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Judge Us By Our Size Do Not–The Galactic Academy

Judge Us By Our Size Do Not–The Galactic Academy

The Galactic Academy is one of the best kept secrets of Star Wars costuming. Dedicated to the fans 17 and under, these costumers are a force to be reckoned with. Unlike their big brother and big sister organizations, the 501st and Rebel Legion, the Galactic Academy does not require screen accuracy to be welcomed in. The only requirement is the child must be under the age of 18-years old and own a Star Wars costume of some kind. Read More

Unusual Books for the Star Wars Fan

Just in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a Star Wars fan. Besides owning two approved 501st and Rebel Legion costumes, I also enjoy reading up on the dark and light sides of the force. There are ample supplies of fictional novels that happen in the Star Wars universe, but there are also some great books for collectors, cooks and force enthusiasts. Read More

Star Wars Celebration VI: 501st Legion Presence

Star Wars Celebration VI was the biggest party in the galaxy. From celebrities to parties, there was something there for everyone. The 501st Legion had a very strong presence. Known for the professional grade costumes and charity work, the 501st Legion was a big part of the convention, with troopers coming from all over the world to showcase their costumes, props and sets. Read More

Cyber-bullying Against Star Wars Fans — We Won

Tuesday I wrote a post regarding a slideshow that Local 10 Miami was refusing to remove. It involved some very hurtful comments and captions towards cosplaying attendees at Star Wars Celebration VI. Since then, 501st fans from all over the world have been voicing their opinions about the hurtful captions under the photos. Read More

Star Wars Celebration VI — Mission Complete

Last week, I had the privilege of attending Star Wars Celebration VI, in Orlando, Florida. Star Wars fans came from all over the world to see the sites and experience all that the convention had to offer. As a parent, GeekMom reporter and 501st Legion member, my Celebration VI experience was a little different than most convention attendees. Read More

My Little Pony Convention 2012

Growing up, my life revolved around Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony. As I’ve gotten older, my love of the toys never left me, but my collecting of them has. When I learned that the My Little Pony convention was going to be in Orlando this year, I jumped at the opportunity to go. At the same time, I also learned that the 501st Legion was going to be in attendance. That sealed the deal. There was no way I was going to miss trooping in a room full of ponies! Read More

Star Wars Weekends 2012 — Awesome Costume Firsts

This year at Star Wars Weekends, the 501st and Rebel Legion raised the bar. Not only did we have our usually turnout of amazing costumes, we also had some first time costumes. As one member put it, “we showed Disney that we can do more than robes and armor.” As a proud member of both the 501st and Rebel Legion, I would like to show them off to you now. I know these members worked really hard on their costumes and making it to Star Wars Weekends was a huge accomplishment for them. Read More

My Journey to the Blue Side of Star Wars

This past March I decided to embark on my first solo costuming project, Aayla Secura. I wanted it to be a total surprise to my squad, so I referred to it only as Project X on Facebook. It was quite the journey and a quick one at that. My animated clone trooper took five months and four people to help get it fitting me right. Since I wanted to march in Star Wars weekends, this costume had to be completed in less than three months and this time, it was all up to me, myself and my husband to make it come to life. It was a tight squeeze, but we were able to make our goal. Read More

Megacon 2012 – Let the Countdown begin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…MEGACON TIME! To me, it’s one of the highlights of my trooping season. Geeks from around the country come to Orlando for 3 days of happy geeking out. You can see anything and everything at Megacon and I look forward to it every year. Last year the 501st… Read More