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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016

July 20, 2016  ·  in Blog, Star Wars  ·  by
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Scott Phipps as TFA Luke with Rey’s

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Scott Phipps as TFA Luke Skywalker

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Scott Phipps as TFA Luke and Lee Harvey as ROTJ Luke

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Lee Harvey as ROTJ Luke with Mark Hamill

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Giovanni Toaldo as Obi Wan with Mark Hamill

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Iwan Optekamp as ROTS Obi Wan and me looking half asleep

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Jim Davies in his Black Officer costume

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Meeting up with Cedric from Switzerland

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Meeting the Officers

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Clothears Emperor mannequin

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Clothears Darth Maul mannequin

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Clothears Boushh mannequin

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Meeting the Emperor

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50,000. No less

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Our Biker Scout helmet next to the Martian helmet

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Northbrook College with their Howls Moving Castle Helmet

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Other film inspired helmets

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Ewok helmet by Tom Spina Designs

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Simon Greenaway with his Gremlin inspired helmet

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Rob Taylor with his Cyberman inspired helmet

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Phil Brown with his Emperor’s Shuttle inspired helmet

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DC Prop Replicas with their Yellow Submarine helmet

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Winners of the Cosplay competition

Having finally arrived home and unpacked we can now reflect on what a terrific weekend we had. We are completely exhausted but buzzing, it was truly fantastic seeing everyone again and meeting new faces. The event was huge, as was the turnout and queues. Compared to Celebration Europe 2007 things had grown massively. In 2007 we knew 3 people and in 2016 we are unable to count the number of faces we recognised or those that recognised us. It was truly inspiring.

During the event we were lucky enough to display three of our character costumes alongside the UK 501st Garrison. On show we had our Darth Maul, Emperor and Boushh. We were also lucky enough to have our Biker Boushh lid on display and up for auction on the Biker Scout Helmet Project stand for Make A Wish UK. Meeting up with the UKG, Rebel Legion and guys from the RPF was great. A big thank you for inviting us along to take part.

It was also nice to see some of our costumes parading the event. We managed to have photos with several of our Jedi and Imperial Officers. Above are some photos and some of the lucky ones managed to get photos with Mark Hamill, congratulations guys!

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