In May of 2016, I had my first intro to the world of cosplay in the best way possible: surrounded by friends and family who love Star Wars like me! My best friend since, like, birth celebrated her 10 year wedding anniversary with… get ready… a Star Wars Costume Party Vow Renewal – and I was her Matron of Honor!
I could go on – and I will – but let’s just let the pic speak for itself for a minute, shall we?
That’s right: 10 years ago I got to be her maid of honor, and 10 years later I got to dress up as my favorite Star Wars character and walk her down the aisle once more. It was EPIC. Get ready for picture overload!
They went all out on the theme, and it was so cool to see everyone get into it with their own home-spun costumes.
I helped with centerpieces and the lightsaber decorating table – and Obi Wine Kenobi even made an appearance:
I spent a lot of time creating my costume pretty much from scratch, and I was SO excited to wear it that I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the day.
The best part: they rented an inflatable gladiator jousting arena, where they held some of the most epic battles I’ve ever seen!
The match ups were hysterical: Rey vs. Kylo Ren. Maz Kanata vs. Han Solo. Hoth Leia vs. New Hope Leia. Palpatine vs. Rey. Anakin vs. Obi Wan… and one particularly dirty Rey vs. Leia battle that ended in a TKO and so much laughter that we couldn’t get out of the arena and watched some battles tucked away in the corner:
It was honestly one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. I love this chick with my whole heart – she’s been around for longer than anyone else in my life (except my parents) and it makes me sad that I don’t get to see her as much as I can. But getting to celebrate with her and her husband and the rest of the family was pure joy, and I can’t stop smiling just thinking about it!
How about you guys – would you ever have a Star Wars costume party? If you would… would you invite me? Share in the comments!