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Got An Empty Cereal Box? You Can Easily Make A Slick Star Wars Costume

If you haven’t outgrown your love of Halloween, but don’t have as much time as you’d like to dedicate to designing an awesome costume, Steve Wintercroft has got your back. On his site you’ll find a bunch of patterns for easy but detailed Halloween masks, including this stormtrooper getup that surprisingly detailed for being made from an empty cereal box.


12 Awesome Star Wars Posters, From Collector's Items To Concept Art

The franchise needs no introduction now, but a long time ago in this very galaxy, even Star Wars had to entice an audience into the theatre. A new book called Star Wars Art: Posters collects some of the most iconic — and stylistically diverse — broadsides from A New Hope through Revenge of the Sith, plus a bit of Clone Wars and limited edition extra action.


Fly On Board With These Quadrotors Racing Through A Forest

The Phantom Menace has approximately one good scene: the bit where people race through canyons at high speed while people shoot at them. Although reality might not quite be up to jet engines and high-powered rifles quite yet, a group of quadrotor hobbyists have managed to replicate the first-person thrill of racing a dense obstacle course at high speed.


This Shot-For-Shot Empire Strikes Back Remake Was Made By 480 Fans

Star Wars fans are a wildly devoted bunch, and 480 of them just had their goddamn dreams come true. The Empire Strikes Back: Uncut is a shot-for-shot remake of Episode V, composed entirely of 15-second clips filmed and submitted by (very) creative enthusiasts.


Original Star Wars Storyboards Show Iconic Scenes Before The Big Screen

Luke wasn’t always a Skywalker; the original title of A New Hope was The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the ‘Journal of the Whills’. A signed early edition of that script is part of a super cool selection of Star Wars memorabilia up for auction, including storyboard sketches and concept art.


Even The Sound Of Darth Vader Breathing Is Trademarked

Darth Vader’s caped getup and face mask is spooky and all, but there’s nothing like the grisly, mechanical sound of his breath. Which is why Lucasfilm keeps a close eye on who uses it — even going so far as to trademark 234 seconds of it with the US Patent and Trademark Office.


How Star Wars Turned Toys And Action Figures Into A Cultural Phenomenon

To hordes of fans who grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy, owning the action figures was a fantastically hands-on way to connect with the big screen blockbusters. Plastic Galaxy is a new documentary that tells how those collectibles came to be — and ultimately changed the toy industry forever.


The Original Star Wars Trilogy Summarised In Three Minutes

Video: I feel like you don’t even have to watch Star Wars to know what Star Wars is about. Just by living on Earth you’d be able to accumulate enough knowledge about it: Darth Vader is Luke’s Dad, Han Solo shot first, the prequels sucked and so on. But if you still don’t know, here’s TL;DW’s quick 3 minute summary.


This Is How Luke Skywalker Looks In The New Star Wars

Mark Hamill appeared yesterday at the Golden Heart Gala in Los Angeles sporting a full beard and long hair. Since they are filming now, I think it’s safe to say that this is how he looks on the new Star Wars Episode VII by J.J. Abrams. So I photoshopped his face on top of Obi Wan to get Master Skywalker.


Lightsaber Replacement Keys: No Need To Use The Forced Entry

Despite what you think of the Star Wars prequels, or even the original films, lightsabers will always be awesome. And despite there being everything from lightsaber BBQ tongs to glowing knitting needles already out there, how could you not welcome these lightsaber-themed replacement keys with open arms?


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