Celebrating Star Wars Day this May the 4th with Short Story!

As the month of May approaches, legions of fans all over the world are dusting off their lightsabers and planning their galactic movie marathons. Why, you might ask? Because with May comes the cosmic event of the year - Star Wars Day! Celebrated each year on May the 4th, Star Wars Day is just what the name implies: a day to celebrate the Star Wars fandom and all things to do with everyone’s favourite space saga. Now here at Short Story, we’re not the type to hang around on the sidelines of a party. In fact, we’ve got a May the 4th celebration of our very own in the works! The most iconic characters from The Mandalorian series might’ve taken the spotlight in our Star Wars x Short Story collection, but they’ll have some competition when they return this May the 4th with some newcomers on the way…


But before we give too much away, you might be wondering: why May the 4th? 

Star Wars Day: The cosmic event of the year

WHY MAY THE 4TH?

Some might say that the answer to this question is obvious, but hey - it took some of us a moment to figure out! In case you haven’t quite noticed the connection between Star Wars and May the 4th just yet, just try to say that date out loud…“May the 4th”. Sound familiar? That’s right - it sounds just like what’s arguably the most iconic line from the entire Star Wars franchise: “May the Force be with you”. Maybe it’s a tad trivial, but we think it’s a pretty cool coincidence, and at the end of the day any excuse to throw a Star Wars party is a good one!

May the Force be with you

DRESS IN STAR WARS MERCH, YOU SHALL

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to discuss the festivities. What’s the best way to set the mood this Star Wars Day? It’s time to take inspiration from fans and event-goers around the world, because there’s no better way to celebrate than to dress up as your favourite Star Wars character! Grab your helmet and dust off your lightsabers - or just don some Star Wars earrings if you’re after a more subtle look - and prepare for the cosmic event of the year. Whether you’re a fan of the classics Star Wars films, a lover of all things The Mandalorian, or eagerly counting down the days until the release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, grab your costume and band together with your fellow Star Wars fans for what’s about to be the cosmic event of the year! 


Need a little inspiration? Read on for our top character picks this Star Wars Day!

Dress up as your favourite Star Wars character

OBI-WAN KENOBI

Rise above the darkness and discover your own incredible power with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the unforgettable Jedi Master. Having trained Anakin Skywalker, served as a general in the Republic Army and acted as a mentor for young Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan has undoubtedly played a pivotal role throughout the entire Star Wars saga. As you await his return in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series launching on Disney+ this May 25th, reminisce on his journey thus far by dressing up in a brown Jedi robe and and welding your iconic blue plasma lightsaber, just as he did. 


Want to make your Star Wars Day extra special with some gifts or collectibles inspired by this iconic Jedi Master? Be sure to watch this space, because he might just be making an appearance in our Star Wars x Short Story celebration…

Obi-Wan Kenobi

PRINCESS LEIA

Remarkably brave and fearlessly devoted, Princess Leia Organa is a force to be reckoned with. As one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance, she strove to end the Empire’s tyranny, always speaking her mind, fighting for her beliefs, and quickly ranking amongst the greatest heroes of the galaxy. This Star Wars Day, let her inspire you and empower your imperial side with an elegant white gown and equally classy Star Wars medallion. Need a little light to help guide you through the obstacles you might encounter? Let Princess Leia guide the way when she joins Obi-Wan in our upcoming Star Wars x Short Story May the 4th event!

Princess Leia

BOBA FETT

Looking for something a little more…intimidating? Take a page from The Book of Boba Fett and create a look inspired by one of the most fearsome and capable bounty hunters of the galaxy. He may be a clone of his father Jango Fett, but make no mistake - this mighty warrior has forged an incredible tale of his own. From training in both combat and martial skills from his youth, to making his mark as a bounty hunter for the Empire and a formidable foe in the criminal underworld - all before claiming his throne at Jabba’s Palace - Boba Fett is nothing short of legendary. Recreate his fearsome look this May the 4th with his iconic Duraplast helmet and blaster rifle, and stay tuned for Short Story’s Boba Fett-inspired surprise for something that’ll have you feeling ready to stake your own claim on the world.

