Mark Hamill admits orange Darth Vader costume story was a 'Comic-Con Job' (update)

Mark Hamill dressed as Orange Vader for Comic-Con

UPDATE: Mark Hamill has admitted that it wasn’t really him wearing an orange Darth Vader costume at San Diego Comic-Con. The Luke Skywalker star hinted to his followers that he had walked the show floor wearing the distinctive disguise, but now he’s revealed it was all an elaborate scheme.

He tweeted the ruse was “simply a joke meant to playfully mind-trick his fans”.

Well, it clearly worked.

ORIGINAL STORY: Mark Hamill has let it be known — on numerous occasions — that he has little love for the current commander in chief. And over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, he once again demonstrated that opinion, via a disguise that mocked the president in amusing Star Wars fashion.

Everyone knows that Darth Vader wears black, but in an effort to ridicule President Trump, Hamill wore an orange Vader mask and boots while walking around Comic-Con. As if that hue weren’t enough to underscore Hamill’s point about Trump’s fondness for Evil Empire-ish authoritarianism, he also sported a lightsaber golf club and wore a white polo shirt that featured, on its back, the message “Make the Death Star Great Again.” And last night, Hamill confirmed that said outfitted figure was him:

Fans were quick to post their own sightings of the erstwhile Luke Skywalker in full Darth Trump gear, via the hashtag #OrangeVader:

Hamill’s orange Vader getup wasn’t his only costume at the con, however; he also greeted unsuspecting fans while decked out as a stormtrooper:

The cosplaying force, it’s clear, is strong with this one.

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