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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!

Graduation of a Jedi

Graduation Jedi
A Jedi at graduation

As it’s the end of the school year, you likely know someone graduating from high school or college. Perhaps even yourself! To commemorate, we’re going to take a look at how the Jedi graduation ceremony has changed over the changes that take place in the galaxy.

Old Jedi Order

Dating back to the beginning of the order, the graduation ceremony involved the members of the high council (or one of the other councils, though only the high council could promote at the end of the republic). After the Jedi trials, a Padawan will go to the middle of the Tranquility Spire, where they meditate, searching for their future path.

The next day, the Padawan will be summoned to the next level, which is called the Hall of Knighthood. In a darkened chamber the Masters wait with ignited lightsabers while the Padawan kneels in the center of the room. Led by the Grand Master and joined by other masters and Jedi that helped the Padawan while learning, the circle will recite ancient passages from the traditional ceremony. The Grand Master will lower his or her lightsaber just above the Padawan’s shoulders and sever the Padawan braid for species that grow hair. The ceremony finished, the Padawan would collect his or her braid if applicable and exit the chamber in silence.

Sometimes emergencies overrode the standard tradition. During battles, when the Padawan could not return to the temple, or during extended missions, the master would knight the Padawan himself. The Council was also the one to promote a knight to the level of Master.

Anakin's graduation
Anakin having his Padawan braid removed

New Jedi Order

When Yoda died while training Luke Skywalker, it left Luke without a formal declaration of his Knighthood. As such, Luke did not initially continue the rite in the rebuilt Jedi Order. He proclaimed Padawans Jedi Knights after they completed battery of tests and building their own lightsaber. The proclamation was usually informal, in a conversation or informal gathering. Twenty-four years after the battle of Yavin Luke found the last remaining copy of The Jedi path: A Manual for Students of the Force, a guidebook from the Old Order with details about the knighting ceremony.

Luke devised his own graduation ceremony, more celebratory than the original, but with similar rituals. Later graduating students would be given a private audience with Skywalker, including a speech and formal robes. While they eschewed the tradition during the Yuuzhan Vong war, the Council again began the ceremony after it ended.

Thanks for ready, and happy graduation! Don’t forget to pick up your unique robes for your big day, and be sure to come back next week for more fun information!

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!

Top 10 Halloween Star Wars Costumes

Halloween is fast approaching. If you’re still trying to find the perfect costume, you may be feeling the pressure at this point. Don’t fret! We have collected for you the top ten costumes from our Star Wars Costumes site:

Chewbacca Infant Costume
Chewbacca Infant Costume

#10: Standard Chewbacca Infant Costume

The first of our Star Wars costumes is of Han Solo’s dependable co-pilot! Your little furry friend is here for a fun time in this soft outfit, and he’ll love being the center of attention while he’s shooting through the galaxy in the Millennium Falcon and gathering candy.

#9: Sexy Slave Princess Leia Womens Costume

Are you surprised this costume is on the list? From the first time it was seen in 1983, this outfit has become one of the most enduring elements of Star Wars’ pop-culture impact. Show your favorite smuggler exactly what he means to you with this incredible look!

#8: Deluxe Queen Amidala Womens Costume

Queen Amidala has some of the most finely-designed outfits in the Star Wars universe, and now you have a chance to become this famous queen and senator when you dress in this wonderful costume!

#7: Standard Jedi Adult Robe Costume

Devise your own outfit when you use this item, and become any of the Jedi of the series like Luke, Obi-Wan, or Anakin, or you can come up with an original character using this and other great items.

#6: Deluxe Clone Wars Captain Rex Kids Costume

Your child will be ready to lead his company of clone warriors when he dresses as this popular character from the Clone Wars television show! With the Jedi at his side, the droids will never succeed!

#5: Deluxe Boba Fett Kids Costume

What child wouldn’t want to be this cool bounty hunter? Whether he’s capturing the smuggler Han Solo or fighting off Jedi at Jabba the Hutt’s Palace, his Halloween is going to be a blast when he dresses as this famous Star Wars character!

#4: Deluxe Darth Vader Kids Costume

The Lord of the Sith is here for Halloween. No force-user has more power than you child will when he gets this dark and dangerous outfit. Luke Skywalker and the rebels will never have a chance against him in the costume contest!

