The Virtual Artist Alley: Geeky Etsy Shops & Small Businesses

If you haven’t heard of OWLS before, it stands for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect. We are a group of content creators promoting the acceptance of everyone regardless of their disabilities, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Each month with the help of pop culture, literature, and other forms of media, we explore real-world topics through these online tours, sharing personal experiences and analyzing pop culture.

If you want to know more about OWLS, you can take a look at the blog here.

This year has been full of cancelled plans: vacations, weddings, graduations, concerts, and even *gasp* anime conventions. OWLS has been playing around with the idea of a virtual convention and honestly, I think we couldn’t have chosen a better time to put on The Mini CONmmunity: Anime is Never Cancelled. May I present to you my humble contribution of The Virtual Artist Alley which features some of my most favorite Etsy shops and small businesses that specialize in all things geeky including several Black-owned, women-owned, and Black women-owned small businesses!

Blerdy Girl Crafts

Crochet Sushi Bunny // Blerdy Girl Crafts
  • The freaking cutest crochet Sushi Bunnies & Amigurumi Dolls made by our sweet Naja!
  • $25 and up (a bargain for handmade goodies like these!)
  • Shop here: Blerdy Girl Crafts on Etsy

Mind Speaks

Gamer Glam Stationary // Mind Speaks

  • A cute spin on geeky stationary (and a personal fave)!
  • $2.50 and up
  • Shop here: Mind Speaks on Etsy

Adorned by Chi

Photo by A Geeky Gal // Tee: Adorned by Chi

  • The one-stop-shop for magical girls and guys (+ original Black girl magic comics)!
  • $3 and up (psst… use code AGEEKYGAL for a discount)**
  • Shop here: Adorned By Chi

A Geek Girl’s Tees

Photo by A Geeky Gal // Tee & Tote Bag by A Geek Girl’s Tees

Bright Lights Stitch Co.

Nintendo Gameboy Cross Stitch Kit // Bright Lights Stitch Co.
  • 80’s pop culture cross stitch patterns and kits for the geeky crafter!
  • $1.32 and up
  • Shop here: Bright Lights Stitch Co. on Etsy

Colorful Geekiness

Books and Cleverness Tee // The Colorful Geek
  • Geek chic clothing, pins, bags & more! 25% of proceeds from all HP sales for the month of August will go to pro trans lives organizations!
  • $2 and up
  • Shop here: The Colorful Geek

Fandom Flair Pins

Title of Your Sex Tape Pin // Fandom Flair Pins
  • Unique enamel pins for all kinds of geeks and fandoms!
  • $3 and up
  • Shop here: Fandom Flair Pins on Etsy

Games by the Thread

Animal Crossing New Leaf Cross Stitch Pattern // Games by the Thread
  • Geeky cross stitch & crochet patterns from video games (& Avatar)!
  • $3 and up
  • Shop here: Games by the Thread on Etsy

Karen Hallion

  • Home to the amazing She Series & He Series; you may even recognize the iconic phonebox + Disney prints!
  • $1 and up
  • Shop here: Karen Hallion on Etsy

Snackbat Studio (previously known as Pintrovert)

Enamel Pin Set // Snackbat
  • Weird prints, pin, and patches featuring your favorite fandoms!
  • $1.99 and up
  • Shop here: Snackbat on Etsy

Galaxy Gear Boutique

Head Bands // Galaxy Gear Boutique
  • Out of this world handmade geeky accessories for horror, animation, and wizard fans! (And another personal fave!)
  • $13 and up
  • Shop here: Galaxy Gear

Media Medusa Shop

Outlander Bingo Cards // Media Medusa
  • Geeky printables for parties and planners featuring your favorite fandoms!
  • $4.50 and up
  • Shop here: Media Medusa on Etsy

Sky Creation

Moogle Kimono Dress // Sky Creation
  • Handmade Lolita, Costumes, and Cosplay for all geeks! Features beautiful kimono cosplays!
  • $34.39 and up
  • Shop here: Sky Creation on Etsy

Utinni Bikini

Leia Love Pin // Utinni Bikini
  • Your home for Star Wars enamel pins & more! The only Star Wars pin shop you’ll ever need!
  • $9.49 and up
  • Shop here: Utinni Bikini on Etsy

Geek Nest

  • Geeky candles and wax melts straight from STL! (I met the owners and they are just lovely people with lovely candles!)
  • $4 and up
  • Shop here: Geek Nest on Etsy

For Nerd By Nerd

InuYasha & Kagome Art // For Nerd By Nerd
  • Nerdy art for your home featuring cut vinyl in beautiful minimalist frames!
  • $14.99 and up
  • Shop here: For Nerd By Nerd on Etsy

Nerdy Vegas Chic

Nerd Girl Crop Hoodie // Nerdy Vegas Chic

Prophecy Girl

Gamer At Heart Shirt // Prophecy Girl
  • She regenerated! PG is back with geeky womenswear, pin badges, and accessories!
  • £8 and up
  • Shop here: Prophecy Girl

Dark Edge Games

  • Extremely detailed, custom sci-fi miniatures perfect for tabletop games and collections!
  • $4 and up
  • Shop here: Dark Edge Games on Etsy

Lil Shop of Madness

3D Printed Sailor Moon Clock // Lil Shop of Madness
  • Creative 3D printed keychains and accessories you won’t find anywhere else!
  • $6 and up
  • Shop here: Lil Shop of Madness on Etsy

My Tangled Chaos

Lilo Empowered Females Print // My Tangled Chaos
  • Disney inspired prints and stickers featuring your favorite quotes and characters; perfect for any Disnerd!
  • $4.50 and up
  • Shop here: My Tangled Chaos on Etsy


Book of Spells // StyleXSasha
  • Incredible handmade Shoescapes featuring your favorite characters and fandoms!
  • $35 and up (A STEAL!)
  • Shop here: StyleXSasha on Etsy

I hope you all enjoyed this little trip down the virtual Artist Alley, which is definitely my favorite part of any convention. Time is so strange right now, and many small businesses just like the ones above are having a hard time due to the current circumstances. Let’s do our part to support these small creators! If you can’t make a purchase, please share their beautiful creations on social media. I would greatly appreciate any support you can give to these businesses above.

**This post contains affiliate & brand rep links; actions you take from the hyperlinks within this blog post may yield commissions for which never add to your cost if you choose to make a purchase, but make it possible for me to maintain this site.  ♥

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