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    Posted on May 3, 2016

    This Dad Takes The Cutest Pictures Of His Son Dressed As Darth Vader

    The Force is strong with this one.

    Photographer James Hopkirk and his four-year-old son, Harry, may look like two normal guys from South London. But they're not just two normal guys from South London — they're both HUGE Star Wars fans.

    James Hopkirk

    Such huge fans, in fact, that James got Harry a Darth Vader costume and began documenting his son's adventures on his Tumblr, Little Lord Vader.

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "His favourite character is Darth Vader. He absolutely loves him," James told BuzzFeed "In fact, when we play, he often insists that I pretend to be a Storm Trooper while he plays Darth Vader, and together we crush the Rebellion."

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "As the release of The Force Awakens approached, I realized that I couldn't wait until he was older and deny him the chance to see it at the cinema when it first came out, so I had to quickly show him all of the earlier films. He was immediately obsessed."

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "The project started because of the costume. Because he was so into Darth Vader I tried to find the best costume I could — the Disney Store had a really good one with light-up buttons. I got a picture of him in it when we first got home and since then he's wanted to wear it all the time."

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "I'm always looking for new ideas for projects, and so we just started taking more pictures from there."

    "I'm not such a fan of the prequels, but Harry thinks they're great, so we've agreed to disagree on that one. We both agree that The Empire Strikes Back is the best film overall, but we think The Force Awakens is awesome, too."

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    And they're getting the whole family involved in the project. Teddy, Harry's four-month-old brother, also appears in the series.

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "Harry was insistent that we had to find a way to include his little brother," James said.

    And the family rabbit, Kimma, is included as well. She is, possibly, even cuter than an Ewok.

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    So how is Darth Harry celebrating May 4, AKA Star Wars Day, AKA Most Sacred of All Days?

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "As a special treat, we're going to watch The Force Awakens on a school night to celebrate," James said.

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "Harry will, of course, be wearing his costume."

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    "I imagine I'll be pretending to be a Storm Trooper."

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

    Check out the continuing adventures of Darth Harry here.

    James Hopkirk / littlelordvader.tumblr.com

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