ARCANACOPIA: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fantasy Decorating
We started this website to introduce people to our idea of do-it-yourself Fantasy Decorating. ARCANACOPIA comes from “arcane” meaning “secret or mysterious, known or understood by only a few people” and cornucopia meaning “a great amount or source of something”. Thus ARCANACOPIA is a great source of mystical & magical ideas! We want to be your source of mystical and magical ideas for do-it-yourself fantasy decorating projects.
Fantasy decorating differs from usual decorating in that it is based on a your favorite genre or character. Whether you are interested in general categories such as Medieval or Steampunk or are into specific characters such as Harry Potter or Dr. Who, our projects can be adapted to your personal style.
The other way that Fantasy Decorating differs from the sort of decorating shown in magazines and on television is that it emphasizes the do-it-yourself part. The finished projects we show here are not available ready made or would be expensive if they were.
We have found that most followers of the popular fandoms are natural do-it-yourselfers who show their devotion by creating everything from food to cosplay costumes to furnishings so as to surround themselves with the world they love.
We have also found that many fans of pop culture follow more than one fandom and there are sites that have a great time combining fandoms. You see this at the various cons around the country. We have seen storm troopers conversing with elves at Comic-Con and have passed fairies at Ren Faires. Daniel Radcliffe himself was photographed speaking to a young fan while dressed as Boba Fett. We have more fun when we share our love of our fandoms with other people.
We plan to give instructions on how to create your own personal space in the style of your choice rather than dwell on clothing or food. We have done this by producing room sets based on a theme or character and then giving instructions on how to create the various components of the rooms yourself. You can mix and match projects to create rooms customized to your own unique style.
Check back with us for blogs, do-it-yourself projects and news about our upcoming show schedule.
The Aviatrix Steampunk Room- a tribute to Amelia Earhart.
The Dragonologist’s Parlor- A Close Personal Friend of Harry Potter
The Medieval Dining Hall- A Toast to All Our Friends in the Society for Creative Anachronism