How to Make a BB-8 Wreath

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The Hothidays are here which means it’s time to deck the halls with all things Star Wars! For this year’s festivities, I was inspired by The Force Awakens newest droid, BB-8. Whenever I see that little ball whizzing across the screen, it always brings a smile to my face. BB-8 kind of looks like Frosty the Snowman, which makes him the perfect decoration for this holiday season. To make your own BB-8 wreath, here’s everything you’ll need!

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I’ve joined the dark side.

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Okay, okay. So I’ve only joined the dark side for the fashion but how could I resist when they have beautiful cape dresses like this? This dress is part of the new Her Universe collection at Hot Topic! They also have a BB-8 and Boba Fett bomber jackets, a sleek Darth Vader faux leather jacket, and a gorgeous Princess Leia dress coming in December. Thank you Ashley Eckstein for giving female Star Wars fans a way for us to express our love for that galaxy far, far away. ♥ Check out the full collection HERE!

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What’s Wrong With The Star Wars Holiday Special?

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What’s wrong with the Star Wars Holiday Special? I tackle that question in the first episode of my new podcast, The Jedi Beat! I’ve always been a fan of the wackiness that is the Holiday Special but I wanted to learn more about the history of how it was made. What were thinking when they decided to make half of the special in the Wookiee language, Shyriiwook? Joining me on this episode is my hilarious friend and writer/author, Bonnie Burton! She wrote a fantastic article in defense of the holiday special and she also brings a special insight since she worked at Lucasfilm for 10 years. Join us on this journey back to the summer of 1978! Listen to the episode HERE!

Star Wars Celebration Costume Roundup!

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There is nothing like Star Wars Celebration. Where else can fans gather once a year to experience all things Star Wars? From panels with Star Wars heroes like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to having a seat at the Mos Eisley Cantina, Celebration is heaven for any Star Wars fan. One of my favorite aspects of the con is seeing all the epic Star Wars costumes. It’s truly a place where creativity, craft, and originality abound! I couldn’t capture them all but here are some of my favorite costumes from Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim!

 

EMPEROR PALPATINE AND HIS IMPERIAL WALKER

Emperor

This cosplayer glued foam pieces to a walker, thus creating this clever Imperial Walker.

Imperial Walker

 

LIL’ WAMPA

A ferociously cute take on that infamous creature from Hoth.

Lil' Wampa

 

BOBA FETT & TRANDOSHAN 

Apparently bounty hunters don’t like having their picture taken…

Bounty Hunters

 

LYN ME AND GREEATA JENDOWANIAN

Jabba’s dancers bask in their moment of freedom from the Hutt.

Twi'lek & Greeata Jendowanian

 

DEATH TROOPER

By the end of Star Wars Celebration, I felt a little like this guy.

Death Trooper

 

WICKET THE EWOK

This cosplayer took a more feminine approach to her Ewok costume. It’s Yub Nub chic!

Ewok

 

BABY EWOK

In other Endor news…you can’t repel cuteness of this magnitude.

Baby Ewok\

AT-AT WALKER

This costume was operated by two cosplayers on stilts inside the AT-AT’s legs. It was pretty incredible watching the AT-AT slowly walk through the crowd. The best part was when a tiny Luke Skywalker (attached to a tow cable) lowered from the belly of the AT-AT!

AT-AT

 

HARLEY LEIA AND JOKER FETT

A fun mashup of Star Wars and Batman’s villains, Harley Quinn and the Joker. The only person who doesn’t seem to be enjoying himself is Bat-Jabba.

Harley & Joker

 

RAINBOW DASH TROOPER & PINKIE PIE IMPERIAL OFFICER

Even in the Galactic Empire, friendship is magic.

MLP Troopers

 

BABY REBEL PILOT

The Rebel Alliance’s secret weapon? Adorable baby pilots.

Baby Rebel Pilot

 

THE SOLO FAMILY – HAN & LEIA (RETURN OF THE JEDI COSTUMES)

Because it’s never too early to introduce your child to the awesomeness of Star Wars.

Leia & Han with baby

 

LUKE, MINI LEIA, ARTOO MAMA

Families that cosplay together, stay together.

Luke, Artoo, Leia

 

LEGO WICKET (EWOK)

Ee chee wa maa! This giant LEGO Wicket is going to haunt my dreams.

LEGO Ewok

 

SUPERHERO MANDALORIANS

The Justice League, Star Wars style.

Superhero Mandalorians

 

OBI-WOODY KENOBI

Move over Buzz Lightyear, there’s a new “space ranger” in town and he wields the power of the Force.

Woody Kenobi

 

FEMME TROOPER

The Mos Eisley Cantina set was well-guarded thanks to the awesome, Amanda Jean.

Amanda Jean Trooper

 

MUPPET TROOPERS

I first saw the Muppet Troopers at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Needless to say, I screamed like an Animal.

Muppet Troopers

BARF FROM SPACEBALLS

Actress Milynn Sarley is so beautiful, she makes Barf look good!

Barf

 

SHORT STORMTROOPER

Doesn’t everyone deserve the chance to join the Empire?

Short Stormtrooper

 

GEEK CHIC MOM & DAUGHTER

If you don’t feel like wearing a costume, this is the perfect way to make a Star Wars fashion statement.

Star Wars Mom & Daughter

 

HANNA SOLO

A stylish and original take on Han Solo’s costume from A New Hope, complete with a Chewie backpack!

Hanna Solo 1 Hanna Solo 2

 

PINUP REBEL PILOT

Clothing Designer Linda Heredia fights the Empire in style! She handmade her Rebel pilot jumper and her helmet purse was custom made by a friend.

Pinup Rebel Pilot

DIY Comic Book Wall Art

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I’ve always wanted to have a Wes Anderson gallery wall.

The Royal Tenenbaums

While I wouldn’t fill a wall with Margot Tenenbaum drawings, I do love how you can create a cohesive look using a variety of frames and colorful images. Since we’re moving to a new home next month, I’ve begun envisioning my dream gallery wall. I have a lot of saved artwork that I plan on framing but I wanted to make something extra special for our new place.

 

I was inspired by a DIY I saw on Pinterest where you transfer a photograph onto a block of wood.

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Using wood as the canvas and frame gives the image a rustic gallery look. I figured if you could do it with photographs, why not comic books?

 

So using wood blocks, paint, and color copies of some of my favorite comic book images, I made my own Comic Book Wall Art pieces!

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These pieces were super easy to make and the total materials cost was under $10! Once I finish my gallery wall, I’ll be sure to share some pics with you. In the meantime, if you want to make your own Comic Book Wall Art, I made a DIY video showing you how! Happy crafting! ٩(^ᴗ^)۶