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,
…A stormtrooper dancing with a redshirt (red dress?) Federation crewmember.
John Scalzi takes a look at the tip of the iceberg with
the design failures of , both technical and biological. Star Wars
Slashdot is in super-fanboy mode over this, and Scalzi taunts them… It’s beautiful. Knot those panties harder, boys.
Now that everyone’s settled back home and able to blog more easily, we’re starting to see a few more con reports. StarWars.com has recaps of The Empire Muggs Back and the (which is now Robot Chicken Skate party moving on to L.A.,) while Rebelscum posted a gallery of Sideshow’s customized stormtroopers. Meanwhile, Atom.com has recruited G4 hostess Olivia Munn to help with their Fan Movie Challenge. We can only pray that mullet-play is optional.
In EUish news, the
Scribe Awards were also given out at the con, and Karen Miller’s The Clone Wars: Wild Space did not take the Best Novel – Adapted prize under Speculative Fiction. It went to an actual adaptation, Bob Greenberger’s novelization of Hellboy: The Golden Army. However, James’s Rollins novelization of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull did take the Adapted prize in the category of General Fiction. (How are aliens general fiction, again?) Congrats to Rollins and condolences to Miller, in any case.
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San Diego Comic-Con is over. But the con’s spirit – and the reports – are sure to live on. We’ll try our best to catchup. Just not right now. (Photo by the
San Diego Shooter, aka Nathan Rupert.)
StarWars.com is still posting pics as well, including our first look at a Clone Wars pop-up book and our only look at the FOTJ panel.
A tribute to Andy Warhol by Mike Stimpson (aka Balakov on Flickr.)
Doyouloveanapple made these
fantastic Mighty Mugg-based cakes for her partner’s birthday! They both feature homemade marshmallow fondant. ( via)
For the Americans, have a safe and happy Fourth, and remember, if you must blow stuff up, at least be safe about it: We don’t want to give any stray Jedi a headache. For our international friends, a stormtrooper with a bubble wand, which is legal, festive, and appropriate for all outdoor occasions. (
Photo by rmkooi at Flickr.)
In the spirit of the season,
Scalzi has rated Sci Fi movies by their explosions. Both Star Wars and Return of the Jedi make the cut.
‘Droid’ by Howie Le, one of two shots ( so far) featuring poor TK4082. The caption:
TK4082 had a really hard time figuring out the droid they called Printer. It did not respond to commands and the only beep when it needed something.
Lord Vader would have not tolerated such insubordination.
“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.