Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Best of Star Wars Celebration VI, Part 2

(Check out Part 1 here.)

Time for round two of the most epic costumes from SWCVI!

Sometimes it was hard to tell the steampunks apart, what with all the leather and distressing around. (For the record: these two are not steampunk.) Either way, though, I like it.

Spaceballs in da house!! And the Troopers pic was taken with John's wide angle lens.

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:

Some of you might remember 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:

One thing about the Orlando Convention Center: it has fantastic lighting outside the main halls.

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:

Just incredible.

And more incredibleness:

These two are from the video game, Knights of the Old Republic:
Also, for you steampunk fans, that's 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, 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.)


  1. Oh my gosh! Why am I still awake!? Oh right, putting together a costume from the stuff I have in my closet. I can't wait for D*C!! Please please please save me a pony pin if/when I see you!

  2. General Grievous <3

  3. These are all such amazing costumes! I'm pretty much in awe with the amount of pure creativity and skill it must take to put these things together. Makes me wish I had my sewing machine handy so I could continue working on my own cosplays!

    Thanks for sharing such lovely photos, Jen.

  4. hey have you seen this?.. i wanted to see if anyone had caught you in costume at the con...I am guessing you have already looked.. but just in case.

  5. My jaw fell to the floor at that melty-Anakin! For some reason, I get really excited about proper Vaders since they 'shopped Pasty-face Whatshisname at the end of RotJ.

    (Don't get me started on the replacement of Yub Nub, either).

  6. These are so great! I especially love the BTTF costume, I have to say.

    Hoping to see your Lady Vadore in person at DragonCon!

    Becky (I was the Broadway-style Babette from Beauty and the Beast that you featured in one of your DCon picture posts 2 years ago...if you remember)

  7. The McQuarrie Vader made me gasp. Wow! That is just....ep.ic.

  8. I thought I was the only one who missed the original ROTJ end music! No one I know seems to care. Also, the twi'lek is specifically the character Aayla Secura. She's not in the movies for much, but I think she plays a bigger role in the Clone Wars animated series.

  9. Thanks for posting up the photos of the 2 bikerscouts! That's me and my friend, Kameron!- Tracy (tb9612) Star Garrison, 501st.


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