The 50st Legion was at the Regal 16 movie theater in Pinellas Park again for the first of two fund raisers for the Stars of Hope charity, this one staffed by Legion members in clone trooper armor, from the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars.
I provided the photography, and even though there were only four costumes, we raised over two hundred dollars for a good cause!
Next week will be the big one: the Stars of Hope troop, with over thirty members in costume. For a dollar a picture, people can get their pictures taken with movie-accurate Star Wars costumes, and there will also be a Shoot-The-Trooper Nerf gun booth, all for charity.
If you're local to the area you won't want to miss it!
Armored troops get all the action
A young group of Star Wars characters: Boba Fett, Padme, and Anakin Skywalker
Above Left: a clone trooper wearing my ball cap
Above right: Another trooper doing cash register duty
A young fan shows his gratitude. This never gets old, ever.
Below: seven hours in armor is a very long time. Wearing these costumes is tiring, but it was done for a very good cause.