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Eagle102903
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Hey Everyone,

My name is wesley, Im From waterloo, Illinois (In the southern Region). Recently I have gotten back into comics thanks to my buddies here in college. I am really enjoying it and would like to join the ranks for the 501st Garrison as a tie pilot or stormtrooper. I am looking for any advise on purchasing or constructing a costume.

I would like to get to know many people and have some fun as either a tie pilot or stormtrooper.

Thanks,
Eagle102903

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hey wes ..

well youve come to the right place ..

the m.w.g. is home of the tie pilot, and we have just as many storm troopers .
and in all shades .. :thumbs:

all you need is to ask ...

also these links may help you

http://www.jrsdetachment501st.org/

http://www.jrsforums.com/

http://www.whitearmor.net/

we always have events going on you should stop by sometime .. theres legoland in
Location: Legoland Discovery Center
601 N. Martingale Rd.
Schaumburg IL 60173


we are also doing relay for life the same weekend
EVENT: McLean County Relay for Life 2011

WHEN: FRIDAY June 24 12:00pm NOON - SATURDAY Jun 25 12:00pm NOON 24hrs


and then in july we have our fourth parades ..
bartlett
racine
peoria
champaign
and many others
and coming up is the
mcdonalds thanksgiving parade
and oct boo at the zoo at brookfield
and so so much more ..... were always hoping here in the m.w.g. :wink:

come out say hi take some pics meet some folks and just have a great time . :cheers:
i'm so far from normal.
and it's funny cause that's where i live!!!!
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138,

What would be some good sites or places to go to build a stormtrooper suit?

What events do you all have coming up in August, September or October?

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i will find out something for you :)
i'm so far from normal.
and it's funny cause that's where i live!!!!
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Welcome, fly the deadly skies.
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WELCOME! Always good to have a new member! Hope we meet soon and troop !
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If you have time.. and can get up to them - there are 2 conventions coming up where you could talk to members in person about building a costume and joining up -

Cyphan II and Chicago ComiCon (Wizard World Chicago)..

the MWG has a booth at both conventions and if you let whomever is working the booth know that you are interested in joining, they can link you up with someone on the spot who can talk to you about how they built there armor and what to do to get yourself started. ;)

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I am new as well, I have had some luck not much in tracking down places that supply armour kits

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Post by SL9965 »

Welcome Wesley!

I live near Champaign and I'm glad to hear that you're interested in the Legion. We need more southern Illinois troops. A few of us in central Illinois (Champaign, Bloomington, Peoria, etc.) are talking about having an armor party soon. I'll post the event as soon as I know more. This party will be for all types of costumes, not just plastic armor.

The links that James provided are good places to start. Be sure to stay away from ebay for stormtrooper armor. You'll pay too much and you don't always know what you're getting.

Also, stormtroopers are way cooler than TIE pilots... 8) Right Jim? :lol:
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JP.. You'll get the info you need :) dont give up.. Someone will help you soon
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