Base Highlight: Malaysia Outpost

Base/Outpost Name: Malaysia Outpost Location: Malaysia Established: July 2015 Command Staff:  King (BCO & BMO),  Nightress – BXO Rebel Legion Malaysian Outpost was first established between 2005 and 2006 by Nex, as the interest in Star wars costuming started to grow in Malaysia.  It lasted until 2010 and was disbanded due to lack of members.  In July 2015 the group was reactivated, mostly because we missed being part of the organization and wanted to show quality costuming again. Due to our long absence, we have a long way to go to grow this group again and to show everyone what Rebel Legion is all about.  Though we have lots of obstacles here we will push on and fight the good fight. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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I Am Rebel Legion: The Story of Nancy

This article is part of an ongoing series of testimonials from our members, who gladly shared their stories about how The Rebel Legion has made a positive impact in their lives as well as the ones from the people in their community. If you want your story to be featured, send it to angie.rivera@gmail.com   May 24 of 2014.  I was on my way to deliver a costume for my goddaughter so she could dress up to attend Puerto Rico Comic Con.  I was already curious about the event, but every year I planned to attend, something always happened that I couldn’t go.  There were no tickets left for that day.  At the time I was going through a deep depression and it was the first time I took sick leave from work.  Due to the situation, my mother insisted that I attend the convention on Sunday, because there were tickets available.  I was very hesitant because I didn’t have a costume.  Since I was a girl I loved dressing up for Halloween.  When I reached adulthood I always chose to dress up in costumes that were different to me.  Lots of makeup to hide my face.  To be unrecognizable to my friends was a lot of fun for me so dressing up as Princess Leia was never an option.  The only thing I knew about Star Wars was the Prequel Trilogy with Hayden Christensen and the main characters of the Original Trilogy. My mother finally convinced me to attend Comic Con that Sunday.  I thought I had to dress up as Princess Leia for the event, because people always told me that I look a lot like Carrie Fisher.  I knew that a Princess Leia costume wasn’t going to be available because it wasn’t Halloween season, so I bought the first thing I found: a white dance outfit.  My mother completed the outfit by adding a white pillowcase (you read that right; a pillowcase), and painted a pair of old sneakers with white Griffin Scuff.  What a mother wouldn’t do for a daughter to make her feel better! As soon as I stepped into the venue, a new time in my life started in the time I was the saddest.  Before that day, I was always exhausted because of my workload, I was lonely, felt different, and more focused on making other people happier than I was.  Dance troupes were my therapy, but I didn’t belong to any at the time.  Time went by and my friends moved on.  I felt weird because I was always talking about movies and making costumes.  While my friends always talked about kids and...

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Base Highlight: Colombia Outpost (English)

Para la versión en Español de este artículo, entra aquí. Base/Outpost Name: Colombia Outpost Location: Colombia Established: October 30, 2015 Command Staff:  BCO: Pablo José Rico (Macu Winsan) BXO: Jose Luis Aponte (Josan Samlun) BMO: Wilmer Rincon (Renwin de Argol) At this time Colombia Outpost is composed of four active members.  Our translator, Jennifer Muller Trujillo is a prospective member of the legion. We are Star Wars fans since many years, so we started a fan club called Star Wars Colombia La Vieja República (Star Wars Colombia The Old Republic).  We became involved with Rebel Legion because we are motivated by the social work and to contribute in favor of those who need; that is the main reason why we wanted to belong to this great family. We received support from our legionnaire brothers from Autana Outpost (based in Venezuela): Xiomer Bolivar, Richard Gonzales and Marco Guevara, who guided us in the formation process of our Outpost.  Since we throw our Outpost in SOFA 2015  (Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía. In English: Entertainment and Fantasy Hall) the acceptance has been very good and our interest is to work very hard so we can grow up as an organization and work together for those who need.   At this moment our performed missions are:     SOFA 2015 (Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía. In English: Entertainment and Fantasy Hall). Official Release of the Laptop Hewlett Packard Star Wars Edition. A Star Wars Christmas (toy drive to help children of Sentires Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps vulnerable population). Desert Photo shoot (A photo shoot simulating Tatooine desert). Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens premiere (invitation from Lucas Film through Disney). Episode VII the Force Awakens movie invitation with the children of Sentires Foundation. Gift Delivery and Christmas Celebration in the headquarters of Sentires Foundation for all the children.   Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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Base Highlight: Colombia Outpost (Español)

