Love the old 8-bit video game characters and want to put them on stuff around you like your dresser, wall, or sleepy dog? Then make a stencil for it! It's a great way to try out multi-layer stencils. You can go for a clean look or get a little messier for a distressed look like above.
Have a character in mind? Excellent. Here's how to do it.
Step 1: Find a character
8-bit characters are great because they're blocky and don't use too many colors. Super Mario and Link only use three colors and Megaman is still reasonable with five.
So just go on a search for images. Google is your friend here. That's how I found this image for the wizard from Final Fantasy.