Here are some cell phone snaps from this morning’s Star Wars invasion of the Today show.
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Each year, the anchors of the TODAY Show have fun as Halloween approaches by dressing in costume. This morning, with the help of Lucasfilm, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Meredith Viera, Hoda Kotb and company showed up decked out in classic Star Wars outfits. After conferring with Darth Vader via hologram, Roker showed up dressed as Han Solo with Chewbacca in tow. Matt arrived via X-wing as Luke Skywalker. Hoda, fittingly, arrived as Yoda. Kathie Lee Gifford had R2-D2 as her sidekick since she was dressed up as C-3PO. Ann Curry was revealed to be hidden beneath Darth Vader’s mask. Appearing as royalty were Natalie Morales as Queen Amidala and Meredith Vieira as Princess Leia. The hosts then competed in a game of “Jedi Jeopardy,” where the anchors tested their Star Wars trivia knowledge. See it online here. Read the Today Show’s story here.
Still looking for a the perfect Star Wars costume for Halloween? Why not make your own using clothing best worn by hipsters and win some dough at the same time?
Between October 14, 2009 and November 6, 2009, American Apparel is asking their customers to submit photos of themselves in costume. The catch is this: the outfit should feature at least one American Apparel product, and it must be reasonably prominent. They have to be able to see it, so undies won’t count unless they’re worn on the outside, superhero-style.
Here’s an entry from Bert & Shelly from California.
Han is wearing an Interlock Running Short in navy/red and the sheer rib 3/4 sleeve v-neck in white.
Leia is wearing a modified Baby Rib Bikini Bra in brown.
Gun, vest and loincloth are homemade.
Read more about the contest and see more entries here:
Hallowe’en Costume Contest
(via American Apparel)
In honor of Halloween this week, our friends over at the awesome scifi pop culture site io9.com asked me to guest blog for them about my favorite crafty Star Wars costume projects made by our talented fans.
If you’re a regular here on the Official Star Wars Blog and at Starwars.com, you might recognize a few of the projects like the adorkable Yoda costume for toddlers and the epic dog costumes of an Ewok, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.
I also posted Amidala makeup tips and pointers on how to give your Boba Fett costume that special weathered look. There’s also links to masks you can print out and wear right now.
DIY Star Wars Costumes (via io9)
While some girls would rather kiss a Wookiee, others would prefer to BE a one. Country-pop singer Taylor Swift says her favorite Halloween costume was dressing up as Chewbacca.
Taylor shared, “I think my most memorable Halloween costume was last year’s Halloween costume. My best friend Abigail and I have always been sort of anti-teeny-tiny, little costumes and so last year, Abigail and I dressed up as twin Chewbaccas, which was an actual Halloween costume.”
Taylor explained her choice in the out-there costume, saying, “It was really, really wonderful. I just am never going to forget it. There was lots of Chewbacca noises being made.
Read the full article here:
Taylor Swift: I Was Chewbacca For Halloween!
(via Just Jared Jr.)
Lucasfilm, LucasArts and ILM not only work hard, we play hard as well — while wearing fabulous costumes!
On Oct. 24, employees dressed as zombies, robots, sushi, devils, superheroes, werewolves, vampires and the house from the movie Up, descended on the Galleria in San Francisco for the annual Lucasfilm Halloween Party!
Some of the more impressive costumes included groups dressed as Spinal Tap, the cast & house of Up, classic ’50s sci-fi monsters & robots, a family of sushi, Transformers kitchen appliances, and a gaggle of garden gnomes!
There were also the usual selection of small children looking adorkable as ninjas, superheroes, pirates, fairies and princesses as well as a few baby Yodas. Plus one little girl dressed as a Mac Pro Box! Bonus geek points!
There was an employee dressed as George Lucas, and George Lucas dressed as…himself!
Here’s some of the highlights from the party:
The adorable and yummy Sushi Family!
You have to be brave to dress like a pinata.
Can you name this monster?
Before you decide to don that homemade sexy Ewok costume, or dress up as a Bacon Jedi (best of both worlds really), take a moment to think what kind of message you’re sending to friends, family, co-workers and strangers who see you walking across the street.
A.V. Club offers some insight on what your costume says about you.
Piling on enough costume and make-up to make yourself unrecognizable to your own parents, you’re free to act with social impunity. But as you’re strutting around wearing little more than underwear and angel wings, or rocking the look of a celebrity before the ink on his or her death certificate is even dry, remember that dressing up and acting out might betray more about your personality than your day-to-day behavior does.
New parents out with baby
Having your first child can often be seen as an opportunity to start reliving your youth, plus it is likely the first time you have a companion small enough to effectively wear a Yoda costume.
What you think it says about you: “Halloween was a magical part of our childhoods and we couldn’t wait to share it with our son or daughter.”
What it actually says: “Even though we are both only 24 years old, we are both getting used to spending this otherwise fun holiday changing a tiny Chewbacca’s diapers.”
Read full article here:
The A.V. Club psychoanalyzes your Halloween costume ideas
(via A.V. Club)
Crafty gal and Star Wars fan Susan Beal made this awesomely adorable Yoda costume for her 18-month-old daughter Pearl, and was sweet enough to post all the instruction on how she did it in case others would like to make one for their younglings.
Susan Beal writes:
I used an Empire Strikes Back Yoda action figure for inspiration, and carried him around the fabric store to loosely match fabric colors to him and his outfit. The central piece, a simple brown robe, is altered from an adult T-shirt, and the other elements (a hat, snake, belt, and walking stick) are all quick sewing projects using basic templates.
Find out how to make this adorable costume here:
Kids Yoda Costume (via Craft)