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Last week we featured our overstock of bow ties (many of which are still available, by the way), and this week’s were continuing the theme — sort of — by spotlighting our available stock of hair bows!

Like the bow ties, there were show-only items, and now that we’re done with shows, we have some leftovers we need to find good homes for. This is a perfect gift for a young geek girl, or a young-at-heart geek woman, and we’re letting them go for just $5 — a third of their original price (plus shipping, of course).

Here’s what we have left, so if you’d like one, contact me at veronica@storiedthreads.com and we’ll set up a private transaction via PayPal. If we have any given design with both metal and plastic headbands, please let me know which one you’d prefer, or we’ll pick at random. We’ll even throw in a random pin from our collection of overstock pins as a bonus gift!

This is first come, first served, and when we run out we won’t be replacing them, so act now!

  • One chibi Nick Fury (plastic headband)
  • Two SHIELD logo (plastic headbands)
  • Two Marvel logo (plastic headbands)
  • Two Firefly logo (plastic headbands)
  • Two Deadpool logo (metal headbands)
  • Three Marvel character heads (metal headbands)
  • Seven Star Trek engineering/security (four plastic, three metal headbands)
  • Eight Star Trek science (metal headbands)

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Every six months or so, we go through our sales records and our inventory, looking for items that may have exhausted their lifespan with our customers. That chore has taken on a different meaning as we are no longer doing shows, which means any inventory we happen to have on-hand becomes harder to sell off.

So over the coming weeks we’ll be spotlighting some of our surplus discontinued items, and this week we’re featuring three bowtie designs. These were show-only items, and we found a small cache of them in our bins, still bagged up and ready to go.

We currently have one Star Trek bowtie in science department blue, four Star Trek ties in engineering/security red, and nine Superman bowties. We sold these at shows for $17, but we’re offering this very limited stock to you for $10 each (plus shipping).

If you want to grab one, e-mail me at veronica@storiedthreads.com and we’ll set up a private transaction through PayPal.

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Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? Did you love it as much as I did? It’s been a week since I saw it and I’m still talking about it, so this week I’m spotlighting some items that should be of interest to fellow fans of the Princess of Themyscira.

We debuted the Amazon Fandom Pride Patch ($7) quite some time ago, but now seems like a great time to reintroduce everyone to it. This is a great little accessory to add to a jacket or bag.

Next, for all you women who, like me, love superheroines, check out the Superhero Geek Merit Badges ($8), which come in both genders and in white or POC variations. Representation matters!

 

 

 

Finally, we pay tribute to another awesome warrior princess in the Amazon mold: Xena! Lucy Lawless’s iconic character filled that too-long gap between the end of Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman TV series and the Gal Gadot movie by giving us a strong, smart, sexy, and yes, skilled hero to admire.

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Happy Towel Day from Storied Threads!

For those of you unfamiliar with this quasi-holiday, it is the day when fans of the late Douglas Adams pay tribute to his work, specifically to his epic sci-fi series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. We here at Storied Threads are fans too, as evidenced by a few items dedicated to his most famous novels.

We start, appropriately, with our “Don’t Forget Your Towel” patch ($8). It’s the most important thing you can bring with you on an intergalactic adventure!

 

 

 

 

And then there is our 42 patch ($7), which refers to the supercomputer Deep Thought’s cryptic answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

 

 

 

 

Finally, we have Mr. Adams’ immortal words of advice: “Don’t Panic.” You can get this sage advice on a patch ($9), or on a messenger ($39) or tablet bag ($54). Want it on a full-size laptop bag? Contact us for a custom order!

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“I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.” – Eddie Izzard

I am a big European history nerd, and I’ve learned that many of my customers are too. I’ve been thinking about trying to come up with some new designs for my History line, but for now I’ll just spotlight a few items I’m especially fond of.

One of my earliest European history designs was inspired by a viewing of the TV show The Tudors (not a great show by the way, especially if you’re a hardcore history and costuming geek like me). The Anne Boleyn patch ($8) depicts Anne’s iconic necklace dropping with blood, which foreshadows her unfortunate fate.

After the body of King Richard III was discovered under a car park, I came up with the Here Lyes Richard III – No Parkyng patch ($9) mostly as a joke. I didn’t think anyone else would appreciate the gag, but I soon discovered I wasn’t the only person who found it funny. This always got a good reaction at shows among history fans, and I sometimes receive e-mails from customers who discovered the patch and had to tell me how much they love it.

In 1485, Henry Tudor defeated King Richard III in battle, thus ending the War of the Roses. As King Henry VII, he married Elizabeth of York, and symbolically combined the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York into one sigil — the Tudor Rose. I love the design, which is why I’ve made it available as a patch ($9), on a scarf ($23), and on small messenger ($38), tablet ($53), and laptop bags ($58).

And remember, all three of these designs are available on a variety of products in my Redbubble shop!

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In celebration of what’s become for geeks an unofficial holiday, we’re presenting some sci-fi movie-inspired designs, and of course we have to begin with our Star Wars-inspired “Stay on Target” patch ($8). It’s sound advice, for life in general and for targeting massive space stations of staggering destructive power.

Our Star Trek-inspired Away Team bags have been popular items since we introduced them, and we have a few left over from our 2017 show run, so they’re on-hand and ready to ship! They’re available in messenger ($34), tablet ($49), and laptop ($54) sizes, in classic ST gold, blue, or red, with embroidery for command, science, medical, engineering, and security. Although we default to Original Series color/department pairings, we can easily adjust them for Next Generation fans.

 

 

 

H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds has been adapted into two major motion pictures (we like the older version better), a handful of loosely inspired low-budget movies, a TV show, comic books, and now into an embroidered bookmark ($10)! The design depicts one of the Martian tripods looming over the city, bathing it in the beam of its devastating heat ray.

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Doctor Who returns later this month, and while I’m a season behind on the show since our household “cut the cable” a couple of years ago and we no longer have easy access to the BBC, I know the Whovians out there are eager to see Peter Capaldi pilot the TARDIS for one more series.

In honor of the good Doctor’s return, today we’re going to spotlight some of my favorite items from our Doctor Who-inspired line.

First up is the Ace jacket patch ($24), which began as a custom order for a customer looking to put together a costume based on the seventh Doctor’s (Sylvester McCoy) companion Ace. This two-part package includes the giant A and a separate “ce” — and we’d like to let you know that we have made replicas of some of the other patches featured on the character’s signature jacket, so if you’re looking for one (or more), contact us!

We have several bags for Whovians, but we’re always amused by our TARDIS-inspired bags, available in small messenger ($37) and tablet size ($52) through our website — and we can easily make it in laptop size as a custom order. The larger sizes come with interior pockets, which will make people think it’s larger on the inside than it looks on the outside!

 

I jumped on the Doctor Who fandom train back when SyFy (then the Sci-Fi Channel) broadcast the revival starring Christopher Eccleston, so I have a soft spot for the “Bad Wolf” storyline. We have several items featuring our interpretation of the Bad Wolf graffiti, but one of our favorite uses is on this necktie ($17), made of silvery-gray silk.

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