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.

Anoka Halloween Parade

Photo by Alex Hall.

On October 27th we marched in the Anoka Halloween Parade! It was cool out, but actually perfect weather for our costumes (which are usually overly warm). We had a really terrific turnout, and we won third place as best non-royalty float!

I went as Admiral Ackbar, and had plans to walk in the parade, but I ended up riding in the firetruck. I’m glad I didn’t walk, because I don’t get very much air into the mask and I think I would have eventually passed out. I’m still getting used to what my limits are in that costume – I’m so used to having my face exposed that wearing a mask like this is a huge adjustment.

A bunch of good guys! Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

The Resistance! Photo by Amanda Fineran.

Photo by Alex Hall.

SMM’s Social Science: Sci Fi Con

I’m helping! Just kidding, this old fart doesn’t remember shit. Costumers: Kris Heding and Paul Haga. Photo by Alex Hall.

On October 11, the Science Museum of Minnesota had a “Sci Fi Con” event as part of their Social Science series. I volunteered as part of Minnesota Superheroes United, and pretty much spent the evening playing with the exhibits and being a giant goofball. It was a blast!

Most intense game of illuminated poker ever? Costumers: Kris Heding, Mike Bartos, and Paul Haga. Photo by Alex Hall.

Indie band album cover? Costumers: Paul Haga, Kris Heding, and Mike Bartos. Photo by Alex Hall.

Trippy!

Magic tornado!

The news is…not good. Costumers: Paul Haga, John Whitt, and Kris Heding. Photo by Kayla Beckemeyer.

None of us know how to run a newscast. Costumers: Paul Haga, John Whitt, and Kris Heding. Photo by Alex Hall.

Private Wedding

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Costumers: Erich Schwab, Jordan West, Mike Giralico, Jennifer McNitt, Ben Marolt, Madeline Anderson, Aaron Weiss, Kris Heding, Porky Shears, and Shtey Short.

On September 22, we made an appearance at a wedding at the Como Zoo! It was a really fun time. We surprised the groom and most of the guests when we appeared after the first dance. As the evening went on, we definitely busted out some wicked dance moves.

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Costumer: Erich Schwab.

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Hard to eat cupcakes with a helmet. Costumer: Mike Giralico.