This is pretty amazing. Joe met Emily while working at a tattoo shop a few years ago and like most fairytales, Joe and Emily fell in love and have been together ever since. Now, Joe is ready to pop the big question to the love of his life and needed a proper engagement ring to present to Emily when he asks the big question. Instead of going to the local jewelry store, Joe threw out a plea on Custom Made for someone to help him create an one-of-a-kind engagement ring inspired by the one and only, R2-D2 from Star Wars!

Hello, my name is Joe. I am a Graphic Artist and Tattooer in the North Jersey metro area. I was recommended to this site by one of my closest friends and CustomMade builder Endless Design. This is my first project with CustomMade and I have to admit, I am really excited to get the ball rolling. I am looking for an enthusiastic professional to make my R2D2 themed engagement ring a reality… I am hoping to find a maker who can match my fanatical Star Wars enthusiasm. I believe this can and will be a truly unique piece for both us and your portfolio! Anxious, Joe P.

Lucky for Joe, Paul Bierker from Paul Michael Design answered the call and brought Joe’s vision for the perfect ring to reality and I have to admit, this is one of the coolest rings I have seen in a very long time. It’s charming, classy, and has Artoo written all over it. Just in case you were wondering how this story ends, Emily said yes. Of course she did. Didn’t you see that ring?! Congratulations to Joe and Emily. May the Force be with you forever.

Hit the jump and check out more pics of the ring and Joe’s proposal to Emily.

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Gas prices are climbing every year and fuel economy is all the rage now. While a lot of people are moving to hybrids vehicles, many are taking their chances on two-wheeled death machines. If you’re planning on riding a scooter such as a Vespa, why not make it look bitchin’ cool like fifth grade teacher and Star Wars fanatic, Morgan did. Morgan took her white Vespa and customized it into R2-D2 Scooter!

I am a fifth grade teacher/SW nerd, and I recently converted my Vespa that I ride into work every day to look like the one and only R2. This was done with adhesive vinyl, some meticulous cutting and a 12-pack of beer. It gets a lot of looks and thumbs up, and often times while I am sitting at a stop light someone crossing the street will pause to take notice. The rear trunk is a real vintage piece and I removed the original faded travel stickers and replaced them with various retro style Star Wars art and posters that I found on the internet.

It’s pretty amazing what a twelve pack of beer and steady hands can accomplish (I doubt the beer helped with the steady hands though…). Good well done, Morgan. You deserve more beers!

Hit the jump and check out Morgan’s epic Artoo scooter!

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Aghhhhhhhh! This is so freakin’ beautiful that it’s making me cry tears of joy! It’s elegant, whimsical, and fucking BRILLIANT! Samantha AKA “Leeloo” (who is a fashion designer at the world famous J!NX) created this brilliant ballerina costume inspired by our favorite astromech droid, R2-D2! Dubbed, the “Artoo Tutu”, Samantha put together a stunning ensemble that is screaming Artoo from top to bottom. My favorite piece of the costume has to be the hat. It’s too cute to boot! You can check out more of Samantha’s cosplay at her Flickr page!

Hit the jump and check out more pix of Samantha’s awesome “Artoo Tutu”!

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2 April 2012 Eric Kwun | Posted in: Eye Candy, Strictly Star Wars


R2-D2 one piece bathing suit by Black Milk Clothing. R2-D2 iPhone case. R2-D2 and Darth Vader tattoo. Hubba hubba.

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There are tons of people out there with generic ‘Star Wars’ tattoos. They are all over the web. However, when someone gets a Star Wars inspired tattoo with an unique spin, that is something very special. That is the case with this “Day of the Dead” calaveras-style tattoo of our favorite Droids, C-3Po and R2-D2. This calaveras Artoo and Threepio tattoo is the work of Greg Howell of Jack Brown’s Tattoos in Fredericksburg, VA.. All I can say is this is pretty awesome and rests on “ladyofguadalupe“. I love how Artoo looks like he’s smiling (kinda…)

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As a geek and a new homeowner, I always want to find a new way to geekify my home. Well, it looks like two amazing ‘Star Wars’ fans had the same thing in mind as they created an awesome custom outdoor smoker and garage bin made to look like our favorite astrometric droid, R2-D2! The smoker created by Philip Wise of The New Wookiee Workshop is my favorite of the two. Why you say? It just might be because it’s will smoke some delicious meat and I LOVE BBQ. Ribs, pulled pork, smoked salmon, yadda yadda yadda. I will eat it ALL! The garbage bin (creator unknown) seems to get the short end of that stick as I’ll be throwing away crap into it.

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Couple years ago (has it been that long since this blog started?), I featured an R2-D2 that has been modified into a complete game station including gaming consoles such as Nintendo, SEGA Genesis, and Playstation. Well, why not top that? Mark Bongo, the owner of Major League Mods designed this amazing R2-D2 game station featuring a X-Box 360 and also a projector with AUX ports. All the parts are built into the Artoo case internally with the projector lens in Artoo’s head and the X-Box 360 disc tray built into Artoo’s panels. Just as a cherry on top of the sundae, the Artoo console mod also features some snazzy blue LED lights around it. From the looks of it, it looks like the R2-D2 case is made from an R2-D2 waste basket from couple years back. Whatever it was made from, all I can say is I am insanely jealous of Mark Bongo’s creation and I wish I owned an X-Box 360 so I can build one of these.

Hit the jump to check out Bongo’s amazing creation!

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