Posts Tagged ‘Costumes’



Slave Leia Group Photo At Comic-Con

Bonnie Burton | July 24, 2007

Missed the Slave Leia Group Photo at Celebration IV?
Don’t worry. The lovely ladies will return at Comic-Con for another group photo op.

On Thursday, July 26, at 2:30pm at the Gentle Giant booth fans can have a chance to take a snapshot of the Slave Leias with the life-size Jabba the Hutt statue.

The photo is one of a series taken at various conventions, starting in 2005. The first photo of 2007, taken at Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles, was an overwhelming success, with media, fans, and photo-seekers clogging the aisles at the Los Angeles convention center. Over 30 women participated in the photo, including television personalities from programs seen on Spike TV, G4, and Ripe TV.

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SOURCES:
Leia’s Metal Bikini, Club Jade, TheForce.net

Jedi, Sith and Queens: CE Costume Pageant

Bonnie Burton | July 15, 2007

One of the best parts of attending a convention like Celebration Europe is to see all the fans wander around in costume. There’s Darth Vader eating some fish and chips on the entrance stairs. Tween Princess Leias are waiting in line to see the Vader Project. And look, Chewie just got some gum stuck in his fur!

And while many fans wear costumes for fun, a few dedicated folks put a lot of time and effort into their wardrobe so they can compete in the Celebration Europe Costume Pageant. Categories included Light Side and Dark Side for adults and kids.

Revenge of the Sith Creature and Makeup Supervisors Lou and Dave Elsey and Original Trilogy costume designer John Mollo acted as pageant judges, while surprise celebrity guests Darth Maul actor Ray Park and Original Trilogy Boba Fett Jeremy Bulloch did the honors of handing out the award prizes of various Star Wars collectibles. Wicket actor Warwick Davis presided over the pageant as host and read notes to the audience about the making of each costume.

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The Peculiar Sci-fi Costumes of Dave T. Smith

StarWars.com Team | June 11, 2007

It’s never to early to start crafting your epic Star Wars Halloween costume now. In fact, you might glean a few tips and plenty of inspiration from artist Dave T. Smith who makes his own costumes which show entire scenes of science fiction and fantasy films including the Star Wars saga.

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog interviews the artist about his magnificent costumes and why he makes them.

When most people put on a costume, they feel empowered by the concealment, and fall into becoming (or commenting on) whatever the costumes represents. What do you become in these costumes?
Over-heated. Actually, there’s always a sense of freedom that comes from anonymity. Being masked allows for more risks and risque’ conversation with complete strangers. Usually, there’s a lot of ice for me to overcome, but these costumes overtly display my humor and creativity and provides the “street culture” (I define ‘street culture’ as pop-culture-lite, knowing the big sci-fi movies that aren’t too obscure – Star Wars works where Brazil would not) a method of almost instant identification. It’s fun to watch people squint at me trying to figure it out, followed shortly by an expression of pleasant surprise.

Any funny stories?
While wearing Gotham, I remember one guy commenting that he “really liked my retaining walls,” of all things to notice. Another looked at me quite defiantly saying, “You can’t do this!” “Too late,” I replied, “I already did.” Also, one Halloween, as the Death Star, a friend of mine was playing drums in a Celtic folk-rock band at Irish pub and I arrived between songs. So he directed everyone’s attention toward me. I noticed the vocalist at the mic was dressed as Princess Leia so I pointed back and told her that I had a prison cell with her name on it, recalling the very first Star Wars movie.

Read the full interview here:
The Peculiar Sci-fi Costumes of Dave T. Smith

SOURCE: BoingBoing.net; WFMU’s Beware of the Blog