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Thursday, June 24, 2010Star Wars Celebration V will be taking place in Orlando, Florida from August 12th to 15th, but if you want to take part in the costume contest, you have to have your applications in by July 4th! Hurry! You’ll want to look good too, since George Lucas will be in attendance.
He’s going to be interviewed on stage by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, which promises to be both entertaining and informative. According to the L.A. Times Hero Complex column, "The last time Jon Stewart interviewed George Lucas, the great wizard of Skywalker Ranch revealed some startling late-night habits involving rubber and Jar Jar Binks headwear."
Other scheduled guests you’ll want to look good for include Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Jake Lloyd (young Anakin ) and Ray Park (Darth Maul).
They say on the website, “Have you spent the past year creating the ultimate suit of Mandalorian armor? Or do you prefer to simply wrap a bath towel around yourself and claim to be a Jedi? Either way, Star Wars costumers both veteran and amateur are invited to join in for two exciting costume contests at Star Wars Celebration! With two Costume Pageants to showcase the finest costumes in the galaxy, you’ll have more opportunities to model your finery. So make plans to either enter or attend these exciting events!”
Though the costume contest doesn’t allow cosplay (!whatever that means), it does include Star Wars adult and kids costumes, so the whole family can play.
They go on to say that, “All entries must represent a character or element in the Star Wars universe -- including the movies, TV series, books, comics, and video games. The contests will be judged solely on the quality of the costume. All adult contestants will go on stage individually, exhibit two center stage poses, and then exit while the emcee reads the entrant’s provided costume description. Child entrants must go on stage with a parent or guardian. No speaking or individualization of music is allowed.”