A few weeks ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to build a 17′ tall AT-AT at my church, Faith Promise. The sculpture is almost entirely made of foam insulation boards and plywood, and it was great to see people’s responses when they walked into the building. Oh, and that’s me as Darth Vader too. :D […]
Not sure why I’ve never mentioned it here, but for the past year, during the evenings and the weekends, I’ve been selling Star Wars props online. What began with working with sheet plastic and foam and cobbling together found objects to make various props has transitioned into learning 3D design, silicone molding, and resin casting. […]
My “little brother” joined us for an evening of trick-or-treating, and even though the Ewoks refused to wear their hoods, it was a great evening. For build photos of my handmade Boba Fett Suit, go here.
For photos of the work in progress, go here.
In the process of relocating to Texas, our beloved Millennium Falcon Playhouse was destroyed. We were all really bummed out for months, but eventually we started to see a new opportunity emerge. Rebuilding the cockpit, but at a glorious full scale! Part 1: The Dashboard We started by finding reference material online. Particularly helpful was […]
Once again, my wife, kids, and I dressed up in new homemade Star Wars costumes that I created over the last few weeks. Like before, it was a ton of work and a ton of fun. From left to right: Ahsoka Tano (from the animated Clone Wars series), young Jedi, Rey (from upcoming Star Wars […]
For several years, since I first started working on my Boba Fett costume, I’ve thought it would be fun to build a costume that would be worthy of joining the 501st. If you’re not familiar with the 501st, it’s a international volunteer Star Wars costuming organization. It’s the organization that provides characters to zoos, events, […]
After a bit of an intervention from my wife a few days ago, I have come to realize that I’m a bit of a project junkie. And especially if that project has to do with cosplay, prop making, Star Wars, or Lord of the Ring, I’m hooked. I mean, really. I have almost zero resistance […]
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been building a Boba Fett costume for Halloween. It began with my wife’s innocent comment that it would be fun to dress up as Star Wars characters as a family, and when the costume I bought online didn’t live up to my expectations, I began to research how […]
Every once in a while, my two oldest kids and I will sit down and have a “drawing party” together. Sometimes it’s coloring, and other times it’s freehand. Today was a freehand day, and since the sketch turned out nice enough, I decided to go ahead and ink it in. Maybe I’ll add some color […]