As Mardi Gras Nears, Watch Out for Wookiees |‎ New York Times

William Widmer for The New York Times
A member of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus put the final touches on a float this week.
Bar2D2, as the robot is called, is the mascot of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, which runs a ragtag operation dedicated to all things science fiction. In two years, the group, which started as a drunken joke in a bar, has become the quickest-growing krewe in the city, and a center of the amateur costume culture in New Orleans.

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