Archive for ‘Creativity’



Jawa & Chewburgers! Utinni!

Bonnie Burton | October 12, 2011

Everything Burger blogger Charlton Yu made these delicious homages to Star Wars for the fan site Star Wars Remix.

Yu writes:

Have you seen Star Wars Remix yet? This website celebrates the Star Wars universe by featuring non-traditional “artwork,” similar to some of the things I was doing for Burger365. Of course I had to create some Bonus Burger365 pieces and came up with these “Jawa Burgers.”

Yu writes:

Here’s another burger that I created for Star Wars Remix. In hindsight, I should have used a Boca Burger patty to create “Chew-Boca.”

Read more:
Jawa Burgers (via Everything Burger)
Chewbacca (via Everything Burger)

DIY Baby Yoda Costume!

Bonnie Burton | October 11, 2011

With Halloween around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking of which Star Wars characters to dress up as.

Parents in search of a fun costume for their younglings might want to check out this fan-made Yoda costume with some rather impressive ear hair!

Find out how to make it here:
Yoda Costume for Baby (via Instructables.com)

Jedi Disney Princesses Cake!

Bonnie Burton | October 10, 2011

Remember that awesome dad who photoshopped Ewoks into his family vacation photos so his kids could believe Ewoks were real? Now he’s responsible for giving his daughter an adorkable birthday cake mixing the two things she loves most: Star Wars and Disney princesses!

If there was a Nobel Peace Prize for being an awesome dad, Anthony Herrera would get our vote!

Anthony Herrera writes:

My daughter really enjoys Star Wars. Like many other little five year old girls my daughter also likes Disney Princesses. As parents my wife and I like to encourage both. So when it came to planning a birthday we opted to try a little combination. Why not? Nothing says that a Disney Princess can’t get along with a Jedi or a princess from a galaxy far, far away.

In steps our friend Trisha Patterson, a creative superstar when it comes to making cakes. We asked her to make our daughter a cake knowing what interests her most. This is what she came up with. Nothing beats the look of a little girls face when she sees two things she loves to put together on a cake made just for her.

Check out the photos here:
Star Wars Disney Princess Cake

AT-AT Pancakes

Bonnie Burton | September 20, 2011

Nothing makes breakfast more fun than eating an AT-AT invasion! Find out how you can transform boring pancakes into yummy vehicles headed to your plate!

Learn how to make these pancakes here:
Star Wars Pancakes

Custom Stormtrooper Cruiser

Pete Vilmur | August 11, 2011

If you’re a regular StarWars.com reader, you know some of us here have a soft spot for customized Star Wars bikes. So we couldn’t resist sharing a great ride pieced together by Russian fan Dee Troy, who’s posted several pics of his “Phat Stormtrooper” over at RatRodBikes.com. Check out the full thread here (and, for you custom bike enthusiasts, RatRodBikes just posted this year’s custom cruiser winner!).

Death Star Cosplay Dress!

Bonnie Burton | July 29, 2011

When I first came across vlogger and craftster Jennifer Landa and her awesome Star Wars videos on Youtube I knew eventually she’d create an amazing cosplay Star Wars costume, and sure enough she did!

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, she debuted her fancy Death Star dress complete with galaxy tights and a TIE Interceptor hair accessory! StarWars.com chats with Jennifer about her Imperial couture that would make even Darth Vader smitten.

Why did you decide to make a cute dress of the Death Star?

For months I couldn’t decide what I wanted to cosplay as! I just knew I wanted to do a quirky take on someone or something from the Star Wars universe. I had seen a Death Star costume before and loved the idea of cosplaying as a thing instead of a person. I love personifying objects! So when I saw Robin E. Kaplan’s adorable print of a girl dressed as a Death Star, I freaked out. Her Death Star character was so cute and feminine and anything but a scary super weapon! After that, I knew I had to go as Miss Death Star.

How did you come up with the design?

I wanted the costume to have a space-age yet retro feel! So I decided to make the Death Star more like an exaggerated bubble skirt. I cut the skirt so it was a shorter length and chose a form-fitting bodice. For me, it was important to keep the whole look feminine and flattering. When I was designing the costume, I came up with the character “Miss Death Star.” I imagined her to be a cross between Ethel Merman and Judy Garland. I know, it’s a little strange but the fun part about cosplaying is really getting into character!

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The Giant Cardboard R2-D2 You’re Looking For!

Bonnie Burton | July 18, 2011

Star Wars fan Len Komanac made this gigantic R2-D2 for an art exhibit.

OddityCentral.com reports:

Len used to 4 fridge boxes, 5 AC boxes, 3 dryer boxes, 3 rolls of blue duct tape, 1 roll of aluminum tape, 52 glue sticks, 1 can of white paint and 2 sharpie pens to make this gigantic R2-D2. He worked on it for 50 hours. This super-sized version of R2-D2 will be showcased at the “Dr. StrangeLen or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make the Art” exhibit, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, so if you’re in the area between July 16 and September 2, don’t miss the chance to check it out.

Read more about it here :
Star Wars Fan Builds Giant R2-D2 Model

Students Build JediBot!

StarWars.com Team | July 18, 2011

Using a robot arm, Microsoft’s Kinect sensor and custom software, students at Stanford University were able to teach a robot how to weird a foam lightsaber.

ExtremeTech reports:

The robot arm is pre-programmed with a bunch of “attack moves” and it defends by using the Kinect to track the green lightsaber. To attack, JediBot performs a random attack move, and if it meets resistance — another lightsaber, a skull, some ribs — it recoils and performs another, seemingly random, attack. It can attack once every two to three seconds — so it isn’t exactly punishing, but presumably it would only require a little knob-tweaking to make it a truly killer robot.

To defend, the JediBot uses the Kinect sensor to pick the green lightsaber out of the background (that’s why it isn’t blue), and performs depth analysis to work out where it is in comparison to the robot’s lightsaber. If you watch the video, the tracking is remarkably fast, and it’s probably very hard to actually land a blow on the robot.

WATCH VIDEO: Stanford Students Create JediBot

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New Art from Upcoming Star Wars Art: Comics Book

StarWars.com Team | July 18, 2011

Artist JH Williams III posted a new image from the upcoming Star Wars Art: Comics book (due out October 1, 2011) on his blog today.
From the artist’s blog:

I had been told that George was a longtime comics fan. So I also wanted to go for this classic giant monster versus hero idea, like stuff you might see in old Kirby comics, but here it needed to be a mechanical weapon that looked like a creature, giving a sense of story beyond fighting a giant monster.

Check out Williams’ full post including an expanded view of his stunning artwork here and learn more about Star Wars Art: Comics here.

Make These Clone Trooper Desserts!

Bonnie Burton | June 22, 2011

Nothing tastes better than clone trooper helmet… if you know how to make it with the right ingredients! Dot shows off how she made these yummy clone trooper candy pops and cupcakes on Instructables.com!

These Clone Trooper Candy Pops are made using Rolo candies and marshmallow fondant!

Dot says about her Clone Trooper Cupcakes:

For The Clone Wars birthday party, we came up with the idea for upside down clone trooper helmet cupcakes. These cupcakes were the hit of the party with the five-year-old boy set!

They are not only impressive looking, they are also tasty. The marshmallow fondant on the outside actually tastes like marshmallows, not not regular, mediocre tasting fondant.

These cupcakes could easily also be adapted to be stormtroopers rather than clone troopers, if your Star Wars fan is more old school. Simple change the pattern on the cupcake!

May the dessert be with you!