I’ll Hold Your Cane If You’ll Hold My AT-AT

An older fan couple cosplay Han Solo and Princess Leia at the 2015 Emerald City Comic Con:

Photo by Fanpup101 on Twitter. The walker with an AT-AT sign is the best!

Because also fictional characters get old, and because when we non-fictional characters getting old, it doesn’t mean we lose our sense of humor!

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Seniors as Calendar Stars, Take 2

Inspired by the hugely popular calendar featuring German seniors, Senior Living Communities in the U.S. has created their own version. Again, seniors recreated scenes from movies with dazzling results:

Charlie's Angels Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities.

Ghost Busters Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities.

Star Wars Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities.

Again, because you don’t just stop thinking, dreaming, laughing or existing when you get older.

Thoughtful Star Wars Cosplay Photography

Photographer Bill Hicks takes very impressive portraits of Star Wars cosplayers.

Star Wars cosplay; photo by Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks; via Comics Alliance.

Star Wars cosplay; photo by Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks; via Comics Alliance.

Star Wars cosplay; photo by Bill Hicks.

Bill Hicks; via Comics Alliance.

Found via Fashionably Geek; photos via Comics Alliance.

Because it takes effort to research, create and portray a character, just as it takes effort to create, light and touch up an “effortless” photograph.

Because Cosplayers Are People, Too

Photographer Klaus Pichler documented cosplayers in their own homes for his project Just the two of us:

“Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.

“For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, ’Just the two of us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.”

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Many more great photos on Pichler’s site!