Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’



1977 Halloween Greetings from the Star Wars Galaxy

Pete Vilmur | October 26, 2011

Though the Star Wars merchandising machine was a bit hit-and-miss during the Halloween season for 1977, one has to admit these early greeting cards from Drawing Board can still charm the kid in you — well, the kid whose grandma gave a greeting card for Halloween instead of a fistful of Blow Pops, that is.

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Spooky Star Wars Sounds!

StarWars.com Team | October 25, 2011

Vampires, werewolves and zombies are fine and all, but if you really want to spook house guests and little gremlins that ring your doorbell for candy, add a few rancor and wampa growls into the mix!

Add some scary sounds to your haunted house with this Star Wars Halloween MP3!

It’s jam-packed with horrifying sounds from creepy creatures, as well as the evil General Grievous, from Star Wars!

Halloween, Industrial Strength

Pete Vilmur | October 25, 2011


2011 — Shawn Feeney (video here)

For one night every year, the creative minds of Industrial Light & Magic are loosed upon the world to determine which among them — artist, sculptor, rigger, or animator — can conjure up the coolest, cleverest, creepiest or kookiest Halloween costume.

The annual ILM Halloween Party has long been a tradition for the Bay Area special effects house, an event originally staged at Industrial Light & Magic’s San Rafael, California address. Though the venue has changed in recent years, the party goes on, and with it, a new festive invitation for company employees.

Until recently, ILMers and employees of the various Lucasfilm divisions received a physical invitation to the Halloween party, which often exhibited cool and quirky artwork designed and illustrated by the ILM Art Dept. In 2009, the invitations went digital, and for 2011, the very first video invitation has been created, courtesy of ILM’s Shawn Feeney (you can check out Feeney’s stop-motion pumpkin-carving prowess here).

Be sure to also check out the last fifteen or so year’s worth of ILM Halloween Party invites below (some have been slightly modified to hide venue info), and if 2005 turns up, we’ll update the post!

2010 – Designer: Shawn Feeney

2009 — Designer: Marci Velando

Detail:
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Star Wars Halloween Masks

Bonnie Burton | October 24, 2011

Need a last-minute, free costume for Halloween but you’re just not sure which Star Wars character you’d like to be?

Download and print these retro masks originally from Random House Publishing’s 1983 book, The Star Wars Book of Masks!

If you prefer, dress up as your favorite Revenge of the Sith characters with these Prequel Masks!

If you’d rather trick-or-treat as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the rest of your favorite characters from our animated TV show, check out these The Clone Wars Masks

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Star Wars Pumpkin Stencils

Bonnie Burton | October 24, 2011

No Halloween is complete without a scary pumpkin in the window to greet trick or treaters. Make your own Star Wars pumpkin with these handy printout designs and easy steps below.

DOWNLOAD STAR WARS STENCILS PDF HERE.

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Sculpt a Halloween Yoda Pumpkin

Bonnie Burton | October 24, 2011

Sculptor/illustrator Lawrence Noble gives step-by-step tips on how to make your very own festive Yoda creation just in time for Halloween. Ask your parents to help do the cutting and carving.

What You Need:

  • Pumpkin – 6 to 8″ in diameter
  • Couple of oranges
  • A gourd
  • Tea light candle or glow stick
  • Straight pins
  • Serrated knife
  • Pumpkin carving kit

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1977 Chewbacca Disguise Kit “For Teens and Adults”

Pete Vilmur | October 24, 2011

With several false starts attempting to justify the existence of the 1977 Chewbacca 3-Piece Disguise Kit, we have decided to simply post these pics without comment…

…except to say that the final shot below is of an 11-year-old donning the “disguise” before we realized it was meant, as the package reads, “for teens and adults.”

Riiiiiiiight…

DIY Baby Yoda Costume!

Bonnie Burton | October 11, 2011

With Halloween around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking of which Star Wars characters to dress up as.

Parents in search of a fun costume for their younglings might want to check out this fan-made Yoda costume with some rather impressive ear hair!

Find out how to make it here:
Yoda Costume for Baby (via Instructables.com)

Fan-Made Sith ‘O Lanterns

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2010


Boba Fett Carving by PumpkinGutter

Fans are a creative bunch especially when it comes to Halloween. This year fans tweeted quite a few well-made jack-o-lanterns! Here’s a few of our favorite!

If you’d like to try your fan at carving your own Star Wars tribute in pumpkin form, here’s some stencils we’ve made just for Halloween: Spooky Sith-O-LanternsStencils



Darth Maul pumpkin by @HoachX


Boba Fett pumpkin submitted by @ZWhite1914


Darth Vader pumpkin by @mattbellia


Stormtrooper pumpkin by @stevebayouk

Star Wars Horror Films Meme

StarWars.com Team | October 29, 2010

Art by Katie Cook

What if Ewoks were infected with a zombie virus? What if Chewbacca was a werewolf? What if Yoda wanted to suck your blood? In the “spirit” of Halloween, here’s some of our favorite fan suggested titles for Star Wars horror films from the #StarWarsHorrorFilms hashtag meme on Twitter!

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