Posts Tagged ‘Costumes’

WonderCon Day 1: Ackbar, Troopers & Dr. Jones Team | April 3, 2010

(Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin gets a hug from Admiral Ackbar)

Admiral Ackbar cereal Robot Chicken Cosplay? Rebel cheerleaders? Stormtroopers galore? Yup, it’s that time of year for WonderCon in San Francisco. Three full days of comics, movies, TV shows, costumes, celebrities, artists, droid builders and more!

Here’s a selection of some of the awesome things we spotted on the first day:

The 501st Legion booth at WonderCon is well-guarded.

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? Rebels! Rebels! Go Rebels!

Rotta the Hutt gets a lift from a fan.

Dr. Jones, I presume?

This is the droid you’re looking for!


Lois Lane the Stormtrooper? Team | February 12, 2010

Look out, Superman! It looks like Lois Lane might be headed to the Empire! In tonight’s episode of Smallville, Lois seems to be dressed in Imperial armor? What would Smallville’s Erica Durance look like if she had stormtrooper DNA coursing through her veins?

Check out this spoilery clip here:
Smallville Spoofs Star Wars

501st Member Plays McVader

Pete Vilmur | February 4, 2010

The 501st French Garrison website recently posted a bunch of images documenting the photo shoot for McDonald’s 2009 French ad campaign which featured Darth Vader sitting in a McDonald’s restaurant “beckoning” his meal (the poster from this campaign just missed being included in the Complete Vader book — read about it here).

If we read our French correctly (ok, we translated through Google), the site states that 501st member Julien Vergnes (aka SL 8106) played the role of Vader for the ad — a pretty big honor, to be sure, although we’re not sure if he, or the guy behind him, was having a better time!

Check out our recent announcement for the new US McDonald’s Star Wars campaign.

How To Dress A Scout Trooper Team | January 27, 2010

Ever wonder how long it takes for a Scout Trooper to get all that gear on? See for yourself with this awesome sped up video of Riblet15 getting into an Imperial Scout Trooper/Biker Scout costume! There’s a lot more involved than you think! As always, props to the guys and gals of The 501st Legion!

WATCH VIDEO: How To Dress A Scout Trooper

TIE Fighter Costume!

Bonnie Burton | January 15, 2010

The crafty fan who made this TIE Fighter costume is a genius as far as we’re concerned. Most impressive to say the least.

Top-Heavy: Star Wars TIE Fighter Costume

Fett Hates Fruitcake: 12 Days of SPACE-Mas! Team | December 8, 2009

Boba Fett unwrapping fruit cake? Darth Vader getting fuzzy slippers from the Emperor? Ugly tie for a Tusken Raider? Must be the holidays!

From Dec. 23-Jan. 3, SPACE Channel (Canada) will host 12 Days of SPACE-Mas programming with the entire Star Wars saga and The Clone Wars movie, along with zombie movies, superhero movies, end of the world movie marathon, Torchwood: Children of Earth, Doctor Who, StarGate, Star Trek movies and more!

To get their viewers excited for their full-of-awesome programing, SPACE made this entertaining promo video featuring some of your favorite Star Wars characters getting less-than-spectacular presents. Bonus points for giving Darth Maul a bottle of Ewok After Shave!


Here’s some of our favorite moments from the hilarious promo:


Adrianne Curry at Trooper Fest Team | November 16, 2009

Model, actress and reality TV star Adrianne Curry shows off her Star Wars pride with a costume worthy of the 501st Legion at this year’s Trooper Fest in Las Vegas.


Amazing Tauntaun Costume

Bonnie Burton | November 16, 2009

It seems like tauntauns are the new zombies. First we had the tauntaun sleeping bag, then the tauntaun groom’s cake, and now one of the coolest tauntaun costumes ever!

Crafty Star Wars fan Scott Holden blogs about this amazing costume and how he made it. After designing his costume on the computer in Solidworks, he went straight to work.

Using wood, expanded metal and Plaster of Paris I made a skull, then sculpted clay over the skull to add the detail.

Then came more foam, plaster, clay, silicone, plastic, PVC, a back pack, drywall stilts, snowboard bindings, felt, craft fur, steel concrete stakes, paint, and a saddle!

Getting into the costume is difficult, it requires the ‘rider’ to first put the stilts on. Then the ‘handler’ lifts the body up and over the rider where the rider then has to put the backpack straps on. Then the handler runs to both sides of the costume and snaps the fur onto the hips hiding the riders real legs and stilts.

I was just recovering from knee surgery, so my buddy Brian agreed to wear the costume for me. We arrived at the Zone Ball at 9:30, had a couple beers in the parking lot, then mounted up.

As Brian strolled through the massive crowds, we were constantly being stopped for pictures. Getting on stage was difficult. There was a handicap lift, but it ended up being broken. It took an additional two security guards and a Zone staffer to climb the stairs, but once on stage, it was all worth it.

Check out the costume in action here:
WATCH VIDEO: Tauntaun costume 2009

Read all about it here:
Scott Holden’s Tauntaun Costume

SOURCE: MAKE magazine

PVC Lightsaber Craft

Bonnie Burton | November 12, 2009

Using a swimming pool foam noodle, PVC pipe and an end cap and an electrical tape, you too can make this crafty lightsaber for younglings to act out their favorite Jedi battles.

Do your kids (boys in particular) love swords and/or lightsabers? Mine do. In fact everything at our house can be turned into a sword with a little imagination. We saw some of these swords at a craft fair a few years ago and decided to make some on our own. They are super easy.

We have a outdoor use only policy and strict rules about not hitting one another with them. The swords can only touch swords. They are only to be used in pretend combat as they could do some serious damage. My boys have also used them as baseball bats to hit tennis balls around our backyard.

Read the full craft tutorial at The Idea Room:
PVC Swords/Lightsabers

Adorkable AT-AT Dog Costume!

Bonnie Burton | November 6, 2009

This may just be the happiest little AT-AT ever. A crafty fan made this adorkable costume for his little dog and then shot a video of him wagging his tale to the Imperial theme. Cute overload!

I made this for my Mini-Pinscher for Halloween as he has about the same size and profile as an AT-AT. It is made out of picture backing board, hot glue, a sharpie, pillow stuffing, and my skin — I used a real scalpel to cut it out, plus the hot glue took a chunk of skin off as well.

(via Youtube)

(Thanks for the tip, spladow!)