The second day of Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando has come and gone and it was once again filled with more sights than one person could possibly take in – but I tried. The only presentation I made it to today was the
Disney Collector Panel, which I followed with 4-5 hours of wandering the convention floor, a highly-entertaining activity.
Here are some of the most interesting and unusual sights I captured throughout the day:
Sure, we'll start with a Slave Leia - but a special one. This one was teaching Celebration V attendees how to belly dance. Watching her show was a great way for me to kill time before the Disney presentation began.
It also allowed me to capture this exceptionally colorful image of Slave Leia twirling.
Outside the convention hall, we begin our photo tour through the various sizes and shapes of Celebration V attendees. Here a huge Wampa was embracing (NOT mauling) guests under the close supervision of Snow Troopers.
Nearby, Obi-Wan was happy to carry around pint-sized Yoda for the day.
This joke-cracking Jabba the Hut seemed to have lost a few pounds, but made up for it with plenty of humor.
Not Star Wars, but a staple at any convention - a Free Hugs girl! (And a skinny one at that.)
On the convention floor, if it wasn't for the giant crowd surrounding this tiny Chewbacca, I may have overlooked him completely. I think he was someone's kid, but I could be wrong...
This Chewbacca definitely wasn't short, towering over everyone at the convention standing at least 8 feet tall.
Back to the Slave Leias - It's obvious from this photo that you don't have to be a thin Leia to please Jabba (or this smiling guy, apparently).
Even Darth Vaders arrived in all shapes and sizes today, with this one looking a little larger on top than most. The Slave Leias dug it.
But non-busty Darth Vader wasn't too happy with this Slave Leia escaping Jabba's lair. She'd better watch out...
...or she might end up banished to the ice planet Hoth where she'll freeze like this Slave Leia in the convention's Echo Base ice bar.
This photo proves that Rebel Alliance pilots definitely come in all shapes and sizes. (But I think we knew that already, right Porkins?)
It's clear that Star Wars Celebration V embraces everyone, no matter what you look like. And that extends to the world of astromech droids too, as Disney's R2-MK drew a crowd of photo-seekers.
But there is such a thing as going too far. This Star Trek fan thought he could outshoot an AT-AT with his puny phaser gun. Think again buddy.
Moving into the realm of bizarre, but still acceptable, is everyone's favorite Elvis Trooper.
And no convention would be complete without "pimpin" characters. This time it's Boba Fett and Darth Vader. And no surprise, this photo was taken near the Slave Leias. But I don't think Jabba will hand over his women easily.
I'm not entirely sure what this guy is, but I didn't want to mess with him. I'm not sure he agreed with today's theme of accepting everyone no matter their differences. It was my cue to leave.
On the way back out to my car to leave, I spotted Lord Vader returning. He must have left something in his TIE Fighter parked out back.
More photos (including more Slave Leias) from day 2 of Star Wars Celebration V: