I encountered a lot of Star Wars fans showing their love at the Emerald City Con. What I enjoy about the SW crowd is the sheer creativity they put into it. And, to be fair, especially for the women, creativity is a must for a SW fan. There's not a lot of female characters to draw from, at least in the original trilogy. In the prequels and EU, there are elaborate Amidala costumes and some Jedi/Sith that can turn some heads, but for those who grew up with Princess Leia, the options are as follows: 1. Any number of elaborate, unflattering white bedsheet dresses. 2. Bikini.
|I'm not complaining. Just observing.|
That's why it was nice to see female fans take matters into their own hands (or the hands of talented Etsy vendors). Below are some of the themed dresses and outfits I saw on the floor.
|X-wing and Darth as hair accessories!? |
Girls get all the fun.
|Love the dress. Guys? ladies? |
Does anyone NOT want to marry this woman?
find the dress HERE
"The droids you're looking for."
|And then sometimes, someone brings|
a costume that makes you feel ashamed
that you never though to do it yourself.
|And then, maybe someone says, "You know,|
this is how that character SHOULD haver looked!"
Of course, there were also some great character accurate costumes out there. You won't be seeing me in that crowd. There's not a lot of demand for a dark-haried Porkins.
|And no one ever dared to dress as Obi-Wan. Ever again.|
|Would you expect anything less from Han Solo?|