Every year, May 4th has a bit of a special flavor for many fans of lightsabers and spaceships. A humorous nod to Master Yoda’s famous formula “May the Force be with you”, in English, the 4th of May (and therefore May 4 in VF) has over the years become the day dedicated to “Star Wars” for its fans.
If the saga is one of the giants of pop culture, with new movies and series almost every year since Walt Disney Pictures took over the franchise in 2013, the internet is a breeding ground for creativity for fans who do not hesitate to share on social networks many anecdotes and creations of any sort.
To find out more about the universe of the saga
If you want to learn even more about the Jedi and other stormtroopers, the official Instagram account @starwars will delight fans, by revealing exclusive information about the next movies, but also by sharing photos and anecdotes from the footage.
On the French-speaking side, the @ planetestarwars account distills images from the movies for fans, but also recommendations for books or artifacts from the saga, including the famous Millennium Falcon and Lego.
To get in character
When you’re a fan, especially for the characters you love to hate or follow, sometimes even want to look like them … For those who do not want to wait for Halloween to step into Leia or Anakin’s shoes, cosplay is available ! @ star.wars.cosplay account collects the most beautiful costume images.
Among the fans most involved in their “Star Wars” costumes, we find Bella, from the account @itsbellaxrose, who on Instagram shares her best costumes from “Star Wars” or Marvel movies.
To laugh like R2-D2
Who does not love a good joke between connoisseurs? Memes, a pure product from the web, does not exclude fan communities: @star ._. Wars ._. Memes account, in original version, shares the best memes related to the saga.
And to learn while having fun, the @instantscult account deciphers pop culture with a scientific approach: enough to learn how to approach a Wookie or understand physics thanks to the Alderaan explosion.
To be a fan every day
Books in pieces, figures, even mugs with the image of Baby Yoda: for some to love Star wars means you think about it all day and bring your passion into your daily life. This is the case with Amy Ratcliffe, author of several books on the saga, including Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. On her Instagram, she divides her daily life, between theme restaurants and visits to filming.
And to pursue her passion all the way down to the plate, Thibaud Villanova, aka Gastronogeek, offers on her YouTube channel and in her book Star Wars Cantina many recipes, like this blue milkshake.
To explore your creativity
Whether you enjoy drawing, knitting, creating, the “Star Wars” franchise (and its community of fans) offers many accounts dedicated to the world of film. On the @ starwars.fan.art account you can find many breathtaking creations on the good side of Force.
Finally, if you prefer independent movies, the MegaSpaceFighter YouTube channel offers small stop-motion and Lego short movies, to continue the story while you wait for the next part of the saga.
In the meantime, happy Star Wars day … And may the Power be with you.