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,
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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?)
Rebelscum posted their 2008 Costume Contest Winners winners last night. Erin (Maris Brood) and Kristin (Zombie Leia,) above, took first and second place in the adult category. The wee Wicket is Oliver, and while he didn’t place, he is adorable!
Last year we were wowed by their
Jabba puppet at the Wolburn Halloween parade, but this time around the 501st New England Garrison and Rebel Legion Alderaan Base brought a dewback and a landspeeder, plus an actual teenage Ashoka. Check out all the gallery at 501neg.com, and direct your comments to tk7602.
Crafty threefer at the official blog last night: Bonnie turned up three homemade costumes for dogs (with instructions!) spotted a list of knit hats and visits the LFL Starbucks.
As photographed by
Cayusa @ Flickr. He also spotted a Jedi Clampett and an unusual lightsaber duel. But my favorite has to be the Cookie Killer. Only at Dragon*Con, folks…