Halloween’s Best Costume? Levitating ‘Star Wars’ Speeder Bike Wows Onlookers (Video)

Jaws drop as pair of urban-dwelling YouTubers fly by

YouTube vloggers Jesse Wellens and Carmella Rose have made one of this year’s most impressive Halloween outfits, dressing up as Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa and riding through New York on a “Star Wars” speeder bike that looks like it’s actually floating.

“Star Wars” fans all fondly remember the famous speeder bike chase on Endor in “Return of the Jedi,” in which Luke and Leia evade Scout Troopers in a thrilling chase through the forest. Wellens and Rose replicated the scene with the help of Lithium Cycles, who built a custom motorcycle that resembled the speeder bike and had mirrors covering the wheels to create the illusion that the bike was levitating.

After wowing New Yorkers with the bike, the pair was joined by another one with a costumed Scout Trooper on top. But before they could reenact the chase from the movie, they got captured by a force more powerful than the Empire: the NYPD.

Watch New York’s reaction to the speeder bikes above, then check out how the bikes were made in the clip below.