Comic-Con 2009: Best Star Wars Costumes

StarWars.com Team | August 3, 2009


(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

You can’t walk through San Diego Comic-Con without running into a stormtrooper, Jedi or bounty hunter. As usual, the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion were out in full force, as were the lovely Slave Leias, and some rather unusual and new Star Wars characters.

Here’s a recap of some of the best Star Wars costumes we spotted.


(Photo by Pablo Hidalgo)

Lounge Lords:
There’s something rather satisfying about seeing two of the biddest baddies in Star Wars dressed up in their leisure wear, ready for a cocktail and a good time. These two characters roamed Comic-Con with a certain swagger that only Darth Vader and Boba Fett could pull off. Bravo, gentlemen. Bravo!


(Photo by Robert Casipe)

Fan in Carbonite:
Wearing full stormtrooper armor is constraining. Slave Leia costumes are drafty. But this Fan in Carbonite costume wins for most likely the hardest Star Wars costume ever to navigate through swarms of Comic-Con goers. Color us impressed.


(Photo by Pablo Hidalgo)

Send in the Clones:
Thanks to The Clone Wars TV show, clone troopers are more populare than ever! The 501st Legion dominated as usual as members dressed as clone troopers and stormtroopers hung out at the Star Wars Pavilion this year and wandered the floor always ready for a photo op. There’s really no way to outdo the 501st when it comes to their impressive body armor and always-in-character demeanor. Nothing beats seeing a kid’s eyes light up when he sees a trooper walking towards him. It just wouldn’t be a proper Comic-Con experience without them. If you want to learn more about the 501st Legion, check out: Inside the Fighting 501st.


(Photo by David Iskra)

Death Troopers:
Zombies make everything better…even Star Wars. To promote the new Del Rey horror novel Death Troopers, these members of the 501st get a bit bloody to show off their more macabre side of the Imperial army.


(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

Little Girl Trooper:
Why should the adults have all the fun? This young girl showed us all that indeed size matters not. She stayed in character even when I snapped her photo. If I ever need backup in a fight against some pesky battle droids, I’m calling on her!


(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

Tusken Raider:
Granted, Tusken Raiders don’t say much, but they sure enjoy a quality iced tea.


(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

Slave Leias:
Just as iconic as stormtroopers, the Slave Leias make Comic-Con one of the best places to get the ultimate fanboy and fangirl photo op. Every year, the lovely ladies gather for a group shot that brings the entire Star Wars Pavillion to a jaw-to-the-floor standstill. Check out all the photos we took of the Slave Leias at Comic-Con 2009 here.



(Photos by Bonnie Burton)

Rebel and Sith Cheerleaders:
2, 4, 6, 8! Who do we appreciate? Rebel and Sith Cheerleaders! As always, both the Rebels and Sith have their own cheerleaders to root for Jedi and Vader alike. That way, either side you choose has plenty of spirit! Ready? Oooookay!


Check out our photo gallery here:Comic-Con 2009: Fans in Costume

Be sure to read all our coverage of Comic-Con 2009 here.


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