Our Favorite Esoteric ‘Star Wars’ Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]

One of the things we were looking forward to the most about Star Wars Celebration in Chicago this year (aside from the panels, obviously) was the cosplay! Talk about a fandom that pulls out all the stops in creating their pieces- Star Wars fans always deliver.

That said, we wanted to take a moment and share some of our favorite costumes we saw that aren’t your average choices for cosplay.

Wilrow Hood. A lot of them. Doing the traditional Running of the Wilrow Hoods. All 112 of them.

The Grand Tradition of the Running of the Wilrow Hoods from Star Wars Celebration

This group of Empire Strikes Back Norwegian crew, complete with boom operator, map reader, director, and script supervisor. (Also, if you’re super into the behind-the-scenes stuff like us, you’ll want to read this great piece about the history of Star Wars and the Norway unit.)

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]
Then there was this group of Tatooine sound guys.

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]

If you have no idea what is going on here- let us turn your attention to this fabled BTS shot from the filming of the first Star Wars film in Tunisia, and the boom operator in the tiny pink shorts.

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]

How about a The Hangover meets The Last Jedi mashup of Zach Galifianakis as Alan and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]

Perhaps one of your jerk friends introduced you to the Bad Lip Reading earworm of “Seagulls, Stop It Now”.

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]

One we weren’t expecting- Jake Blues the Imperial Officer.

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]

And maybe not “cosplay”, but this Fanboys van made us ridiculously happy.

Our Favorite Esoteric 'Star Wars' Costumes (So Far) from Celebration [SWCC]
We’ll be updating with additional ones we find.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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