Star Wars fans pay tribute to Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con – The Guardian

Four Star Wars costuming clubs came together at Comic-Con on Sunday, to stage a tribute to their favorite fallen princess.

The fan groups celebrated the life and work of Carrie Fisher while dressed up as Princess Leia.

Several women dressed in Leia’s flowing white gown and twin-buns hairstyle spoke about how much the character inspired them. One said she walked down the aisle at her wedding to Leia’s theme.

Guest speaker Diana Font addresses the audience at Comic-Con.



Guest speaker Diana Font addresses the audience at Comic-Con. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Another said: “You put on a pair of buns, and you’re unstoppable.”

The presentation included an exhibit of fan art created after Fisher’s death last year, at the age of 60 and after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

The fans also celebrated the life of Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2, who also died in 2016. Members of the R2 Builders Club honored him by bringing out four replica droids they built.

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