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So You Want To Join The Empire: The Finer Details

Last week in this series, I took a look at how you take a rough kit of plastic and bring it down to a workable pile of plastic. Rough cutting brings the vacuuformed parts into recognizable shapes, and gets you closer to the part where you begin to assemble the suit as a whole. Before you get to that point, however,… » 8/02/15 11:00am 8/02/15 11:00am

Read Up On The History Of The Rebel Legion Costuming Group 

You might have heard of the 501st Legion, but did you know they have a sister group which focuses entirely on the ‘Good Guys’ of Star Wars? The Rebel Legion celebrates 15 years of costuming this year, and over on the official Star Wars site, Donna Keeley, the commanding officer of the group, starts off a history of… » 6/27/15 9:30am 6/27/15 9:30am

This 500-pound Darth Vader cake could feed the entire Death Star

Have you ever wondered what Darth Vader would look like if he hailed from Candyland? After building a 300-pound, Imperial-stormtrooper-shaped pastry earlier this year, the bakers at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes upped the ante and recreated Anakin Skywalker out of gâteau. This Sith dessert was served last weekend at the 501st… » 8/28/12 12:35pm 8/28/12 12:35pm

Meet Roxy the Rancor, the 501st Legion's life-sized Star Wars sculpture

Star Wars Celebration VI, when thousands of people will descend upon Orlando to show off their love of all things Star Wars, is just a few weeks away, and we're getting a few teases about the amazing projects folks have in store. Among them is this life-sized foam Rancor sponsored by the 501st Legion. Slave Leia not… » 8/04/12 2:00pm 8/04/12 2:00pm