Star Wars Celebration Cosplay Contest brought out some of cosplay’s finest for some creative and unique interpretations of some of the Galaxy’s most notable figures. Hosted by James Arnold Taylor and Dee Bradley Baker, the judges for the event included udges included Amy Beth Christenson, Dave Filoni, and Ashley Eckstein.

Cosplayers into five categories: Jedi & Rebels, Empire & Sith, Princesses & Droids, Armored Troopers, and Aliens, Creatures & Outer Rim. Notable standouts included the Aussie Darth Vader, the spoofy Dot Matrix from Space Balls, and the grand prize winning expanded universe character.



During the 10 minute pause for the judges to figure out who they’d announce as winner, a special guest was called to the stage. An 11-year old boy from Mexico who did not make the registration date due to an emergency situation involving a kidney transplant.

Even though he couldn’t enter the contest, he was granted a chance to step out on stage with his costume and was given a prize by Star Wars Rebels characters Zeb and Hera.