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SWCVI: Super Secret Star Wars Panel

Jennifer Landa | August 24, 2012

Super Secret Star Wars Panel

Crowds of fans poured into the Chapin Theatre.  Onstage a DJ played a techno remix of AC/DC while images of the band flashed on giant screens.  Before long the crowd (including myself) started clapping to the catchy beat.  People jumped and waved as t-shirts were thrown into the audience.  There was so much anticipation and energy in the crowd.  Everyone was ready and pumped for the main act.  No, this wasn’t a rock concert.  It was the Super Secret Star Wars Panel!

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DIY Jabba the Hutt Shoes

Jennifer Landa | August 7, 2012

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It’s no secret that I have a crush on Jabba the Hutt. What can I say? I find his laugh irresistible. So what better way to show my love for the coolest gangster in the galaxy than by wearing him on my feet!

Recently crafters have been hand-painting TOMS shoes with their favorite Star Wars characters. There have been shoes inspired by R2-D2, C-3PO, and even Boba Fett. For my Jabba-inspired footwear, I snagged an olive green pair and set out to make my sluggy slip-ons!

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Best Star Wars Costumes at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Jennifer Landa | July 16, 2012

Female Wookiee

One of the greatest things about San Diego Comic-Con is getting to see all the incredible costumes fans make! Whether a cosplayer spends a day or a year on their creation, their costumes are always a fun sight on the convention floor.  Nothing is more exciting than seeing your favorite heroes or villains in person!  This year we saw everything from an impressive looking AT-ST to a rhinestone-encrusted Stormtrooper.  Here are some of my favorite Star Wars costumes from SDCC 2012!

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Project Cosplay: Millennium Falcon Skirt!

Jennifer Landa | July 14, 2012

Opening Image

The Millennium Falcon holds a special place in my heart. It’s an underdog of a ship with a lot of wear and tear, but for me that always made it more fun to root for. And even though Luke Skywalker called it a “piece of junk,” she is surprisingly powerful and fast! Plus, saving Lando Calrissian’s life a few times is pretty awesome.  So at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con – as a tribute to my favorite ship in the Star Wars universe – I cosplayed as the Millennium Falcon!

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Introducing… Jennifer Landa

Jennifer Landa | July 12, 2012

Editor’s Note: If you were at last year’s Comic-Con, or visited this blog last summer, you might recall our profile of Jennifer Landa, an actress, video blogger and life-long Star Wars fangirl who got a lot of attention for her hand-crafted Death Star Dress. She has also produced and appeared in several Star Wars web videos, including the Star Wars Blu-Ray Rap. Now, as this year’s Comic-Con gets underway, we’re pleased to welcome her as the newest contributor to the Star Wars blog, where she’ll be covering crafts and pop culture from the fan girl perspective. Read on for Jenn’s story, and check back throughout the weekend for her dispatches from the floor in San Diego!

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