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Star Wars Celebration Costume Roundup!

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There is nothing like Star Wars Celebration. Where else can fans gather once a year to experience all things Star Wars? From panels with Star Wars heroes like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to having a seat at the Mos Eisley Cantina, Celebration is heaven for any Star Wars fan. One of my favorite aspects of the con is seeing all the epic Star Wars costumes. It’s truly a place where creativity, craft, and originality abound! I couldn’t capture them all but here are some of my favorite costumes from Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim!

 

EMPEROR PALPATINE AND HIS IMPERIAL WALKER

Emperor

This cosplayer glued foam pieces to a walker, thus creating this clever Imperial Walker.

Imperial Walker

 

LIL’ WAMPA

A ferociously cute take on that infamous creature from Hoth.

Lil' Wampa

 

BOBA FETT & TRANDOSHAN 

Apparently bounty hunters don’t like having their picture taken…

Bounty Hunters

 

LYN ME AND GREEATA JENDOWANIAN

Jabba’s dancers bask in their moment of freedom from the Hutt.

Twi'lek & Greeata Jendowanian

 

DEATH TROOPER

By the end of Star Wars Celebration, I felt a little like this guy.

Death Trooper

 

WICKET THE EWOK

This cosplayer took a more feminine approach to her Ewok costume. It’s Yub Nub chic!

Ewok

 

BABY EWOK

In other Endor news…you can’t repel cuteness of this magnitude.

Baby Ewok\

AT-AT WALKER

This costume was operated by two cosplayers on stilts inside the AT-AT’s legs. It was pretty incredible watching the AT-AT slowly walk through the crowd. The best part was when a tiny Luke Skywalker (attached to a tow cable) lowered from the belly of the AT-AT!

AT-AT

 

HARLEY LEIA AND JOKER FETT

A fun mashup of Star Wars and Batman’s villains, Harley Quinn and the Joker. The only person who doesn’t seem to be enjoying himself is Bat-Jabba.

Harley & Joker

 

RAINBOW DASH TROOPER & PINKIE PIE IMPERIAL OFFICER

Even in the Galactic Empire, friendship is magic.

MLP Troopers

 

BABY REBEL PILOT

The Rebel Alliance’s secret weapon? Adorable baby pilots.

Baby Rebel Pilot

 

THE SOLO FAMILY – HAN & LEIA (RETURN OF THE JEDI COSTUMES)

Because it’s never too early to introduce your child to the awesomeness of Star Wars.

Leia & Han with baby

 

LUKE, MINI LEIA, ARTOO MAMA

Families that cosplay together, stay together.

Luke, Artoo, Leia

 

LEGO WICKET (EWOK)

Ee chee wa maa! This giant LEGO Wicket is going to haunt my dreams.

LEGO Ewok

 

SUPERHERO MANDALORIANS

The Justice League, Star Wars style.

Superhero Mandalorians

 

OBI-WOODY KENOBI

Move over Buzz Lightyear, there’s a new “space ranger” in town and he wields the power of the Force.

Woody Kenobi

 

FEMME TROOPER

The Mos Eisley Cantina set was well-guarded thanks to the awesome, Amanda Jean.

Amanda Jean Trooper

 

MUPPET TROOPERS

I first saw the Muppet Troopers at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Needless to say, I screamed like an Animal.

Muppet Troopers

BARF FROM SPACEBALLS

Actress Milynn Sarley is so beautiful, she makes Barf look good!

Barf

 

SHORT STORMTROOPER

Doesn’t everyone deserve the chance to join the Empire?

Short Stormtrooper

 

GEEK CHIC MOM & DAUGHTER

If you don’t feel like wearing a costume, this is the perfect way to make a Star Wars fashion statement.

Star Wars Mom & Daughter

 

HANNA SOLO

A stylish and original take on Han Solo’s costume from A New Hope, complete with a Chewie backpack!

Hanna Solo 1 Hanna Solo 2

 

PINUP REBEL PILOT

Clothing Designer Linda Heredia fights the Empire in style! She handmade her Rebel pilot jumper and her helmet purse was custom made by a friend.

Pinup Rebel Pilot

Star Wars Celebration – Day 2

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I must admit, I’m writing this post on the 3rd day of Celebration.  As you guys know, I’ve been doing double duty as both an on-camera host and a blogger for StarWars.com.  It’s been a lot of fun and it’s meant having an action-packed schedule this weekend.  Day 2 was all about panels, crafting, and a dash of cosplay!  In the morning on Friday, I headed to straight to the “Super Secret Star Wars Panel”.  Since the panel featured both Seth Green and Matt Senreich (of Robot Chicken fame) I figured they might be announcing a new Star Wars animation project.  And boy did they ever!  If you want to know what the super secret was, check out my post here!

