THIS COSTUME HAS BEEN RETIRED. After watching the Rebel and 501st Legions march for Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World two years in a row, I wanted in. What great organizations - coming together to cosplay and do a ton of charity work for their communities! It was even more exciting when I saw my friend, Markus, marching as an X-Wing pilot in 2012 :)
In 2013, I was determined to join and march with The Rebel Legion, but the gent I enlisted to make my Phantom Menace handmaiden battle costume fell off the face of the Earth. A few days before the day I had set aside for Star Wars Weekends I broke down and bought a Padmé Halloween costume in the desperate hope that it would arrive on time and look good. Well, it came and it was a mess :P Thus, my friend and I traveled around a local shopping center at light speed to acquire quick fix materials. It ended up looking presentable, but I wish it had been better. I'm just happy with all the great interactions I had with Star Wars characters and Disney guests!