Posts Tagged ‘Costumes’

Slave Leia Belly Dancer in Underwire Team | September 10, 2008

(Photo by Jenny Elwick)

Whenever I’m asked what one of my favorite memories of Celebration IV happens to be, I’m always quick to mention Amira, a professional belly dancer who mesmorized fans as she danced in a Slave Leia outfit. At C4, she also brought fans onstage with her to teach them the basics. It’s always amusing to watch someone dressed as Boba Fett shake and shimmy to the beat.

So it’s no surprise that Wired magazine finally caught wind of her talents and profiled Amira in Underwire. She talks about the first time she danced as SLave Leia:

“I danced in the outfit for the very first time at a Halloween show at the restaurant I perform at here in Orlando,” Amira said. “I then wore the costume to dance at a 2006 sci-fi convention in Connecticut. It was hit.”

Read the full profile here:
Belly Dancer Turns Sci-Fi Fantasies Into Career (Underwire blog)

You can watch Amira in action at C4 here:
VIDEO: Slave Leia Belly Dancing!

See more photos of Amira here:
C4: Slave Leia Bellydancing

Dragon*Con Photo Recap

Bonnie Burton | September 2, 2008

(Photo by Allison Sohn)

Over Labor Day weekend sci-fi and fantasy-loving fans descended on Atlanta, GA for the yearly extrava-geek-ganza that is none other than Dragon*Con. One of the most exciting events of the con is the parade. Here’s some snapshots from the costume catwalk taken by artist Allison Sohn.

Check out more photos below.


More Snapshots from Comic-Con 2008 Team | August 5, 2008

Superman and Jabba spend some quality time together.

Yeah, yeah we know. San Diego Comic-Con 2008 is over. But we took a LOT of photos, and more keep rolling in. And when we spot some truly great photos, it’s just rude to keep them to ourselves. So here ya go. This time, we bring you snapshots taken by Lucas Online’s Internet Marketing Manager Staci Baird. She got some great kid costumes portraits, Slave Leias in action, and that rather funny one with Superman and Jabba.

Obi-Wan sneaks a snapshot of Slave Leia, and is that Professor X?!

Awww, sleepy droids…


Comic-Con 2008: Best Star Wars Costumes

Bonnie Burton | July 31, 2008

When you’re at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s nearly impossible to walk more than a few feet and not run into a fan in costume. Every year the convention center is flooded with various versions of superheroes, video game characters, horror film icons, pirates, steampunk kids, vampires, werewolves, manga and anime favorites, food mascots and of course lots and lots of Star Wars characters. Even though it seemed the Joker costumes dominated the con, the 501st and Rebel Legion were out in full force, as were fans dressed as Yoda, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Jedi and even a couple of TIE Fighters.

Here’s a recap of some of the best costumes we spotted.

Clones! Clones! Clones!
With the highly-anticipated movie and TV show — The Clone Wars — on everyone’s minds, it was the 501st Legion members dressed as clone troopers and stormtroopers who dominated all the photo ops at the Star Wars Pavillion this year. There’s really no way to outdo the 501st when it comes to their impressive body armor and always-in-character demeanor. Nothing beats seeing a kid’s eyes light up when he sees a trooper walking towards him. It just wouldn’t be a proper Comic-Con experience without them. If you want to learn more about the 501st Legion, check out: Inside the Fighting 501st.

Rebel pilots
In addition to the 501st, there’s the Rebel Legion. These guys and gals dress as Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Princesses and even Wookiees, and show up to conventions, charity events and more, much like the 501st. If you’d like to find out more about them, visit the Official Rebel Legion site here.

Ahsoka Tano and Stormtrooper
Thanks to The Clone Wars, little girls everywhere get a new character to dress as for conventions and Halloween. Meet the latest sassy female to hit Star WarsAhsoka Tano.


Star Wars Everywhere on Comic-Con Preview Night Team | July 23, 2008


Preview night at the Star Wars Pavilion at San Diego’s Comic-Con opened this evening, and we’ve got over a hundred pics showcasing many of the items being unveiled!

Highlights include StarWarsShop’s exclusive Clone Trooper Senate Security action figure (plus some impressive Clone Wars swag pieces they’re giving away), the Clone Wars full-size Indy car, Hasbro’s Clone Wars and Indiana Jones collections, some INCREDIBLE Sideshow entries including a Wampa attacking a tauntaun (!!!), the new Frames book set with image selection by George Lucas, eFX’s McQuarrie Darth Vader helmet, Ahsoka Tano’s lightsaber, Obi-Wan’s “Extreme Edition” lightsaber with revealed interior, Windlass’s replica Star Wars costume collection and much, much more!

Make sure to head on over to our image series for a sneak peek at what Comic-Con Premiere Night attendees are viewing right now!

“Land of the Free” Sci-fi Fan Portraits

Bonnie Burton | July 10, 2008

Photo: Steve Schofield

Chewbacca hangs out in a modern-day kitchen? Father-son Darth Vaders pose in the living room next to the telly? A Rebel pilot looks in on his pet goldfish? Photographer Steve Schofield’s latest collection of photos — “Land of the Free” — depicts British sci-fi and fantasy fans dressed as their favorite characters, lounging around their own homes.

Steve Schofield explains his photo series:

My practice is concerned with exploring the fascination that the British public has with American popular culture and the sub-cultural world of fandom. In the images, I have shown people in their own homes and environments wearing costumes that they would be dressed in to attend events with other like-minded individuals. It seeks to offer a glimpse into seemingly ordinary lives of my subjects and allows the private to become public. The work hints at the depth of people’s fantasies and the methods they employ to adopt this culture as part of their own lifestyle as a means of escapism.

The work makes a political reference to globalisation and America’s ongoing ability to infiltrate all cultures via various channels of media. Much of daily life is influenced by ‘Americanisms’ whether through language, food or fashion, which can often be traced back to music videos, the Hollywood film industry, advertising and American sit-coms.

View the full photo collection here:
PHOTOS: Steve Schofield — “Land of the Free”

SOURCES:, Neatorama

Puppy-Wan Kenobi

Bonnie Burton | June 19, 2008

Feel the cuteness of the Force!
Meet Obi Wan Kenobi the puppy, originally uploaded by photographer JodieBean.

Growing Up Star Wars

Pete Vilmur | June 6, 2008


Got some old snapshots of yourself in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s wearing old Star Wars pjs? How about that Wookiee costume you donned at Halloween ’78? Did your mom snap you tearing open that Boba Fett action figure from Christmas ’83?

Well get that old Kodak moment scanned and uploaded to Glen Mullaly’s new Flickr group called “Growing Up Star Wars: 1977-1985” where nearly a couple hundred 30-something fans are already sharing their old faded snapshots from the days of yore.

Now, if only transferring those old super-8 home movies to digital were as painless…

Empire Strikes Back Gets ‘Sweded’

Bonnie Burton | April 16, 2008

Nothing excites me more than seeing crafty fans get out cardboard, socks and foil to make their own DIY Star Wars sets, costumes and props. I can’t get enough of this ‘Sweded’ version of The Empire Strikes Back — complete with a homemade costumes, a comical puppets including one of a comical Wampa, lightsaber effects, ringtone soundtrack and a backyard Dagobah jungle!

VIDEO: Empire Strikes Back in 60 seconds

Be sure to also watch Cardboard Star Wars too!


Imperial Puppy

Bonnie Burton | March 21, 2008

The latest portraits of Red and Jonny feature a rather cute new addition named Dude!

Check out the full set of photos here:
Red and Jonny Flickr set