Visit to the Star Wars Exhibit – Where Science Meets Imagination

Han Solo Star Wars where Science Meets Imagination - San Jose Tech Museum exhibitWhen I found out that there was going to be a Star Wars exhibit coming to the Bay Area, specifically the San Jose Tech Museum, I knew I was going to have to check it out ASAP. And while reading up on it, I was even more excited to find out that there was going to be a full sized Millennium Falcon set there – something called the “Millennium Falcon experience”. I had no idea what that would entail, but the prospect of me being able to take a few awesome photos inside a Millennium Falcon was motivating enough to decide to make a somewhat new cosplay just to wear to the exhibit. Having already made the ANH Han Solo a couple years back, I had always wanted to re-do the holster/belt properly with my new found leather crafting skills. So with that began my latest cosplay quest to make the Empire Strikes Back version of Han Solo. The second time around was definitely easier (write up coming soon!), but making that holster was still very challenging. In fact, I’ve heard from most Han cosplayers that that holster is quite a pain in the Wookie. Anyhow, if you can’t make it out to this exhibit, I pretty much captured the whole thing on camera. More pics after the jump!

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Big Wow Comic Fest 2013 Recap

The Stylish Geek Han Solo

I knew that Big Wow Comic Fest was going to be pretty fun, but I have to say I had a blast. Like Yoda says, “Size matters not” and even though Big Wow is a smaller con, they really brought it this year with some awesome guests and fun panels. Seriously, how often do you get to meet people like J.Scott Campbell and Stan Lee, but without the enormous lines? Or even sit front row to watch Adam Hughes or Frank Cho draw right before your eyes? It definitely beats having to watch them on a big screen in a 5,000 person room, that’s for sure. I mean, places like SDCC may bring the movie stars, but I’m starting to realize that you have to do 10xs the waiting in order to see maybe a guest that’s only a little bit cooler.

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Cast Your Vote in The Geekie Awards!

Geekie Awards Han Solo CosplayI was hanging out in the Twitterverse the other week and kept seeing tweets about “The Geekie Awards“. I didn’t think much of it until I saw a tweet about their “EPIC cosplay contest”. And you know if it says “epic”, that must mean something, right? I figured “why not” and decided to submit my Han Solo entry since one of my most popular posts on this blog is my Han Solo holster tutorial.  Anyhow, if you would like to support me, you can click here to vote. Also, you can vote every 24 hours so vote often! Thanks for the support!

Adventures of Han Solo

Female Han Solo and Male Leia Cross Dressers - San Diego Comic Con 2012

Greetings from San Diego Comic Con! Cosplaying as Han Solo was a blast and perfect for taking pics with other Star Wars characters. I found my BFF, good guys, some bad guys, and even my cross dressing counterpart! Here’s are the best of the best Star Wars adventures of Han Solo at Comic Con 2012. Enjoy!

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I Have a Good Feeling About This: Part II

Female Han Solo Cosplay

After many many hours of thrift hunting, reconstructing, sculpting, and learning the art of crafting leather, I can finally debut my female Han Solo cosplay!  I think the idea got subconsciously implanted in my head when I saw my coworker wearing a navy canvas mid-collar cargo jacket to work one day with some black slacks. I immediately thought he looked like Cloud City Han Solo, but that was it. Fast forward a few weeks where I was browsing some Padme and Leia cosplays online and thinking “Could I pass for a Leia or Padme??”. After getting some froyo to think it over, I suddenly got the idea of being a female Han Solo instead of going for the obvious female Star Wars character. And today’s the day I finally get to wear it! Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing falls apart, but that’s why I’ll have my cosplay emergency kit handy!

Stay tuned for more pics from SDCC 2012 and follow up tutorials on how I put the cosplay together, but in the meantime, here are some test shots I took earlier this week.

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