Comic-Con 2015 San Diego: Star Wars Craze Awakens (Photos)
Comic-Con 2015 San Diego: Star Wars Craze Awakens (Photos)
Fans dressed as

Fans dressed as "Chewie's Angels" attend day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chelsea Vicari/Invision/AP)

A woman looks up at an attendee dressed in a Chewbacca costume from the movie

A woman looks up at an attendee dressed in a Chewbacca costume from the movie "Star Wars", on the first day of Comic Con International in San Diego, California, July 9, 2015. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

A fan dressed as Star Wars Darth Vader poses for a selfie  at the convention center on the first day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, July 9, 2015 in San Diego.  The pop-culture event runs July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

A fan dressed as Star Wars Darth Vader poses for a selfie at the convention center on the first day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, July 9, 2015 in San Diego. The pop-culture event runs July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

An attendee in a pink Darth Vader costume and high heel shoes poses on the second day of Comic Con International 2015 in San Diego, California, July 10, 2015. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

An attendee in a pink Darth Vader costume and high heel shoes poses on the second day of Comic Con International 2015 in San Diego, California, July 10, 2015. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Following the

Following the "Star Wars" Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., 501st Legion member, Kevin Doyle and the audience of more than 6000 fans walked to a surprise "Star Wars" Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic “Star Wars” music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney)

Costumed

Costumed "Star Wars" fans celebrate as they are let into the the Hall H "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" panel on the second day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego. The pop-culture event runs July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

(L-R) Actors Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford at the Hall H Panel for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

(L-R) Actors Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford at the Hall H Panel for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Star Wars fans at the Hall H Panel for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney)

Star Wars fans at the Hall H Panel for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney)

Following the 'Star Wars' Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., the audience of more than 6000 fans enjoyed a surprise 'Star Wars' Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic “Star Wars” music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Following the 'Star Wars' Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., the audience of more than 6000 fans enjoyed a surprise 'Star Wars' Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic “Star Wars” music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Costumed characters pose for photos on the second day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, July 10, 2015 in San Diego.  The pop-culture event runs July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Costumed characters pose for photos on the second day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, July 10, 2015 in San Diego. The pop-culture event runs July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Spock Vegas dressed as Star Trek's Mr. Spock talks to fans on Fifth Avenue outside the convention center on the second day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego. The pop-culture event ran July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Spock Vegas dressed as Star Trek's Mr. Spock talks to fans on Fifth Avenue outside the convention center on the second day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego. The pop-culture event ran July 9-12. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Fans attend day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Fans attend day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Albert Caruana, dressed as Spiderman, poses for photographers on the first day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, July 9, 2015 in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Albert Caruana, dressed as Spiderman, poses for photographers on the first day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, July 9, 2015 in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

A general view of atmosphere seen at

A general view of atmosphere seen at "The Peanuts Movie" at 2015 Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego. (Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)

A costumed attendee checks her phone at Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)

A costumed attendee checks her phone at Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)

Danny Adams of Encino, Calif., dressed as Noog Dood, attends day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Danny Adams of Encino, Calif., dressed as Noog Dood, attends day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Contestant

Contestant "Bumblebee" waves to the crowd during the 41st Annual Comic-Con Masquerade costume competition on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Nicholas DeCapria of Philadelphia, dressed as the Hulk, collects donations for his son Vhito DeCapria, who is battling pediatric cancer, on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Nicholas DeCapria of Philadelphia, dressed as the Hulk, collects donations for his son Vhito DeCapria, who is battling pediatric cancer, on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

As much as Star Wars fans usually flood the Comic-Cons, with the new sequel “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” coming in just a few months the hype has escalated to a whole new level.

The 2015 Comic-Con in Sand Diego, a festival of everything sci-fi and fantasy, had a lot to offer to Star Wars fans: panel discussions with actors and creators, sneak previews, and limited merchandise.

But what Comic-Con fans love most of all is dressing in elaborate, true-to-original, and outright over the top costumes. They show up all decked out as their favorite movie, TV, manga, anime, video game characters.

And in the dress up department, the Star Wars theme occupied a massive part of the 2015 festival universe.

Visitors could easily take a selfie with a Darth Vader-clad man hardly distinguishable from the movie costume, or run into a female variety of Darth Vader, complete with a pink helmet and a pink bodysuit.

Perhaps most innovative was the group of ladies masked as female Wookies—a very, very hairy species of the Star Wars universe—roaming the premises, calling themselves “Chewie’s Angels,” a tribute to the best-known Wookie Star Wars character, Chewbacca.

The “Star Wars” original cast Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher made an appearance receiving a massive reception from the stadium full of fans. All three are re-cast in their original roles in the upcoming blockbuster, together again with original director J.J. Abrams.

Still, very few new pieces of information about the movie were released.

The juiciest nugget was probably the name of the command center of one of the main villains of the movie—General Hux. Domhnall Gleeson, who plays the character, leaked the name, perhaps accidentally, as “Starkiller Base.”

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