Category: Creativity

  • SWCVI: “The Imperial Dogs” Prop Crew Mission Report

    “Many Star Wars fans will come to Celebration VI? … Personally?? … THEN we will DOUBLE our efforts!!!” For us, It doesn’t take an emperor visiting his Death Star construction site as motivation, we just do our very best for all the fans! Today I’ll take you with me, to the very heart of our team… the prop workshop. Dusty hangars which many of the crew have almost called ‘home’ for the last couple of months…

  • SWCVI: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

    It sounds like a cliché, but when it comes to The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, preparations for the next Star Wars Celebration pretty much begin on the flight home from the last one. Despite having exhibited at all seven prior Star Wars Celebrations, Celebration V was a particularly challenging undertaking for us. For the first time ever, we curated a gallery exhibit with more than 100 pieces of Ralph’s original Star Wars art — the majority of which had never been seen before.

  • SWCVI: The As You Wish Helmet Project: Boba Fett

    I could talk for days about Boba Fett, his popularity in modern culture, his mystique and his infamy, but my true passion for Boba Fett, as with so many things in Star Wars, is not so much the character of Boba Fett (after all, he was little more than a minor background figure with only seconds of screen time) but the care, attention and detail put into his design.  In the entire original Star Wars trilogy, there is no other costume that is as detailed and complicated as Boba Fett.  His helmet alone is a masterpiece, merging the aesthetic of […]

  • DIY Jabba the Hutt Shoes

    It’s no secret that I have a crush on Jabba the Hutt. What can I say? I find his laugh irresistible. So what better way to show my love for the coolest gangster in the galaxy than by wearing him on my feet! Recently crafters have been hand-painting TOMS shoes with their favorite Star Wars characters. There have been shoes inspired by R2-D2, C-3PO, and even Boba Fett. For my Jabba-inspired footwear, I snagged an olive green pair and set out to make my sluggy slip-ons!

  • Jedi Paper Tricks

    Fumiaki Kawahata’s amazing Origami Yoda is a very busy paper Jedi. There is usually a pretty steady stream of people discovering him and then tweeting their friends: “Someone make me one of these!” Or “Hard to fold this looks!” And every once in a while the stream turns into a flood, as happened a few weeks ago when George Takei posted a photo of one of @yoyoferro‘s versions of the Kawahata Yoda.

  • SWCVI: A long ten years ago… Celebration Diorama Workshop was born

    If you are a fan of custom dioramas, you may know me already, for those not yet familiar, let me introduce myself… my name is Frank D’iorio, I am a native Montrealer who by day works as a freelance motion picture digital compositor and on weekends, builds Star Wars action figure dioramas. Like most of you reading this, Star Wars greatly influenced my life both personally and professionally.

  • SWCVI: The As You Wish Helmet Project

    Star Wars: Celebration V was an amazing experience for me as it was my first Celebration.  I have attended dozens of conventions but none have compared to the magnitude of a gathering that is 100% STAR WARS!  Years ago, I had seen the Vader Project, online, and was very impressed by it, but hadn’t thought much of it since then.  Imagine my surprise to see that the 501st Legion had put together a similar project at Celebration V; the TK-Project, using Stormtrooper helmets instead of Darth Vader helmets, and all to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation!  My wife and I were […]

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