Monthly Archives: May 2009

LumiGram: Clothes with Lights

LumiGram: Clothes with Lights

Check out these cool “light up” clothes! Using battery-powered fiber-optic technology, LumiGram has developed a line of clothing that help you “light up the night.”

A tiny battery provides a 12-hour charge, and the fabric is machine washable as long as you take the battery out first.

Pretty cool!

[via Jezebel.com]

LumiGram: Clothes with Lights

LumiGram: Clothes with Lights

LumiGram: Clothes with Lights

LumiGram: Clothes with Lights

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Vintage Star Wars Commericals

Gunaxin.com has an awesome collection of old Star Wars TV commericals. And even though some of these are poor quality, they are still great to watch.

I think my favorite is the crossover commerical featuring Colonel Sanders from KFC, the Pizza Hut girl, and the Chihuahua from Taco Bell as they team up to battle the evil droids.

Head on over to Gunaxin.com to view all 20 clips.

And here’s a BONUS clip. It’s not a commercial, but a rare featurette created during the filming of Return of the Jedi. And Carrie Fisher wears the metal bikini!

I like how they keep saying, Revenge of the Jedi, which was the film’s original title until George Lucas changed it at the last minute.

[via Topless Robot, Gunaxin & Bonniegrrl]

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Babies in Disguise

Babies in Disguise

LOL, these babies are so cute – and hairy!

Swedish photographer Alexander Crispin took these photos. Apparently, he’s known for his humorous and “playful” artistic style.

Kids… they grow up so fast, don’t they?

[via Trend Hunter]

Babies in Disguise

Babies in Disguise

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Darth Jackson on Britain’s Got Talent

Meet Darth Jackson! By day he’s a postal worker, and by night he’s an undiscovered talent.

Here’s an awesome clip from Britain’s Got Talent. Darth Jackson does the Thriller dance with a team of stormtrooper backup dancers.

Too funny! Why is Simon so mean? Darth Jackson is my hero.

 

And once again, thanks to Bonniegrrl for the tip!

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More Ren Faire Photos from ThatCostumeGirl

More Ren Faire Photos from ThatCostumeGirl

As promised, ThatCostumeGirl has posted a bunch of photos from her visit to the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival last weekend.

You can view all 32 pictures in her Photo Gallery.

She talks about the great food, music, dancing, performers and great Renaissance clothes for sale. Sounds like a wonderful time. Such great costumes! And I would love to have seen the comedy acrobat show.

Thanks for sharing, TCG!

On the web: ThatCostumeGirl.com

More Ren Faire Photos from ThatCostumeGirl

More Ren Faire Photos from ThatCostumeGirl

More Ren Faire Photos from ThatCostumeGirl

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Greece “Nun” too Thrilled with Costume Antics

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Soccer fans have a reputation for fighting.

Soccer players on the other hand…well, let’s just say that there’s at least one group of football players who now have a reputation for being very cheeky.

Seventeen current and former members of the Bristol Hanham Athletic League were arrested last Saturday Night in the Greek town of Malia for wearing naughty nun costumes.

A police source quoted in a UPI article alleged that the players wore thongs under their skirts and were showing off their backsides. The official charges against the group were “causing a scandal by provocative acts and misrepresenting a uniform.”

The cheeky group, aged 18 to 65, spent 48 hours in a jail cell not fit for barely clad “nuns,” or anyone else. But on Monday morning, the court dropped the charges because no witnesses showed up to complain against them.

This wasn’t the first time the soccer players have engaged in costumed antics. In the past, they’ve dressed up as St. Trinian’s schoolgirls in Portugal and babies in Cyprus without encountering any trouble. But the town of Malia, located in a predominately Greek Orthodox country, was having “nun” of it!

[via SkyNews]

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Cyclone Wars: Stormtrooper Roller Derby

Stormtrooper Roller Derby

Stormtrooper roller derby!! Yes, the Cyclone Wars rolls into action this Saturday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Wow, I would kill to watch this! Dozens of stormtroopers from the 501st and Rebel Legion will be making a special appearance at the event.

According to the Naptown Roller Girls website:

SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY: 501st and Rebel Legion! Including: X-wing pilots, Rebel Fleet Troopers, Slave Leia, Storm Troopers, biker scouts, Tusken raiders, clone troopers, TIE pilots, snow troopers, Boba Fett, and Vader. Possibly even Chewbaca and Obi Wan!

The show starts on Saturday, May 30th, 2009, at 5:30 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm).

Tickets are $11 online or $16 at door. Children under the age of 6 are free.

This looks like such a great time, fun for the whole family. I hope someone shoots video of the event, I’d love to see it.

Stormtrooper Roller Derby

Stormtrooper Roller Derby

 

Thanks to Bonniegrrl for the tip!

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Hair Bands from the 1980s

Hair Bands from the 1980s

LOL, look at these great pictures of wild hair bands from the ’80s! It’s so amazing. We….actually thought this was cool?

Can we all just agree that music and fashion in the ’70s were better than the ’80s? I think I’ll take disco and afros over this any day.

I’ll confess, I can’t name a single band in this list. If anyone wants to help out in the comments, that would be great.

Hair Bands from the 1980s

Hair Bands from the 1980s

Hair Bands from the 1980s

Hair Bands from the 1980s

Hair Bands from the 1980s

[via Funtasticus]

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