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New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:15 am
by Shaelote
My name is Kristi, I'm from Buffalo, NY and transplanted to Lake Charles (yeah, it's a long story). I met my husband in an IRC chatroom club for Star Wars when we were 12 years old and somehow ended up here!

I'm interested in making Mara Jade's black bodysuit from Heir to the Empire. And I'm totally ignoring the side eyes I'm getting while looking at the printout at work.

I'm a dog trainer at Petco, so if your little Wookiees are turning to the dark side... uh, well, that's probably a good thing. *cough*

But yeah, I'm open to any & all questions. I have a Master's in English from Converse College, I'm still not really sure what Mardi Gras is, and I am super excited that I'm not the only one who wants to dress up and wave lightsabers around in SWLA.

-Kristi :mara:

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:24 pm
by Bubonos
Welcome to the forums! Paul Land (Landeaux) is from lake Charles, so there's troopers in your neck of the woods. Both Karen (Lady k) and Victoria (screenname?) Do the costume you are interested in and I'm sure will give you pointers on your potential build. We are doing Cyphacon in lake Charles this coming April and you should come out and visit the table to meet members and get ideas on what you will need to do. That costume, I believe, is also approvable with the rebel legion. So you maybe able to have duel approval. But be sure to join Mara Jades detachment and talk to others who have the costume so you can get that much more help. Hope to troop with you soon!

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Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:33 am
by Corsair
Welcome Kristi!

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:08 pm
by Reela
Glad you made it to the boards, Kristi.
We can definitely help you get a Mara Jade and approval.
I am thinking of having an armor party in Lafayette after Mardi Gras. You are welcome to come.

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:42 pm
by Dewka
Hi and Welcome to our forum. You are always welcome our events and we would love to see you at cyphacon.

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:33 pm
by Shaelote
Bubonos wrote:Welcome to the forums! Paul Land (Landeaux) is from lake Charles, so there's troopers in your neck of the woods. Both Karen (Lady k) and Victoria (screenname?) Do the costume you are interested in and I'm sure will give you pointers on your potential build. We are doing Cyphacon in lake Charles this coming April and you should come out and visit the table to meet members and get ideas on what you will need to do. That costume, I believe, is also approvable with the rebel legion. So you maybe able to have duel approval. But be sure to join Mara Jades detachment and talk to others who have the costume so you can get that much more help. Hope to troop with you soon!

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Thanks so much! I didn't know about the convention. Hopefully it's at a time where I won't be at work (Man, I hate working weekends). I'm glad there are people over here, it feels lonely being a nerd :D

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:25 pm
by VADER1
Welcome to the Bast Alpha forum, Kristi!

Wonderful story about you and your hubby!

You have a great group of troopers in the west side of the state.

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:49 pm
by Rogan Creel
Welcome. You may want to check out the Flagship Eclipse detachment forum for info on Mara's outfit if you haven't already.

Re: New to the 501st, not the Force...

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:46 pm
by DarthSkeletor
Welcome glad to have you in the 501st


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