WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 16: Cosplayers and others wait in line to have a photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Are you headed to Star Wars Celebration? Don’t head out before reading these 10 tips to have the best experience.
Star Wars Celebration is almost here and it’s time to get ready for the big event. While fans will be following along to get all of their Star Wars: Episode IX news, there is so much more going on for those at the event.
Star Wars Celebration takes place in Chicago at McCormick Place from April 11-15.
More from Star Wars Celebration
- Diary of a first-time Star Wars Celebration attendee
- Every Star Wars project still in development
- The opening crawl is coming back to Star Wars movies
- Dave Filoni consulted Heir To The Empire author about Thrawn
- New Ahsoka trailer reveals live-action Thrawn
If you haven’t picked up tickets to the event, it’s a little late — although there are some Monday tickets currently available. However, if you’re one of the few thousand who has tickets, we have some great tips for your trip to Star Wars Celebration.
Tip No. 1: How to dress
While going to an event like Star Wars Celebration, there’s going to be a lot of walking around. Given that, one of the best things is knowing how to dress.
Cosplayers have their own set of dress standards, but that still doesn’t mean you can forget about certain aspects of what you’re wearing.
First thing is wearing comfortable shoes. If you’re going to be walking, taking pictures with cosplayers or celebrities, checking out the different tables and panels, you will want to make sure that you are wearing the right shoes. They should be comfortable, won’t rub your ankles or toes, and have good padding.
Also, wearing the right socks is important if you’re going that route. You don’t want any part of your shoe rubbing against your skin and winding up with blisters by the end of the first day.
You should also wear layers if you can. When walking around a big convention center, the temperature isn’t perfect. There are pockets with cool air and others where it will be warm. It’s important to wear layers so that you will always be comfortable.