For the English version of this article, click here. Nombre de la Base/Outpost: Colombia Outpost Localizacion: Colombia Fecha de establecimiento: Octubre 30 de 2015 Directiva: BCO: Pablo José Rico (Macu Winsan BXO: Jose Luis Aponte (Josan Samlun) BMO: Wilmer Rincon (Renwin de Argol) En este momento el Outpost Colombia está compuesto por cuatro miembros activos.  Nuestra intérprete, Jennifer Muller Trujillo, es aspirante a miembro de la legión. Todos somos fans de Star Wars desde hace muchos años fundamos un club de fans llamado Star Wars Colombia La Vieja República. Nos interesamos en unirnos a Rebel Legion porque nos motivó el ver el trabajo social que se hacía, el poder aportar en favor de quienes más lo necesitan fue la principal razón de querer pertenecer a esta gran familia. Recibimos el apoyo de los Hermanos Legionarios del Autana Outpost (basado en Venezuela): Xiomer Bolivar, Richard Gonzales y Marco Guevara, quienes nos guiaron en el proceso de formación de nuestro Outpost. La aceptación desde que fue lanzado el Outpost en el Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía 2015 ha sido muy buena y nuestro interés es seguir trabajando muy duro para crecer como Legión y poder trabajar unidos por quienes más lo necesitan. Nuestras misiones realizadas hasta el momento son: Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía 2015 Lanzamiento Oficial de la Laptop Hewlett Packard Star Wars Edition Una Navidad con Star Wars (inicio de recolección de juguetes para niños de población vulnerable junto a la Fundación Sentires) Desert Photo shoot (Sesión fotográfica simulando el desierto de Tatooine) Premier Mundial Episodio VII (invitación de Lucasfilm a través de Disney) Invitación a la película Episodio VII con los niños de la Fundación Sentires Entrega de Regalos y Celebración de Navidad en la sede de la Fundación Sentires para todos los niños. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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I Am Rebel Legion: The Story Of William

This article is part of an ongoing series of testimonials from our members, who gladly shared their stories about how The Rebel Legion has made a positive impact in their lives as well as the ones from the people in their community. If you want your story to be featured, send it to angie.rivera@gmail.com   I remember when I was a kid, my father (may he rest in peace) took me to the now defunct theater in Cataño to see “The Empire Strikes Back”; I only remember a few scenes that stayed in my mind.  Years later, they took me to see “Return Of The Jedi”, which I remember in its entirety.  Since then, I’ve been a life-long fan of the Star Wars saga.  Whoever claims to know me and not know how a big of a fan I am, doesn’t really know me at all. Idiot.  Stupid.  Immature.  Ridiculous.  Those are only a few of the things people write about me and don’t have the slightest idea. I belong to a worldwide, non-profit organization called The Rebel Legion, and my local chapter is called Puerto Rico Base.  In this organization I learned to build costumes that are replicas of the originals used in the movies.  Through this organization I can give back to my community by bringing joy to whoever needs it and help my people.  I don’t charge a penny for doing all this and I don’t seek any kind of recognition.  I do this because it’s my way of helping others. By being a member of Puerto Rico Base, I had the opportunity to collaborate with entities like: Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America, Relay For Life and Children’s Hospitals, among others.  I’ve also made friends that will last for the longest time, here in Puerto Rico as well as in other countries like Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, and Costa Rica, among others. If doing good to my community means to be called “idiot, stupid, immature, ridiculous”, so be it.  I’d rather be called those things than being called criminal, abuser, drug trafficker or addict. My name is William Desiderio and I am a Star Wars Fan.  I have a family which I adore, and they support me in everything I do.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and a good job.  To My God and to my family I thank for everything I do and everything I am.   Like Puerto Rico Base on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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“The Force Awakens” World Premiere
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“The Force Awakens” World Premiere

Collaborators: William Holmes, Chris Hummel, Adam Warman   December 14th of 2015 is a memorable day for Star Wars fans across the galaxy, but especially for the costuming organizations that promote the famous franchise. Members of the Rebel Legion, 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs and The Dark Empire were invited to the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. About a half mile of Hollywood Boulevard was closed for preparation of the event.  A tent was setup covering the entrances of the main venue, as well as the Dolby Theater and the TCL Chinese Theater.   Fans started gathering alongside the Boulevard starting at 2pm.  A livestream started at around 4:30pm PST which was broadcast on the official website, StarWars.com.  National and international press covered the event. At 6:00pm PST, people headed to the theaters.  One of the theaters was selected for an introductory speech from Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company) about the legacy of “Star Wars” in the history of popular culture, while introducing the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, alongside J.J. Abrams (director) and Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter of “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Return Of The Jedi” and assistant screenwriter for “The Force Awakens”).  Shortly after, the main cast was introduced to an astonished audience prior to the beginning of the main event. Right after the main event, guests were escorted to the after party section, which was prepared with all kinds of amenities for the red carpet guests, turning Hollywood Boulevard in a party that people will never forget. We consider ourselves fortunate to receive an invitation to the World Premiere of the most awaited movie of the decade, if not of the century.  J.J. Abrams did not disappoint with his vision of the galaxy far, far away that has been passed from generations; my mother was 19 when the “Star Wars” was released, I was 18 when “The Phantom Menace” was released, and most of my contemporaries already have kids who will enjoy the new adventures of our beloved characters, and will pass the baton to the new heroes. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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