Chewie Halloween Costumes Through the Ages

October 31, 2007

Here’s a collection of Chewbacca Halloween costumes that are either recent, homemade or downright retro! HAPPY HALLOWEEN Wookiee-style!

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May the Puppies Be With You….

October 30, 2007

Tech guru and Star Wars fan Chris Pirillo sent us this adorable video of his pups (Pixie and Wicket) dressed up as Princess Leia and Darth Vader for Halloween. We can’t help but wonder what these dogs are thinking…

Watch the video here.

Tina Fey as Princess Leia?

October 19, 2007

As previously reported, Tina Fey — former SNL head writer, and currently the star and creator of the hit comedy “30 Rock” — is a Star Wars fan.

In the October 2007 issue of Geek Monthly magazine (available at newsstands and online), Fey mentions her brief stint as Princess Leia on “Saturday Night Live.”

“I was C-3PO for Halloween a couple of times. Once when I was nine. I’ll do it again when I’m 40. One time I did a sketch that got cut from SNL where I was going to play Princess Leia, my dream come true. That was the funniest thing ever just because putting that costume on — and I didn’t look like her or anything — but you put that costume and that wig on and nerds go bananikers. People were just staring at me in the hall, all these extras and background people and nerds wanted to talk to me all the sudden. Guys have a real weird thing for that outfit.”

In fact Princess Leia herself — Carrie Fisher — will guest star on “30 Rock” as writer Rosemary Howard for an upcoming episode that will air Oct. 25, 2007.

Find out more on the “30 Rock” official site here.

Star Wars Dogs in Good Housekeeping

October 1, 2007

Halloween is right around the corner, and that could only mean one thing — cute little kids in Star Wars costumes. You know what’s cuter? Dogs in Star Wars costumes — that’s what.

And now you can vote for which mutts (and a token cat) outfitted as your favorite Star Wars characters are indeed are the cutest in a special contest in Good Housekeeping magazine.

Halloween Pet Costume Contest — Cast Your Vote!

Where Science Meets Imagination in Chicago

September 28, 2007

Explore the space fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to remarkable real-life versions of these technologies at the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit, now at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry from Oct. 5, 2007 – January 6, 2008!

Some of the cool things you can do at the exhibit include:

  • Jump to lightspeed and tour the galaxy in a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit.
  • Experience the feeling of riding in a personal hovercraft, while learning about what transit of the future might be like.
  • Help build a spaceport and discover how to create a successful collaborative environment.
  • Experiment with magnetic levitation and robotics.
  • Test your own speeder and droid.

See more than 80 props, models and costumes from the Star Wars movies and extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers.

Get more information about the exhibit here.

Padmé Make-up Pointers

September 19, 2007

For all of you wanting to look like Natalie Portman in the Star Wars prequels, now’s your chance to discover which brand and color eyeshadow, eyeliner and lipstick were used to make Ms. Amidala extra fierce, as Tyra Banks would say.

Make-up by Nikki Gooley
Foundation: Make-Up Forever Face and Body foundation was applied in shade #03. Concealer: Gooley used Shu Uemura Mark Concealer with Yves St Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer in #03 under the eyes.
Powder: Gooley applied Visiora 003 Powder.
Eye shadow: Stila powder shadow in Barefoot Contessa #33 was applied all over the lids. Then it was worked it up into the socket and blended out with Stila in Moonlight #38. On the top lids, the lashline was lined with Stila shadow in Java #8. Gooley then dabbed her browbones with Calvin Klein Eye Gloss.
Brows: Brows were filled in with Stila Convertable Eye Color Liner in Teak.
Mascara: Gooley used a classic favorite, Maybelline Great Lash in Black.
Cheeks: Stila Convertable Cheek Color, a cream blush in Peony, was dabbed on the apples of the cheeks and blended up onto the cheek bone.
Lips: Stila Lipstick in Jo was applied, then blotted. Gooley then used Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream over the top of the lips. Gooley says that although it’s usually used as a skin cream, she loves using it on lips because it gives them a nice, natural sheen.

Get more make-up tips here.

Read more about Episode III Make-up Supervisor Nikki Gooley here:
Nikki Gooley: Making Memorable Faces


Celebrating Elvis Star Wars Style

August 14, 2007

August 16 marks the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and while fans everywhere are celebrating his contributions to rock ‘n roll, Star Wars fans have their own way of feeling the King’s presence in the form of a very special stormtrooper.

Hailing from Merced, Calif., Ken the Elvis Trooper (TK-432) is one member of the 501st Legion that all fans can find easily in a convention crowd. Wearing sunglasses, a white cape and of course stormtrooper armor, you’ll find Elvis Trooper at cons wooing the ladies with his “Thankyaverymuch” drawl and taking endless photos with fans.

Recently this year, Gentle Giant Studios released a limited-edition mini-bust of Elvis Trooper as a collectible replica which made fandom history as this was the first time the company released a replica of a fan. Proceeds went to help the fight against cancer.

To quote the wise Master himself (Mojo Nixon, not Yoda): “Elvis is everywhere.”

Check out Elvis Trooper online here:
Elvis Trooper’s MySpace Page
Photos tagged Elvis Trooper (Flickr)