They also sell this “R2D2 Inspired” dress. There you go that’s next Halloween sorted for you… Why does no one make this kind of thing for guys…
What do you get if you try to re-imagine the cast of the original Star Wars Trilogy as Cyber Punk Hackers? Artist Sillof has done just that. He’s also done a 2 series of steam punk, a 50’s TV science fiction serial, a Wild West, and a medieval set toys as well as Samurai and WWII sets…
A few weeks ago I posted an R2D2 bike helmet, it was pretty cool, but sometimes you don’t always have the money to buy an off the shelf item like that, luckily for you Jen from Clever Girl has posted a how to guide to make your own custom R2D2 Helmet.
As she says herself it’s not exactly rocket science, but it’s still pretty cool, I’ve quoted the steps below, including her encounter with a cheeky arachnid….
First, I sand-papered the crap out of an old helmet that Philadelphia Scooters kindly provided. I even Tom Sawyered Steve into sandpapering but then got jealous and demanded he give it back so that I could do it myself.Then I primed and sprayed it with a silver spray paint.
The next step was labor-intensive. I outlined all the shapes with tape. It involved a lot of measuring, cursing circles for being so round, and wishing I had kept my protractor and compass from high school.
From there it was kind of a breeze. I just spray painted the blue on. As you can see, we had other fun things going on; that’s an empty canned chile can in the foreground, and the ever-delicious Michelob Ultra by my foot. It’s always a party at Jenn’s house.
Then I almost walked into this thing on our back deck:
Needless to say, that was EXTREMELY distracting (not just the horrifying part or the talking spider part, but also the, “holy shit, look at that amazingly perfect spider web; we totally have to spend the better part of an hour trying to take a perfect picture of it in the dark” part).That was okay, though, because it gave the blue time to dry so I could do this:
Looks satisfying, right? It totally was about 23.87 times more satisfying than it looks in these pictures. Next up were the little details:
Next, my handy friend Jon Hauptman used his super awesome saw to cut a PVC pipe down for the doo-dads. It was totally Tim Allen’s Tool Time up in that joint. The lighting gadget, on the other hand, is of my own design and is such super top secret technology that the military is currently trying to buy the patent off me to use for interstellar space travel… oh wait, we don’t do the space thing anymore. Aww.Knowing what it’s made of wouldn’t help you, though, because it requires 1.21 gigawatts, so… you know… good luck with that.The final step was giving it about 374 cans of clear coat. I think if I learned anything from this project, it’s that nothing (except cakes) can suffer from too many layers of clear coat. When it was done I wore it around the house until it was time for bed… and then I wore it to bed.
I want, no need this suitcase by Salvado Bachiller it’s 95 Euros who’s going to buy it for me? The suite-case is titled “Robot” which probably means it’s not licensed…
This T-Shirt Design by Kari Fry available at RedBubble mixes the lovable StarWars Droids R2D2 and C3P0 (Okay no one really loves 3P0) with the infamous Dr. Who Villains The Cybermen and The Daleks.
Unable to buy herself R2D2 shorts from a respectable retailer,or a shady one for that matter Areyna or Productive Slacker (Tumblr) bought a pair of white shorts and went one better by making herself a pair using watered down acrylic paint
I went through a phase of loving everything to do with watermelons, at that point I would have happily worn this helmet by nutcase it features:
- Adjustable Spin Dial allows for perfect fit and three sets of removable low-density polyurethane foam insert liners for comfort, and for refining fit.
- Anti-Pinch, Magnetic Buckle/chinstrap for one-handed operation
- 360 degree Reflectivity in front, back and side Nutcase logos
- Complies with CPSC standard for age 5 + up – Injection-molded ABS shell- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) protective inner foam for high impact protection
- 2 Front intake vents, 7 multiple top-mounted exhaust vents, and 2 Rear exhaust vents
Via Geek Alerts
I’m not sure I have the cahonies to wear this R2D2 helmet by Red it’s features
- Spin Fit System – Easily dial in the fit and customize the liner’s circumference with this super low-profile system.
- Airvanced Ventilation – A customizable airflow venting system that allows the rider to control the helmet’s climate.
- Goggle Gasket – Fully removable, waterproof/breathable shield that eliminates the gap between goggle and helmet.
- Ultra Lightweight In-Molded Polycarbonate Shell
- Snow, Skate, Bike Crossover
- ASTM 2040, CPSC, and CE 1077B Certified
Also via Geek Alerts
Oddly found this on a Dr. Who blog… No info..
The Above R2D2 Apron is just one of many Geeky Aprons available to buy at Haute Mess’ Etsy Store you can also get Darth Vader, Harry Potter and Wonder Woman Themed ones. I’m not sure if the intent is for them to be used on a daily basis though, they do mention cooking a cleaning in them but the emphasis seems to be on photo shoots and entertaining whilst wearing them, here are a few more samples: