So young. So innocent. That’s what I thought anyway until I watched Robot Chicken. There are a handful of scenes in the Star Wars movies that will just never be the same again. Luke at Uncle Owen’s breakfast table is one of them. Who would have thunk that the Tosche station was not, erhm, really a store?
Good to Go! (DIY X-Wing Pilot Costume)
As you know, we are all HUGE fans of DIY Star Wars costumes here at M4P. Give us some fleece, duct tape, glue gun and an X-acto knife and we are ready to try just about anything! So when I look for costume ideas and inspiration for us, it really makes me smile when I run across others making their own too.
New and Improved! Lightsaber 2.0 (DIY Foam Noodle Lightsabers)
For generations, the lightsaber has been know across the galaxies as the weapon of heroes. Elegant, swift, lightweight and very effective in the right hands. One could assume such a design would never be improved upon. However, with version 2.0 we have added an amazing new feature! Now you do not have to cry if it gets wet from a spilled Banta milk, or wipe off all that Tauntaun spit. It is perfectly safe if you plan on visiting Otoh Gunga. The new and improved Lightsaber 2.0 is waterproof and, it floats!
Dagobah Swamp Jello
Me to Hubby: Honey, can I submerge one of your X-Wings in Jello?
Here is how that question arose… We need a cool new dish this year. What have we made in the past? What do we not have? We don’t have any soups… hm, what is liquid in the movies? Lake Paonga on Naboo? Yoda’s swamp! Swamp! Green soup? X-Wing? X-Wing will melt! Cold soup…Avacado? (Google recipes….) Cucumber? Ugh! X-Wing in something green. Swampy? Slimy? JELLO!!!!
When I was a wee Padawan, I did A LOT of camping. With friends, family and the Scouts (in Europe, the Scouts are co-ed). Eating all that campfire food, it was inevitable that someone started “stinking up” their sleeping bag at bed time. We would hear the farting, and everyone would scream “DO NOT OPEN YOUR SLEEPING BAG!!” But of course the culprit would open it, and we all would gag and scream “AAAURGH!” If we had had these Tauntaun sleeping bags, we would all have been yelling “AND WE THOUGHT THEY SMELLED BAD ON THE OUTSIDE!” instead. Camping (and farting) would have been MUCH funnier!
Darth Vader Piñata
Episode V, Degobah, the Forest, by the Tree Cave:
LUKE: What’s in there?
YODA: Only what you take with you.
Luke looks warily between the tree and Yoda. He starts to strap on his weapon belt.
YODA: Your weapons…you will not need them
Luke gives the tree a long look, then shakes his head “no.”
Luke reaches up to brush aside some hanging vines and enters the tree.
Luke must have known he would need his lightsaber… because Darth Vader’s helmet was filled with…CANDY!?!
Make a blue lightsaber bopper, be like Luke, and get a good whack at Darth.