Stormtroopers Take Shoppers By Surprise

21 August 2016, 06:12

Shoppers got a shock when imperial stormtroopers strolled through a shopping centre.

The Star Wars characters were fans in costume for the Film and Comic Con Glasgow event.

They turned heads at intu Braehead shopping centre before joining thousands of film and comic fans at the nearby intu Braehead Arena to meet the stars of movies and TV series such as Superman, Star Wars, Power Rangers and Lord of the Rings, Dr Who and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Fans dressed as their favourite characters browsed stalls of TV and film memorabilia and sought-after rare comics.

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, Christine Macdonald said: ''You never know who you'll bump into when you visit intu Braehead - family, friends, neighbours and the odd stormtrooper, from the galactic empire who decided to do some shopping.

''The Film and Comic Con event at intu Braehead Arena is always a very popular event and lots of movie fans come dressed as characters from the movies.

''Our regular shoppers love it as well and there was no shortage of people taking selfies with characters from the movies and TV shows.''

The event continues on Sunday.

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