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Halloween is Here – 2016

Halloween StormtroopersIt’s Halloween once more! We want to wish everyone a great night of trick-or-treating and costume parties, or whatever else your spooky night entails. We want to remind everyone to stay safe, and we have a few tips to make sure the night is fun for everyone:

Decorating tips:
  1. Don’t let kids use the knives, and make sure they aren’t in the way when you cut the pumpkin.
  2. Be sure to clean up – pumpkin guts are messy and could cause falls.
  3. Try using a glow stick or a light bulb inside the finished pumpkin rather than lighting a candle, which can be a fire hazard.
  4. Halloween Decorations can be scary, but avoid dangerous decorations that might have a tripping hazard, a falling hazard, or objects with sharp points.
Tips for preparing your costume:
  1. Shoes should fit well to avoid trips.
  2. Masks should not block your vision.
  3. Baggy costumes can make moving difficult.
  4. Test makeup in a small area of the skin to make sure that it is safe to use and no allergic reactions occur. Some costumes may contain latex, which can cause allergic reactions.
  5. Make sure your costume avoids open flames or hot lamps – some materials can catch on fire or melt, burning the wearer.
  6. Use costume accessories such as swords or knives carefully. They should be dull, with no waving around or stabbing at people or items.
  7. Colored or decorative contact lenses shouldn’t be worn unless they’ve been prescribed by an eye doctor.
Tips for Trick-or-Treating on Halloween:
  1. Always go trick-or-treating with a flashlight.
  2. Never run. There are a lot of things to hit or trip over, including other people.
  3. Attach reflective tape to your costume to help cars and other vehicles see you if you walk in the road.
  4. Don’t go trick-or-treating alone; go with a group or a trusted adult.
  5. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you can trust the person that gave it to you, or an adult says it’s all right.
  6. Don’t visit dark homes. Only enter homes of the people you know unless a trusted adult is with you.
  7. If you do not have an adult with you, someone in your group should have a cell phone, and you should travel an agreed-upon route.
  8. Brighter neighborhoods are safer than dark ones, and well-traveled areas are best. Stay on the sidewalk.

Remember: when driving on Halloween, be sure to drive slowly and watch out for party-goers or trick-or-treaters on the street.

Follow these easy tips to ensure Halloween ends with everyone happy and safe. Thanks for reading! Come back next week for more fun Star Wars information.

Terrible Star Wars costumes

We like to think we’re positive people. However, we also know we know costumes, especially Star Wars costumes. Every Halloween you’re probably going to see some cool homemade costumes and flashy outfits to drool over, but you will also find some costumes able to benefit from a little more work. Again, we’re positive people, so we can ignore costumes from younger fans, or those meant to be low-quality or cost, but some Star Wars costumes just make you laugh. Here are 4 terrible Star Wars costumes:

The Best of the Terrible:

Terrible three charactersOur first picture presents us with a strange quandary: Who are these characters? From left to right it’s Giant White Solo Cup with blue decals, King Midas ready for a battle, and someone trying desperately to keep the rain off. Oh, he has buns duct taped to his head. Duct taped. That’s going to be a difficult removal process. For C-3PO as well! R2-D2 is the best costume here for just removal purposes.

Terrible Darth Vader MaskSpeaking frankly, the Stormtrooper helmet doesn’t look very bad at all. Maybe a bit misshapen, but aren’t we all? The other mask, however, looks more like Futurama’s Bender than a Lord of the Sith. One of the most defining features of Darth Vader’s helmet is the shape, and this example misses the mark. Don’t worry kid, keep at it.

Terrible R2-D2 costumeDon’t stare too long; it may cause nightmares. Honestly, this isn’t the worst costume we’ve ever seen, or even near to the worst, but the…entire package is a bit disturbing. Best we can come up with, during a monster movie this is the joke monster the protagonists would see while escaping something much worse. Not really very scary, but not very fun to look at, either.

Terrible Jabba the Hutt CostumeJabba the Hutt, why are you packed full of bowling balls? It’s a question for the ages. Not every crime lord has the body volume to carry so many orbs. This costume is the lumpiest thing since Chewbacca’s son. We’re also rather unsure of what he’s holding, though it could be a poker, in case the helium balloons taking up this costume’s space make it float away.

Thanks for reading about these four terrible costumes! Come back next week for more fun fan information!

