Member Dossiers

Member Dossiers is our bi-monthly interview with a member of the Legion. A chance to learn about the person behind the costume.




  • Member Dossier: Imrageth

    Roman Bela of Elstree Base When did you join the Legion? July 2012 Why did you join the Legion? I always wanted to get a Jedi costume and when I got one, I found out that I can do something good having some fun at the same time. Also my friend mentioned RL to me and it sounded like a great idea.     What is your favorite costume to wear? Animated Captain Rex If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? Iron Man How has being a member affected your life? I met so many great people and stopped wasting my free time. Rebel Legion provides with many different activities, not only troops 😉 What would be your dream event to participate in? Star Wars Celebration What has been your favorite event to participate in? Dreamflight, London Expo Do you volunteer with other organizations? Yes, the 501st Legion What is your real life job? I am still a student. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Obi Anne

    Johanna Nybelius of Nordic Base When did you join the Legion? 2002 Why did you join the Legion? At that time the legion wasn’t much more than a place to have a picture of your costume up on the web somewhere. My first costume was a Padmé costume, and at first I didn’t even understand that prequel costumes were allowed there as well. When I got the explanation that the legion was for all “good guy” costumes it was a natural step for me to join. What is your favorite costume to wear? My favorite costume is my cancan trooper costume, which is a cancan outfit modeled after a stormtrooper costume. As for my favorite Rebel Legion costume it depends on the event. I love my A-wing pilot costume, and it’s really comfortable, but it’s only fun to wear at big Star Wars events, like Celebrations. At smaller events most people in the audience wonder what I’m doing with the Star Wars people. I also like wearing my Amidala Purple Travel Gown, because I’m proud of my work on it and it makes me feel really regal. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? More of Amidala’s costumes, for example her black travel gown or the cut senate dress from Attack of the Clones. How has being a member affected your life? It has sure taken its toll on my wallet… haha. No becoming a member made me even more interested in costuming, and I’ve become more invested in striving for accuracy and perfection. Through the legion I also have the possibility to use my costumes. I’m interested in other costume genres as well, but I don’t spend as much time and money on them because that would feel wasted when I don’t have any opportunities to wear them. With my Star Wars costumes I know that I have many chances to wear them every year. What would be your dream event to participate in? Probably being on stage during a concert with Star Wars music. I would have loved to see or troop at Star Wars in Concert, but it never toured the Nordic Countries. What has been your favorite event to participate in? I love the Jedi-Cons that take place in Germany, the last one was in 2010. They are quite small, but really relaxed and you get to experience the pure fun of being a fan with other dedicated fans. Do you volunteer with other organizations? I’m also a member of the 501st and I’m a Regional Support Administrator for FanForce Europe. What is your real life job? I’m a museum pedagogue at the historical mine and World Heritage Site of Falu Gruva, Sweden. A great place when you need to take photos of your tusken but don’t have time to go to Tatooine. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: ghostrider01

    Luis Alejandro Enrique Mendoza Larez, ghostrider01 – Outer Rim When did you join the Legion? 2005 Why did you join the Legion? I’ve always felt admiration for the rebellion, fighting against all odds and wear a rebel costume, became a target as SW fan What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) My still under construction A-wing pilot costume, and my Snow-trooper. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? Y or X wing pilot, and a Galactic Marine How has being a member affected your life? Meeting people from other nations, to link through the costumes and the enormous power of charity work… Besides learning many techniques to build pieces or props What would be your dream event to participate in? Celebration, and the Tournament of the Roses… ¨sigh¨ What has been your favorite event to participate in? A Venezuelan convention called Avalancha, and every charity work! Do you volunteer with other organizations? 501st legion What is your real life job? I am a sales consultant in a hardware store network Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Commander Cody

    Jason Rutledge, Commander Cody – Bespin Base Rebel Legion Commanding Officer When did you join the Legion? 2005 Why did you join the Legion? To further my knowledge of Star Wars costumes and to troop with like-minded individuals. What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) Animated Commander Cody If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? If I had the correct body type? C-3PO. How has being a member affected your life? I’ve met some fantastic people through the Legion and am grateful for all the friends I have met through my experience! What would be your dream event to participate in? Any Make-A-Wish event, hands-down, those are the more rewarding events. What has been your favorite event to participate in? I don’t have one, but Star Wars Celebrations 5 & 6 come to mind, as does the local Holiday parade called “Parade of Lights” in Athens, Georgia. The parade takes place at night in early December. The streets are lined with Christmas lights and all the floats are decorated for the holiday. The crowds are always enthusiastic and cheer us on through the parade. Do you volunteer with other organizations? 501st Legion. What is your real life job? Building Manager. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Skywalker2b

