Local fans unleash the force for ‘Star Wars’ day

The China Post
Date: May 5, 2017
By: James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thursday, May 4 marked the annual “Star Wars Day: May the 4th

A group of Star Wars cosplayers pose in front of the Core Pacific City Mall during the Star Wars Day: May the 4th (Force) Be With You worldwide celebration, yesterday. The mall was selected as the flagship photo op location for its spherical resemblance to the film’s iconic battle station the Death Star.(Photo credit: The China Post James Lo)

(Force) Be With You” worldwide celebration, and Taiwan participated in the international festival by holding its own celebratory parade — replete with obligatory photo opportunities — around various areas in Taipei.

The Taiwan “May the 4th Be With You” event was once again organized by local lightsaber maker and renowned die-hard Star Wars fan Makoto Tsai, with participation from the 501st Taiwan — Formosa Outpost, the Taiwan division of an international stormtroopers cosplay organization, as well as the South Taiwan Jedi Order (南部光劍武士團), a Star Wars fan group from southern Taiwan.

“A weekday is not going to stop me from attending this celebration,” local cosplayer Tzu Ching (夏侯橘助), who was dressed up as Rey from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” told The China Post. “I had just come back from the ‘Star Wars 40th Anniversary’ celebration in the U.S., and I am happy now to bring the beauty of the Star Wars universe home to Taiwan.”    [FULL  STORY]

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