Grand Heritage New Costumes

Trying to find a costume with a little more oomph this Halloween, but still want to show off Star Wars style? We now offer a new set of grand heritage costumes that are sure to make you feel ready to take on the Sith, conquer the galaxy, or rule Cloud City!

A Grand Heritage of Star Wars!

Kylo Ren Grand HeritageAs the new villain of the Star Wars movies, Kylo Ren still has a lot to show us. He dueled Rey, sent Han Solo down an endless shaft, and even took a bowcaster bolt straight to the chest. Pick up the Grand Heritage Kylo Ren Adult Costume to turn yourself into the next generation of the Sith. Continue Darth Vader’s legacy of power over the galaxy!

Rey Grand HeritageWear the Grand Heritage Rey Adult Costume to become the newest heroine of the sequel trilogy! She may not know much about her history and heritage, but she knows she has a great destiny in store. As she battles against Kylo Ren and the First Order, this young Jedi looks to save the galaxy from the Sith once again!

Han Solo Grand HeritageHe isn’t the first space rogue, but Han Solo is the progenitor of every morally-ambivalent spacefarer since the beginning. When you get the Grand Heritage Han Solo Adult Costume, you’re ready to join Luke, Princess Leia, and your dependable co-pilot Chewie at what will eventually turn into one of the greatest movie events of all time!

Lando Calrissian Grand HeritageIn the Grand Heritage Lando Calrissian Adult Costume, become the famous ruler of Bespin’s floating Cloud City! The Empire made a grave mistake when it double-crossed this sharp-witted smooth talker. Don’t miss this character from the Empire Strikes Back–looking good has never been easier!

X-Wing Fighter Grand HeritageThe Rebels must always be ready to fight a larger and more powerful force. In the Grand Heritage X-Wing Fighter Pilot Adult Costume, you’re part of the Rebel’s space-fighting force. Launch the attack against the Death Star, defend Echo base, and battle among dueling fleets over the forest moon of Endor!

Thanks for reading! Come back next week for more fun fan information and costumes. Don’t forget to enter our third annual Halloween Sweepstakes!

Kids Princess Paradise Costumes

There is no age barrier to loving Star Wars. Ever since the first movie touched down, kids and adults alike have loved it for its adventure, action, and excitement. Halloween is the perfect time for young fans to show their appreciation, especially with Episode VII and Rogue One. We are now offering a group of delightful Princess Paradise costumes in a number of styles for kids and toddlers!

Ready for Halloween

Kids Wicket costumeIn the Premium Wicket Kid’s Costume, your child becomes the very first of the short, cuddly, and helpful Ewoks. Ignoring the time they tried to eat most of the characters. Wicket is the Ewok who first comes across Leia after the tense and exciting speederbike chase on the forest moon of Endor, and now your child can wear a warm jumpsuit and hood to make him or herself look just like this original trilogy character!

Toddler Premium Chewbacca costumeIt’s easy to call almost any Star Wars character a fan favorite, but Chewbacca is, for all purposes, a fan favorite. In the Premium Chewbacca Toddler Costume, get a huggable, furry jumpsuit and bandolier pouch. Make a tiny fan one of Star Wars’ biggest characters. Whether she’s on her way to Alderaan with Luke, Han, and Obi-Wan, or going to one house after the other on Halloween, this is the perfect costume!

Girls R2-D2 DressPrincess Paradise includes a collection of out-of-this-world dresses like the Classic R2-D2 Kid’s Dress! While the little astromech droid can only communicate in beeps and whistles, this stellar Star Wars fan will have plenty other words at her disposal to signal her approval. Pair up with one of our fun C-3PO costumes for kids or adults, and make one of the classic duos of movie history!

Thanks for reading! We hope you take this opportunity to make your Halloween even more fun. Don’t forget to enter our Halloween sweepstakes!

 

Episode VII Costumes

The time has come at last, Star Wars fans. Now, throughout the land, Star Wars VII toys, figures, and other merchandise is available for legal purchase. We’re right there with you: You now have the capability to browse our collection of Episode VII costumes and accessories! For your pleasure, we will list and detail some of the choices you have for your Halloween costume. As always, don’t forget to enter our second annual Halloween Spookstakes at the bottom for a chance at free costumes!

First up is the new hero, the scion of the Jedi generation, and the man who must face down Kylo Ren: Finn!

