Cosplay can let you pretend to be anyone you want, including a great hero. With a robe and a lightsaber you can imagine what it would feel like to be a Jedi, a guardian of peace and tranquility in the galaxy far, far away. But Lucasfilm and Mark Hamill want us to remember that we have plenty of heroes right here in our own galaxy. A new video featuring Hamill honors the brave first responders and medical professionals on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19; seeing these real heroes dressed as famous Star Wars characters underlines just how heroic they are.
Star Wars posted a short message from Luke Skywalker himself paying tribute to special members of the Star Wars community. They are the first responders, front-line workers, and volunteers bravely trying to protect us all during this global pandemic. They’re also outstanding cosplayers who transform into Star Wars characters when they change out of their scrubs.
We would never take these incredible individuals and their sacrifices for granted. But sometimes it’s hard to remember that our bravest and most capable doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other medical professionals are still just everyday people. We’re so amazed by their work, commitment, and skills that we can forget that when they go home they’re just regular nerds like the rest of us.
Well, maybe not exactly like the rest of us. Most of us can’t do their jobs or sew a top-notch costume like they can. But what we can do is continue to support them. And we can thank them for everything they do, have done, and will do in the coming weeks and months.
They are the guardians of peace and justice in our republic. In the galaxy far, far away Jedi should cosplay as them.
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