100 photos from the Chicago mega-convention
Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago has come to close. One of the best things about this massive convention is the cosplay. From camera-ready, professional-looking costumes by veteran cosplayers to creative DIY outfits and makeup from newbies, this year's Celebration cosplay did not disappoint.
This gallery of Star Wars Celebration cosplayers only represents a fraction of the costumes and the creative magic that fans put into celebrating the characters of the Star Wars Universe in Chicago.
Ahsoka Tano is a fan-favorite and there were many excellent cosplays of her. Here's one of her look from the final episode of Star Wars Rebels. After the preview of the new episodes of The Clone Wars, cosplayers have a new look for Ahsoka for next Celebration.
Two Rebellion fighter pilots and a Jedi.
Put your hands up if you want to see Ewoks return in The Rise of Skywalker!
Darth Maul had a big year at this Celebration, the 20th anniversary of his first appearance with the release of The Phantom Menace.
The littlest Jedi. Seriously, check out the crocheted lightsaber.
Canto Bight police officers.
Doctor Cornelius Evazan is never not creepy.
The friendliest Sith Lord at Celebration.
Synara San is ready to spy.
Even soldiers play with dolls.
An Ithorian on her way to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
Aayla Secura is not only a Jedi Master, she has excellent taste in handbags.
A smooth Lando Calrissian. (Is there any other kind?)
A pair of Governor Arihnda Pryces looking very intimidating.
Padme Amidala and her little Anakin Skywalker and Night Sister.
Hera Syndulla, Rebel leader.
Princess Leia is not afraid to strangle any villains that cross her. Or that put her in a metal bikini.
Captain Rex, ready for duty.
A stormtrooper, still looking for the right droids.
Rose Tico, keeping the spirit of hope and duty alive in the Resistance.
An impressive life-sized Zeb.
Queen Amidala in full ceremonial regalia.
Double threat: a Wookiee AND a Jedi.
An unlikely duo: Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra.
A gender-bent Thrawn.
This was one of many Bespin-outfit Leias and I was living for all of them. Han's not so bad either.
The cutest gonk droids ever.
Sand people breaking their single file formation to shout.
Elan Sel'Sabagno still pushing death sticks. Don't let Obi-Wan know.
The rarest Snaggletooth of them all.
Qi'ra's look is always on point.
Han Solo and a Jedi.
A very accurate Chirrut Îmwe.
General Greivous looms.
Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. General Grievous.
Governor Pryce, Jyn Erso and Kanchar.
A Scout Trooper about to become dinner.
We all know who shot first.
Asajj Ventress and the Night Sisters are not to be trifled with.
Can droids be sexy? Because these droids are sexy. L3 would approve of them owning their hotness.
The always-sinister Seventh Sister.
Vice Admiral Holdo is ready to lead and make the tough choice.
The future of the Resistance.
The Emperor's Royal Guards are scary.
Jedi Master Shaak Ti ready to defend the Republic.
Little Rey and Mama Solo.
Chewy with Porg friends. Or dinner.
A Sith warrior strikes a dynamic pose.
There were Twi'leks of every color all over Celebration.
A Jedi family.
Master Yoda. Yes, this is a cosplay even though it looks inanimate. There is a human in there.
Duchess Satine and Rey.
Malakili raising his next Rancor.
Even the creatures of Star Wars were cosplayed. Here is a Loth-wolf.
Ahsoka Tano and Stormtrooper.
Poe Dameron admiring an X-Wing
Everyone's favorite Jedi librarian Jocasta Nu.
Imperials looking imperial.
Jedi, protectors of the Galaxy.
Agent Kallus, complete with real sideburns.
Paige Tico, Resistance hero.
Bounty hunter Embo.
The Empire better not mess with Edrio "Two Tubes."
Padme Amidala in purple.
Kylo Ren and a Jedi.
Han and Leia.
A Sith with a Mama and Baby Rey.
Enfys Nest about to take on Crimson Dawn.
Garindan, ready to sell you out to the Empire.
Rey and her Porgs.
For someone frozen in carbonite, this Han Solo was pretty mobile.
Leia in Hoth outfit, full of attitude.
Clone Wars-era Ahsoka and Queen Amidala.
Ezra and Sabine.
Orson Krennic, clawing his way to the top.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, from a certain point of view.
Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke, who is honestly feeling a little split about things.
Jedi Knight and gonk droid. Oh wait.
Bo-Katan, uniting Mandalorians in the fight against the Empire.
Rey and Han Solo.
Jedi rogue Quinlan Vos.
K-2SO looks as intimidating in real life as on the screen.
Mid-Celebration there was a snowstorm in Chicago, but this Snow Trooper was well prepared.
More Imperials. They were everywhere.
A Sith Lord...with a pet Porg?
Kanan Jarrus (sob!).
Don't fall into the trash compactor.
General Leia, a Leia among Leias.
Nien Nunb, veteran of the Rebellion and the Resistance.
The family that cosplays together....
It's not Star Wars without Darth Vader.
The man himself, George Lucas.
Emperor Palpatine...no one's ever really gone.
While shooting a scene in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,” the late Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) talks to Harrison Ford (Han Solo) in his own Cockney English so Ford can respond more naturally.
Q: Which website did Chewbacca get arrested for creating?
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, died on April 30.
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