geekonomics is a series that features the best in geeky home decor, food, and DIY. Each week will focus on a specific fandom and highlight the best of geek for your home and everyday life.

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This week Star Trek Beyond will make its debut at Comic-Con and whether you’re down in San Diego or watching the festivities from home, you can’t help but get into the Starfleet spirit.

These inventive projects will keep you busy bringing Star Trek into your home through easy to follow DIYs and hacks. Now if only we could create a working DIY a transporter in the garage…

DIY Comm Badges by Where’s My Dream Life
I love the idea of repurposing things you already have at home. Everyone has stacks of business cards lying around—who knew they’d make perfect Star Trek comm badges? A Sharpie and some scissors and you’re well on your way to creating a whole fleet of paper communicators.

Vulcan Phone Case by The Cheese Thief
People will definitely do a double take when they see you talking on the phone and catch a glance at your Vulcan ears. This would be a great DIY right before a convention. It’s casual cosplay, emphasis on the casual! All you need is a clear phone case and a printout of your favorite logical Vulcan.

Star Trek Welcome Mat by Our Nerd Home
Welcome all beings into your home with a DIY Star Trek welcome mat. Change an affordable mat into a glorious ode to the final frontier with just a template and some spray paint. Be a bastion of protection for any wayward Red Shirts that wind up on your doorstep.

Star Trek Nails by More Nail Polish
I am all about themed nail art and these lovely tips are made to reflect the crew of Star Trek the Next Generation. Beautifully done, the colors are dead on and require a steady hand. Hold on to something!

Star Trek Dress by Reanna Lily Designs
Using a regular McCall’s dress pattern this outfit is easily turned into a Star Trek uniform that’s a wonderful modern take on a classic. With just a little bit of color blocking you can achieve an everyday cosplay look that’s smart and fashionable.


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