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The Craft Side: 80’s Retro Star Wars comic shoes

Craftster member BenaeQuee made these supremely nerdy decoupage shoes using some “well-loved” 80’s Star Wars comic books. She writes:

I used 10 comic books and poured over the endless panels cutting out various images that appealed to me. Chewie, R2D2, and the Millennium Falcon were ones that I cut out a lot. I found a great piece of Vader dueling shirtless, buff, Luke *hehe* that is the statement on the outside of the left shoe.

The left shoe is the battle between the Rebellion and the Empire. The right shoe is strictly the Rebellion forces. The sole edges are painted in a glittery black paint that reminds me of the night sky (visible in the original picture size linked below) and the upper edges are finished in a black cloth tape and a pin stripe of chrome paint. The heel tip is also finished with the chrome paint.

Later in the comments, she says she used “Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish” to seal them, but hopes to use a sealant spray as well. (Can you be too careful?) Seems like a fun project to emulate!

Etsy scavenger: Yet more fanmade Star Wars wearables

The Jawas were hard at work, and here’s some of what they found on Etsy this week.

  1. I think this Empire Strikes Back Babydoll tunic dress/top is adorable! Not so sure I support the suggestion of leggings as pants, though. Still, it’s cute. Just wear real pants. ($29.99)

  2. TypsyGypsyTees also has several Star Wars items, including this AT-AT onesie ($14) or a girl cut probe droid tee. ($20)
  3. A Return of the Jedi ‘boob tube style dress’ by Natty Boho. ($60)
  4. Kick it in style at your next con with Star War Chucks by Chylde. ($50)
  5. A Return of the Jedi tutu? Why not? It’s by XPoppysWickedGardenX. ($40) Also in ANH, Yoda, and a Clone Wars halter top.
  6. Let your freak flag really fly with the Boba Fett ski mask by Unclaimed Baggage. ($70)
  7. Or keep your hipster cred with the Star Wars cycling cap by MMildredSnodgrass. ($32)

(The Jawas are still hard at work sorting listings, so stay tuned.)

The fandom minute: Star Wars weddings, Faison geeks out, sneakers and crime

Do you take this fan… Two Star Wars weddings made it on the internet this week! The first, in the UK, featuring a full party of costumed guests. The second, in the Philippines, features a stormtrooper-inspired gown, at right… And lightsabers. Naturally.