Star Wars 7 News has character descriptions taken from Halloween costumes for new heroes Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Given the context, they are a bit more elaborate than one would expect. For instance, the Finn costume provides an extensive back story for the former stormtrooper, as opposed to just a couple of brief sentences.
“Sometimes, heroes come from the unlikeliest of places. The Galactic Empire has been dead for decades, but evil never really dies. With villains rising to take the Empire’s place, heroes must rise to oppose them. After becoming stranded by himself in the deserts of Jakku, and meeting up with a girl named Rey, a Stormtrooper named Finn has joined the side of the Resistance. He began his adventure as a part of the New Order, but now he’s one of the few people that can stop them. With a new look, Finn is ready for a new mission. Since trading in his Stormtrooper armor for a new set of gear, Finn’s outfit might not be flashy, but it’s all that a hero needs to succeed.”
Where things get a tad more interesting is when we look at the Rey description. Like Finn, we know how her story begins – as a scavenger on the desert planet Jakku – but the costume takes it one step further and seems to spell out a particular scene that will take place towards the end of The Force Awakens.
“The mission to take down the First Order is underway! After invading the Starkiller Base, one member of the Resistance has split from her group and found herself in a massive room full of First Order soldiers. Completely surrounded by Stormtroopers with blasters and Knights of Ren with lightsabers, she seems to be totally outnumbered. Unfortunately for her enemies, though, they’ve made a big mistake: it’s not about the strength of the weapon, but the strength of the warrior that wields it.”