Episode VII Finn
Kid’s Finn Costume

The earlier Star Wars heroes, Luke and Anakin Skywalker, are constant and irreplaceable Halloween characters; it’s nearly assured to us Finn will be the same. A simple design for an ex-stormtrooper and new Jedi, kids will love the chance to be the hero!

Finn’s companion and co-main character, Rey, is still shrouded in mystery. Does she hold a relation to a previous character, perhaps the daughter of Han and Leia? What we do know is: she looks good.

Episode VII Rey Costume
Rey Adult Costume

She’s prepared to fight against the revitalized Empire (now known as the First Order) and do everything she can to keep the peace in the galaxy.

Episode VII Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren Adult Costume

Kylo Ren, a member of the enigmatic Knights of Ren and an assistant of the Supreme Leader of the First Order Snoke, is the series’ new masked opponent for the heroes and heroines to match wits with. His unique three-pronged lightsaber and dark attire paint him as a dangerous enemy that will surely make many appearances this Halloween and beyond!

The Final named character we have access to at the moment is one even more hidden than the others: Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones), we have seen neither this character’s face, nor do we know even the barest details of her circumstances. All we know is she works with the First Order, and her chrome armor is pimp

Episode VII Captain Phasma
Captain Phasma Kids Costume
Episode VII Flametrooper
Adult Flametrooper Costume

Captain Phasma may lead the troopers of the First Order, but she certainly isn’t the only member. Along with the re-imagined Stormtroopers in classic white armor, Flametroopers are also present. We don’t know exactly what function they take (though flame seems to be indicated), but they’re cool outfits are sure to inspire Halloween-goers.

Their design combines the stormtrooper’s faceless white armor pieces with a new, emotionless helmet for an ultra-cool look.

The Stormtrooper Costume has been a classic part of the Halloween culture ever since the original movie was debuted in 1977. The new version is prepared the take the costume world by storm.

Episode VII Stormtrooper
Super Deluxe Kids Episode VII Stormtrooper Costume

Thanks for looking through our new Star Wars Episode VII styles! Browse our selection now, and enter the Official Costumes sweepstakes for a chance at free costumes!

Costume Buyer’s Guide 2015

Star Wars has had a very exciting year! We’ve had endless cool information about the upcoming movies, new video games, and more appear recently, and as we get closer to Episode VII it will only get faster and more furious. Like you’re driving a car and it’s drifting around a sweet corner, straight into a bunch of barrels full of lightsabers and spaceships. And then you rob a bank.

Now, while Episode VII won’t be coming out for four more months, it’s almost guaranteed the costumes from it will be one of the more popular styles this Halloween. While we can’t show you those yet, we can let you know the most popular outfits from the site this year. We have costumes for everyone . . . maybe one of the top spots will be usurped by a new character once Episode VII comes out? And don’t miss the link to our second annual Halloween sweepstakes at the end!

A classic for years past and more to come, the Deluxe Stormtrooper Adult Star Wars Costume lets you dress as one of the silver screen’s enduring images of faceless villainy. Since their first appearance in 1977, this white armor set has been a Halloween mainstay for generations.

Star Wars Stormtrooper

For the same reason, our Stormtrooper Womens Costume is popular with the feminine Imperial grunts. Specially-molded pieces accentuate the female form for a costume plenty love.

Star Wars Women Stormtrooper

The Deluxe Luke Skywalker Kids Costume lets any child become one of the most famous heroes from movie history. From his small beginnings on the backwater planet of Tatooine to the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known, the world will remember this character!

Star Wars Kids Luke Skywalker

Girls love having a character to look up to, and there could be none better than the rough-and-tumble princess from Alderaan with the Deluxe Princess Leia Girls Costume! The classic bun-head headpiece and white robe helps make her Halloween spectacular!

Star Wars Kids Princess Leia

Why is the Princess Leia Slave outfit so popular? It will take more time than we have here to say so, but nobody misses the obvious reason. This, our second most-popular costume, helps make you a legendary symbol of beauty for Halloween!

Star Wars Slave Leia

Most popular of all, and for an easily-determined reason, is the Standard Jedi Adult Robe Costume. Able to take any old costume and add Jedi flair, a simple brown robe proves to be the item everyone clamors for.

