The world always needs new hope, which is exactly what this year’s Comic-Con delivered when seven young fans were flown out to San Diego to have their wheelchairs transformed into amazing cosplay from the Star Wars galaxy.
— Courtney Tomesch @ SDCC (@CourtneyTomesch) July 21, 2018
The nonprofit organization Magic Wheelchair, which “builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families,” raised $25,000 on Kickstarter to bring seven Star Wars fans from around the country to the event. Their all-star team of designers–including Adam Savage and the Tested team, Tom Spina Designs, Fon Davis and Fonco Studios, Michael McMaster and Echo Base, Gordon Tarpley, Pixologic, Monster City Studios, Dangling Carrot, Massivit 3D, and Sean Fields and Project 842–built those fans incredible (and we mean incredible) custom costumes for their wheelchairs.
I can’t even begin to describe how amazing today was. Thank you to all of the incredible builders who made these kids’ @starwars dreams come true! I could not be more thrilled to have been a small part of something so special. @gordontarpley @mcmaster_robots @magicwheelchair @fonhdavis @oneeyedjedi @monstercitystudios @danglingcarrotcreative —– go to MagicWheelchair.org and support them today!!
The designs included a massive rancor, Rey on Ahch-To (with screaming porgs!), Anakin’s starfighter, an X-wing, Kylo Ren’s TIE fighter, a boga that looks like it’s alive, and a Destroyer droid.
I can't describe how amazing today was. Thank you to all of the incredible builders who made these kids' @starwars dreams come true! I could not be more thrilled to have been a small part of something so special. @gordontarpley @mcmaster_robots @magicwheelchair @monstercitystudios pic.twitter.com/G2yx5qN7Nl
— TomSpinaDesigns (@TomSpinaDesigns) July 22, 2018
To say that everything about this is incredible is an understatement, and yet it gets even better. After all of the costumes were completed, the kids got to have their very own parade outside of the convention center.
No, you’re crying! Also, I am crying. In fact, if you see someone watch this, and they don’t cry, you might have a Sith on your hands. But we’re not worried about being drawn to the dark side today because these kids have given the world too much hope.
If you want to contribute to Magic Wheelchair and the amazing work they do you can donate here.
Which one of these wheelchair cosplays is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below.
Featured Image: Tom Spina Designs