The third day of Star Wars Celebration V was to be my last, though the convention continues tomorrow. Saturday is always the busiest of any weekend convention and today was no exception as more wild costumed attendees flocked to the Orange County Convention Center.
Let’s take another walk through the fun via photos:
Not even the halls outside the convention floor are safe, with attendees being watched over by these Troopers.
The Sith were out in full "force" today, pinning Jar Jar to the ground.
Not a good day for good guys. This wookiee paid the ultimate price.
Nearby, a girl hid inside an astromech droid. I don't blame her.
But this tiny Ewok girl was much happier (and really cute).
The evil Empire commanded a huge presence as Storm Troopers, Darth Vaders, and other characters gathered underneath the Death Star.
Perhaps not all Storm Troopers are so bad...
Then things took a turn for the weird as Jaxxon showed up (Thanks to those who identified this character for me).
Jedi meets Princess Peach.
I guess when a Storm Trooper's forgot his uniform at home, he's gotta improvise. I don't think cardboard would protect him against blasters.
Even Axl Rose showed up today, with plenty of attitude.
Continuing the bizarre, Venom turned into a Jedi for Star Wars Celebration V.
This Storm Trooper was clearly on vacation while in Orlando.
Elvis Trooper gets all the love.
But despite all the weirdness, the Sith were still dominating the floor, with light sabers drawn.
Given how the day was going, I'm guessing General Grievous was going to win this Jedi battle.
But the tables were turned as this young Padawan bested a bounty hunter.
Meanwhile this Sith busted out.
This flowing dress was the most graceful costume at the con.
A grumpy Gamorrean Guard. (Aren't they all?)
I promised you more Slave Leias, so here we go, beginning with these two accompanied by steampunk Leia and Boba Fett (and some dude with a beard - George Lucas could teach him a thing or two about beard maintenance).
Jabba's henchman made sure no one got too close to this Slave Leia.
Here is the same character, immortalized nearby in miniature form.
But being a Slave Leia for Jabba isn't all fun and games. This one was clearly bored, texting away while resting on the Hut's tail.
This Slave Leia was also using a bit of technology, snapping a photo of another Slave Leia.
So you wanted more Slave Leias, right? You can't get many more than this. (I didn't take this photo. Credit: datametricscorp on Flickr. Click the pic for the original.)
Yesterday I said Jabba wasn't likely going to give up his Slave Leias for the "pimpin" Darth Vader and Boba Fett. I guess I was wrong.
But I'm sure Jabba would be happy to give this guy away.
Across the convention, C-3PO and R2-D2 arrived with a Storm Trooper escort.
In the world of artwork, the LEGO Star Wars mural was completed.
This Star Wars chalk drawing was nearing completion as well.
Today's presentation of choice was the Robot Chicken panel, at which actor Seth Green passed out Lando Calrissian mustaches to a few lucky audience members.
On the way out, I captured this R2-D2 themed barrier. This is not the droid you're looking for while driving.
After walking around Star Wars Celebration V for 20+ hours over the last three days, I thought my feet hurt. But this Slave Leia's high heels tell me she was feeling the pain much more than I was.
Many more photos from day 3 of Star Wars Celebration V: