There’s something beautiful and selfless about what Dupree Jones does. Wearing the Darth Vader suit at Comic Con, Dupree gives us excitement, thrills and an overall enhancement of our convention experience. We take pictures with him in his cosplay, marvel at the time and money he spent in crafting his suit (specific to The Empire Strikes Back edition) and generally tell stories about your interactions with him that he’ll personally never get credit for.
So what’s in it for Dupree? Being hot, sweaty and short on breath from a claustrophobia-inducing helmet. Oh and the brief adulation of children and adults in that moment. But as this video from Wired shows, that can make it all worth it.