    Steve Michadick, Skywalker2B – Freedom Base When did you join the Legion? 16 July 2012 Why did you join the Legion? I’ve loved SW since I was 7 and always love seeing people dressed in SW costumes. Finally decided to take part and join the fun. Why Rebel vs. 501st? Because I’ve always favored the good guys. What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) The only one I have, so far. One day I hope to be able to say that it’s Corran Horn. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? I’d love to do a really articulate Admiral Ackbar. I’ve loved Ackbar since seeing him as a mail away “Revenge of the Jedi” figure on the card backs for ESB.  I’d also love to do a really good Luke on Tauntaun. How has being a member affected your life? I’ve done two troops so far: Spotsylvania Stars & Stripes Spectacular, and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Tribute to John Williams at the Wolf Trap. Both were extremely hot, but I had a great time at both. I find myself constantly looking at RL stuff and telling people about the Legion. I’m really looking forward to CVI! What would be your dream event to participate in? The premiere of Episode VII. What has been your favorite event to participate in? I’ve loved both of the troops I’ve done so far. I love meeting other costumers and seeing their costumes. I don’t foresee doing a troop that I don’t like, so I can’t really answer this question. Do you volunteer with other organizations? My wife and I are leaders for our church’s AWANAS program. We work with the K5-2nd grade kids. I also volunteer for various instrumental groups through our church (where I play trombone).  I’m also the XO of an online writer’s group called Red Squadron. It started out as a group of players of LucasArts’ X-Wing simulator games, but, since the game’s time has passed, we’ve evolved into a writers group. We’re always looking for new members, so if you’re interested, come check us out at http://crs-morningstar.net/comm-net/ and http://crs-morningstar.net/ What is your real life job? I’m an Asset Manager for the USMC. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: endorscout64

    Timothy P. Levan, endorscout64 – Echo Base When did you join the Legion? March, 2009 Why did you join the Legion? I joined the legion after reading an article featured on Star Wars.com . What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not)  My absolute favorite costume is the Rebel Fleet Trooper. No matter what kind of event I am attending, Comic Con, hospital, walk, etc; the public recognizes me. If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be?  If some one gave me a blank check, I would spend the time and money on C-3PO, Han Solo (ANH), Luke Skywalker (ESB), and a Bespin Guard (Love the shade of blue!) How has being a member affected your life?  Being a member has given me the opportunity to have friends, meet extraordinary personalities, and go to places I never though I would go. What would be your dream event to participate in? I have participated in so many events that would be categorized as a “dream”: Star Wars in Concert. Dream Lift for the Sunshine Foundation. But, if given an opportunity I would love to go and do Star Wars Weekends. What has been your favorite event to participate in?  The event closest to my heart is Star Wars Night with the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team in Wilmington, DE. The base has worked with the team on this event for three years in a row, each year it gets bigger and better. Do you volunteer with other organizations? I am also a member of the 501st Legion. What is your real life job? I work in the construction field. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Blue

    Beth Thornton, Blue – from Nar Shaddaa Base When did you join the Legion? April, 2005 Why did you join the Legion? I thought it looked like fun. What is your favorite costume to wear? Star Wars: Princess Leia Non Star Wars: Phoenix (x-men)     How has being a member affected your life? I met my husband by being a member. (Her husband is fellow member Trent Thornton – CC585.) I’ve also made friends across the globe that I would not have been able to do without being a member of the RL. What would be your dream event to participate in? I enjoy participating most different types of events. What has been your favorite event to participate in? Star Wars day at Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   Do you volunteer with other organizations? I play in the clarinet section of the Sheboygan Pops Concert Band and I am the Treasurer for Pine Ridge Campground in Waldo, WI. What is your real life job? I work in Treasury and Risk Management for a company in Milwaukee, WI. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Princess Dee

    Deidra Culp, Princess Dee –  from Nar Shaddaa Base When did you join the Legion? March, 2005 Why did you join the Legion? For fun, charity work, and to meet new people. What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) Princess Leia’s Ceremonial Dress from the end of A New Hope.   If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? The “Breathe” dress from Ever After. How has being a member affected your life? I’ve made a number of friends, which I never would have met if I just stayed at home. Plus I’ve traveled to a number of cities/places that I never would have done on my own. What would be your dream event to participate in? A Star Wars Breakfast. Even thought I’m not a morning person. But often those events are filled with kids, and for the short time you really get to be a movie character come to life. What has been your favorite event to participate in? Cleveland Symphony Orchestra concerts, just after Hurricane Katrina, the Cleveland Orchestra was doing a concert of Star Wars music and had invited the RL to troop before the concerts. The Red Cross was also there collecting donations in support of the rescue and relief efforts in New Orleans. I happened to be asked if I would carry around one of their donation buckets. And I have never experienced such generosity from the general public. People were putting $20 bills in the bucket, even while I was trying to hide it behind me so I could take a photo with someone. Do you volunteer with other organizations? Yes, 4-H and my church What is your real life job? I work in the Premedia Division of RR Donnelley, preparing files for the press room. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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