Our 30 Favorite Pictures From This Year's Mardi Gras Chewbacchanal

By 02.21.12

Chewbacchus held their Chewbacchanal this weekend in New Orleans, and we picked our favorite pictures for the slideshow below. The sci-fi themed krewe has over 400 dues paying members. (The number of dollars per year needed to be a member? 42, of course.)

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Mardi Gras parade organization for the most revelrous of Star Wars Freaks, Trekkies, Whovians, Mega-Geeks, Circuit Benders, Cryptozooligists, UFO Conspiracy Theorists, Mad Scientists, and all the rest of Super Nerdom. Our formula is simple . . . Bacchanalian Revelry + Sci Fi = BacchanALIENS. [Chewbacchus]

I’m not saying it was BacchanALIENS . . . but it was BacchanALIENS.

The krewe also make sci-fi inspired parade floats and contraptions, all of which must be moved without the use of internal combustion engines. They pride themselves on keeping it green. Green like aliens. (I told you it was aliens.)

All images courtesy of the official Chewbacchus Facebook Group (with some alterations on a few of them) and Buzzfeed.

Sidenote: “Chewbacchanal” is not to be confused with “Chewbacc-anal”, a harrowing manifestation of Rule 34.

This is either Giorgio A. Tsoukalos or a very convincing lookalike. Therefore aliens.

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