“Can I walk onto a Star Wars set and fit into the background?” A lot of the costumes on display here could do exactly that. Probably not Hip-Hip Trooper, though. He’s definitely Expanded Universe... unless things change.

Thousands of Star Wars fans converged on Anaheim more than a week ago for the annual Celebration fan-fest. (A good chunk of them were Mandalorian Mercs!) This video from Cosplay Boom talks to the folks in the excellent costumes about their hopes for Episode VII and how their favorite Star Wars video games stoked their love of the Force. There’s also a hell of a tearjerker story about a lost Darth Vader action figure. Damn, Todd. Don’t lose that thing.