Stormtroopers take cover behind an ornate lamp post in the French Quarter

Evan Ortiz | NYT Institute

Lila Wilson, 49, a daycare worker from New Orleans, and her boyfriend Mike Burton, 44, from Syracuse, N.Y., dressed as Stormtroopers on a humid day, in New Orleans. The two bought the costumes from e-Bay as a way to entertain people on the street. “We are just trying to bring smiles to people’s faces,” Ms. Wilson said.