Monthly Archives: July 2010

Darth Vader Robs Bank

As you may have already heard, a man dressed as Darth Vader robbed a bank in Long Island last Thursday. So far, it looks like he may have gotten away with it!

This story has been widely reported in the media, and there have been many jokes about the Empire struggling in this economy, Vader being out of work, etc. Apparently, one customer thought it was a joke until Vader knocked him to the ground. Heh, it’s pretty crazy.

A bank robber dressed as “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader made off with an undetermined amount of cash after pointing a handgun at startled tellers inside a Chase bank branch on Long Island. Detectives say the man walked into the bank shortly before noon Thursday wearing a full head mask and a blue cape. The only part of the uniform that was out of place were his camouflage pants. And that handgun – no light saber.

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[via Associated Press]

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More Costumes from Comic-Con 2010

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Robin at ForeverGeek.com has put together an amazing gallery of costumes — all painstakingly gathered from various “Twitpic, Yfrog, and other Twitter-related photo streams.”

Head on over to ForeverGeek.com to view the entire gallery. There are over 150 photos! Thanks for all of your hard work, Robin! That must have taken you quite a while. 🙂

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[via ForeverGeek.com]

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Costumes from Comic-Con 2010

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A very exciting Comic-Con just wrapped up in San Diego last weekend, and now tons of awesome costume photos are hitting the web.

Collider.com has a gallery of 80 cosplay photos that are definitely worth checking out! I’ve posted a few below. Sigh, I love this time of year.

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[via Collider.com]

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Beautiful Princess Leia Costume

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Check out his beautiful Princess Leia costume, made by Anaria Zarrel, aka Kristy Glasgow. I’ve recently started following her on Twitter and I’m just blown away by her work.

gentle-giant-princess-leiaShe has a million awesome costumes on her website, along with excellent descriptions of how she makes each one. I hope to highlight more of her great work in the future!

This Princess Leia costume was modeled after the “Gentle Giant” animation-style maquette.

What a perfect costume!
 

As an avid Star Wars fan and Gentle Giant collector, I fell in love with the animated Princess Leia maquette the moment it was announced. It has been center place in my collection ever since, recently joined by the Padme’ maquette. I have wanted to make the costume for a long time, I’m really happy to have finally had the opportunity. As always, I learnt more about working with lycra, and larger hair pieces. It is very comfortable to wear, and a lot of fun 🙂

 

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[via Anaria’s Costumes]

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Creepy Lip Synching


 

Just watch…

 

…brought to you by Neil Patrick Harris.

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Watch the New Tron: Legacy Trailer!

Wow, this is so cool… the theatrical trailer for Tron: Legacy has just been released online! Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return to reprise their roles in this long awaited sequel. I know movie trailers can be deceiving, but it really looks like Disney has hit this one out of the park. I can’t wait to see it!

Tron: Legacy will be released in theaters just before Christmas, 2010.

I’ve posted some official movie stills below, along with some Tron cosplay by fans. I’ll leave it to you to determine which is which. 🙂

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Natalie Portman as the Black Swan Ballerina

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Here’s a look at Natalie Portman in costume as the ballerina Black Swan for the upcoming film with the same name. Black Swan opens the Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 1, 2010.

It’s a thriller involving the dark relationship between two competing dancers.

What a great photo! I’m not sure this is my kind of movie, but I hope it does well for Natalie Portman and director Darren Aronofsky.

[via USA Today]

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Cooking with a Star Wars Theme

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Want to add the Force to your next summer BBQ? The official Star Wars Shop has some fun ideas!

They now offer a Slave Leia and Darth Vader apron, how funny.

Open your beverages with this lightsaber bottle opener

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From Empire Strikes Back, the Space Slug oven mitt! Look it has a tiny Millennium Falcon in its mouth. Awesome!

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[via Star Wars Shop]

Thanks to Marcus for the tip!

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