Thursday, September 6, 2012

Star Wars Fans come from all over the world to Celebrate

The weekend of August 23- 26, 2012 thousands of Star Wars fans both young and old traveled to Orlando, Florida to be part of "a Galaxy far, far away" at Celebration VI.
The crowd waits to enter.

Entire families spent their vacation doing what they loved most, being a part of the Star Wars Universe.  Most wore elaborate costumes with life sized props to release their inner Geek and to celebrate their inner child of fantasy and wonder.
Russo Family having a great day in costume.

There were non-stop activities for the whole family that thrilled and delighted everyone whether uber life-long Star Warsian to the newest fan.

Shoot a Trooper Nerf Guns of all sizes to raise money for charity.

Next generation of Star Wars Fans

Trooper Olympics

Most impressive Wookie turnout.

Great Star Wars themed merchandise for fans to take home.
Jabba's Throne room
Miniature reenactments of movie scenes.
Roxy the Rancor made her debut appearance commissioned by fans this  700-pound, 17-foot-long creation was painstakingly sculpted from nearly 2,000 cubic feet of expanded polystyrene foam.

Amazing life sized props and sets for photo ops were big hits with all of the fans.


Beautiful fan girls pose with Jabba

Droid races with real working R2 units of all styles and variations.

   Make A Wish Foundation held a charity auction through the AS YOU WISH HELMET PROJECT raising over $135,000.  Some of the amazing Helmets
Ingenious variations on Clone and Fett Helmets to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation raised over $135,000.

 So much more happiness and fun for over 50,000 fans daily with memories to last a life time for even the most casual Star Wars Fans.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Working on the middle 2 today. The commercial pattern that came out a couple of years ago requires quite a bit of modification. the modifications took me the better part of two days to complete before cutting out because I also had to adjust the pattern for the young lady's measurements. The top doesn't have both insets on the the middle one. The sleeves are not joined at the top middle and have to be both cut down the middle and joined to the front and back torso pieces to be like the actual movie one. the sleeves also have an armpit gore set in the sleeve to give better mobility and smoother fit to the top. The pants have to have the middle line cut down the center front and the center back of the two pattern pieces. It also does not have the cape and hat piece pictured to the far left, but that is pretty easy for me to pattern myself. I finally finished cutting the tops out just a little while ago and heading back into the sewing room to cut out the pants.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 BBBS Tampa Bay Bowl For Kids' Sake - General Donation

2012 BBBS Tampa Bay Bowl For Kids' Sake - General Donation

Danielle Laughlin is Starting Something by
Bowling For Kids' Sake!

Make a donation, Make a difference in the life of a child

I hope you’ll join me in my efforts to Start Something for a local child.

No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you. Donate today to help a child achieve his or her full potential.

PS. Did you know that 67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college?