May The 4th Be With You!
What Is Star Wars day?
While May the 4th isn’t considered an official holiday it is celebrated worldwide by the adoring fans of the Star Wars films. The date was an obvious choice due to the pun of “May the force be with you”. Not only the 4th, but the 5th of May became part of the celebration with “Revenge of the 5th” a play on words of the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith”.
May has always been a month of great significance for die hard Star Wars fans with all 6 of the live actions movies debuting in May, the first on 25th May 1977. It is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th so even more reason to celebrate! With the help of the internet fans managed to connect across the globe and unite for something they loved and Star Wars Day took off like an X-34 Landspeeder!
The idea of May the 4th did not start with the company that created Star Wars, but they have certainly embraced the celebration that makes the day so special. StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars social media channels help spread the word and showcase fan activity with the hash tag #MayThe4thBeWithYou. More and more official partners of Star Wars are offering sales, huge giveaways and exclusives during May as well as hosting parties and activities to mark the day.
In late 2012 Disney bought Lucas Film, including the rights to Star Wars and since has held Star Wars themed events at their parks during the month of May. They have been busy in the last few years making their first Star Wars movie, which is set to be release this December. We are all eagerly awaiting the release and hope that Disney has kept the spirit of Star Wars alive... We’ll just have to shut our eyes and pretend “Star Wars Rebels” didn’t happen.
In other exciting news Hollywood stores have just received a whole range of exciting Star wars themed balloons! If you’re throwing a May the 4th bash, you’re going to love these. There are picture foils, large decorative bubble balloons and even a giant Darth Vader mask to really set your party off! Get in early if you’d like to make a balloon order to avoid disappointment as they will be selling fast.
What To Wear On May The 4th?
Well the theme is pretty obvious, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the obvious choices when it comes to dressing up! Here at Hollywood we have a huge range of Star Wars themed costumes to buy and to hire. We have the classics like the Darth Vader suit and mask, Jedi robes, Storm Troopers and the beautiful Princess Leia. But if you’re looking for something a little different then you certainly won’t be disappointed! We have the Deathtrooper, a battle scarred and almost zombified Storm Trooper. There are the Star Wars 2nd Skins of Lord Vader, Darth Maul and Boba Fett for those that like a bit more freedom with their costumes! We even have an inflatable Jabba The Hutt costume... Oh yes...Inflatable! So be sure to come and see us for the best Star Wars Costumes around and if you want something really deluxe, be sure to check out the hire section at our Castle lane Branch!