 

One of the highlights of the day was getting to craft with one of my favorite geeky crafters, Amanda Jean!  I love AJ’s style and I’m always so amazed by the cool clothes and accessories she creates.  AJ and I filmed a craft video where she showed me how to make an Ewok purse!  Her design was so cute, the process was really simple, and it’s a craft that anyone could make.  Best part?  AJ let me keep our finished little Ewok purse!

After crafting with AJ, I ran over to the Costume Masquerade where they awarded the best costumes at SWCVI.  I caught the tail end of the Masquerade but got a chance to interview some of the winners.  There were some seriously incredible costumes.  One was a Bantha that required two cosplayers to operate.  I didn’t get a photo but hopefully you’ll be able to see the interview on StarWars.com.  I did however see some other great costumes on Friday.  Here are a couple of my favorites from the day:

 

This cardboard Stormtrooper won my crafty, little heart.

 

Cuteness.  Overload.

 

ANIMAL!!!!  Muppet Trooper FTW!

 

After a quick lap around the floor, I headed straight to the Mark Hamill panel.  Little did I know that people had been waiting in line for 6 HOURS already!  But I knew I couldn’t leave SWCVI without seeing Luke Skywalker.  It’s always been a dream of mine to at least hear him speak in person.  And thanks to the kind folk at Lucasfilm, I got in!  The thing that surprised me most about Mr. Hamill was how open and genuine he was.  He shared some hilarious stories including one about his audition for “Pop” in a Rice Krispies Commercial.  I could have sat and listened to him talk for hours.  He has such an interesting perspective about life and the entertainment business.  If you’d like to read some of his stories about Star Wars, I wrote a very extensive post about the panel.  I wanted to include everything he said!  ; )

 

As I made my way through the convention center at the end of the night, it was neat to see how empty it was.  As I walked by the giant AT-AT and hanging Death Star, I kind of felt like I was in Night At The Museum.  If spending the night at the convention center meant seeing the AT-AT come to life…you know I’d bring my Tauntaun sleeping bag.

 

Star Wars Celebration – Day 1

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Gold Five to Red Leader, I’m in Orlando for Star Wars Celebration!  Besides getting the chance to see and experience all things Star Wars, I’m also doing on-camera hosting and blogging for StarWars.com!  I geeked when I saw the callsheet for today.  I felt so official seeing my name next to Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and G4’s Chris Gore!

 

The first part of my day was spent inside the Star Wars Digital Studio where I got to interview Star Wars crafters and artists.  I fell in love with Linzy Busch’s adorkable Star Wars puppets that she makes herself.  How cute is this mini Yoda?!

 

Check out artist Ken Lashley’s Boba Fett sketch.  He drew this within a matter of minutes, right before my eyes!

 

I also crafted a Huttlet plush toy with Terri Hodges, learned how to fold an origami Jango Fett with Chris Alexander, and Katie Cook taught me how to draw!  Here is Katie’s Yoda (and his pet womp rat) along with the Yoda I drew.

Look how amazing Katie’s drawing (on the left) is!  I got a little carried away in drawing Yoda’s ears so mine ended up looking a little like Stitch.  Regardless, Katie was a great teacher and she’s such a talented artist.  I can’t wait for you guys to see the craft/DIY videos.  I had so much fun chatting with my fellow crafters and gawking at all their amazing artistry.  All the videos will be featured on StarWars.com and I’ll be sure to let you know when they’re up!  After a fun day of crafting/drawing demos, I walked around the con floor and saw some awesome cosplayers along the way.

 

It’s everyone’s favorite mog from Spaceballs, Barf!  May the schwartz be with you.

 

Utinni!  What a very tall Jawa!

 

“I find your lack of faith in the Miami Dolphins disturbing.”-Dolph Vader

 

Where else can you witness an impromptu Astromech Droid parade?!

 

Droid dance party!  This R2 unit (R7-C1) was also a boombox that played Katy Perry.

 

Listening to Warwick Davis talk about his experience working on Return of the Jedi was definitely a highlight.

Part of the fun of Celebration is asking for a picture and ending up getting Force-choked.

 

After a long (but fun) first day at the convention, I treated myself to a lobster dinner.  From where else, Red Lobster!  And since it was within walking distance from my hotel, it made the meal that much more enjoyable.  Not to mention their cheesy biscuits are addictive.

 

That’s a wrap on day 1 of Star Wars Celebration!  Tomorrow I’ll be checking out Seth Green’s Super Secret Star Wars Panel AND seeing Mark Hamill in person!  I’ll try to be cool when I see Mr. Hamill.  Just know that I’ll be freaking out on the inside.  Until tomorrow Star Wars super fans!  : )