Star Wars Night at Marlins Park: The Ten Best Cosplayers and Superfans
Star Wars fans gather at Marlins Park
All photos by Carolina del Busto
Friday night, Marlins Park was packed with fans, and though some may have actually been there to watch baseball (they won 3-2!), the majority were there for some Star Wars action. The stands were filled with fans who swapped out their usual Marlins tee for one with C-3PO and R2-D2 on it. The stadium roof was retracted, and it was one of those memorable Miami nights when the weather is just right - perfect night for a ball game, and cosplaying.
Our list of the ten best Star Wars fans is hardly complete - we'd run out of web space trying to list them all, because Star Wars fandom is as vast and limitless as Pokémon -- but it is highly colorful.
10. The Darth Vader Clan
This adorable family, comprised of daddy and mommy Vader (Eddie and Dori Amador) and their daughter, Kat, with her husband, Rudy Amarar, was proudly repping the Dark Side. With dad's Vader cape and helmet, along with mom's mask, daughter's cap, and son-in-law's t-shirt, the clan looked as if they were ready to follow Vader onto the Death Star.
9. The Happy Couple
In the films, when Princess Leia confesses her love for Han, he simply replies with an "I know." This couple, Carolina Haayen and Justo Fajardo, customized their shirts with Han and Leia and reversed the lines so Han is the one saying "I love you."
8. The Man and His Poster
Allan holds up the commemorative poster those who sat in the "Star Wars section" of the park received. Allan debated wearing either a Marlins tee with a Star Wars cap, or the inverse, but opted for the full Star Wars attire.
7. The Girl With the Death Star Leggings
Antoinette was decked out in a fan-tastic Star Wars themed outfit. Her tunic top featured Storm Trooper helmets along the bottom, a Death Star, and some flying TIE fighters. Forget ever wearing pants again if you own a pair of leggings with a giant Death Star and a battle scene (pew-pew).
6. Leia, Darth, and Their Droid - One Big Happy Family
This photo proves that enemies can be friends. A more feminine Vader posed alongside a perky R2, and just before the camera snapped, Leia popped in to show her professionalism. No hard feelings, Dad...we mean Darth.
5. Sexy Leia and Sexy Han
Han and Leia are already pretty sexy, but this couple managed to make them that much hotter. The two were running around with quite the rat pack: Luke was there too, and a young General Kenobi with a horse mask. Yes, a rubber horse mask.
4. 501st Stormtrooper
There can be no Star Wars themed event without a Stormtrooper present. This guy, in particular, happened to belong to the 501st Legion, so you know his costume was legit.
3. 501st Scout Trooper
Another 501st Legion member, this dude was dressed as the special type of number four, a Scout Trooper. We caught him in a bit of a hurry, but somehow his photo ended up coming out epic, and thus, worthy of a Scout Trooper.
2. Jedi Master
Jonathan, who attended the event with his sister-in-law (see number one), was rocking the typical Jedi attire - hood up and all.
1. Padme, The Phantom Menace
The best costume of the night had to go to Astrid, who dressed as the always lovely Padme Amidala. Her robe and face make up was awesome, and paired with her headdress, she was fit to address her people.
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