#3: Deluxe Princess Leia Girls Costume

It’s up to your daughter this Halloween to get to Tatooine and find the people that will help save the rebellion this Halloween! The greatest female character in Star Wars has always been a key Halloween tradition, and there’s no reason to stop it now!

#2: Standard Yoda Infant Costume

Even the young ones can join in the Star Wars fun this Halloween when you get this infant costume! The ancient and wise Jedi Yoda is the perfect size for a young fan of these classic movies to go out on the town as a little green alien.

#1: Deluxe Luke Skywalker Kids Costume

Luke Skywalker Kids Costume
Luke Skywalker Kids Costume

Our number one outfit for Halloween is one of the most popular Star Wars characters ever: Luke Skywalker! Bring the Jedi order back to life and defeat the Empire this year as one of the greatest movie heroes of all time. Get this and many other astounding costumes and accessories from Official Star Wars Costumes!

The Secret Behind Jar-Jar Binks

Jar-Jar BinksPerhaps you are aware of a character in the Star Wars saga named Jar-Jar Binks. He’s a Gungan, an underwater race that lives on Naboo, and accompanies the Jedi to Tatooine. We understand if you haven’t heard of him; he’s a fairly minor character.

This character is derided by fans for being “CGI,” a “racial stereotype,” or “stupid.” Now I only understand what one of those things mean, but Jar-Jar deserves more credit! He’s clearly a Jedi!

What?!

Yes! There is a belief that certain adherents to the Force held called the “White Current” theory. The idea was that the Force was like a river, and one person’s control of the force was like dipping a hand into the river – it could do nothing to divert the river’s course. By immersing themselves in the “Current” these adepts developed strange and unique force powers.

Jar-Jar, a Gungan, lived most of his life underwater, and would have certainly experience going through currents before. If the White Current Theory had taken effect, Jar-Jar may have manifested special traits: mainly, his luck.

That’s stupid. You’re stupid.

Hear me out! There are events during Episode I that could give hints as to how well-attuned Jar-Jar is to the Force. For example, while Jar-Jar, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon are riding in the Gungan sub thing (actually called a Tribubble Bongo!) Qui-Gon uses a sort of . . . Force Vulcan Neck Pinch, trying to calm Jar-Jar down. Jar-Jar instead falls asleep. Obi-Wan says “You overdid it,” but could this actually be because of Jar-Jar’s unseen force sensitivity?

The clue is the way the Force manifests itself using Jar-Jar. He is known to be horribly clumsy, as well as rather unintelligent. Look closely, however, at some of the times Jar-Jar has affected the story of The Phantom menace:

His first meeting with the Jedi, when Qui-Gon saves his life, leads Jar-Jar to take the Jedi to the Gungan city Otoh Gunga, keeping the Jedi alive until they can rescue Queen Amidala.

On Tatooine, Jar-Jar bumps into Sebulba, the reigning podracer champ and all-around bully. This causes a young Anakin Skywalker to step in and rescue Jar-Jar, leading to the Jedi’s discovery of Anakin’s force powers.

Finally, during the battle of Naboo in which the Gungan forces went up against the Trade Federation’s droids, Jar-Jar inadvertently releases a wave of energy balls into both battle droids and armored tanks, destroying several and giving the Gungans time to retreat, having given the Naboo pilots the chance they needed to attack the Trade Federation droid command ship.

None of this makes sense.

Sure it does! The Force was using Jar-Jar to guide the Jedi to safety, help them find Anakin, and save Naboo, thus allowing them to escape and setting up the rest of the saga, like when Anakin goes evil and . . . murders . . . murders hundreds of people. I have a new theory.

Jar-Jar Binks: Sith Lord.

Seriously?

In Episode II, when Padme Amidala goes into hiding after attempts on her life, Jar-Jar stands for her in the Senate, as per his duties as a Junior Senator. Jar-Jar then motions for Chancellor Palpatine to receive emergency powers required to create a Grand Army of the Republic, AKA the Clones! Jar-Jar Binks gives Darth Sidious the power to destroy the Jedi!

Update: On October 31st of 2015, the rest of the internet caught on, leading to this post.

Jar-Jar: Sith Lord
His dark secret!