Never too short for a Stormtrooper
by Fleetfang on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:25 am
The Legion's First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment has made a dream come true for Katie "the Star Wars Girl." Two years ago, Katie was bullied for being a girl who liked Star Wars. She became national news, and the 501st Legion and the rest of the fan community came to her defense. Katie regained her confidence that she can be whoever she wants to be, and she decided that for this Halloween she wanted to embody one of her new heroes -- she wanted to be a stormtrooper of the Fighting 501st!
Members of the FISD from around the world rose to the call for help, donating money and materials to make it possible. Midwest Garrison members gave their time and talent to measure, trim, glue, sew, snap, paint, and rivet Katie's dream into reality. Her armor was assembled in exacting detail, and with only days to spare before Halloween, Katie suited up for the first time!
One little girl's wish has come true, but in the process, the Legion has created a gift that will be shared around the world for years to come...
Read the whole story and learn what the ultimate fate of Katie's armor will be here, and watch a quick video about the story here!