The Dorky Diva Show: Episode 3 with Brian Ballance

On this month's episode of The Dorky Diva Show, Savanna introduces her new co-host Brian Ballance and they share a spoiler-filled discussion about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  If you'd like to check out Brian's podcast when Savanna guest starred on his show, click here- https://soundcl…

The Belonging You Seek Is Not Behind You, It Is Ahead

Let's be real. 2016 was a rough year for a lot of us. I'm pretty transparent with my life online through my blog and social media, but I struggled with something over the last few months that I didn't display publicly. If you've been following The Dorky Diva since this summer, then …

48-Hour Shoretrooper

It's no secret that I love the costumes of Star Wars. I've written about them in the past here on TheDorky Diva, I'm a member of the 501st Legion, and I've helped create costumes for Star Wars fans who want to get involved with charity work through the 501st. Many of my friends kno…

Rogue One Review

Warning: This post contains spoilers. Do not read if you haven't seen Rogue One!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made a spectacular debut last week in theaters across the world. Walking into my 7:40pm showing on December 15th, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I had seen all of the trailers and T…

Floral Helmets

This week I celebrated completing my final project for the last class of my photography minor. For the series, I explored the contrast of masculine and feminine elements between Star Wars helmets and flowers. As a woman who paints prop replica helmets in a male-dominated industry, I thought the fl…

The Dorky Diva Show: Episode 2 with Amy Ratcliffe

In this month's episode of The Dorky Diva Show, I was joined by Amy Ratcliffe to talk about how she became a Star Wars fan, what fandom means to her, and even a little bit about our shared obsession with Disney. Enjoy this episode and don't forget to follow Amy on Twitter at @Amy_Geek.


Spoiler-free Ahsoka Book Review

Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston hit bookstores around the nation on October 11, 2016, and completely blew my mind. I wanted to share my excitement about this book in a way that didn't spoil the story if you haven't pick it up yet. If you haven't read the book and want to know why yo…

The Dorky Diva Show: Episode 1 with Ashley Eckstein

I'm stoked to announce that I've started my very own podcast called The Dorky Diva Show. This monthly podcast will be a place for me to chat about anything and everything related to Star Wars in a fun environment. Tune into October's episode where I talk with Ashley Eckstein from Her U…

Rogue One Apparel from Design By Humans

Happy Rogue Friday! Multiple retailers released their new merchandise bright and early this morning for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which debuts in theaters on December 16, 2016. One of my favorite apparel brands, Design By Humans, unveiled their line of Rogue One shirts at midnight and I must sa…

What I Wore: September 24

As all Saturdays should be spent, I treated myself to a day of shopping and indulging in desserts with some friends. Not only did I find some awesome Star Wars collectibles along the way, but I also found a way to subtly incorporate Star Wars into my casual outfit. I paired a Darth Vader burnout T…

Podcast and Radio Appearances

Over the last month, I've had the honor of appearing as a guest on several podcasts and radio shows. I thought it would be fun to share these with my readers if you're interested in hearing me talk about Star Wars with some awesome folks.

Rebel Force Radio

In this episode of Rebel Force Radi…

This Star Wars-Themed Crepe Café Will Take Your Tastebuds to Outer Space

Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris between libraries and coffee shops, Odyssey attracts a crowd of foodies and sci-fi fanatics with their delectable variety of crepes and, of course, their elaborate Star Wars decor.


From the moment you step foot into Odyssey, all of your senses tingle. Aside fro…

How to Paint a Sabine Wren Helmet

Costuming Comlinks is still on a bit of a hiatus while I start my final semester at college, but I do have two videos about the beginning process of prepping and painting my Sabine Wren helmet for her season three design. Enjoy and please leave a comment below if you have any questions!


How Star Wars Helped Me Through My Breakup

This is not a fun topic to write about, but it is one that I think needs to be shared. I've been very public with the relationship between my fiancé and I from the very beginning, all the way to when we got engaged at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, and to now. Unfortunately, he decided to end o…

Star Wars at Disneyland Paris

While on my adventures to Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, I also spent a week in Paris to enjoy the sights and visit Disneyland. I'm a huge Disney fan so I enjoyed comparing the Paris parks to my home away from home, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Star Wars has always been one o…

Star Wars Celebration Europe Overview

As my first experience at an international convention, Star Wars Celebration Europe was incredible. I had high expectations for this convention because hello- it's all about Star Wars! It really exceeded my wildest dreams in many ways, but just like any convention, there were a few cons along w…

Ashley the Mermaid Jedi

During Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios a few years ago, I was lucky enough to encounter a young girl named Ashley. I spotted her while sitting on the sidewalk in anticipation for the Legends of the Force afternoon parade. She and her older sister, Lindsey, were both seated in w…

Dorky Diva of the Week: Brittany Hughes

Brittany Hughes, a 24-year old Disney travel agent, always has one thing on her mind- Boba Fett. This dashing Mandolorian bounty hunter hooked her into the saga of Star Wars which turned into an endless passion that continues to inspire her family from generation to generation. 
As a young girl, H…