Guy sets record by putting on 13 Star Wars costumes in 4 minutes

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Dec 17, 2012

How do you properly demonstrate that you're a Star Wars fan? Well, you can show off your DVDs or your action figures, you can simply say "I'm a Star Wars fan," or you can do what this guy did and make a four-minute music video that features 12 costume changes in a single take.

Musician Geoffrey Countryman posted the video earlier this month to Record Setter, a website that allows users to create their own weird world records by establishing a set of criteria and then making a video to prove that they did it all.

For his record, Countryman opted to wear 13 different Star Wars costumes in a single four-minute musical. While lip-syncing to "Everything Changes" by his band Eytan and the Embassy (he's a sax player), Countryman shifts from the feathered hair of Luke Skywalker to the beard of Obi-Wan Kenobi and all the way down to the black helm of Darth Vader, using a combination of off-camera helping hands, tearaway shirts and lots of zippers and masks to make the transitions as quick as possible. He even inserts a little humor by adding a Greedo cameo to his Han Solo section and holding up a certain malt liquor associated with actor Billy Dee Williams when it comes time to portray Lando.

Yeah, the costumes aren't very elaborate, but who cares? This is dedication to The Force, and he gets bonus points for only using original trilogy characters. Of course, Record Setter also includes a feature that allows you to try to break the records set on the site, so there's a good chance someone will come along with a 14-costume video soon. In the meantime, check out Countryman's moment in the spotlight.

(Record Setter via BuzzFeed)