Project Runway: Final Challenge!

Project Runway: Challenge 3

Okay, okay- it’s been a week and I know everyone (who wasn’t at JadeCon) is just dying to know who won Club Jade’s Project Runway!

The third challenge involved a mystery- the teams drew a planet to which their boyz were assigned a mission. The additional challenge was that the audience had to be able to guess what planet the boy was heading for.

The teams were then given a pile of fabric to choose from. The chaos reminded me of the footage shown for bridal gown sales. A few minutes later the teams had their fabrics (or in case of Team Bitca, their minimal materials) and the race was on.

Saturday night was our final runway show. A special thanks to Caitlin as our Heidi for wonderful hosting during all the events! The teams worked hard throughout the day to dress their boyz for the mission. The judges were amazed yet again with the level of determination and dedication to the competition!

I now proudly present the results for Project Runway: Challenge 3!

  • Team My Master Made Me Do It won Best Movie Recreation for their Dagobah entry. There is a R2-D2 in Luke’s backpack recovered from the piñata the picnic. For someone who was forced into participating, Steph did a wonderful job!
  • Team Have Gunn Will Travail won Most Innovative Use of Materials for their Tatooine entry. Yes, that is Yoda in a Slave Leia outfit. The bra was made from foil from the wine tasting earlier in the day.
  • Team Sprockets won Best Workmanship for their Hoth entry! The level of detail was incredible and the judges were very impressed by the cloak. While the judges questioned the use of chaps on the frozen planet of Hoth, Team Sprockets explained that Mace was hot enough on his own. Point taken.
  • Team Quilt won for Best Use of Plaid and a Special Award in Prop Construction for their Kamino entry! Judges were impressed with the Burberry-look raingear and especially the creation of the umbrella. Maybe if Obi-Wan had been so stylish and prepared the first time he met with Jango…
  • Team Bitca won the Jessa’s Go-Go Dancer or the Victoria’s Not-So-Secret Award for their Coruscant entry. The judges appreciated their steadfastness to their minimalist aesthetic but did question if this design would cause additional problems for the mission. Interestingly, the audience guessed the correct planet at first sight. What does this say for the center of government in the GFFA?

Our final two teams tied for the win of Project Runway Challenge Three:

  • Team We Did What? tied with their entry for a mission to the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk. The judges were impressed by the detail, the fringing, the bandolier, the layers, and how well it would work on Kashyyyk.
  • Team Not Quitting Our Day Jobs also tied with their entry for a mission to Mustafar. The judges were impressed with their innovative use of fleece rubber ducky material to simulate flames, including the flame logo on the reverse side of the jacket. This Obi-Wan wouldn’t need the advantage of higher ground if he was wearing this exciting outfit!

The overall winner of Project Runway was…. Everyone!

Yes, the judges could not come to a decision as to which team should be declared the overall winner as they were just so impressed by all of the entries. Call it what you want, but this means they can all be included in a calendar, to be published in time for 2009.

Thank you to all the teams for participating and really making this such a great event. We look forward to the next season of Club Jade Project Runway!

[Editor’s Note: Come back late Monday for a poll on which CJPR team is your favorite!]

JadeCon ’08 – The Quote Menace

It’s Sunday morning and we’re starting the Post-Con Depression Kick-Off Breakfast.  Once again, it appears we were foiled by actually having fun (and those annoyingly addictive Olympics) and prevented from blogging.  Since clean-up is about to begin, I thought I’d capture the remaining quotes from the weekend that were taped on to the wood-paneled wall with painter’s tape.  (We won’t cause any duct tape damage this year!)  We might have some good quotes from PCD Breakfast, but we’ll be too depressed to capture them.

