Archive for ‘Creativity’



This Election Day, Be Sure to Consider Every Issue

Katie Cook | November 6, 2012

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Last-Minute Star Wars Costume Ideas

Jennifer Landa | October 29, 2012

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It’s the day before Halloween and you don’t have a costume. Dressing up like Queen Amidala might be out of reach, but there are plenty of other Star Wars costumes you can make in a day. Maybe you just got invited to a Halloween party? Or perhaps you want to dress up for school or work tomorrow? Whatever the case may be, fear not! Here are some Star Wars costume ideas that will help you get ready for Halloween in a hurry!

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How to Make a Great Pit of Carkoon Bundt Cake

Jennifer Landa | October 24, 2012

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Brain cupcakes. Chocolate eyeballs. Worms in dirt. These are the types of desserts I look forward to eating every Halloween. For this year’s festivities, I wanted to create a treat that puts a Star Wars twist on those traditional spooky desserts. In my opinion, nothing says scary like The Great Pit of Carkoon and the deadly Sarlacc that inhabits it. Being digested over the course of a thousand years is what nightmares are made of!

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Halloween on a Budget (Part 2)

Katie Cook | October 23, 2012

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A Nearly-Instant Leia Costume

Holly Frey | October 18, 2012

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Halloween approaches! You’re rushed for time, but want to show your Star Wars love. I have a super-quick Leia project just for you! Leia’s A New Hope look is so iconic that it’s easy to make an instantly-recognizable homage to every Star Wars fan’s favorite princess. This isn’t going to be a screen accurate version, but it’s perfect for those times when you get a last-minute invitation to a costume party, or if you just want to add a little Rebel chic to your wardrobe. You will need some basic sewing skills, but this is all fairly simple stuff. Best of all, it will only take you an hour or two.

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How to Make a Stormtrooper Pumpkin

Jennifer Landa | October 17, 2012

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For me, Halloween is the time of year when I embrace the dark side to the fullest. I find that the spooky holiday just brings out the Sith in me. So for this year’s festivities, I decided to carve a Stormtrooper pumpkin.  What better way to salute the boys in white than by carving their helmet into the side of a squash? Now I’m no Pumpkin Geek but fortunately there are a lot of cool Star Wars templates online, like these downloadable Star Wars stencils here. For my carving, I liked the idea of using a Stormtrooper helmet not only because it’s so iconic, but also because it’s fairly simple to carve. So if you’re a beginner carver (like me), then this is the design you’re looking for!

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Fifty Percent Monty Python , Fifty Percent Star Wars

Jeffrey Brown | October 16, 2012

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Back in high school I worked, along with my good friend Nate, on a comic called “The Bandits.” The comic was pretty much 50 percent ripping off Monty Python, and the other 50 percent was Star Wars… The Bandits ended up meeting various characters, riding in vehicles, and visiting scenes from the Star Wars films.

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Halloween on a Budget

Katie Cook | October 9, 2012

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Making Wookiee Pies & Exclusive Bar2D2s Recipe

Lara Starr | September 28, 2012

It was the summer of 1977, and my whole family—like the rest of the country—had Star Wars fever!

Here’s my brother and I in our t-shirts, off to see the movie (again), and that Christmas we all got the gift of Star Wars: comic books for me, a lightsaber for my brother, and my mom got a picture-disc LP record of the soundtrack.

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Happy Birthday, Mark Hamill!

Katie Cook | September 25, 2012

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