Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Photos #3: Scum and Villainy Cosplay

Darth Mauls!

Darth Mauls. Presumably they’ve killed their master so their total Sith count is back down to two again.

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…

In our last call for cosplay photos, we bring on the bad guys and the gray-area dwellers — the Sith, the bounty hunters, the Mandalorians, and more, more more. Boo hiss!

Padme Vader Aphra!

Darth Vader himself (plus his daughter!Padme) alongside his former hired hand Doctor Aphra.

Anne Vader Boushh!

Anne wanted a photo with at least one certified classic Vader. Special guest Boushh was a bonus.

booth Boushh!

We also spotted Boushh working for one of the vendors. A booth Boushh, as it were.

Darth Revan v Chewbacca!

Darth Revan from Knights of the Old Republic proves his mettle by taking on Chewbacca.

Darth Malgus!

Revan’s rival Darth Malgus proves his mettle by taking on, uh, this one woman. You don’t know here but he swears she’s, like, totally formidable.

Count Dooku!

Count Dooku need not test himself to impress anyone.

Asajj Ventress!

Asajj Ventress will test anyone who merely looks at her funny.


Jawas, known for using intense torture methods on droids, are basically cute tiny bullies.

Gamorrean guard!

Gamorrean guard only pawn in game of life.


At most cons we end up with a small selection of photos I like to call “Stump the Olds”, in which we share photos of costumes that we thought looked somewhere between fancy and ingenious, and we took their picture even though we have absolutely no idea what character we’re looking at. If someone recognizes any of our next four subjects and can broaden our horizons by identifying them, that would be tremendously appreciated. I’m not quite satisfied with posting blind, unlabeled, anonymous cosplay pics even though thousands of convention-cosplay photogs super-love doing exactly that on Instagram all the time. I aspire to be at least a smidgen better than that if someone’ll help cure my ignorance. Much obliged!

Star Wars guard!

Star Wars assassin guard gunman guy.


Mini-Kylo flanked by his Elektra Elves.

General Grievous!

Grievous and a Cerean Sith Lord, possibly Ki-Adi-Mundi’s evil twin.

Twi'leks and Sith Lady!

Two regal Twi’leks and a Sith Lady.

gray Mandalorian!

A Mandalorian, if not necessarily THE Mandalorian.

Ackbar in prison!

Poor Admiral Ackbar in Mandalorian jail after walking right into a (stop me if you’ve heard this one)

Lego Boba Fett!

Lego Boba Fett from Lego Mandalore.

Medieval Jango and Boba Fett!

Medieval Jango and Boba Fett from medieval Mandalore.

corrugated Bossk!

A rather corrugated Bossk from the Trandoshan box factory.


Another more recent bounty hunter, Embo from Clone Wars.

Dark Helmet!

Dark Helmet! Ask your parents about this one if they haven’t already made you watch Spaceballs.

Ice Cream Maker Guy!

Ice Cream Maker Guy and his Ice Cream Maker, teamed up with Ice Cream Maker and his Ice Cream Maker Guy. ICEPTION.

(Some would argue we’ll never know the true alignment of Willrow Hood, a.k.a. Ice Cream Maker Guy. I would posit his nearly forty-year evasion of all detection in itself makes him a suspicious person of interest. Call him Darth Breyer.)

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 2: The Right Side of the Force 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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