The panels for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the highly anticipated Disney+ show The Mandalorian certainly stole a good deal of the spotlight at Star Wars Celebration Chicago this year, but there is no overlooking one of the most incredible aspects of the event – the community. Thousands of life-long Star Wars diehards and budding fans turn out not just for the panels, the autograph opportunities and the must-have merchandise; they also hit the show floor to show off their love of the brand through cosplay.
In between the presentations for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and more, we explored McCormick Place looking for the most impressive cosplay we could find. And, as one might expect, we had absolutely no trouble tracking down some impressive costume work. The cosplay of choice range from a killer looking Emperor Palpatine (which turned out to be a shockingly spot-on choice given the big reveal at the end of the Rise of Skywalker trailer) to a wide variety of Mandalorians, Ahsoka Tano, Stormtroopers, and so much more. You can catch a glimpse of the wild amount of craftsmanship that goes into Star Wars Celebration cosplay by scrolling through the images below taken by our own social media manager, Dorian Parks.
You can catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters nationwide on December 20th. Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian is set to hit Disney+ on the day the streaming service launches, November 12th. Right after that you can get a copy of Jedi: Fallen Order which will have a November 15th release. And as for Galaxy’s Edge, you can visit the park at Disneyland beginning May 31st and at Disney World on August 29th.
For more Star Wars Celebration 2019 coverage, browse the links below:
- ‘Star Wars 9’: Is the New Generation Ready to Face the Greatest Evil?
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Everything We Learned About Batuu and Black Spire Outpost
- ‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Lets You Feel the Hum of a Lightsaber
- ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Is a Single-Player Jedi Fantasy Story Game
- We’ve Seen 10 Minutes of ‘The Mandalorian’ Footage and It’s Out Of This World