September 18th, 2010 by Dunc ·
Fanmade. Check out this version of Tenel Ka’s rancor tooth lightsaber by Heather ( @hexterah) who dressed up as the character at DragonCon.)
Riptide. Paul S. Kemp broke out another brief excerpt from his on Friday. Crosscurrent sequel
Comics. Dark Horse has revealed the cover to ; Writer Legacy: War #2 John Jackson Miller talks at The Sci-Fi Block. Knight Errant
Further reading. EU Cantina has a new column by Chris ( @VileZero) and so far he’s addressed the Darth Plagueis novel and upcoming comics as well as some gaming/ Clone Wars stuff. Check it out.
Street date shuffle. It was a slow news week, so Random House moving Denning’s Fate of the Jedi: Vortex up a week got a lot of ink. Still months away, but I did update our book schedule.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (
@clubjade) for updates and discussion.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: costuming · darth plagueis · fanmade · fate of the jedi · interviews · john jackson miller · legacy · lightsabers · paul s kemp · street dates
June 9th, 2010 by Dunc ·
Guest list. Anthony Daniels is coming to the autograph hall and on stage. (WTF moment: “He was the voice of Legolas in the 1978 animation, Lord Of The Rings.” The awful one that turned me off Tolkien for decades? What what?)
Panels. And the collecting track just keeps on coming. Don’t fret, folks: I’m sure there’ll be something for the rest of us. (Right?)
Costumes. Register your fabulous duds for the Costume Pageants. If you don’t, they might send the 501st after you.
Book now! There’s no time to waste!
Guide. The folks at Reed have put together Orlando 101.
Filed: conventions · fandom · people
Tagged: anthony daniels · celebration v · collecting · costuming
December 2nd, 2009 by Dunc ·
Chris Bartlett built this Gonk costume for his kids with storage bins, foamcore and dryer vent hoses. ( via)
Tagged: costuming · droids · kids
November 1st, 2009 by Dunc ·
We’ve been hearing that
Star Wars costumes were a hot ticket this year. (Even at the White House.) Above, an amazing AT-ST spotted by Ralph Hockens in New York City. ( Another shot here.) There are plenty of shots on Flickr – far too many to link – and StarWars.com has a roundup of their coverage, including action figure costumes.
My internet favorite has to be
Darth Vader and the Death Star, though.
But our question is: How many did you see? Answer below or on the sidebar.
Spot any more pics on
Flickr or the internet? Link ‘em in the comments! And don’t forget you can enter the Rebelscum Costume Contest through tomorrow.
Tagged: costuming · crafts · halloween
September 9th, 2009 by Dunc ·
If the reports are anything to go on, there was no missing the many steampunk-themed costumes at Dragon*Con this weekend; No surprise that there were
several . Not surprisingly there were a lot of Star Wars variations stormtroopers, bounty hunters and your other standards, but Cardinal Vader may be a new one. (Though one must admit it isn’t much of a logical leap.) Or we can just go straight for the crossdressers. Or the ever-popular Spaceballs. (Photo at right by Ryan James.)
And this adorable no-frills
two-person AT-AT costume was a big hit with the #dragoncon tweeters. How about them boxes? But for sheer ‘ah, screw it’ daring, my vote goes to these guys.
And in conclusion,
Filed: conventions · fandom
Tagged: costuming · dragoncon · kids · steampunk · stormtroopers
September 1st, 2009 by Dunc ·
Jedi gear isn’t too hard to make yourself (or so I’ve heard) but if sewing isn’t a priority, you can probably do worse than looking around Etsy. Here are a few listings the Jawas have scrounged up.
Need a Jedi cloak?
Mulligan Stew Boutique is on the case. They have three listings for custom-made Jedi trappings: an adult cloak ($85,) a child’s cloak ($60,) and complete child costume ($140.)
Sultry Delights also does custom Jedi tunics ($150,) among other things.
Actually, there are several Jedi robes. My favorite listing is probably
Brown Cloak of the Republic, featuring claims of fabric that resists “attacks by the dark side.” ($129.95) But your best bargain may be CustomKids, which will make a child-sized Jedi robe for only $19.99.
And of course, there are the
Slave Leias, including an ‘inspired by’ version for bellydancing.
Tagged: costuming · etsy · fanmade · jedi · kids
July 28th, 2009 by Paula ·
They had a little help from some friends, but we are thrilled for the Club Jaders who helped create and present ‘Bring it On: Rock the Mouse;’ winner of Best Presentation at Comic-Con Masquerade 2009.
Congratulations to Caitlin Shindler (choreographer and costumer extraordinaire). Other Club Jade participants included Rogue Shindler, Mike Chiesi and Stephanie Chiesi. Um. You rock?
Io9 has a nice
gallery up featuring the cast.
Filed: club jade · conventions
Tagged: awards · costuming · disney · jaders · sdcc · spoofs
June 4th, 2009 by Dunc ·
“Galactic Lord Corset Costume” from Evening Arwen can be yours for a mere $600. There’s even an option for your loyal henchwomen, the “Galactic Trooper Corset Costume.” ( via)
I actually think George would
approve. For a second. Before he called his lawyers.
Tagged: costuming · darth vader · fanmade · stormtroopers · unauthorized
June 1st, 2009 by Dunc ·
Here are some of the things I’ve micro-blogged over @clubjade in the last week or so.
Sci-fi raver chic, or… Eventually, some fan costumer is going to get their hands on this fiber-optic fabric, and we’re going to be seeing walking holograms at cons.
My god! “ Star Trek’s entire history in all media over the last four decades has been nothing but revisions and reboots. ” And so it is. Fascinating stuff… And very familiar.
Speaking of a cycle of never-ending reboots… The companion for the new Doctor Who was announced last week. Quote of the hour: “…I feel like I’m going to be watching Doctor Nine Oh Who One Oh.”
For my peeps. Jezebel takes the TV teen queens of the early 90′s head to head. Blossom or Clarissa?
Geek decor. Twenty brilliant bookcases.
Filed: film · geek life · tv
Tagged: costuming · doctor who · home decor · star trek
February 10th, 2009 by Dunc ·
Peter Roan (
peterjr1961) captured these Rebel cheerleaders (and droid friend) at New York Comic Con this weekend. I hope there are enough of these folks out there to do a whole Bring It On skit with their Sith counterparts.
(And anyone care to explain
this? Statue? Costume? Life-sized bobblehead?)
Filed: conventions · fandom
Tagged: costuming · nycc