  • Australia is a sexy man. – Several women in Dave’s bed
  • A YOW?  We could make it a Yao Ming by adding soy sauce – James
  • That’s not a head.  That’s a boob. – Beth
  • A YOW and an Anakin Fireball:  together they make beautiful music. – Liz double-fists it
  • An Ewok with a spear is 2 inches taller than Trina. – Trina’s own response to a Telephone Pictionary drawing
  • A snowflake makes me happy. – Telephone Pictionary
  • Warooh!  Oh s**t!  It’s a moon! – Telephone Pictionary illustration of Chewie
  • It is really annoying when Tribbles laugh at you. – Telephone Pictionary
  • I need a naked man! – Steph&
  • Padme’, let’s get busy.  I’m about to be evil. – Telephone Pictionary
  • Let’s make out.  Oh, look!  A TIE fighter! – Telephone Pictionary
  • I can really see you in the design.  And by “you,” I mean “his a**.” – Caitlin
  • I was signed off by the person that usurped my rightful place in Dave’s bed. – Liz
  • Your hair is on the pineapple behind the bar. – Vic
  • I have to go rescue my hair from the pineapple. – Caitlin
  • Someone absconded with Liz’s salty snacks. – Liz
  • I’m the Space Pope:  LOL, WTF and bless you my child.  – Liz
  • The part of the Rodian will be played by Ben Stiller. – Tom, describing Jeff’s RPG blaster skills
  • My slash does not write itself. – The Emperor
  • Paula and I both really like Menage. — Somewhere back in Tucson, Ray just went “oooh.” – Kelly
  • Oh my gawd.  It’s all about the boots and kilts. – Beth
  • I can eat a whole plate of bacon. – The Olympics announcer commenting on Miss Bacon’s win
  • Sometimes we are the Asian porn site you’re looking for. – Nancy
  • Elizabeth:  Did you say “burning crotch”?  Yav:  No!  Barty Crouch!
  • Faster!  More intense! – All of Club Jade watching Michael Phelps score his 8th Olympic gold medal
  • Would this be easier if I was lying down? – Ruby

Project Runway: Challenge one and two results!

Project Runway @ JadeCon: Challenge 1 results

As part of the festivities of JadeCon 2008, a new competition was created based on the popular Project Runway series on Bravo. As long time followers of Club Jade know, our members (or at least most of us) have held a special place in their hearts for the 12” vinyl collectible dolls, known lovingly as “The Boyz”. Our Jedi and Sith have traveled around the Earth with our members and sported many, many different looks over the years.

Love of the Boyz, a lack of off-the-rack clothing for them, and a TV show have lead to Club Jade Project Runway. There are three challenges to determine the winner with judging based on creativity, presentation, and consistency with the theme. In addition, comments on this post will be taken into consideration by the judges as well for the overall winner!

Lots of lovely pictures of our models during the competition are available here.

Challenge One: Issued at Games Night on Thursday, our designers were told by our own Heidi to design an outfit for the boyz to wear on a “Date with a Diva” based on the materials provided to their team. Designs were due at the picnic on Friday.

  • Team Quilt won the first overall competition with their impressive design and workmanship.
  • Team We’re Keeping Our Day Jobs won for Achievement in Haberdashery.
  • Team We Did What? won for Best Presentation.
  • Team Sprockets won for Achievement in Pleating and Stitching.
  • Team Have Gunn Will Travail won for Achievement in Tight Pants and Sleeves.
  • Team Bitca won the Fredericks of Hollywood Award.
  • Team My Master Made Me Do This won the Special Award for Utilizing Time During a Gaming Session and Special Achievement for Color Coordination.

So far the judges are very impressed with all the entries and looked forward to seeing the results of the Second Challenge. Announced at the end of the first round judging, the second challenge was to fabricate new Jedi Robes/uniforms for the Boyz using duct tape. The tape was provided to the team members in a variety of colors.

Project Runway @ JadeCon: Challenge 2 results

The results were again dazzling! Challenge Two:

Challenge Three was assigned late last night and the teams raced and fought each other for coveted fabrics. The teams were challenged to attire their Boyz for a mission to a planet which was chosen at random. The audience will be charged with determining which planet the Boyz are heading off to next and their success will influence the judge’s decisions.

If you have made it this far – please review our winners and feel free to comment! Your comments will be taken into consideration for the Overall Project Runway winner for JadeCon 2008!

We’ll post the final results tomorrow for everyone following along at home.

Informal review corner: The Clone Wars

The Clone Wars

We haven’t had much time to discuss it yet, but none of us seemed particularly impressed last night. My personal take: It’s far too long, and adds very little to the (real) movie experience. If you’re absolutely dying for more prequel, you might get more out of it, but as someone mainly apathetic to the whole era (and bridge stories in general) my impression was “Meh.” I’m glad I got to see it with Jaders, but it’s not something I would recommend to anyone without a basic working knowledge for the prequel EU.

