Shoot for the Moon

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

On March 9th, the Star Wars groups got together and appeared at the Shoot for the Moon event at the Mall of America for a fundraiser benefiting the Mary Moon Foundation. We had a great turnout and took lots of photos, gave lots of hugs, and lots of high-fives!

I wore my mish-mash Twi’lek costume again (this time, combining my Poe Dameron costume and my Zeltron costume and a couple of other props) and I think it kind of worked.

Photo Credit: Pamela Scott.

Photo Credit: Pamela Scott.

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Science Fiction Day @ Science Museum of MN

Giant group! Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

February 23rd was “Science Fiction Day” (formerly “Star Wars Day”) at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Last year, I wasn’t 501st Legion-approved so I helped as a handler, but this year I got to actually troop! We had a giant turnout of costumers, and had a lot of fun mingling with guests and posing for photos.

Stare-down with a T-Rex. Hux has zero chill. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Choose your fighter. Costumers: Paul Haga and Kris Heding. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Sometimes, yeah. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Dance-off, bro! Costumers: Mike Giralico and Kris Heding. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Intergalactic news. Costumers: Amanda Fineran and Kris Heding. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Hux gives up with these fools. Costumers: Amanda Fineran, Kris Heding, Jeremy Horn, and Nick Hickman. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Ever get a wet willy from a Wookiee? It’s not fun. Costumers: Kris Heding and Paul Haga. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Eep! Costumers: Paul Haga and Kris Heding.

Nothing like a good ol’ game of Hoth Ball. Costumers: Kris Heding and Alex Hall.

Pummeled by snowballs. Thanks, Hera. Costumers: Kris Heding and Pari Elizabeth.

Kara-O-Con 2019

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

February 16th was one of my favorite events – Kara-O-Con at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Roseville! This was my third year going, and as usual, I had a blast! I wore my Black Canary costume and sang two songs: Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” with my friend Jim, and Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” by myself.

Photo Credit: Soledad Kern.

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

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.