Halloween’s Most Lethal Hunter: Boba Fett

Would you do nearly anything for the right price?
Are you fiercely independent and enjoy the solitude of working alone?
Do you hate most people, especially smugglers?
Would you like to attain unparalleled infamy for your lethal deeds?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may want to portray Boba Fett this Halloween. Check out these adventure-seeking retro costumers…


Yes, Boba Fett is perhaps the most infamous bounty hunter in the galaxy, but did you know that he is also an active member of the Black Panther Party?
Photo by mdintenfass



The best bounty hunters are very well armed and know the tricks of ambush and assault. This Boba is stalking his prey that hides in the banana plant behind the garden hose. There is surely no escape for his quarry.
Photo by MikeFett
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikefett/4526787758/in/pool-737848@N24/


Infamous and anonymous at the same time, Boba Fett is one of the most effective mercenaries for hire. His secret weapon? Rain boots. Star Wars weather forecast: Rainy with a chance of death by Lightsaber. Looks like this Boba will be prepared.
Photo by Plaidstallions
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Boba Fett’s path lies along the edge—the stakes are always high—and the road only leads two places, to a life with unlimited Halloween candy…or to a disgraceful demise. You’d better believe that this Boba is going to get his candy.
Photo by Nyghtbourne
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Earning a death mark from the Empire means a life spent in dread, constantly looking over one’s shoulder. Having been hunted down by not one, but two Boba Fetts, it looks like Cookie Monster’s time is up.
Photo by life exposed
Halloween 1982

I am C-3PO, Human-Cyborg Relations…and Awesome Halloween Costume!

C-3PO’s primary function as a protocol droid was to assist with etiquette, customs, and translation so that meetings of different cultures ran smoothly. What a perfect companion on Halloween night with so many potentially bungling communications between incongruous monsters, superheros, animals, pirates, ghosts, witches, zombies, and human adults! Continuing our Star Wars themed costume week, let’s check out these droids.


Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating the perfect Halloween costume is approximately 3,720 to 1. This one beats the odds. I just love this tinfoil looking outfit and moon boot style covers for the sneakers, which peek out at the bottom.
Photo by My Entropy



Artoo says that the chances of creating an awesome homemade costume are 725 to 1. Actually Artoo has been known to make mistakes…from time to time…this one’s nearly perfect. Click the WarPig link to read all about the making of this costume…including the gold painted skivvies.
From WarPig



There’s been some terrible mistake. I’m programmed for etiquette, not trick-or-treating!
Photo by corelliancaptain
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihaveastarwarsproblem/2949662953/


What do you mean, “At least my creator wasn’t Darth Vader”? Darth, say it isn’t so! By the way, Darth, don’t kids usually wear shirts under these vinyl smocks?
Photo by numskullery
Halloween in Durant, Oklahoma 1978


Well, now, something’s not right, because now I can’t see! It must be this plastic mask.
Photo by sidesmirk
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidesmirk/3669999041/

Chewbecca, What a Wookiee…Costume!

Welcome to Chewbacca Tuesday! (Wookiee Wednesday would have been better, but too late for that, need a Tuesday post!) Entertainment Weekly named Chewbacca as the fourth “greatest sidekick” (out of 50) — a well deserved status for this lovable, sensitive, masterful hyper-drive mechanic.

Notice that four out of five pics below show Chewy with a buddy? That totally supports his high sidekick ranking…and I didn’t seek out “buddy” images, Chewbacca is just usually with a pal. I hope you enjoy these retro Halloween costume pics of our favorite walking carpet.


This little Chewy is pretty snazzy. His body language seems to say either “Ta Da” or “Ha-cha-cha-cha!” Or maybe his outstretched arms are meant to be menacing?
Photo by gritphilm
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Semi-homemade costumes are the best, aren’t they? This Chewbacca looks more like a giant plushy than a hairy bipedal humanoid, but I bet he’s darn soft to hug. Great looking Yoda too, love the feet.
Photo by The Felt Mouse
Chewie and Yoda Halloween c. 1980


Remember when you were a little kid and could easily share a velour lounge chair with a chum, so cute.
Photo by colormagickid



I’m curious, why do the vintage vinyl costumes include a picture of the character on the smock when the kid’s overall look represents the same character?
Photo by Mike McInnis
Halloween 1980


You’d better watch out when Chewbacca teams up with the Boys in White. I’m sure that at any moment Chewy will turn his blaster on that Empire snowman.
Photo by unexpectedtales
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Strange Bedfellows: Darth Vader and Snoopy Join Forces

Retro Halloween fans, you’re in for a treat: This is Star Wars costume week! I’ve got many classic costume photos to share, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, various Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and much more. In fact, one week might not be enough time to showcase this fabulous collection! You’ll see no characters beyond “Jedi” because this is the Retroist.

But before we get to our featured players, I thought we’d ease into things by observing the surprisingly common pairing of the unlikely allies, Darth Vader and Snoopy. I wasn’t looking for this mismatched partnership, but couldn’t help but notice the duel occurrence of these characters as I browsed the retro galleries.


The Snoopy smock reads, “I Love Halloween.” I wonder how Vader feels about that.
Photo by AaronCaldwell
(48) 1903 Oakland (Halloween) - Mark & Aaron 10.31.80


It seems that Vader and Snoopy may be siblings. Does that make Snoopy Luke’s uncle (or “aunt” in this case)?
Photo by Michael Saffle



Snoopy looks a bit apprehensive, and considering this crowd, his angst is justified. That said, the fact that Skeletor is carrying a box of raisins is somewhat disarming.
Photo by thepeachmartini
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Okay, this isn’t exactly a Halloween pic, but it provides further insight into the Snoopy/Vader relationship. Only true friends hang together at tea parties with raccoon and dolly.
Photo by Mandy_moon
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Not a “retro” pic, but I find it fascinating that these classic characters – both supremely popular in the ’70s and ’80s – are still palling around in the modern era. It gives me hope that all that was old is new again.
Photo by joshcomp
hollywood - los angeles, california