Gwendoline Christie’s stormtrooper armor commands D23 ‘Star Wars’ costume exhibit

This is one stormtrooper you do not want to mess with.

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Aja Romano

Star Wars fans hoping for a new glimpse at The Force Awakens during this weekend’s Disney fan expo, D23, are in luck. Days after revealing tantalizing details about villain Kylo Ren, attendees of D23 in Anaheim, California, were treated to a display with many of the marvelous costumes from the film. Here’s the intense stormtrooper commander outfit worn by Captain Phasma, aka Gwendoline Christie.

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And here are several other costumes, some of which were previously shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in April. You’ll see the new droid BB-8, First Order, stormtroopers, the jacket worn by Finn (John Boyega), and the full desert-scavenger outfit worn by Rey (Daisy Ridley).

Costumes for Rey and a Tusken Raider

Costumes for Rey and a Tusken Raider

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Mouse Wait

Wish you were here, indeed.

Other highlights of the Disney convention so far include the unveiling of posters for several new Pixar films, including Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2. Fans were also treated to a surprise appearance by Johnny Depp, who became a Disney Legend earlier Friday alongside composer Danny Elfman, his longtime friend.

“I never really liked the word fan,” Depp told the audience while accepting his award. “It implies that someone is over someone else. I would say that you are actually my employer.”

George Lucas also become a Disney Legend at D23, joking in his speech that Goofy was the original inspiration for Jar Jar Binks.

Miraculously, upon hearing him say this, Disney still let him keep his new honor.

Photo via Eric Goldman/Twitter

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*First Published: Aug 14, 2015, 5:21 pm