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Geek Out Comic-Con Style, at Home

Even when you’re not into superheroes, Middle Earth gambling, anime or My Little Pony, it is very likely that someone else in your household is a comic book fanboy or fantasy fangirl. Maybe you’re even in your way to San Diego to get Comic-Con 2012, where comic book fans, fantasy gamers and movie celebrities, arcade fanatics, along with others in between gather for a weekend of nerdfest fun. Keep reading for ideas to add comic book panache, pop art flair or Dark Knight mystique for your private space.

TRIO Environments

From shams to throw pillows and wall murals, this boy’s area is devoted to his love of the caped crusader Batman. I bet that this New York family has tickets to The Dark Knight Rises, premiering on July 20.

Walls Of Art LLC Muralist

Muralist Tony Stafki brings the Force for the bedroom of this kid. I can’t help but believe that the parents likely enjoy the 35-year-old fantasy as far as — or over — their child does.

Walls Of Art LLC Muralist

R2-D2 and Yoda make art that is excellent. Here, Yoda seems to be saying, “Switch off light, save electricity, little one. A good night’s sleep, you are going to have. Hmmmm.”

Interiors by Myriam, LLC

Interiors by Myriam, LLC

This contemporary Miami media room is every Star Wars and comic book fan’s dream space. Swathed in blue with splashes of crimson, yellow and orange, the area brings both to the young and young at heart.

The seats resemble storm troopers.

Interiors by Myriam, LLC

Which came mural or decoration? It’s interesting to note that the microsuede couch, throw pillows, area rug and flooring pouf echo Thor’s superhero colors. This media chamber would make any Thor (and Chris Hemsworth) fan happy.

Hayneedle

Hasbro My Little Pony Collection Wall Decal – $99.99

Decals are a great alternative for a My Little Pony-themed area or “brony” man cave. If you’re not conscious, “bronies” (plural of brony) is a phrase used for guys that are fans of the TV series, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. As I type, hundreds of bronies are preparing for a “Brony Meetup” at San Diego Comic-Con before the Principal My Little Pony panel conversation.

Director Marc Webber’s The wonderful Spider-Man broke blockbuster records last week and is well on its way to becoming one of those year’s highest-grossing films.

If you’re not willing to declare that your love for Spidey through large wall murals or conspicuous decor, try something much more subtle, like this custom ceiling fan layout.

The Comics Factory

Sabretooth “Brains & Brawn” – $110

Artists at The Comics Factory produce personalized canvases and prints of your favourite superheroes and villains using your likeness.

AllPopArt.com – Custom Artwork

Since the parents of both of these children have done, try turning the little ones’ penchant for tantrums and spills in their own superhero handles. If you can’t beat them, have fun with them.

Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design

This artwork deco-inspired game table seems like it was taken right from Superman’s Planet Krypton. The table legs look like pieces of “White K,” white forms of the commonly known (and more powerful) green kryptonite.

Broadstone Companies

Members of the Adrian Empire, a nationwide nonprofit educating the general public about swordfighting and fight through exhibitions at this year’s Comic-Con, could delight in with this knight column at any entryway, as in this Mediterranean-gone-medieval home in Texas.

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd..

I would not be surprised to find the owner of the cottage at this year’s Comic-Con. A serious collector of J.R.R. Tolkien novels and memorabilia, the homeowner needed to create a little cottage to house and protect his assortment. This sure beats a dungeonlike basement, doesn’t it?

DISTINCTIVE APPLICATIONS Kimberly Wohlfarth,Artist

Although the actors and actresses supporting the ├╝bersuccessful Harry Potter franchise have moved on to more mature characters, generations to come have yet to find the magic of Hogwarts. This mural of Hedwig and Hagrid is a little bit fantasy, a little bit rock and roll, making it perfect for a boy or girl’s eclectic toilet.

Tim Cuppett Architects

If you want to create that Harry Potter feel in the home but are averse to murals, stickers and memorabilia, try something like that under-the-stairway niche — a nicer, more spacious version of the Dursleys’ cupboard beneath the staircase in the Harry Potter series. Tug small lightning bolts on children’ foreheads, and you’ve got yourself a home that is ready for some serious make-believe play.

FORMA Design

Vampires never sleep, which means Twilight’s Edward Cullen along with his entire vampiric clan do not invest in bedframes, beddings or mattresses. Get Edward’s bed-free appearance with a Murphy bed or comparable style. This contemporary Washington, D.C., bedroom has plenty of storage units and shelving, which slip to show a Murphy bed for this “I do not sleep because I am a brooding vampire” look.

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