We were contacted by a family who was throwing a birthday celebration for a little girl, Maggie, who just wrapped up chemotherapy treatment. She loves Star Wars, so her mom wanted some characters to make an appearance. The party was on July 25th, and we had a wonderful time! She was so sweet and so grateful. What a cool kiddo!
Last August, we visited Max, a really cool kid who was battling a multitude of health issues. We had a wonderful time and Max and his family became part of our Star Wars family. Sadly, late last year, Max passed away. We’ve been staying in touch with his family since last August, and they asked us to be part of Max’s memorial birthday party on July 10th. It was a wonderful celebration and a lovely memorial, but it was really difficult to hold it together emotionally. While this is such a huge part of why I do what I do, it’s also the most difficult part. Last year, two of the kiddos I visited passed away, and it was just so incredibly heartbreaking.
We had another premiere event for Black Widow on July 9th, but this time we were at Emagine Theatres in Lakeville. We had a great time! The movie was great, too.
July 8th was the premiere of Black Widow at Emagine Theatres in Eagan. It was also my debut of my WandaVision Scarlet Witch costume! Other than a wardrobe malfunction with one of my boots, the costume fit well and was comfortable, and I think it looks pretty awesome.
July 3rd was the Edina 4th of July Parade (I know, I know…) and HOLY COW did the Jedi turn out for this one! I wore my Poe costume for the first time in ages. The weather was nice (maybe a tiny bit warm) and there was a great turnout to the parade.
June 19th was the St. Louis Park Parktacular Parade! This was the first traditional parade we’ve done in over a year because of the pandemic. It felt great to get out and walk in a parade again (although my legs and feet begged to argue).
On May 4th, we visited the East Central Regional Library for their May the 4th event! We did a virtual Q&A and participated in Star Wars trivia!
This year’s Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade was done reverse-style and was much more scaled down. It was also held on March 20th instead of St. Patrick’s Day proper. Costumers for a Cause sure turned out, though! I wish we had gotten a photo of everyone, but we were kind of spread out. This was my debut of my Peggy Carter Captain America, but it was so windy and I was masked up, so I didn’t bother to try and get good photos. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a couple of good shots soon.
The Anoka Halloween Parade this year was done reverse-style (as a lot of parades have been during the pandemic) and we had a great turnout! Our groups were spread out along the parade route, so these photos are just of our little group.
I debuted my Jawa costume, too! It’s a really fun costume to wear, but I don’t think it’ll be one I can wear in warm weather.