What happens when you have a game that has been around for a quarter-century and a deeply passionate player base? You get stuff. Lots of cool stuff.
From stained glass to wedding rings, delicious cakes to custom jewelry: here are 10 creative endeavors made by the Magic: The Gathering community (in no particular order).
1. Lego Slimefoot!
Lego comes from Danish leg godt meaning 'play well', something Magic players strive towards.
This adorable Lego figure was done by the very talented Eero Okkonen, who does some truly artistic work. You can find more about it here.
2. Too Cool For School
Here's two classy friends at a Two headed giant event.
Where can we order those playmats?
If you google 'Magic: The Gathering Cake' you'll find two things:
1) There are many talented people baking MTG-inspired cakes.
2) I'M SUDDENLY HUNGRY FOR CAKE!
4. The Tattoo
If you googled for MTG cakes, know that MTG tattoo also delivers extensive results, just not that yummy.
What's the ultimate (no pun intended) tribute you can pay to an artist? Getting his art on your skin seems a strong candidate.
5. Stained Glass Bolas
Remember the War of the Spark trailer with those beautiful stained glass planeswalkers?
Here's a real one. You can find the artist that did this gorgeous piece here.
6. Hot N Cold
Seeing this picture left us wondering: what other Magic card would make a cool looking object?
For a real challenge we propose someone build a replica of Colossus Hammer.
7. Wearing Moxes
Here's five of the most iconic Magic cards turned into necklaces.
You should also check our interview with Dan Frazier, the artist that painted them!
8. Shalai & Karn Cosplay
The term "Cosplay" (costume play) was coined in 84 in Japan, and this performance art has been growing ever since.
9. Card Alters
Many Magic players alter cards as a hobby and some - like Klug Alters - are able to make a living out of it.
Read our interview with Klug Alters and learn more about his awesome job!
10. Magic Wedding
In some booster packs you'll find that Mythic card you've been looking for, in others you'll get an awesome foil, and in some you'll find... a wedding ring.
At least that's what Kate found, after Dallas proposed to her using a very special booster. You can read the full story here.