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How the One Man Star Wars Trilogy Works

Surely this is some sort of stereotypical uber-nerd who decided to take his obsession on the road. Not quite -- the creator of "One Man Star Wars" is well-versed in both acting and directing. But can a Star Wars fan go too far?


From Broadway to the West End: Musicals of the 1980s Quiz

 From Broadway to the West End: Musicals of the 1980s Quiz

Do 'Les Miserables' and 'Cats' ring a bell? See how much you remember the plots, actors and tunes of 1980s musicals with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From 'Cabaret' to 'Grease': Musicals of the 1970s Quiz

 From 'Cabaret' to 'Grease': Musicals of the 1970s Quiz

The 1970s was full of unforgettable, award-winning musicals. Test your knowledge of '70s musicals with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From 'Annie' to 'Chicago': Classic Broadway Musicals Quiz

 From 'Annie' to 'Chicago': Classic Broadway Musicals Quiz

Classic Broadway musicals hold a special place in theatrical history. Test your knowledge of their stories and tunes with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Sound of Musicals: Show Tunes Quiz

 The Sound of Musicals: Show Tunes Quiz

If you're a fan of musicals, many of the songs in this quiz have probably been stuck in your head. Test your knowledge of show tunes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Burlesque Works

 How Burlesque Works

A true burlesque performance doesn't have to depend on taking off clothes. It's about telling a story. Find out how burlesque works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Gen Con 2012 Costumes

 Gen Con 2012 Costumes

Gen Con is a huge gaming convention held every year in Indanapolis, Ind. See some of the fans' costumes from Gen Con 2012 in this image gallery. See more »

Costumes 101 Pictures

 Costumes 101 Pictures

Amazing costumes are the envy at sci-fi conventions and Halloween parties. Check out these pictures to learn the basics of building costumes. See more »

Dragon*Con 2010: Costume Pictures

 Dragon*Con 2010: Costume Pictures

Dragon*Con 2010 costume pictures is just a glimpse at some of our favorite costumes. See pictures of Dragon*Con 2010 costumes. See more »

Dragon*Con: Historical & Steampunk Costumes

 Dragon*Con: Historical & Steampunk Costumes

Historical and alternate history costumes were popular at Dragon*Con 2010. See historical and alternate history costume pictures. See more »

10 Most Important Ballet Terms

 10 Most Important Ballet Terms

The 10 most important ballet terms are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about the 10 most important ballet terms. See more »