Going to put my geek hat on for a moment. I am member of the 501st Legion, which is a Star Wars costuming group. The only requirement to join is to own a screen accurate costume of a Star Wars 'bad guy', the most popular of course being Storm Troopers. My costume is a Tie Reserve which is an off duty Tie Pilot without the helmet (officer hat instead) and chest plate (I will eventually go for the full Tie Pilot, as budge allows). This group goes out of its way to help others, using our costumes. We will raise money for other charities. The 501st is divided into Garrisons, of which I am in the Ohio Garrison. The O.G.'s goal for this year (and we are close to achieving it) is to raise $20,000 for various charities, of which 100% goes to them. Our biggest event is Cincinnati Comic Expo, where over that 3 day weekend we raised $5000 for a local charity Families with ASD, which work with families that have children on Autism Spectrum. We also have helped raise money for Make a Wish, A Special Wish, and Special Olympics. By trooping at various cons, movie releases, parades, and other groups events. An important type of troop we also do is for the Children's hospitals, which we do to bring very important smiles to not only the patient's face, but also to their family's faces as well. Our motto is "Bad Guys Doing Good".
To add a little bit of woodworking to this, the 'code cylinders' that are in the left shoulder pocket, I made by turning them on the lathe (out of poplar), then spray painted them metallic silver.
Last edited by MikeMa; 11-30-2018 at 12:11 PM.