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.
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.)
Then there was this group of Tatooine sound guys.
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.
How about a The Hangover meets The Last Jedi mashup of Zach Galifianakis as Alan and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
Perhaps one of your jerk friends introduced you to the Bad Lip Reading earworm of “Seagulls, Stop It Now”.
One we weren’t expecting- Jake Blues the Imperial Officer.
And maybe not “cosplay”, but this Fanboys van made us ridiculously happy.
We’ll be updating with additional ones we find.