Posts Tagged ‘Costumes’

Making Darth Fairy!

Bonnie Burton | October 11, 2010

Inspired by the pretty in Pink Princess Vader costume, this fan took it a step further to create a purple Darth Vader costume for her youngling!

With last year’s fairy costume in hand I set out to make her dreams come true. We had an old Darth Vader mask that I primed and spray painted lavender. Princess Fierce brought me a broken toy crown that I took apart, painted green, added purple glitter sparkles and mounted to the mask.

I redesigned the straps to the mask to be purple and green ribbon from the sides and one piece with loops across the top. Allowing me to tie a bow through the loop and basically make a net that sat on her head. She was ecstatic. The mask wasn’t too tight but yet did not slip. She wore it comfortably for most of 8 hours.

With mask done I moved on to what every good fairy needs…a wand. I found some adorable lavender flowers for half price at Hobby Lobby. Score! I spray painted a styrofoam ball, with thumb pressed dimple. I added on Death Star detail with a green sharpie then glued it into the flower’s center. Add some green and lavender ribbon to the flower stem and we have the Death Star Flower Wand.

The final touch was Vader’s control panel. Using a picture of Vader for a guide I cut out pieces of purple and green felt and glued them down to a purple panel. Stitched the panel on to the fairy costume and Darth Fairy was born.

Read more about this awesome here:
Making Darth Fairy

Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet Craft!

Bonnie Burton | October 4, 2010

Want a stormtrooper helmet but can’t afford it? Drink some milk and make your own! Here’s a super-easy & fun craft for fans of all ages. I’m filing it under the “Wish I Had Thought Of That” craft.

Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet Craft

Star Wars Celebration V: Fans in Costume Team | August 13, 2010

(MTV’s Liz Lee smooches a lucky Gamorrean Guard guard)

It wouldn’t be Star Wars Celebration without seeing a Gamorrean Guard guard wandering through the crowds or a tiny Jawa waiting in line for nachos.

The beginning of Star Wars Celebration already seems like giant photo op with all our favorite characters. Here’s a roundup of some of the coolest costumes we’ve already seen in Orlando.

The cutest Jedi you’ll see all day.

In a parallel galaxy, Darth Vader fears these two.

Bossk would like a word with you!

Han Solo, Chewbacca and Slave Leia = 3 x the cool!

A clone trooper rainbow!


Thirst first. Empire second.


Helen Mirren Wants to Wear R2-D2 Costume Team | August 2, 2010

Helen Mirren recently appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to promote her upcoming action film Red but told the press she would have dressed up more to blend in with fans if she thought ahead.

After seeing other celebrities who showed up to Comic-Con in costume, such as Will Ferrell who painted his face blue and wore a cape to look like his character Megamind, Mirren confessed she wished she had dressed up as none other than R2-D2.

“I wish I had dressed up now,” she said. “I could have come as R2-D2 because I liked him. He was cute. Or maybe I could dress as Harrison Ford — but that maybe isn’t the done thing,” she pondered.

Now THAT’S the droid we’re looking for!


Rebel Legion & 501st Invade Uptown Charlotte Team | August 2, 2010

Members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion took over Uptown in Charlotte, N.C. to promote the 2nd Annual Wilkes Library Con in North Wilkesboro, N.C. and Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.

FOX News reports:
WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars Flash Mob Takes Over Uptown

Comic-Con 2010 Recap: Best Star Wars Costumes Team | July 29, 2010

It seems you can’t go five steps without running into a stormtrooper at San Diego Comic-Con, and that’s fine by us. While Comic-Con has it’s share of the always-impressive fans in the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, as well as the ever-stunning Slave Leias, we also wanted to feature our favorite Star Wars costumes that made us smile.

May the Force Be With Your Cosplay.


Ahsoka “Snips” Tano!

Tusken Raider

Darth Maul

Han Solo probably wouldn’t resist THIS Boba Fett!

Imperial BFF?


Comic-Con: Adrianne Curry & the Slave Leias Team | July 27, 2010

(Photo by Nicole Love)

It wouldn’t be San Diego Comic-Con without Slave Leias. Of course, this year at the annual Slave Leia photo op, the usual mayhem occurred. Who needs red carpet celebrities when you can see all the Slave Leias at the convention all in one spot?

The lovely ladies were out in full Force this year, complete with a supermodel addition of America’s Next Top Model winner and reality TV star Adrianne Curry. chats with Adrianne about her Comic-Con adventures dressed as Slave Leia.

(Photo by Nicole Love)

What was it like being part of the official Slave Leia group photo at this year’s Comic-Con?

I had a lot of fun. The ladies were all beautiful and sweet. I had a personal armed Mando escort to meet the ladies. It was surreal to be surrounded by 4 or 5 of them, pounding our way through the crowd to the Gentle Giant booth. No one stopped me for the first time that day. They kinda just looked on in awe. My friend Eliot led the pack and had me by my chain. Then all the Leias were escorted by the Mandos to our shoot. I think it’s funny how the most overplayed costume for girls at a con hasn’t even begun to lose its luster. Sadly, I had to bow out early, but for good reason. My panel was about to start. Again, I had an armored guard to my panel. Now I know if I ever want to be left alone, rely on a squadron of Mandos!

What’s it like wearing the costume around the convention? Is it uncomfortable? Drafty?

Well, I didn’t get to shop, or do much of anything other than take pictures with people. Of all my costumes, I got recognized the most in Slave Leia. I have worked non stop in the gym to ensure I could hold my head up high while walking in Carrie Fisher’s boots. The metal bikini is not comfortable. Drafty doesn’t even begin to describe it. I ended up wearing it to the Dusk Till Con party and into the wee hours of the night. I think I must have posed for over 3,000 photos all day!


Fan-Made Grievous Costume Creeps Us Out!

Bonnie Burton | June 23, 2010

This may be the coolest and creepiest fan-made costume of General Grievous yet. I’m not sure if it’s the impressive costume or the fact that it’s filmed in someone’s living room, but I can’t help but wonder how many people this would freak out if they crossed paths with him in a dark alley.

Eindrucksvoll, Rick!

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous… German…

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous Kostüm-Suit

SOURCE: Great White Snark

James Marsters & His Intergalactic Fans Team | April 23, 2010

Actor James Marsters, best known as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as his work on Torchwood, Smallville, and Caprica, also played the short-lived character Captain Argyus on The Clone Wars.

We’ve reported before about his appreciation for stormtrooper armor, so seeing him posing with members from The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion, warms our Imperial hearts!

Read our interview with Marsters here:
James Marsters Talks Clone Wars

SOURCE: James Marsters Official Facebook

WonderCon Day 2: The Clone Wars Panel Team | April 7, 2010

Fans attending “Inside Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at WonderCon on Saturday were treated not only to a sneak peek at Season 2 of The Clone Wars season finale but also a panel discussion with Supervising Director Dave Filoni, Clone Wars actors Jaime King and Daniel Logan, moderated by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo.

Here are a few highlights from the panel:

Many of the fans watching the panel are ready for action.

Geektastic power couple Fanboys director and actress Jaime King are all smiles before the panel.

The logo for the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back welcomes fans before the panel began.

Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet says hello from JediCon in Germany. Managing Editor Pablo Hidalgo chats with Supervising Director Dave Filoni who says to stay tuned to for special Godzilla shout-outs during the upcoming Zillo Beast episode of The Clone Wars

Excited to be back, actor Daniel Logan talks about reprising his role as young Boba Fett in The Clone Wars.

Actress Jaime King chats about her role as bounty hunter Aurra Sing, and young Boba Fett’s mentor, in The Clone Wars.