Posts Tagged ‘Costumes’

A Lotta Leias at Comic-Con 2009 Team | July 25, 2009

One of the best parts of being at San Diego Comic-Con is seeing all the costumes — whether it’s a ’70s disco Boba Fett or Star Trek ladies with ’60s bouffants, there’s always something worthy of a Twitpic.

This year, as every year, the Slave Leia Photo Op took center stage. When they weren’t making fanboys drool over at the Gentle Giant booth, they could be spotted gathering together in the Star Wars Pavilion. Luckily for you, was there making sure this get-together wouldn’t be missed.

Check out the rest of the photos here:
Slave Leias at Comic-Con 2009

Seth Green: Guide to Comic-Con Costumes Team | July 20, 2009

Entertainment Weekly/Popwatch Guest Blogger and Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green gives a few tips on how to dress like a costume pro at San Diego Comic-Con.

So before you double up your brown bathrobe as a Jedi costume, read advice by Seth and the Robot Chicken staff: Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick, Hugh Sterbakov, Zeb Wells.

Some of our fave tips:

SITH LORD: All the weight-hiding benefits of a robe with the slimming power of black. A go-to if you tend to Force-choke Hot Pockets more often than mouthy Admirals.

DOCTOR DOOM: Your cape gets smaller, but you still have full body coverage. If you can fit in the armor, the sculpted muscles will take care of the rest.

SPIDER-MAN: Now we’ve entered Spandex territory and are building a house there. We shouldn’t have to say this, but every crack and crevice will be visible. Proceed with caution.

Read the full article here:
Guest Editor Seth Green: A wear-it-if-you-dare guide to Comic-Con costumes (via EW/PopWatch)

The Force is Strong with Pete Wentz

Bonnie Burton | June 23, 2009

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz has been Force sensitive for some time. He’s tweeted about Star Wars Day, his recent trip to Skywalker Ranch, pondered about R2-D2 while on tour, and then bragged that R2-D2 was his new housemate. You can spot Pete’s beloved astromech here.

This year for his birthday, the rocker celebrated in Star Wars style. Pete Wentz dressed up as Han Solo, while his wife — singer Ashlee Simpson — went as Princess Leia (or is it Amidala?)

This isn’t the first time he’s celebrated his birthday with a Star Wars theme. In 2007, Ashlee bought Pete a Revenge of the Jedi poster as a birthday present.

SOURCE: Pete Wentz Twitter

Megan Fox Ponders Slave Leia Costume Team | June 23, 2009

We love that Megan Fox is a Star Wars fangirl. While promoting her latest film: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, she chats with about being excited about going to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

She’s not sure she’ll be able to roam the Comic-Con floor, but she wishes she could check out the Top Cow booth, pick up a few t-shirts, and dress up like Slave Leia!

Do you like Comic-Con?

I love Comic-Con.

Do you get to walk on the convention floor?

I don’t know if I’ll get to this time without security, and that’s embarrassing. I don’t want to walk everywhere with security. I don’t even need it. But they’re so fearful that I need it, they give it to me. I would love to go to the Top Cow booth, and go find a t-shirt or two. But I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that.

Some famous actors have talked about wearing a costume, like a stormtrooper outfit, and then they walk around by themselves.

My inital thought was Princess Leia Slave. That would be like the opposite of what I want to do as far as needing security, I guess.

WATCH VIDEO: Megan Fox talks Jonah Hex, Comic-Con and Says She’d Like to Walk Around as Slave Leia

Dancing with the Stars of Star Wars Team | June 16, 2009

Get a few costumed Star Wars fans together, add some dance music and watch the magic happen. Check out this video of fans dressed as Taun We, Boba Fett and Ephant Mon dancing to the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” at AdventureCon 2009.

Say, Ephant Mon has some sweet moves!

WATCH VIDEO: AdventureCon 2009 Costume Dancing

SOURCE: My Disguises Blog

San Jose Super-Con 2009 Recap Team | May 26, 2009

(Jane Wiedlin poses with 501st and wee little fan)

Not all conventions are made equally. While San Diego Comic-Con International is still considered the Mother Ship of geektastic gatherings, some of the smaller conventions still hold a special place in my heart. San Jose Super-Con (held May 16-17, 2009) is one of those tiny conventions that still believe comics, not movies, are king.

Here’s a recap of what you might have seen/heard/witnessed/tweeted if you were there.

(501st greet a young recruit)


Wellington Dance Trooper

Bonnie Burton | April 29, 2009

Looks like Tokyo Dance Trooper isn’t the only stormtrooper who can do the Electric Slide in full armor.

Check out the moves from Wellington Dance Trooper — Shane Cornwell — from New Zealand. In this video he dances in the streets, in the nightclubs and everywhere in between.

WATCH VIDEO: Wellington Dance Trooper 2008

K-ON! Trooper

Bonnie Burton | April 27, 2009

Tokyo Trooper Danny Choo dances with a guitar to the song “Cagayake! GIRLS!” Watching Danny dance in armor makes me wish we actually did a Star Wars musical! He gets extra points dancing with Cosplay girls.


Be sure to check out these other vids of Tokyo Trooper in action:
Roppongi Trooper
Tokyo Rock Trooper
Tokyo Dance Trooper Returns
Tokyo Dance Trooper Grooves Tonight
Tokyo Dance Trooper in Shibuya

Does Threepio Have a Sole?

Pete Vilmur | April 1, 2009


According to Hollywood Lost and Found, he does.

While millions of fans have seen the soles of Darth Vader, R2-D2, and C-3PO immortalized in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, the original gold protocol droid’s costume didn’t include the gizmo-encrusted soles pressed into the cement in the famous landmark’s forecourt. Apparently, these soles were special-made for the footprint ceremony (which took place August 3, 1977), and currently reside in a private collection.

Check out Hollywood Lost and Found for the full story.

WonderCon 2009: Best Costumes

Bonnie Burton | March 5, 2009

Half the fun of going to WonderCon every year in San Francisco is seeing all the costumed fans who dress up as superheroes, pirates, steampunkers, movie and video game characters and even Muppets!

We’ve already profiled our favorite Star Wars costumes this year, but here’s a list of some of the other costumes we couldn’t get enough of.

It’s just not a comic book conventions without fans dressing like characters in actual comic books. Little kids and growups alike don masks and capes to wander through the convention floor looking for crime and photos ops. As an added bonus, Batman actor Adam West attended WonderCon this year and got to see all variations of the masked man he made so famous.

Just in time for the March release of the Watchmen movie, fans dressed up as their favorite characters like Rorschach, Silk Spectre and Sally Jupiter. No Doctor Manhattans were spotted, but then again it takes dedication to show up to WonderCon blue and naked.

Yip Yip Martians:
If you grew up watching Sesame Street, you’ll recognize the interplanetary visitors called the Yip-Yips — nicknamed for their yip yip language. They seemed right at home yipping around WonderCon.