HOT OR NOT: Local stars geeking out over Star Wars

The best and worst Star Wars-inspired outfits

HOT OR NOT: Local stars dressed for Star Wars
HOT OR NOT: Local stars dressed for Star Wars
12 Jan 2016

HOT OR NOT: Local stars dressed for Star Wars

By now, almost everyone has caught The Force Awakens in theatres, including our own local stars, who displayed various levels of fashionable geekery while professing their love for the flick. So who did it best?

Sharon Au
Sharon Au
12 Jan 2016

Sharon Au

We’ve got to give Sharon credit for finding a creative way to capture Princess Leia’s iconic cinnamon bun hairstyle for 8 DAYS. Nice rainbow lightsaber, too (George Lucas would probably not approve, but he’s out of the picture anyway.)

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @8daysmagazine

Allan Wu
Allan Wu
12 Jan 2016

Allan Wu

Never one to pass up an opportunity to show off his chiselled bod, Allan Wu did his best Darth Vader impression in a compression shirt from Under Armour.

Verdict: NOT (Darth Vader is literally the last person in Star Wars – next to Jabba the Hutt – who could have a chiselled bod.)  

Instagram: @wulander

Benjamin Kheng
Benjamin Kheng
12 Jan 2016

Benjamin Kheng

“Got my Finn-inspired jacket and I’m ready to roll,” Benjamin wrote on Instagram. Come again? More like Thriller-inspired. Do or do not, Ben, there is no try.

Verdict: NOT

Instagram: @benjaminkheng; Screencap: Disney 

Bobby Tonelli
Bobby Tonelli
12 Jan 2016

Bobby Tonelli

This costume is so good, you'd almost think it were...oh, right. It was created with an app. Which is kind of cheating, but you can't deny the resemblance between Bobby and Obi-Wan. 

Verdict: HOT 

Instagram: @btonelli 

Chua Enlai
Chua Enlai
12 Jan 2016

Chua Enlai

We’ll get to you in a minute, Yasminne. But first, Enlai’s dedication to cosplaying a Padawan is A++++ on The 5 Show. Check out that rattail!

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @yasminnecheng

Yasminne Cheng
Yasminne Cheng
12 Jan 2016

Yasminne Cheng

While Yasminne’s cinnamon rolls look a little underbaked (and photoshopped), the rest of her costume is pretty much on-point.

Verdict: HOT costume, NOT HOT hair

Instagram: @yasminnecheng

Enlai, again
Enlai, again
12 Jan 2016

Enlai, again

This mini-Darth could clearly school Enlai in the ways of the Force.

Verdict: HOT by association

Instagram: @chuaenlai

Denise Keller
Denise Keller
12 Jan 2016

Denise Keller

Denise’s Padme Amidala-inspired getup, worn at the Gala premiere last month, is more inspired than all three Star Wars prequels combined.

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @iamstarwars_sg

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
12 Jan 2016

Desmond Tan

With his tall stature and high cheekbones, you’d think Desmond would be game to cosplay Darth Maul, but as the male face of UNIQLO, he went the “Han and Chewie” route. We ain’t mad.

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @thedesmondtan

The Muttons
The Muttons
12 Jan 2016

The Muttons

As much as we loved the Uniqlo Star Wars collection, we kind of expected something a little more inspired from our favourite radio funny guys. 

Verdict: NOT

Instagram: @muttons

Joakim Gomez
Joakim Gomez
12 Jan 2016

Joakim Gomez

With his affable features and cutesy pose, Joakim isn’t exactly convincing as a Sith Lord, but to be fair, he was showing this off as a Christmas present and not as an actual Star Wars OOTD (we’re waiting, Joakim).

Verdict: MEH

Instagram: @joakimgomez

Julie Tan
Julie Tan
12 Jan 2016

Julie Tan

While Julie’s Star Wars Gala Premiere dress isn’t a costume and doesn’t come from any Star Wars collections, we’ve got to admire how seamlessly it blends into the Star Wars colour scheme.

Verdict: HOT (Her entourage, on the other hand….)

Instagram: @julietan_cxq

Lawrence Wong
Lawrence Wong
12 Jan 2016

Lawrence Wong

We don’t know whether Lawrence meant to emulate Finn’s leather jacket, but we’re definitely more sold on this look than we were on Benjamin’s.

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @iamstarwars_sg

Mike Kasem
Mike Kasem
12 Jan 2016

Mike Kasem

Good job, Mike – you’re giving us major flashbacks of Anakin marching toward the younglings – uh, we mean of Luke during the Jabba’s palace scene.

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @oonshuan

JJ Lin
JJ Lin
12 Jan 2016

JJ Lin

All hail the master of Star Wars swag, JJ Lin, whose affable demeanor contradicts an obvious inclination to the Dark Side.

Verdict: HOT

Instagram: @jj_lin 

UPDATE: Return of the Desmond
UPDATE: Return of the Desmond
13 Jan 2016

UPDATE: Return of the Desmond

Well, what do you know, Desmond's upgraded his Star Wars fanboying with an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. 

Verdict: HOT 

Instagram: @thedesmondtan

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