Star Wars cosplay couple go viral after 'Luke Skywalker' proposes during duel at New York Comic Con


Written in the Star Wars! Cosplay couple go viral after ‘Luke Skywalker’ proposes to his girlfriend during light saber duel at New York Comic Con

  • Elijah Catrone and Tina Yao got engaged while dueling at New York Comic Con 
  • Catrone popped the question dressed up as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars 
  • Excited crowds cheered as Yao said yes and video of the moment has gone viral 


The force was definitely with one couple when they got engaged during a light saber duel in front of delighted fans at Comic Con in New York.

The crowds cheered as they filmed Elijah Catrone and Tina Yao, who were dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade from Star Wars. 

In an adorable viral video of the proposal on October 3, the pair can be seen battling with colorful light sabers watched by more fans dressed as characters from the sci-fi movies. 

Catrone then goes for something inside his cloak, and drops to one knee to propose to his girlfriend. 

Excited squeals can be heard around the Jedis and an emotional Yao asks: ‘Is this for real? Oh my god!’ 

Tina Yao is overjoyed as she realizes her boyfriend is proposing to her mid-light saber duel at Comic Con in New York

Tina Yao is overjoyed as she realizes her boyfriend is proposing to her mid-light saber duel at Comic Con in New York

Star Wars crossed lovers: Delighted crowds cheer and whoop at the newly engaged couple

Star Wars crossed lovers: Delighted crowds cheer and whoop at the newly engaged couple

Accepting the proposal, she then went to hug Catrone as he lifted her up in an excited embrace.

The loved-up pair shared a smooch as bystanders cheered the couple on.

A video of the proposal shared by one of the onlookers @destructagon on TikTok has 37.5k views and over 540 comments all gushing at the cute cosplay couple. 

In an adorable viral video of the proposal on October 3, the pair can be seen battling with colorful light sabers

Catrone then reaches for something inside his cloak, and drops to one knee to propose to his girlfriend

In an adorable viral video of the proposal on October 3, the pair can be seen battling with colorful light sabers before Catrone reaches for something inside his cloak, and drops to one knee to propose to his girlfriend

A TikTok video of the proposal has gone viral and people are obsessed with the adorable couple

A TikTok video of the proposal has gone viral and people are obsessed with the adorable couple 

The newly engaged couple share a kiss as bystanders clap and cheer. A friend said Elijah Catrone had been planning it for a while

The newly engaged couple share a kiss as bystanders clap and cheer. A friend said Elijah Catrone had been planning it for a while

She captioned it: ‘The cutest thing happened at #nyc this year’.

Erin Leigh Wilson commented: ‘I have a couple of friends who met and got engaged at DragonCon. Still married and have two kids. Love that geek love!’

‘I’m crying mg,’ @theeavacard0 added.

User @atomicgoji said: ‘This is one of the best proposals I have ever watched.’

OGRhakha added: ‘The fact it is Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker cosplays…my heart.’

Many loved that the pair got engaged as Luke Skywaker and Mara Jade in particular.

Social media reactions were delighted that the pair, who both love Star Wars so much, found eachother

Social media reactions were delighted that the pair, who both love Star Wars so much, found eachother

While the iconic universe’s main character never gets married in canon, Mara Jade is Luke’s wife in a six-issue series of comics published between 1998 and 1999. 

Her character is loyal to the Empire and she’s on a mission to murder Luke before falling in love with the Jedi and having a child with him.

Catrone posted a video of the proposal on his own TikTok account @theknightbard as well, where it has been viewed over three thousand times and received 891 likes. 

TikTok comments loved that the pair dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade, who are married in a non-canon series

TikTok comments loved that the pair dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade, who are married in a non-canon series

@trashfemboy commented: ‘Now’s your chance! Pick up your saber and destroy her while her guard is down!’

@crimson401 added: ‘May the force be with you two.’

A friend later said of the proposal: ‘He had been planning it forever and it turned out beautiful.  

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