It's a really neat affect when the cosplayer leans into the lens like this.
Check out these great AT-STs:
The feet were attached to their shoes, so the machines walked when they did!
Here's the most impressive (and only) two-woman costume at the entire convention:
Yes, there are two ladies in there, and my back hurts just thinking about walking around like that. When a child wanted to pet the Bantha, they were able to smoothly lay down, front first, so the girl could reach its face. It was truly amazing to watch.
Some impressive baddies:
These two were so much fun. The first day they were steampunk Leia & Luke...
And the next day, well....
He said he did it on a dare. Ha!
Time for some cuteness:
That little girl meeting R2 was so sweet. She had such a look of wonder on my face while he whistled and beeped at her - I honestly got a little choked up, watching!
When I took his picture, he immediately said - in character - "Ah, a 7D! That is an excellent camera." Which was amazing, because A) he was able to see what kind of camera I had through that mask, and B) it makes perfect sense that C3PO would both know & comment on our electronics!
The 501st had a room outside the main hall with all sorts of fantastic photo sets. There was the throne room, the trash compactor (complete with foam trash for you to stand in), and a Frozen Han Solo set, among others. Here's the Emperor:
And let's wrap this post up with a nice group shot:
I still have lots more to come, including my favorite costume of the whole con, so look for part 2 soon!