Attack of the Cosplay

Original artwork: Disney/Lucasfilm
Original artwork: Disney/Lucasfilm

This week, CollectiveSmash will be viewing Episode II-Attack of the Clones. Join us tonight at 6 pm PST for live-tweeting and trivia! In the meantime, we’ve collected an array of the best Star Wars cosplay.

While costuming has been around for centuries, the first documented cosplay* was in 1939 at New York’s WorldCon. The hobby skyrocketed in the 60s with Star Trek, the 70s with Rocky Horror, and the 80s with Star Wars. Star Wars cosplayers are some of the most dedicated costumers you’ll find, as the gallery below illustrates. This is, of course, only a small sampling of all the great costumes out there. If you see yourself, please comment so that we can give you proper credit!

May the Force be with you,

The Collected Mutineer

*the term cosplay was coined in 1984

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