Everett, WA 30th Anniversary of Star Wars Halloween at UW 1977

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Photo-Knight, Sep 29, 2007.

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  1. Photo-Knight

    Photo-Knight Jedi Knight star 1

    Sep 9, 2007
    2007 is the 30th Anniversary of the original Star Wars movie, so it is also the 30th Anniversary of the first Star Wars Halloween [face_pumpkin].

    On my Flickr site, I added [link=]pictures from a 1977 Halloween party and dance[/link] [face_dancing] at the University of Washington (Lander Hall dorm). Back then there were no blogs or web sites for help in designing or making costumes, so we did everything from scratch. We were PoorStarvingCollegeStudents (that's one word) so that meant cheap materials and hours of loving labor.

    I don't resemble any of the movie characters, so I got to be R2-D2. We made it out of a dome-top garbage can that we, um, borrowed, yeah, that's it, we borrowed it. I spent the whole time on my knees. I had a new appreciation for Kenny Baker's acting ability after trying to dance on my knees with a girl on her feet. Making R2-D2 do anything interesting is really hard! [face_tired]

    If you find the picture of a guy on the floor (with a bag on his head), the other guy holding the unpainted Darth Vader mask is me at age 18.

    P.S. These are scans of 30-year-old prints, so the picture quality is not up to the level of my other pictures on Flickr. [face_blush]

    Enjoy the set!

    [link=]Photo-Knight pictures on Flickr[/link]
  2. Cliodna_ben_Lhee

    Cliodna_ben_Lhee Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 4, 2003
    Very cool! thanks for sharing that bit of Star Wars history with us!
  3. dragonmar

    dragonmar Jedi Youngling star 2

    May 30, 2003
    Great pictures, reminds me of how weird we all looked back then.
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