Star Wars Jedi Robe Costume

Thanks for reading our rundown of the most popular Star Wars costumes for 2015. The Halloween season will begin soon, and be sure to check out the sweepstakes we have running; there’s a chance for weekly prizes of fifty dollars, and two $500 grand prizes!

Fan Creations that Astound

Fandom can go many ways. Some are content to enjoy the original creation and then go about their lives; others will pursue more of what they love. Some, however, will but hours of time and hundreds of dollars into creating something special that all fans can enjoy. Today, we’ll be listing a number of fan creations from the Star Wars realms that might just make you go wow.

“Portrait of Darth Vader”:

Most art is done via the computer these days for obvious reasons: easier, quicker, and cheaper. But there are some pieces of work that only physical art forms can recreate, including this following picture:

Oil-painting of Darth Vader
Fan Creation: Art

Done with oil-based paints in the form of classic portraits from the renaissance, this wonderful piece of art stands out even among the waves of Star Wars creations. By Steven J. Levin.

AT-ST “Costume”

What? What?!

AT-ST Costume
Fan Creation: Costume

Scott Holden, creator of this beautiful thing, doesn’t mess around. Take a look at the video!

An Incredible Star Destroyer:

One man is making a forty-eight inch star destroyer model, and it looks amazing:

Star Destroyer Model
Fan Creation: Model

His website appears to be down at the moment, but even in its unfinished state, the workmanship is boggling.

A Full-size Landspeeder:

Built on top of some sort of motorized vehicle, this landspeeder looks like it could zoom around (but, sadly, no other information could be found). It’s certainly an accurate representation!

Life-size Landspeeder model
Fan Creation: Vehicle

It’s pretty easy to find most of the above, but the final item is a bit more unique.

THE FINAL ITEM:

This one isn’t going into the header because I don’t want it to be spoiled. This item should be the last seen after spending time reading the above sections, dwelling on them, marveling at them. Then, once that is all through, you scroll here and find out what the final ridiculous fan-created piece of Star Wars fun is. It’s a life-size Millennium Falcon.

Yes, you read that correctly: A 1:1 model of the Millennium Falcon built using everything from concrete to fiberglass. A team of hyper-dedicated Star Wars fans is working outside of Nashville Tennessee is being funded out of pocket (though still accept donations), and is being constructed by only seven people! Work is slow-going, and completion is many years away, but it continues still.

Life-size Millennium Falcon part
Fan Creation: Life-size

We hope you’ve enjoyed this small review of wonderful fan creations. Post pictures of your favorites!

Holiday Star Wars costumes

Christmas is nearly upon us, and you may be trying to find a great last-minute costume for the Star Wars fan in your family. We’ve collected the most popular Star Wars costumes for kids during the Holiday season below:

#5: Deluxe Jedi Kids Robe

Holiday Star Wars costumes
Deluxe Jedi Kids Robe

Our very first Holiday item is a generic one, and it’s no surprise this is one of our most popular items for kids. This long, heavy-weave robe, featuring an attached hood, is a great item to let your child become any of the famous Jedi characters from Star Wars, their own original characters, or any outfit that requires a long, comfortable brown robe!

#4: Deluxe Anakin Skywalker Kids Costume

What child wouldn’t want to look just like the main hero of the Star Wars prequel movies? This fun outfit is the perfect thing for a young force-user that’s ready to fight against droids and Sith. From the overwhelming excitement of the movies to the fun and adventure of the Clone Wars television series, this costume is the perfect fit!

#3: Deluxe Darth Vader Kids Costume

The greatest villain to ever grace the silver stage can be here for Christmas with this fine costume! The Dark Lord of the Sith and right-hand man to the Emperor, Darth Vader is perhaps the most memorable movie character to ever make a pop-culture splash.

#2: Deluxe Princess Leia Girls Costume

Make her a bastion of girl-power this year with a costume based on the amazing first appearance of this legendary character! The Deluxe Princess Leia Girls Costume is a classic long white dress that will make your girl look like the pinnacle of space royalty!

#1: Deluxe Luke Skywalker Kids Costume

It’s simple to get a costume of the most famous hero in the entire galaxy! From his low standing as a poor Tatooine moisture farmer to the most powerful Jedi that has ever lived, Luke Skywalker is the classic hero tale, and the most popular Star Wars kids costume for this Holiday season!

Now you know the most popular items; don’t miss out on getting a last-minute stocking stuffer or present!