Sheep Help Achieve Nerd Hair Nirvana

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We've all been there before: You're all ready to go in your flouncy white dress to the latest Star Wars cosplay party, but your Princess Leia outfit isn't complete without that distinctive headphones hairstyle. But you shaved your head the day before! What is a bald Leia-wannabe to do? Thankfully, craft site Etsy is here to help... as long as you have "2 skeins of Misti Alpaca Chunky, 100% baby Alpaca fiber yarn" handy.


For only $7.95, you too can knit yourself into a Carrie Fisher frame of mind, thanks to Etsy member Ansley Bleu. That's the price of a special knitting pattern for a "Leia wig hat," able to transform even the least coke-addled starlet amongst us into Debbie Reynolds' wild child princess from Alderaan.

Ansley, based in LA, has managed to get the best celebrity endorsement for her work - Not only has Carrie Fisher herself seen the hat, she's worn it onstage as part of a one-woman show about her life. It really doesn't get any better than that.


Pattern, Knit Leia Wig [Etsy]

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Annalee Newitz

If only I'd hat this hat when I was living in Boston, I wouldn't have had to buy earmuffs. All hail geek earmuffery.