If you watch the "Star Wars" movies enough, you can retell the epic story of Jedi, Sith Lords, droids, tauntans, wampas, Wookiees, Yoda, and the Death Star without too much effort. Now try to re-create every memorable scene stitch by stitch on a 30-foot tapestry.
Wampas are ill-tempered beasts. They enjoy hanging out in ice caves on Hoth and attempting to eat young Jedi. They can be defeated if you are quick on your feet (or while dangling upside-down) and have mastered at least the basic skills of using the Force. Once the wampa is overcome, its head can be used as a nice decoration above your fireplace.
Our Nerd Home, a site for nerdy home projects, put together a tutorial for a DIY wall-mounted wampa-head trophy using just $20 of material. Thankfully, it doesn't involve actually traveling to Hoth and dismembering a wampa.… Read more
Stormtroopers and Sith Lords on the catwalk? At London Fashion Week, both strutted the runway in "Star Wars"-inspired clothing designed by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi from Preen.
This homage to a galaxy far, far away is beginning to look like a fashion trend. Last week, droids, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker showed up on the New York Fashion Week runway in a fun new collection of "Star Wars" dresses by Rodarte.
Known for its eclectic mix of punk and vintage fashion sense, London-based design house Preen is a hit with everyone from Scarlett Johansson to First Lady Michelle Obama. … Read more
Pittsburgh-based jewelry designer Paul Michael Bierker of Paul Michael Design created a ring worthy of any captain of someone's heart.
The "Boldly Going Somewhere" ring, for sale on Etsy for $595 plus shipping, is available in a choice of metals and gems, including white gold with color-enhanced blue diamonds and white diamond galaxy; white gold with topaz and white diamond galaxy; sterling silver with blue topaz and cubic zarconia; or platinum with blue color-enhanced diamonds and white diamond galaxy.
"My rings are about passion," Bierker told Crave. "Love and knowing what your love cares about are key to the symbolism of your relationship. If your significant other loves R2-D2, 'Star Trek,' art deco design, or anything else, why not get them what they want? In my studio, we are custom; we base our designs on what people want." … Read more
It's bedtime in a galaxy far, far away, and Darth Vader's parenting skills are being tested by his children, Luke and Leia, in "Goodnight Darth Vader."
The follow-up to the best-selling books "Darth Vader and Son" and "Vader's Little Princess" by Jeffrey Brown will be released in August. However the book from Chronicle Books will debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International in July.
Darth Vader may be ready for his kids to go to sleep, but his twins, Luke and Leia, want a bedtime story first- -- one that involves the aliens, heroes, villains, and monsters of their world. From Han Solo and Chewbacca to Boba Fett and baby Ewoks, from the wampa ice creature to Jawas, all of the galaxy's denizens are getting ready for a night's rest in this delightful story told in verse, with plenty of nods to the rich "Star Wars" narrative. … Read more
Finding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics rather dull? Add some AT-AT walkers from "Star Wars" shooting lasers at downhill skiers and you have a sport worth watching.
This "Star Wars" - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics mashup video aired on TV2 Denmark's show "Natholdet med Anders Breinholt" (Night Shift with Anders Breinholt), with humorous results. You don't need to speak the language to appreciate AT-AT's attacking unsuspecting Olympic athletes. … Read more
Netflix will get its first brush with the Force soon.
The streaming-video site will premiere 13 unaired episodes of the former Cartoon Network animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" on March 7 in the US and Canada. The episodes, called the sixth and final season of the series, have previously been seen only in Germany.
In an exclusive deal with Disney, which bought Star Wars shop Lucasfilm in 2012, Netflix secured the rights to the full catalog of "The Clone Wars" seasons and a movie, plus "director's cut" episodes not seen previously. … Read more
Disney is ramping up the promotion engine for "Star Wars Rebels," and so it's time to meet what might be the first "cowboy Jedi": Kanan.
The media giant on Wednesday unveiled one of the main characters from the new show -- which is expected to begin airing sometime this year and take place chronologically between the "Star Wars" prequels and the original 1977 "Star Wars."
Known as Kanan, and played by Freddie Prinze Jr., he has survived the Emperor's purge of Jedis. He's a little less traditional (and more … Read more
It's not every day you see Yoda on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week. Thanks to Rodarte's Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection, that's exactly what journalists and fashion fans saw when models walked out wearing dresses printed with images of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the Death Star.
"We wanted to do a collection based off this very ethereal idea of what is childhood nostalgia and thinking about who you were and what you loved, and what you dreamed about -- the way you saw color, the way you remember color, things like that," Rodarte designer Laura Mulleavy told Style.com. "And we never did anything like that with clothing. It was really fun and exciting." … Read more