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The best cosplay from Star Wars Celebration 2017

Muppet Star Wars, Hayden Christensen posing with a human lightsaber, and more!

Apr 17, 2017, 9:04 am

Internet Culture

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Star Wars Celebration is over for another year, after unleashing The Last Jedi teaser, an introduction to Star Wars: Battlefront II, and a ton of cool moments with stars like Mark Hamill.

Nothing measures up to the real experience of attending the con, but there’s one element that always finds its way online: awesome cosplay photos. Celebration was full of brilliant cosplayers, and we’ve tracked down some of the most original examples this year.

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The Organa family

Star Wars is a gift to family cosplayers, because the franchise is full of literal families and kid-sized characters like Ewoks and Jawas. (And baby BB-8s, an adorable new addition to the genre.) This family decided to cosplay as Bail and Breha Organa, with their adoptive baby Princess Leia. A recognizable choice that still doesn’t have much competition on the cosplay circuit. And they look great!

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The Rogue One reenactors

With tons of stormtroopers, Jedi, and Rebel Alliance soldiers on site, Star Wars Celebration often inspires some mini-reenactments from cosplayers. This year’s star turn came from a Darth Vader, a Princess Leia, and a team of Rebels, who reenacted the already-iconic ending scene from Rogue One.

The human lightsaber

This year was Hayden Christensen’s first appearance at a Star Wars convention since 2002, marking the end of a long absence. So, it was pretty awesome to see him doing dorky stuff like signing a jar of sand and posing for photos with a human-sized lightsaber.

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Honorary mention: Kelly Marie Tran

This isn’t technically a cosplay outfit, but it’s one of our favorite fashion choices of the con. The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran (who plays the new lead character Rose) wore a “What Would John Boyega Do” sweatshirt onstage, proving that she’s a fangirl just like the rest of us.

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We foresee a lot of Star Wars fans following suit by making WWJBD shirts of their own. A motto to live by.

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*First Published: Apr 17, 2017, 9:04 am