Make-A-Wish Event

Photo Credit: Todd Murray.

On February 15th, Minnesota Superheroes United surprised a little boy named Graeme with his granted wish to visit the Marvel Super Hero Land at Disneyland when it opens in 2020! I love doing Make-A-Wish reveal events – they are so much fun!

 

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St. Paul Winter Carnival

On February 2nd, I did an event for the St. Paul Winter Carnival (don’t worry – we were inside!) inside the Landmark Center. I didn’t feel like wearing any of my current costumes, and I really wanted to wear my orange lekku that I bought from my friend almost a year ago, so I whipped together a costume from things I already had from other costumes. I wore my pants, boots, and belt from my Poe Dameron costume, and my jacket and holster from my Zara Fenn costume. And then I carried a lightsaber, which made zero sense but it looked cool. I’ll eventually finish the actual costume for my orange lekku, but it’s nice to know I can toss this together when I feel like having some sort of vaguely Star Wars-y rebel/Jedi character.

Photo Credit: Todd Murray.

The event itself was super fun! There were a ton of kiddos there, so we posed for so many photos. There were a few kids that just walked up to stare at us, because we looked like such an odd bunch!

The architecture inside the Landmark Center is so, so beautiful. Our changing room was inside one of the former courtrooms, and it had these cool nooks with ornate archways that I just fell in love with.

2nd Annual Minnesota Force Costumed Bowling

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

January 26th was the 2nd Annual Minnesota Force Costumed Bowling event! This time we invaded Park Tavern. We had such a huge turnout! I think everyone had fun. I didn’t bowl, but I had a blast watching everyone else bowl.

Dad and his son, twice. Both of whom want to kill him again. Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

Punk bitch, party of two.

 

Star Wars in Concert

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

On January 3-6, the Minnesota Orchestra performed the music of Star Wars: A New Hope live along with a showing of the film for five shows. I volunteered at four of the five shows, and had an absolute blast! There were so many people excited to get photos with us, and it was fun to wear a variety of costumes over the three-day period. I wore Kylo on Thursday, Admiral Ackbar on Friday, and General Hux on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

Photo Credit: Amanda Fineran.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Hard day at Starkiller Base. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

This “Christmas Cheer” is disgusting. Take this atrocity down immediately. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Probably the most epic photo ever taken of us. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Shirtless Kylo Ren (“Ben Swolo”) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This epic photo taken by Alex Hall.

Ever since I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi, “Randomly Shirtless Kylo Ren” has been my favorite thing from the movie (after Porgs, of course). I was living for the #kylorenchallenge on Instagram, and the “Ben Swolo” memes that took over the internet for about a week. So, when a friend found a ridiculous shirtless men’s chest piece and asked if I wanted him to pick it up for me, I said, “YES!”

Chest Piece: I don’t remember the brand, but it’s just a plastic chest piece from a costume store that cost $8.

Bodysuit: I bought this nude leotard to wear underneath the chest piece.

Wig, Leggings, Boots, Lightsaber & Makeup: All borrowed from my Kylo Ren costume.