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5 ways to make fandom happen on the cheap

My husband and I are both nerdy. Between the two of us, our nerdy obsession list is quite long. Unfortunately, when you combine all the orgasmic merch available for each of these fandoms with our limited disposable income, you create a perfect storm for massive credit card debt. In order to practice self-restraint, these are the five tactics that we've come up with to protect our checking account as we grow our nerdy collections…

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Get sexy (even geeky!) boudoir photos from Portland-based The Sensual Photographer

We've talked about boudoir photography over on Offbeat Bride with Why you should consider boudoir photos. Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my body. Much like the title implied, one of our plus sized Tribesmaids called her boudoir session "honestly the most liberating experience of my life." If you'd like to feel liberated yourself, celebrate the body you love, learn to love the body you have, or give the gift of your sexy-ass self to a special someone(s), you can do so at a special discount with our Oregon-based sponsor The Sensual Photographer.

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Throw this Doctor Who wibbly wobbly timey changey party

My birthday party always falls on the same weekend as the time change, so I thought it would be fun to host a time-travel party. My guests were asked to dress as someone from their favorite era (early 21st century attire was totally fine) or as their favorite Doctor Who Character. I dressed like a Dalek.

Here's how I threw an awesome Doctor Who-themed birthday party with Whovian decor, favors, and food!

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How to make these awesome Star Wars pegboards

My husband belongs to a Star Wars costuming group called the 501st, and I'm working on a costume so I can join, too. After going to a party at the home of another 501st member with a decked out Star Wars-themed garage, I decided that for my husband's birthday I'd give him a little Star Wars flair for our own garage. Since we have been talking about needing to organize our garage pretty much since day one, it made sense to combine Star Wars into our plans. And thus, the idea for the pegboards was born.