So we just got back from the Star Wars Celebration Europe. I didn't really realize what a big deal it was until I realized it was the actual Star Wars (Disney) people putting it on. Mickey didn't make an appearance... but there were some big names there!
This was our first convention and I have to say it was a lot of fun. I would do it again. The whole family went. I've posted a lot of pics on facebook, but I wanted to give a little run down of some of the highlights. This will have to be over multiple posts, otherwise it would be the longest post in history!
So I thought I would start with the costume contest.
The costumes at the event were just amazing. So many are hand made - even the metal and molded plastic ones. People really put a lot into making things just right.
Here are the winners in each category.
This girl was someone specific... but eh... I don't remember.
(Side note: you'll realize I'm not really THAT big of Star Wars nerd as I try to remember what things are called and fail...)
Aliens, Droids and Outer Rim
GIANT Wampa - seriously this guy was on stilts or something.
This guy was hard core. He even tracked down the original shop that powder coated the real costume in the movie and had them do the gold on his.
Clones, Storm Troopers and Mandalorians Category
See that Darth Vader in the wheel chair? That was awesome. That guy on the right is not Darth Vader. He was some other bad guy - I presume from the books or comics or something.
Rebels (The good guys)
There was a third girl but I could not get a good picture of her for anything. And that guy on the left is actually a girl from Japan! She did a little performance too and was amazing.