Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Best of Star Wars Celebration VI, Part 1

I've done my best to wean down my favorite costumes of SWCVI to a more manageable size, but this is still going to take a good two posts. So get comfy, and let's get to it!

On Saturday John and I both brought cameras, and he played around with taking fun distorted photos like the one on the right with a wide-angle lens. Most didn't turn out, but the few that did are pretty cool.

Here's another:

 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!


  1. On one of the Star Wars Celebration videos on StarWars.com, they mentioned the male slave Leias around the convention. I'm not sure I wanted to know when I heard about it...and...well, now I know.

  2. I believe you mean "pet the Bantha".

  3. Lord Vader on retirement :-)

  4. At least the guy Leia has the thighs for the outfit.

  5. These are so cool! What's the cosplay for the last group shot? I'm ashamed to say I don't know the reference.

  6. I never get tired of these kinds of posts! Thanks for sharing.


  7. For some reason, that Bantha reminds me of Snuffy... :)

    Very cool picts, all!

  8. I love seeing all of the cool cosplayers and your great pictures, Jen! I wish I could meet you guys!

    It's a really neat affect when the cosplayer leans into the lens like this. Affect should be effect.

  9. The two in the Bantha were also part of the Night Sisters group (and one was Beach Leia). Amazing how talented some people are!

  10. As I clicked on this page and started scrolling down, my boyfriend looks at the computer and says, "Two by two, hands of blue..." I love having a geeky boyfriend!

  11. :D I found a photo of Lady Vadore in a FB album a friend was also tagged in. You looked great!!

    -Barbara Anne

  12. I thought that C3PO is the bronze protocol droid and that the silver one (like in this post) is TC14?

  13. Is it just me, or does Man-Slave Leia look an awful lot like Alan Tudyk....?

  14. Yup, Katherine M, you are correct ma'am.

  15. Hahah that's my boy (Man Slave-Leia) shame you didn't get to meet our whole crew!

    Excellent work by everyone on their costumes I can't compete with a lot of the craftsmanship seen but enjoy dressing up nonetheless.

    Since Celebration won't be back in the states til 2014 hope to see everyone at DragonCon next year!

  16. Sweet!!! You got a photo of me in my Threepio suit! :D

  17. And you got one of me in my Emperor

  18. Fabulous. You look amazing and actually a lot better, with a lot more thought then some of the people you have commended.
    Stand proud .


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