Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Crafty Star Wars Costume Ideas

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2009

In honor of Halloween this week, our friends over at the awesome scifi pop culture site asked me to guest blog for them about my favorite crafty Star Wars costume projects made by our talented fans.

If you’re a regular here on the Official Star Wars Blog and at, you might recognize a few of the projects like the adorkable Yoda costume for toddlers and the epic dog costumes of an Ewok, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

I also posted Amidala makeup tips and pointers on how to give your Boba Fett costume that special weathered look. There’s also links to masks you can print out and wear right now.

Read more:
DIY Star Wars Costumes (via io9)

Carving Yoda for Halloween

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2009

Texan artist Scott Cummins celebrates Halloween by creating amazingly intricate 3-D versions of famous faces — including Yoda — on pumpkins.

Using photographs as a reference he then transforms each squash with tools ranging from craft knives to spoons and potato peelers. The finished product is then illuminated with a 30 watt bulb, instead of the traditional candle, to reveal the sculpture in all its glory.

Star Wars‘ Yoda, Tubaka and a stormtrooper are just a few of the film characters in Mr Cummins’ expansive collection.

“As one might expect, there is also a lot of appeal with the Star Wars-inspired carvings. I did Star Wars because it is so popular with so many people like me who had grown up watching the movie.”

Read the full article here:
Artist carves famous faces into pumpkins for Halloween

Taylor Swift the Wookiee? Team | October 28, 2009

While some girls would rather kiss a Wookiee, others would prefer to BE a one. Country-pop singer Taylor Swift says her favorite Halloween costume was dressing up as Chewbacca.

Taylor shared, “I think my most memorable Halloween costume was last year’s Halloween costume. My best friend Abigail and I have always been sort of anti-teeny-tiny, little costumes and so last year, Abigail and I dressed up as twin Chewbaccas, which was an actual Halloween costume.”

Taylor explained her choice in the out-there costume, saying, “It was really, really wonderful. I just am never going to forget it. There was lots of Chewbacca noises being made.

Read the full article here:
Taylor Swift: I Was Chewbacca For Halloween!
(via Just Jared Jr.)

Lucasfilm/ILM Halloween 2009 Party! Team | October 26, 2009

Lucasfilm, LucasArts and ILM not only work hard, we play hard as well — while wearing fabulous costumes!

On Oct. 24, employees dressed as zombies, robots, sushi, devils, superheroes, werewolves, vampires and the house from the movie Up, descended on the Galleria in San Francisco for the annual Lucasfilm Halloween Party!

Some of the more impressive costumes included groups dressed as Spinal Tap, the cast & house of Up, classic ’50s sci-fi monsters & robots, a family of sushi, Transformers kitchen appliances, and a gaggle of garden gnomes!

There were also the usual selection of small children looking adorkable as ninjas, superheroes, pirates, fairies and princesses as well as a few baby Yodas. Plus one little girl dressed as a Mac Pro Box! Bonus geek points!

There was an employee dressed as George Lucas, and George Lucas dressed as…himself!

Here’s some of the highlights from the party:

The adorable and yummy Sushi Family!

You have to be brave to dress like a pinata.

Can you name this monster?

Zoolander represents!


What Halloween Costumes Say About You

Bonnie Burton | October 20, 2009

Before you decide to don that homemade sexy Ewok costume, or dress up as a Bacon Jedi (best of both worlds really), take a moment to think what kind of message you’re sending to friends, family, co-workers and strangers who see you walking across the street.

A.V. Club offers some insight on what your costume says about you.

Piling on enough costume and make-up to make yourself unrecognizable to your own parents, you’re free to act with social impunity. But as you’re strutting around wearing little more than underwear and angel wings, or rocking the look of a celebrity before the ink on his or her death certificate is even dry, remember that dressing up and acting out might betray more about your personality than your day-to-day behavior does.

New parents out with baby
Having your first child can often be seen as an opportunity to start reliving your youth, plus it is likely the first time you have a companion small enough to effectively wear a Yoda costume.

What you think it says about you: “Halloween was a magical part of our childhoods and we couldn’t wait to share it with our son or daughter.”

What it actually says: “Even though we are both only 24 years old, we are both getting used to spending this otherwise fun holiday changing a tiny Chewbacca’s diapers.”

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The A.V. Club psychoanalyzes your Halloween costume ideas
(via A.V. Club)

Yoda Costume for Kids Craft

Bonnie Burton | October 15, 2009

Crafty gal and Star Wars fan Susan Beal made this awesomely adorable Yoda costume for her 18-month-old daughter Pearl, and was sweet enough to post all the instruction on how she did it in case others would like to make one for their younglings.

Susan Beal writes:

I used an Empire Strikes Back Yoda action figure for inspiration, and carried him around the fabric store to loosely match fabric colors to him and his outfit. The central piece, a simple brown robe, is altered from an adult T-shirt, and the other elements (a hat, snake, belt, and walking stick) are all quick sewing projects using basic templates.

Find out how to make this adorable costume here:
Kids Yoda Costume (via Craft)

Jabba the Hutt Costume Test Run

Bonnie Burton | September 15, 2009

There’s a variety of perks that come with working at Lucasfilm. I get to write all day about Wookiees, clone troopers, bounty hunters and Jedi for I interview celebrities about their love for droids and Sith Lords. I attend conventions to report on the latest Star Wars news and hang out with our awesome fans. I even make Yoda puppets at my desk.

But this is the first time I’ve ever dressed up as Jabba the Hutt.

Because is in our office as well I always get to see the cool stuff we sell online before it gets written up. So when we got the new Jabba the Hutt costume from Rubies, I couldn’t resist trying it on.


Chicken Walker Kid Costume

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2008

While some kids dressed up as Darth Vader, Princess Leia or Yoda this Halloween, this youngster went trick or treating as a Chicken Walker! If it was gray instead yellow, he could easily double as an AT-ST — a two-legged walker from Return of the Jedi. All he needs now are some Ewoks to shoot at!

WATCH VIDEO: See the Chicken Walker Costume in action

SOURCE: BoingBoing Gadgets

Beware of Star Wars Creepy Links!

Bonnie Burton | October 30, 2008

In honor of Halloween, here’s a round up of spooky, scary Star Wars crafts, costumes, drawing tutorials, stories, blog entries and even a ghoulishly-frightening creature MP3 for your haunted house!






Sculpt a Halloween Yoda Pumpkin

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2008

Sculptor/illustrator Lawrence Noble gives step-by-step tips on how to make your very own festive Yoda creation from a pumpkin, a gourd and some oranges just in time for Halloween!

Get all the instructions here:
Sculpt a Halloween Yoda Pumpkin (