Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

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)

Darth Vader Paper Lantern Craft

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2009

Star Wars artist and crafty gal Cynthia Narcisi made this awesome Darth Vader Paper Lantern to help make your Halloween extra-spooky.

IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTION!!! Please ONLY use a candle votive inside a glass jar so that glass prevents the candle from getting too close to the paper! Or better yet, a glow stick instead! Vader would be most displeased if you didn’t!

Full Craft Tutorial Here:
Darth Vader Paper Lantern Craft

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.”

Read full article here:
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)

Star Wars Thriller at Dragon*Con 2009

Bonnie Burton | September 9, 2009

If you couldn’t make it to Dragon*Con this year, you can at least see some of the many costumed attendees in the best way possible — as they dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars Thriller DragonCon 2009

SOURCE: Thanks @jenthefangirl

Star Wars Easter Egg Art

Bonnie Burton | April 10, 2009

Star Wars artist Amy Pronovost painted these awesome Easter eggs that look like Darth Maul, Chewbacca and Wicket.

Check out the eggs under the cut.


NYCC: Best Han in Carbonite Costume Ever

Bonnie Burton | February 10, 2009

If you were lucky enough to be at the Big Apple for New York Comic-Con last week, you might have posed for a few photo ops with Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion and the lovely ladies dressed as Slave Leia.

However, often times it’s the hilarious fan-made costumes that make us happy to be spreading the word of the Force. This low-rent version of Han Solo in Carbonite made us short blue milk out our noses from laughing so hard. Most impressive indeed.

Check out more costumes at NYCC here:
Star Wars: NYCC (via