Star Wars: The Last Jedi Global Media Days ~May The Force Be With You~

The Last Jedi Global Media Days: May The Force Be With You

By Jonelle

*We were invited as media to attend the Global Media Days. All thoughts and opinions remain our own.*

It’s that time of year, when my husband and I sit and watch all of the films leading up to the new Star Wars movie, a tradition for us since The Force Awakens. Something happens to us the moment that unmistakable music starts. The goosebumps form, the excitement begins. We’re taken to a new world, or in this case a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters on Decmember 15th.

When I was asked to attend the Global Media Days for The Last Jedi, I jumped at the chance to go. How could I pass up a chance to be in the same room as Luke Skywalker? So, Sunday morning I got in my car, left my Orange County bubble and drove myself to downtown Los Angeles.

When I checked in, I was given a little backpack with goodies inside, including a Mighty Mugs “Rey” (from Jakku) figurine, an At-At Driver, and a coupon to get a custom-made Star Wars T-Shirt. My inner geek was dancing for joy. I immediately went to get my T-Shirt knowing that the line would be crazy after the press conference. The T-Shirts came in black or grey and you could choose between, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and new for The Last Jedi, a Porg, which is described as a puffin like sea bird. I got R2-D2 on my shirt. The way they were made was extremely interesting and only took a few minutes. 

Director Rian Johnson, actors Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran attend the press conference for the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi at InterContinental Los Angeles on December 3, 2017. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney.

As soon as my T-shirt was finished, we were called into the press conference area. I managed to finagle my way to the third row. When the cast arrived, my inner geek was over the moon with happiness. There they were, Mark Hamill “Luke Skywalker”, Daisy Ridley “Rey”, John Boyega “Finn”, Oscar Isaac “Poe Dameron”, Adam Driver “Kylo Ren”, Gwendoline Christie “Captain Phasma”, Domhnall Gleeson “General Hux” Andy Serkis “Supreme Leader Snoke”, Star Wars newbies, Laura Dern “Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo”, Kelly Marie Tran “Rose Tico”, and Director Rian Johnson, the only one missing of course, our “Princess Leia” Carrie Fisher.

Director Rian Johnson with Carrie Fisher (Leia) on set. Photo: David James

The cast was very tight lipped when it came to discussing the actual movie, I do know that this film picks up immediately after The Force Awakens. The first thing that I noticed however, was the color of Daisy Ridley’s lipstick, an intense dark shade. I couldn’t help but wonder, could it be a subliminal message about Rey’s possible turn to the “dark side”? I also wondered “Who are Rey’s parents”? Could her father be the man sitting to her right? And by this, I mean Mark Hamil’s Luke Skywalker.   Of course, like so many others I have my own fan theories about who she may possibly be related to. The latest I heard is that she’s Palpatine’s granddaughter. My (new) hope is that she is a granddaughter, but to Obi-Wan. Then the story will come full circle.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens! The Cast, Costumes and More!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

By Erin

*I was invited as press by Disney to the Global Press Day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens for purposes of this post.*

The wait is almost over. The most anticipated film of the year; Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to blast into theaters everywhere. Die-hard fans have been camping out for days in the cold and the rain, awaiting the arrival of the next installment of Star Wars. Everything for this film has been kept top-secret, in order to keep it fresh and new for everyone to enjoy without any spoilers. This included the press junket for Star Wars and its location. I’ve done a lot of press junkets now, and this was by far the most secretive and under wraps one yet! We were even instructed not to Geo-tag any of our posts, or we would be asked to leave. Usually there are signs once we get to the location telling us which way to go to get to the correct room for the junket, but not this one! Everything was secret. In the email it said to go upstairs and look for a white curtain. No signs anywhere, nothing. Just this white curtain, so unless you knew what to look for, you’d never know by just walking by, what was behind this very magic curtain.


This junket was very different from the rest, as usually we are able to see the movie before the junket. This one we didn’t. We didn’t get to see it until just yesterday. Everything was top secret! So I will be giving you a little different perspective on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens than in other junket posts. This is more what my experience was and some information and thoughts from the cast on creating this masterpiece. So don’t worry, no spoilers here about the actual film! 😉

Star Wars Press Junket

The set for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Press Day! We wait in anticipation for the cast to walk out!

Mindy Kaling

Eeek! Mindy Kaling (From The Office & Inside Out) was the moderator for the press conference! The conference was in two groups. The first group she introduced us to interview was: Carrie Fisher (“Leia”), JJAbrams (Director/Producer), Daisy Ridley (“Rey”), Adam Driver (“Kylo Ren”), Lupita Nyong’o (“Maz Kanata”), Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay By).

Star Wars- Daisy Ridley-Rey-Adam-Driver-Kylo-RenSince we did not talk about the film directly (as no one had seen it), one of the things we did discuss that really caught my interest was about the costumes. We asked the cast how long it took them to get into costume.

Daily Ridley (Rey): “Twenty minutes. Does that seem long or short? Cause putting the arm things on and everything takes a while, and the wraps and everything. Had a wonderful woman called Callie helping me.”

