Geek [Supplies] – Sandman by Neil Gaiman

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Cosplay

Morpheus Helm

You don’t have to outwit a demon in Hell if you’d like to acquire your own version of Dream’s helm. If only Dream had known about Etsy. I think his quest might have been a little easier.

Dream Necklace

Though Doctor Destiny destroyed Dream’s ruby, this replica is available from Etsy in case you want one for yourself. It’s not going to have the power that Dream’s had, so if you want a “magical” evening at a diner, everyone’s just going to have to spike their drinks the old fashioned way.

Totes Magotes

Death Tote

This Death tote bag is one of the most gorgeous pieces of screen-printed art that I have seen on Etsy. You could fit a lot of magical dream sand into a pouch this large!

Books

Sandman Book

If you’ve scrolled this far and still have no idea who Doctor Destiny or Dream are or why it’s called a “helm” (it looks like a regular old helmet, right?), it might help if you read Volume 1 of The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes. It’s available in paperback or for your Kindle. The rest of the volumes in the Sandman library can also be found on Amazon.

Collectibles

Dream Statue

Of all the figures I found, this Dream Statue from Amazon is my favorite. Dream is a pretty emo guy overall (I wouldn’t be very upbeat, either, if I had been imprisoned for several decades), but he looks genuinely pleased to have been reunited with his helm in this pose. I have no idea how large this statue is, but the shipping weight is 18 pounds so I’m guessing you’ll need to clear a space on your shelf about the size of a large cat if you’d like to display this piece.

Music

The Cure

You guys! Did you know that Dream was in a band called The Cure? Oh, wait. He wasn’t? That was Robert Smith? Are you sure? Oh. Well, it’s still a great band. Now I’m going to have “Just Like Heaven” stuck in my head, but it’s one of my favorite songs, so that’s totally okay with me. “Dancing in the deepest oceans/Twisting in the water you’re just like a dream…”

Flair

Morpheus Magnet

This piece can be ordered from Etsy as a magnet or a button, so you can decide for yourself if you’d like to put it on your suspenders or your fridge. If I were Dream, I’d use the magnet to hang up a photo of the time my sister Death and I played in a rock band together called Siouxsie and the Banshees:

Siouxsie Sioux and Robert Smith

Oh, crap. Really? I fell for it again? This is Robert Smith with a woman named Siouxsie Sioux? And they used to tour together? Huh. That’s actually pretty cool.

Amigurumi

Amigurumi Dream

SQUEEEEE!!! This Sandman-inspired Dream crochet doll from Etsy is SO CUTE I CAN’T EVEN STAND IT! SQUEEEEE!!!


Educating [Geeks] Podcast for Sandman

E[G] Drinking Game for Sandman


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