If you are like me, the most unforgettable image of your childhood was the innards of a tauntaun spilling out onto the icy ground as Han Solo created a makeshift shelter for his buddy Luke to survive the frigid Hoth night. Also if you are like me, your head nearly exploded when you received your thinkgeek.com April 1st email catalog, tried to order their new tauntaun sleeping bag, and found out it was a cruel joke taking advantage of our collective need for Star Wars merchandise. Due to the demand, they did eventually start producing those sleeping bags, which you can purchase here
for around $100.
While I thank ThinkGeek for their idea(I can't believe I didn't think of this first), I decided to make my own because I found a flaw in their design: Their sleeping bags are for indoor use only(you could not actually survive a night on hoth!) thus defeating the purpose of having a trusty tauntaun in the first place.
Therefore I have created(with a lot of help from Mrs. ihrtglfx10) my own version of the sleeping bag using an old Trekk bag that is rated for -20 C so this model can actually be used for camping trips spent in frozen wastelands. It is being given as a Christmas present to the next generation of geek, my nephew, to help him survive winter in the Colorado rockies.
Please message me if anything isn't clear or you need advice/tips/hints with your own tauntaun.