PHOTOS: Bay Area Fans Get First Look at 'Last Jedi'
Jennifer Hyman and Sarah Adams were thrilled to be given a chance to attend the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" world premiere in Los Angeles. They've spent hours making screen accurate costumes and volunteering with the Rebel Legion Endor Base costume club. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
The latest Star Wars film had its world premiere in a galaxy not-too far away last night (aka Los Angeles), and some Bay Area fanatics got to take part in the star-studded event.
In the fan section of the red carpet, select members of Lucasfilm-sanctioned costume groups were able to see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" before its wide release on Dec. 15. The costume groups require members to go through a rigorous approval process to make sure their custom costumes are an exact match to the ones seen on screen.
Members often meet up for "build parties" to work on their costumes together. The groups also go to sports games, charity functions and other events in full costume.