(Check out Part 1 here.)
Time for round two of the most epic costumes from SWCVI!
There was one costume over the weekend that reduced me to a raving fan girl, and that was this one:
THIS, my friends, is a Darth Vader based on artist Ralph McQuarrie's original concept sketches. (McQuarrie worked on the original trilogy.) There was actually a helmet produced based on his design in 2008, but it's slightly different than this one. The cosplayer told me he sculpted his helmet himself, which completely blows my mind. Ahhh - wait for it - MAZING.
That's a hard act to follow, but I think these three brothers are up to the task:
my photo from two years ago of the oldest boy in the Wookiee costume. Looks like he's grown up and passed it on to his younger brother! (And I love how the little guy is peeking over from the side.)
Hey, look: it's Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan!
LOVE THIS SO MUCH. ("You are my density.")
This gal was in a group shot in my last post, but I like how this pic turned out:
Two different styles of Gamorrean guards:
The big feet crack me up. I assume he's from an animated version?
A lovely Amidala:
This lady's head had an articulated jaw:
And more incredibleness:
These two are from the video game, Knights of the Old Republic:Steampunk Boba Fett (aka John Strangeway) on the left. He's practically the patron saint of steampunk, and though I've photographed him many times, this was the first time I got to officially meet him in person. He's just as nice as everyone says he is, too; I barely finished introducing myself before he wrapped me in a giant bear hug. :) He's promised me a photo of us together in costume at Dragon*Con, so look for that in my D*C posts!
Is it just me, or does this Twi'lek look like Kate on Castle?
And finally, a gravity-defying General Grievous:
It was positively eerie to watch his head move; so life-like! He was filmed for a clip with Jennifer Landa for StarWars.com, so hopefully they'll post it there soon.
I only posted some of my favorites here on the blog - to see the rest, head over to my Flickr album. There are tons more amazing costumes there, so believe me, it was hard to choose!
Also, check back later today for my big cosplay debut post. It's taken me a while to write, since there's just so much to tell! Plus we're driving up to Atlanta today for Dragon*Con, so I've been scrambling to add a few last-minute tweaks to my costume and, you know, pack and stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you there! (And don't worry; I'm bringing LOTS of Vader pins.)