Posts Tagged ‘Costumes’

WonderCon 2009: Best Star Wars Costumes

Bonnie Burton | March 4, 2009

Even though San Francisco’s WonderCon is much smaller than the epic San Diego Comic-Con International, you literally can’t walk past a booth without bumping into a costumed fan.

Each year WonderCon gets a little bit bigger which means more and more fans dressed as superheroes, video game characters, horror film icons, steampunkers, vampires, dragons, pirates, manga and anime favorites, and of course, Star Wars characters.

As usual members of the 501st and Rebel Legion were out in full Force. Here’s a recap of some of the best Star Wars costumes we spotted at WonderCon 2009.

What a Trooper!
It just isn’t a convention without spotting 501st Legion members dressed as clone troopers and stormtroopers. The 501st always impress with their custom-made body armor, but it’s their patience with hundreds of people who want their photos taken with them every five steps that make them real troopers. If you want to learn more about the 501st Legion, check out: Inside the Fighting 501st.

Rebel, Rebel!
Next up, the Rebel Legion. These fans dress as Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Princess Leias and more. At this year’s WonderCon they could be seen hanging out with the 501st or I suppose infiltrating the Empire depending on how you look at it. If you’d like to find out more about them, visit the Official Rebel Legion site here.

Darth Vader
While The Clone Wars may be taking fandom my storm, Darth Vader still dominates all the photo ops at WonderCon. He’s not called a Sith Lord for nothing.


NYCC: Best Han in Carbonite Costume Ever

Bonnie Burton | February 10, 2009

If you were lucky enough to be at the Big Apple for New York Comic-Con last week, you might have posed for a few photo ops with Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion and the lovely ladies dressed as Slave Leia.

However, often times it’s the hilarious fan-made costumes that make us happy to be spreading the word of the Force. This low-rent version of Han Solo in Carbonite made us short blue milk out our noses from laughing so hard. Most impressive indeed.

Check out more costumes at NYCC here:
Star Wars: NYCC (via

Stormtrooping Akihabara

Bonnie Burton | December 4, 2008

Tokyo Trooper Danny Choo not only dances in the streets wearing his gear, he’s also one heck of a tour guide. Web icon Joi Ito and Ellen Levy from Silicon Valley Connect hang out with Choo as he escorts them around the geektastic section of Tokyo called Akihabara. They visit electronics stores, meet maids and hang out at karaoke clubs.

Joi Ito says:

As part of the “cultural program” we decided to take a tour of Akihabara, the mecca of all things otaku, anime and electronic in Japan. I asked a very special friend, Danny Choo, son of the famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo, to lead the tour. I call Danny “The Prince of Akihabara”. He is one of the world’s experts on Japan’s otaku culture and has one of the most popular English language websites about Japan. One of his favorite things is to dress up as a stormtrooper and spread his love and happiness in Akihabara.

WATCH VIDEO: Stormtrooping Akihabara (BoingBoingTV)

Rebelscum Costume Contest Winners

Bonnie Burton | November 7, 2008 has a yearly Star Wars costume contest that is always awe-inspiring and fun. This Halloween is no exception. Check out the expertly-made costumes for Han Solo, Maris Brood, Aurra Sing, Darth Vader, Clone trooper, and even a Zombie Leia!

Rebelscum’s 2008 Costume Contest Winners

Tina Fey as Princess Leia?

Bonnie Burton | November 7, 2008

Next time you want to get excused from jury duty, try dressing like Princess Leia. In this week’s episode of the hit show 30 Rock (Season 3: Episode 2 – “Believe in the Stars”), Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) gets out of jury duty in Chicago by doing just that.

“I never get put on a jury. I wear my Princess Leia costume and they dismiss me immediately.”

Sure enough, she wears the classic A New Hope garb to jury duty and says in a rather bizarre accent: “I don’t think it’s really fair for me to be on a jury because I can read thoughts.” “DISMISSED!”

Chicken Walker Kid Costume

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2008

While some kids dressed up as Darth Vader, Princess Leia or Yoda this Halloween, this youngster went trick or treating as a Chicken Walker! If it was gray instead yellow, he could easily double as an AT-ST — a two-legged walker from Return of the Jedi. All he needs now are some Ewoks to shoot at!

WATCH VIDEO: See the Chicken Walker Costume in action

SOURCE: BoingBoing Gadgets

Beware of Star Wars Creepy Links!

Bonnie Burton | October 30, 2008

In honor of Halloween, here’s a round up of spooky, scary Star Wars crafts, costumes, drawing tutorials, stories, blog entries and even a ghoulishly-frightening creature MP3 for your haunted house!





DOWNLOADS: Halloween Craft Roundup

Bonnie Burton | October 28, 2008

Over the years on, we’ve had some really fun crafts for Halloween, and we have new ones to come this week! But to get you started on some spooky Star Wars Halloween crafts, here’s a roundup of what you can find on now:

Past Halloween Crafts Roundup:

DIY Star Wars Costumes for Dogs

Bonnie Burton | October 24, 2008

(Photo by Natalie Zee Drieu)

Craft magazine Senior Editor Natalie Zee Drieu is not only a crafting genius, but a bit of a Star Wars fan. Thanks to her, I’ve been able to do Star Wars craft tutorials at the Bay Area Maker Faire for two years in a row, teaching kids how to make Yoda Dolls and Star Wars Marble Magnets. So when she told me about the Star Wars costumes she made for her adorable little dog and her furry friends, I had to know how. Thankfully, she blogs about the costumes and how you can make them easily from felt, cotton fabric, yarn, and ribbon.

Natalie says:

Ever since last Halloween, I’ve wanted to make Lulu an Ewok costume for Halloween. Last year I just didn’t have the time so I knew I had to get this going this year. It turned out her two best friends Gello (Darth Vader) and Lucy (Princess Leia), wanted costumes too for the upcoming neighborhood Halloween pet party this Sunday. Needless to say, these three are inseparable and known around our neighborhood together so we had to bring the Star Wars theme to all three dogs.

Check out how to make awesome dog costumes of an Ewok, Darth Vader and Princess Leia (with hairbuns!) here:
HOW TO – Make Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Dogs (

Boba Fett Cape Weathering Tutorial

Bonnie Burton | September 18, 2008

Boba Fett never wore a clean, pristine outfit, so why should you? Learn how to weather your Boba Fett cape using a pizza cutter, cardboard and spray paint from! Personally, I love the dog cameo at the end.

VIDEO: Boba Fett’s Cape Weathering Tutorial