Sunday, 6 May 2012

May the 4th be with you!

Well as the name of the blog suggests I am also a Rabid starwars geek :)  This past weekend was full of opportunities to get out and have some fun!  May the 4th being Star Wars Day and May the 5th being Free Comic book day .  My wife and I belong to the International Star Wars costuming group known as the 501st Legion and there are I think 90 Garrisons now all over the world with almost 6000 active members.
For Free Comic book day we take part in an annual event at our local Comic shop to promote reading and to raise money for a local childrens charity.  This was our 3rd year taking part.
 Heres a shot of our whole group.  The costumes cannot be store bought and are all custom made to meet strict criteria for membership with the Legion.
 Note to self:  Never tell a Wookie you ate the last cookie....

According to the store owner over a 1000 people came through during the day.  And Im pretty sure we posed for about that many pictures lol.  Young and old everyone lights up when they see their movie Villians and heroes come to life.  Its always a ton of fun.
And in the process of making everyone including ourselves smile we also raised over $600 for the local childrens charity!

Thanks for looking and May the Force be with you! :P