Han Solo - Star Wars A New Hope

Han Solo and his first mate and co-pilot Chewbacca had a variety of adventures throughout their long careers as smugglers. By hanging out on the fringe of galactic society, Solo not only made useful allies, but powerful enemies. Han eventually met up with a young gambler named Lando Calrissian. After a period of adventuring, Han won Lando's freighter, the Millennium Falcon in a heated sabacc game.

Han Solo is overly confident and arrogant. He possesses a wry, sarcastic wit, and a reckless manner. This often gets him into predicaments that only his foolhardy courage can get him out of. Han is well traveled, and claims to have been from one side of the galaxy to the other. For a time, Solo didn't believe in the Force, attributing it to simple luck. Han is pragmatic, some would say mercenary, and his personality often conflicts with Leia's idealism. Despite such conflicts (or perhaps because of them) the two eventually fell in love.

Here are some images of me wearing the Han Solo costume with the help from a friend who donated the boots, belt, and holster for me to pose in. At the time I was wearing the Han Solo costume every weekend at the Indianapolis Children's Museum when the Art of Starfighter was there in 2002.

You have to know that the day prior to when these pictures were taken I got a haircut. Before that, my hair was much longer (in the Han Solo style). I got yelled at for getting my hair cut so short, which I will admit that people were right, that I did make a good young Han Solo type smuggler with my hair longer.

The Han Solo in Carbonite is from the collection Greg N.