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren): “The first time took like an hour and a half. Then we got it down to like 20 minutes, I think.”

Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata):For me it took about – well, I didn’t have a costume because I was a motion capture character, but to get suited up it took about – in the beginning it took like two and half hours, maybe three. And then by the end we had it down to about an hour or an hour 15.”

Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay): “I was ready like that. Show up ready to go.”

Carrie Fisher (Leia): “How long did it take to get into costume? About 10 minutes for the 20. I’m older and I do it faster. No, really, 20 minutes. I have a kind of classy gas station attendant look. So that doesn’t take long to put on.”


They had many of the costumes on display for us to see just how detailed and intricate each one was. From left to right you have: Captain Phasma, Rey, and Poe. What does each character have to put on to complete their costume?

Captain Phasma

  • Helmet – Chrome vacuum-plated 3D printed nylon
  • Cape – Cotton canvas and painted with binder
  • Armor – Chrome vacuum-plated molded polyurethane
  • Undersuit – Cotton lycra
  • Gussets – Molded rubber and cotton lycra
  • Collar – Neoprene and rubber
  • Belt – Rubber
  • Gloves – Chrome painted 3D printed fingers over leather
  • Boots – Chrome vacuum-plated polyurethane armor over leather


  • Wrap Dress-viscose
  • Head Wrap-cotton
  • Top-hemp and cotton jersey
  • Trousers- silk
  • Backpack-leather
  • Wrist Cuff and Belt- leather
  • Pouch-canvas
  • Arm Wraps-cotton
  • Gloves-leather
  • Boots-wool and leather
  • Staff-3D print


  • Flight Suit-Orange Nylon Canvas
  • Boots-Rubber Nylon
  • Gloves-Leather Gauntlet with padded detail
  • Belt-Grey webbing with nylon and metal
  • Vest-Off white life vest with plastic clip fastenings and alliance detail on the left shoulder
  • Helmet-Molded Polyurethane Helmet

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Super Cute Halloween Costumes For Your Pets: Star Wars, Iron Man and More! #Halloween #StarWars #CutePets

Star Wars Pet Costumes and More!

By Erin

It’s that time of year again, time to pick out a halloween costume for your favorite pets! There is something for everyone, but Star Wars fans, take a look at these babies! I wish I had enough pets to make up an entire Star Wars ensemble like this! Just thinking of the kinds of pictures I could take if I had a whole Star Wars crew of pets…. that would just be too cute for words! Maybe I’ll just choose the unicorn instead then…. I’ve always wanted to have a real unicorn! 😉 Which would you choose for you favorite pet?

Star Wars Halloween Pet Costumes

1. Star Wars Darth Vader Pet Costume

2. Star Wars Yoda Costume for Pets

3. Star Wars Bantha Costume for Pets

4. R2-D2 Pet Costume

5. Jedi Robe Dog Costume

6. Unicorn Cape with Hood and Light-Up Collar Pet Costume

7. Animal Planet Raptor Dog Costume

8. Butterfly Dog Costume

9. Sushi Pet Costume


10. 50’s Girl Dress Pet Costume

11. LED Light up The Tiger Dog Costume

12. Dapper Dog Pet Costume

13. Squirrel Pet Costume

14. Robin Hood Medieval Pet Costume

15. Pikachu Pet Costume

16. Shark Pet Costume

17. Hot Diggity Dog Pet Costume

18. Angel Dress Pet Costume

19. Ghostbusters Movie Collection Pet Costume


20. Spider-Man Pet Costume

21. Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Pet Costume

22. Bunny Dogs Costume

23. Bumble Bee Pet Costume

24. Princess Pet Costume

25. Ladybug Dress Pet Costume

26. Classic Batman Pet Costume

27. Animal Planet Lion Dog Costume

28. Teen Titans Robin Pet Costume

29. Mexican Serape Dog Costume

30. The Lady is a Tramp Dog Costume

31. Banana Dog Costume

32. Peacock Dog Costume

33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle – Raphael Pet Costume

34. Tarantula Dog Costume

35. Triceratops Dog Costume

36. Despicable Me 2 Minion Pet Costume

37. Superman Pet Costume

38. Animal Planet Stegosaurus Dog Costume

39. Lion Mane Wig for Cat or Dog


40. Jockey Saddle Dog Costume

41. Wonder Woman Pet Costume

42. Lion Wigs Mane Dog Costume

43. Classic Dracula Pet Costume

44. Iced Coffee Pet Costume

45. Indiana Jones Pet Costume

46. Little Stinker Skunk Pet Costume

47. Classic Sunflower Pet Costume

48. Classic Cow Pet Costume

49. Penguin Pet Costume

50. Holy Hound Dog Costume

51. Blue Monster 3 Piece Set Pet Costume

52. Sailor Pet Costume

53. Halloween Pumpkin Pet Costume

54. White Wedding Dress Bride Pet Costume

55. Sir Barks-A-Lot Knight Dog Costume

56. Iron Man Pet Costume

57. Pink Supergirl Pet Costume

58. Wolverine Halloween Pet Costume