Boba Fett

LUKE SKYWALKER

No matter where you’re at in your Star Wars fan journey, you’re sure to know about the one and only Luke Skywalker. From his time spent as a humble Tatooine farmboy to his emergence as one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known, Luke Skywalker changed the very fate of the cosmos - from his battles to end the tyranny of the Sith with his companions Princess Leia and Han Solo, to his final act to restore the balance between good and evil. Celebrate his legacy this Star Wars Day with an outfit inspired by his iconic robes, and start honing your lightsaber skills because this Jedi Master is sure to make an appearance in Short Story’s May the 4th event!

Luke Skywalker

THE MANDALORIAN

Now you may be both hunter and prey when you choose to walk the way of the Mandalore, but that has yet to stop The Mandalorian from claiming his reputation as a formidable bounty hunter. Known to some as Din Djarin and although a man of few words, this fighter has weaved his own legendary tale in the Disney+ series sharing his name. Don’t be fooled by his tough exterior though, because Djarin has also quickly earned the hearts of fans around the world for his bravery and determination in protecting innocent Grogu from all the threats they encountered on their travels. 

The Mandalorian

So, what’s the best way to honour this battle-worn, yet considerate character on Star Wars Day? You can’t go wrong with a costume featuring a flowing cape and bold beskar helmet! For an extra special touch, set the mood with the calming aura of a Chamomile Boun-Tea & Beskar Musk Mandalorian Scented Candle, then complete your outfit with the bonus glow-in-the-dark enamel pin!

Star Wars x Short Story Scented Candles

STORMTROOPER

Fiercely ruthless and fanatically loyal, Stormtroopers are considered to be the “keenest weapons in the Emperor’s arsenal” and form the elite shock troops of the Empire. If you don’t align with the Imperial cause then you better hope that you don’t cross paths with them, because these soldiers are impossible to sway and possess great skills with pistols and blaster rifles that impress even Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Want to discover the true power of loyalty this Star Wars Day? Ignite your passion with a Stormtrooper Scented Candle, and count down to May the 4th for something that’ll really catch the attention of those around you…

Stormtrooper

DARTH VADER

Although he was once a Jedi Knight recognised as the “Hero With No Fear”, Anakin Skywalker eventually succumbed to the temptation of the Dark Side and became the ruthless Darth Vader. Rising to the role of a Sith Lord, this powerful and unrelenting figure served the evil Darth Sidious for decades, leading the movement to eradicate the Jedi Order. 

Darth Vader

Now while you might not know the power of the Dark Side, you’ll discover something quite close to it with the deep notes of a Dark Sith & Cedar Wood Darth Vader Candle. Or better yet, show the world your allegiance with a statement piece from our iconic Star Wars jewellery collection. The Dark Lord would be pleased.

Star Wars x Short Story Earrings

GROGU

Informally known as “The Child”, Grogu is a mysterious alien and an undoubtedly endearing addition to The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett series. Threats seem to appear at every turn on his journey through an increasingly dangerous galaxy, but don’t let his adorable appearance fool you, because this alien’s a force to be reckoned with. From lifting giant mudhorns, to telekinetically strangling opponents, and even the ability to heal, this young character is a surprisingly powerful one. 

Grogu

Become a clan of two this Star Wars Day with this adorable Grogu necklace featuring everyone’s favourite alien in his protective pod, and get ready for Short Story’s May the 4th event where he’s sure to make an appearance in something new…

Star Wars x Short Story Necklaces

AHSOKA TANO

Fearless and determined, Ahsoka Tano was a headstrong student to Anakin Skywalker. Eager to prove herself, she quickly grew from a youthful Padawan to become a mighty hero of the Clone Wars. But destiny had bigger plans for her than what she expected, and her path eventually led her to touch many others within the Star Wars universe. As her tale continues to evolve in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and what’s sure to be an equally epic Ahsoka series on Disney+, celebrate this inspirational Jedi wherever you go this Star Wars Day with a cool Ahsoka car air freshener and enamel pin

Ahsoka Tano

SHOP OUR RANGE

So there you have it: our top character picks for this year’s Star Wars Day! Let us know how you’ll be celebrating this May the 4th by leaving a comment below, and be sure to check out our Star Wars x Short Story collection for the perfect gifts and collectibles to set the mood or surprise a fellow Star Wars fan. 


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May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars x Short Story Collection

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