But: Stinky is adorable.

Jaders, (I know you’re reading this in the suite!) leave your reviews/thoughts in the comments!

The JadeCon ’08 Quotes — So Far

As is our tradition, Club Jade often comes up with silly profound quotes that are recorded for posterity. And also, as per tradition, we rarely explain the context but, rather, let them stand on their own:

  • I love this sport. What is it? – Luci re men’s synchronized diving
  • I’m famous in Germany, like David Hasselhoff – Caitlin
  • Let’s face it, they swim upstream but they don’t spawn – The Emperor, re Chinese athletes
  • Team USA! Let’s try sucking less! – Caitlin
  • They’re smiling at each other just a little too much – Helen
  • With enough arrows, you can convince the world these guys are straight – The Emperor
  • It was US versus Sweden in beach volleyball. We kicked their snowy white asses – Dunc recaps
  • I’ll be back. Don’t do anything interesting – Dunc
  • Not far. Stairs not far. – Caitlin
  • I’m sure if you Google “wax David Hasslehoff” you’ll find it. – Caitlin continues hassling the Hoff
  • Oh Johnny Weir, what would we do without you? – Liz
  • The world would be a less sparkly place – Caitlin
  • Johnny Weir is a vampire! – Four people at once
  • The alabaster skin, the sparkle, the fashion sense…it all makes sense! – Liz
  • Does anyone have an issues with butt crack on vinyl? – Diane randomly bursts out in the middle of the Emperor’s writing seminar

Yes. We’re still alive

We’ve been having so much fun at JadeCon ’08 that we just haven’t even gone near the nifty computer provided to the suite by the hotel. (And an iPod. The Hyatt has gone high-tech.)

Games Night was a blast. As usual, the most simple game got the most participation. It was a cross between Pictionary and The Operator Game. Hard to explain, but tons of fun.

We’ve also been quite obsessed with the Olympics; watching the “pretty boys fall down.” Cheering for the countries we feel aren’t getting enough cheerleading support. Yelling on Michael Phelps. (Like he needs our help.) Mocking others.

Those who were capable of staying up late went to see Clone Wars at midnight at the mall across the street. I haven’t heard their reviews, as yet. Everyone in CJ knows I’m entirely incapable of staying up late, so no reviews from me!

Project Runway (Vinyl Version) has begun with the first challenge. Spotted so far is a zebra pattern pimp hat, a leopard skin tuxedo and other outfits that we can’t describe on this page because it’s PG. (Parental Guidance PG; not Her Wonderfulness PG.)

We’re also enjoying the presence of Rox’s working dog Willow who has been put to more work feeding the dog cravings of the CJ dog lovers. She is rarely without two people petting her and rubbing her belly. I hope Rox doesn’t actually need her, at some point.

We’re about to head out to the Sith Ascension Picnic. Games and the trials of the CJ padawans will commence.

We’ll catch up on the fandom happenings next week. Those CJers not with us, feel free to leave us messages here. We’ll pass them along.

JadeCon ’08: Newsblogging on hold. Maybe.

In what is either the best or worst timing ever, Club Jade will be gathering for our first JadeCon since 2006 starting in the morning. So, sorry to disappoint, but (serious) blogging may or may not resume until Thursday. Or maybe Monday. Tuesday? (I’ll try – but bet on nothistory agrees.) In the meantime, keep an eye on our pals at, TFN, EUC, and Lightsabre for actual news.

Or you can look at this:


I blame Yav.

Things learned from 10 years of JadeCon

  • Don’t light sparklers in a gazebo when it’s raining.
  • Don’t duct-tape decorations to the suite walls.
  • Don’t tell the Darksiders you’re hungry.
  • Don’t put marzipan in Jello.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, substitute tequila for vodka.
  • No matter how much alcohol you’ve had, never let Yav duct tape a padawan braid to your hair.
  • When meeting a fellow Jader for the first time, you can just tell.
  • When Jessa asks for ice, darn it, you shlep the ice. (Karrdes only.)
  • If you see a CJer doing something that you know cannot possibly turn out well… Get a camera.
  • What happens at JadeCon, stays at JadeCon. Unless Dunc blogs it.
  • Invoke the name.
  • It really sucks putting your hands down Hayden’s shirt.
  • It’s always those damn Harry Potter plagiarists’ fault.