Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Photos #2: The Right Side of the Force Cosplay

X-Wing Pilots!

Anyone can wear the X-Wing flight suit. You could wear the X-Wing flight suit.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

April 11-15, 2019, was the ninth American edition of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration, recurring major convention celebrating their works, creations, actors, fans, and merchandise, not always in that order. After jaunts around the U.S. coast and overseas, this year’s was in Chicago, gracing the Midwest with its products for the first time since 2005. My wife Anne and I attended Thursday through Saturday and fled Sunday morning. Based on past posting experience, the most popular part of every convention experience is cosplay, so those photos get to go first…

Next up: the good guys! Yahoooooo!

Jhoram Bey?

Weequay X-Wing pilot, possibly Jhoram Bey from Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Legacy.

Admiral Ackbar!

Admiral Ackbar, confident that he’s not walking into a, I dunno, whatever kind of a bad thing people walk into sometimes.

Mon Mothma!

Mon Mothma, reminding us to never, ever forget those Bothans.

Nien Nunb!

Nien Nunb, history’s most underrated Millennium Falcon copilot.

Lando Calrissian!

Star of the upcoming holiday classic Star Wars: The Rise of Lando and His Skywalkers.

Endor bunker!

An alt-universe Endor bunker infiltration scene in which Han, Leia and Chewie brought along two Jedi plus Boba Fett, who owed them for rescuing him from the Sarlacc.

Luke Rey Ren!

Which one of these three is not a true Skywalker? The answer might surprise you!

Rey desert gear!

Rey in full desert gear, a rare convention variant.

Shaak Ti!

Jedi Master Shaak Ti, whose death after Order 66 was deleted from Revenge of the Sith, and in my mind therefore never actually happened. Anyone who thinks that casually citing her offscreen death in an official reference book counts as an actual, in-story death is a terrible world-builder. One of the things I loathe most about the Star Wars Universe is how many offscreen events, names, and characterizations went unused but are treated as though they “count” anyway. That’s straight-up “Dumbledore is gay”-level storytelling hogwash.

Jedi parade!

Jedi parade, which happened around the same time as the Celebration Costume Contest.

Queen Padme Amidala and Princess Leia!

Queen Padme Amidala hanging out with her princess daughter.

two Padmes!

One-two Padmes rule before you. That’s what I said now.

5 Padmes and a Jedi!

Another teaser from the upcoming Into the Padmeverse.

Finn + Canto Bight Police Officers!

Finn under arrest by Canto Bight Police Officers for the rare crime of Letting a Chase Scene Drag On Too Long.

Chirrut Îmwe!

Chirrut Îmwe from Rogue One. He is one with the Force; the Force is with him. He is one with the Force; the Force is with him. He is one with the Force; the Force is with him. He is one with the Force; the Force is with him. He is one with the Force; the Force is with him.


K-2SO, friend to children everywhere.


Also a friend to children everywhere: Wicket the Ewok! Who may have been murdered by this Ewok who stole his mini-cloak.


Logray the Medicine Ewok, whose stripes sometimes resemble the suspect in the Wicket case, had no comment for us on the record.


Jaxxon the green smuggler rabbit, one of the most beloved creations from ye olde Marvel apocrypha, recently canonized in IDW Publishing’s all-ages Star Wars comics. Everything old and weird is new again but still weird!


Sometimes celebs will attend conventions secretly in costume, such as Scooby-Doo here cosplaying as Chewbacca. Call him Scooby-Doobacca.


Wookiee-the-Pooh! Wookiee-the-Pooh! Snuggly giant smuggler all fluffed and tough! That’s Wookiee-the-Pooh! Wookiee-the-Pooh! Willy-nilly-kill-y old friend!

To be continued! Other chapters in this very special maxiseries:

Prologue: Our Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Pre-Show: Who We’ve Already Met
Part Zero: MCC Live-Tweet: Our First Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Line
Part 1: Imperial Cosplay
Part 3: Scum and Villainy Cosplay
Part 4: Rising with Skywalkers
Part 5: The Stars in Our Galaxy
Part 6: The Droids We Weren’t Looking For
Part 7: How to Draw Star Wars the Marvel Way
Part 8: Adventures in Official Merchandising
Part 9: World of Wheels and Wings
Part 10: Welcome to Our World of Space Toys
Part 11: Fashion and Shopping
Part 12: What We Did in the Star Wars

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