Archive for ‘Creativity’

Fashion Inspired by The Clone Wars Team | February 3, 2010

photos: Morgan O’Donovan via Dazed Digital

We already know that Star Wars has made its mark on cool urban street wear from the likes of Marc Ecko to adidas, but this may be the first time we’ve heard of The Clone Wars being a direct inspiration for runway fashions.

Swedish fashion label Acne’s Jonny Johansson told the press that his recent show in London took direct inspiration from The Clone Wars, which he watches with his sons.

Vogue UK reports:

Acne’s Jonny Johansson cites Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the starting point for his autumn/winter 2010 collection, which showed last night in east London. That’s not to say we should all start packing a lightsaber, but rather we should be channeling the intergalactic colour palette, shape and feel of Luke Skywalker’s get-up.

“The collection was actually inspired by a cartoon my two eldest sons are obsessed with; Star Wars: Clone Wars,” Acne creative director Jonny Johansson revealed with a smile. “It’s not literal, of course, just a feeling, an inspiration — and many of the silhouettes continue from last season. But I liked the idea that movies with spacey subjects are supposed to look futuristic.”

Futuristic or not, the collection has all of Acne’s signature wearability. Shaped, buckled bondage pieces and space age styling; gold cuffs, collars and models’ metallic foreheads, were balanced by the soft draped shapes of dresses, over-sized boxy styles of suede and leather jackets and the brand’s signature fur and shearling collars.

Check out photos in the Acne Gallery


DIY Han Solo in Guacamite

Bonnie Burton | February 2, 2010

Last February, we reported about the awesome Han in Carbonite “He’s No Guac to Me Dead” entry by Rob Saccenti at Guac Bowl 2009. So in honor of Guac Bowl 2010 we couldn’t help but hope Rob would give fans a few pointers how to do their own tasty tribute to Han.

Here’s some great tips Rob posted on his blog awhile back in this step-by-step process for making his Han in Guacamite masterpiece in case any fans want to try it themselves. Just be sure you have 50 avocados worth of guacamole on hand!

I built a 6’8″ x 2’8″ frame using 2×8 redwood boards. I made an inside lip out of 2x4s, leaving just enough room (3/4″) so that my 6’5″ x 2’5″ MDF board would be flush with the top when I dropped it into the frame, and then trimmed it all out with door casing. I used bondo to seal all my gaps and nail holes.

The only piece I bought ahead of time was the face, because I knew it was the most important part of the whole thing. I was lucky enough to find master special effects makeup artist Bill Forsche through the internet, who just happened to have an amazing sculpt of Han’s carbonite-frozen face.

I got the frame built, and starting adding the face and body elements. After making his legs out of chicken wire, I started sizing, cutting, and preparing the clothes for the papier mache bath.

The body was created using a plastic torso I found at a used mannequin/store display shop downtown. It only went down to the top of the thigh, so I had to build out the rest of his legs to the knees using molded chicken wire. The hands were tough…One hand was made using one of those articulated wooden artist’s hands you can buy at an art store, and covered it in papier mache. The other hand, not nearly as nice, was foil covered in papier mache.

The boots were old work boot toes I cut and epoxied to the board. For the clothes, I cut up and old t-shirt and pair of Dickies, and dipped them into a papier mache bath (flour, water, and Elmer’s glue) that Emily prepared. The next day, the clothes were still a little damp, but the warmth of the sun was definitely helping. While I waited, I started painting the frame, and I ran to the hardware store to pick up 6 paper towel holders to spray paint silver and add a little detail to the side panels. By the time I came back, Han was dry, and I finished the paint job.

Check out the photos and instructions here:
“He’s No Guac to Me Dead”

Read more about Guac Bowl here:
Guac Bowl’s Back, and Creamier than Ever
(via NBC Los Angeles)

Cardboard Star Destroyer Craft!

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2010

Don’t throw out that cardboard! Now you can transform trash into a Star Destroyer worthy of an Imperial fleet. Here’s a great example of a crafty fan making one heck of a collectible out of corrugated cardboard. Well done!

Star Wars Star Destroyer Craft

Crochet This Yoda Hut, You Must!

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2010

Craftster user Jatoha crocheted this cool hut for her daughter’s Yoda and other Star Wars action figures. The fact that she improvised without a pattern makes it even more impressive!

Crochet Yoda Hut! (via

SOURCE: Craft zine

Darth Vader Rainbow Cake!

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2010

Darth Vader might only wear black, but we’d like to think he’s quite fond of rainbows. Here’s a tasty recipe on how to make a rainbow cake with a Sith Lord standing proudly on top!

Rainbow Cake How-to
(via JuestJENN Recipes)

TIE Fighter Costume!

Bonnie Burton | January 15, 2010

The crafty fan who made this TIE Fighter costume is a genius as far as we’re concerned. Most impressive to say the least.

Top-Heavy: Star Wars TIE Fighter Costume

Snow Jabba & R2-D2!

Bonnie Burton | January 13, 2010

We spotted a Snoda (Snow Yoda) last week, so it was only matter of time before Jabba the Hutt and R2-D2 got in on the fun!

Forget Snowmen. Let’s Make Snow Astromech Droids! (via Geekstir)

Han, ma bukee. Bargon yanah coto da eetha. We made a snow Jabba! (via Helen Johnson)

Cookies Worthy of a Wookiee

Bonnie Burton | January 10, 2010

First Kayla Kromer makes this awesome Millennium Falcon bed, and then she decorates these geektastic Star Wars cookies! Is there anything she can’t do?

Check out the full set of cookies here:
Winter “Bake” Sale 2009

VIDEO: Katie Cook Draws Chewbacca Team | January 10, 2010

Artist Katie Cook has a way of making everything in Star Wars look adorkable. Here’s a great video showing Katie draw and color an artist sketch card of everyone’s favorite Wookiee.

WATCH VIDEO: Drawin’ Chewbacca

Snow + Yoda = Snoda Team | January 7, 2010

(Photo from Jim Jeroo)

In honor of Star Wars fans everywhere who feel like they’re stuck on the planet Hoth thanks to endless snow, here’s a way to have some fun instead of shaking your fist at the sky.

Artist Jim Jeroo shows off his skills by making this Yoda snowman he nicknamed Snoda. Most impressive. In fact, we’re kinda hoping he makes a snow AT-AT next!

If you’ve made a Star Wars snow sculpture, please let us know in the comments!

(Photo from Jim Jeroo)

You can follow Jim Jeroo on Twitter here.