Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’



How to Make a Stormtrooper Pumpkin

Jennifer Landa | October 17, 2012

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For me, Halloween is the time of year when I embrace the dark side to the fullest. I find that the spooky holiday just brings out the Sith in me. So for this year’s festivities, I decided to carve a Stormtrooper pumpkin.  What better way to salute the boys in white than by carving their helmet into the side of a squash? Now I’m no Pumpkin Geek but fortunately there are a lot of cool Star Wars templates online, like these downloadable Star Wars stencils here. For my carving, I liked the idea of using a Stormtrooper helmet not only because it’s so iconic, but also because it’s fairly simple to carve. So if you’re a beginner carver (like me), then this is the design you’re looking for!

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A Very Star Wars Halloween – Updated Daily

StarWars.com Team | October 17, 2012

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Halloween is about spooky stuff, dressing up in costume, and to put it simply, having a lot of fun: all things that are part of the Star Wars experience. As such, the Official Star Wars Blog will be featuring special posts over the next couple of weeks that celebrate the connections between the scary fun of Halloween and the Star Wars saga.

You can stay tuned to this post, which will be regularly updated to include all Halloween-related content.

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Halloween on a Budget

Katie Cook | October 9, 2012

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VIDEO: Wampug Strikes Back!

Bonnie Burton | November 10, 2011

This Halloween, Dr. Andrews dressed her beloved pug Chubbs as a Wampa, creating an adorkable Wampug. But Wampug is even cuter in action! Here’s a video of Wampug right after a photo shoot in costume!

Every year I make a new costume for my girl Chubbs and this year was no exception. This year she became the dreaded Hoth Wampug! Here she coming directly from her photoshoot and looking cute as can be!

WATCH VIDEO: Wampug in action

Clone Trooper Cardboard Costume Craft

Bonnie Burton | November 2, 2011

Check out this full Clone Trooper costume (including helmet) made from cardboard! It’s a cool step-by-step project for the whole family!

How to Make a Child’s Clone Trooper Costume from Cardboard
(via Instructables.com)

Star Wars Halloween Costumes 2011

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2011


(Ewok girls photo by Rick Kolesar)

Halloween may be full of zombies, vampires, werewolves, ninjas, pirates and superheroes, but thanks to crafty Star Wars fans, younglings and adults alike trick or treat as Ewoks, droids, Jedi, Sith Lords and even as an AT-ST!

We asked ya to tweet your Halloween costumes on StarWars Twitter, here’s the best of the best!


(Find out how to make this costume here!)


(Pink Princess Vader photo by Jon Swope)


(Boba Fett photo by Alan Danielson)


(Jawa family photo by SJgeek)


(Pulp Fiction Troopers photo by Tom Pigott)

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Wampa + Pug = Wampug!

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2011

We’ve seen Wookiee dogs, AT-AT dogs and Ewok cats, but this is the first Wampa Dog, and he couldn’t be cuter.

Stockton Hill Animal Hospital writes:

Every year Dr. Andrews comes up with a new costume for her dog Chubbs. This year was no exception. Remember the Wampa monster from The Empire Strikes Back, that captures Luke and hangs him upside down in his cave, then Luke uses the force to grab his lightsaber and cut the Wampa’s arm off and escapes? Well, this year Chubbs is the Wampug!


Star Wars Jack ‘O Lanterns!

Bonnie Burton | October 28, 2011


Darth Maul by Rob D

We asked our fans on Twitter to tweet pics of their Star Wars Pumpkins and you all impressed us with your carving skills! And you didn’t even need a lightsaber!

Here’s some of our faves:


Yoda pumpkin photo by Tory LaPrath


AT-AT pumpkins photo by Jedi Zaugg


Star Wars pumpkins by Ashley Lynn


Boba Fett pumpkin photo by Travis Thomas


Darth Vader pumpkin photo by Teresa


Droids pumpkin photo by Jordan

Halloween Diorama: “The Cons of Being a Gonk”

Pete Vilmur | October 28, 2011

Artist Stephen Hayford shares a couple of his classic Star Wars Halloween action figure dioramas from his ever-expanding catalog of Star Wars-inspired photographs. This pair from a few years ago still gives us a giggle, although it’s hard not to feel a little sorry for our favorite little power droid (or the unfortunate trick-or-treater inside). Click the images for expanded views!

Vintage Star Wars Halloween Costumes

Pete Vilmur | October 27, 2011

Look through any family photo album from the 1970s or ’80s and you will undoubtedly happen upon a fading old photo of a young Star Wars fan decked out in one of the ubiquitous Star Wars costumes of the era, a Ben Cooper Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Yoda or any number of other characters.

Ben Cooper, a Star Wars costume licensee between 1977 and 1983, created over a dozen costumes based on characters from the original trilogy, each bearing funky graphics paired with an equally amusing plastic mask. These were made for kids, after all, and were essentially disposable with a price-point to match (usually under $4).

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