Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC] – Bleeding Cool News

Star Wars Celebration kicked off today in Chicago, bringing together fans from across the known universe to celebrate their love of the galaxy far, far away.

Our first day gallery is light, and that’s because for the first time in >this< writer’s convention life, con exclusives were purchased, which took about 2.5 hours of line time. So, apologies. We promise we’ll have TONS more images for you to see throughout the rest of the days we’re here.

To start-

This display of 36,440 LEGO Storm Troopers set up in the shape of a helmet. No glue was used here, and we apparently JUST MISSED the Guinness Book of World Records stopping by the booth.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]


Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]


We also HAD to go over to Beeline Creative’s booth to snag some Star Wars GeekiTikis. (Not pictured, but we did pre-order the Millennium Falcon and the 18 mini muglets set with bonus golden 3PO, both available at Booth #3319.)

We also stopped by FYE (booth #2815) to snag Han in carbonite and Leia as Boushh the Bounty Hunter.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

This Supreme Leader Snoke was pretty great.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

These Resistance pilots were ready to save the Galaxy, that’s for sure.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]


This Rogue One tank setup was pretty awesome.  (booth #4211)

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

The on-the-floor photo ops are going to be EPIC if today was any indication.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

We told you earlier about this screen used speeder bike from The Mandalorian.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

The ladies of the resistance were out in force, like this lovely Hoth Leia and Rey.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]


Sabine Ren and Hera Syndulla from the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

We LOVED this Cassian Andor, complete with Death Star plans straight from Scarif.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

This lovely Bantha’s eyelids fluttered, and this Tuskan Raider was a hoot.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]


A few of the offerings from Kotobukiya (booth# 2618):

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

As well as two things we picked up from Hasbro (booth #1723):

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]


Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 Small Gallery: Cosplay and Collectables [SWCC]

We’ll be reporting live from tomorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX panel as well as from the floor throughout the rest of the con, so please let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like us to check out for you!

Star Wars Celebration is happening at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 10th-15th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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(Last Updated April 11, 2019 8:33 pm )

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