Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’



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!

Ewok Cat!

Bonnie Burton | October 27, 2011

We’ve already seen dogs that look like Wookiees, so it was only a matter of time before we started seeing cats dressed as Ewoks. Here’s an especially cute feline that would make Wicket proud.

Megan from Stellar Four Blog made this adorkable costume for her cat:

This year, I opted not to carve a pumpkin. Instead, I channeled my crafty impulses into making something for Lilly. Something awesome. I made her a Wicket costume.

Thank goodness Ewok headdresses are so poorly sewn
(Ewoks may have opposable thumbs but they’re still pretty bad with a needle), it makes my ineptitude look authentic.

See more photos here:
The Cutest Ewok of All

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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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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