Many moons ago, I attempted to work with Bothan Jedi (Chris) and the few other people I could get interested (some cranky 501st guys) and thus ensued a grand flop of a project... the "Rebel" element was crushed by the indifferance of the 501st... and this is how the large Deathstar backdrop came into being.
I have a desire to rekindle my interest... but when I checked for potential events here... I read how my "poorly made or poorly maintained" Jedi costume will apparently be scoffed at?
Well, I'm sorry... but I would look and feel awful in a Rebel pilots uniform. (Ok, I might be convinced to wear a Rebel Trooper command uniform... but allow me to continue)
If you would look at the RL members pages, you will find MOST of the RL is made up of (you guessed it) JEDI.
Sure, I realise that there are a few people who have every costume in the SW saga... and MOST of them are in the 501st. Nonetheless, there are only a scant few willing to spend money and time on costumes that they wear a few times a year. Most of us choose a Jedi costume because it fits our buget and lifestyle.
Rouge (eric) and ez022341 (Mark), you both have trunk after trunk filled with wondeful costumes... but you simply cannot expect people to construct costumes an wear them because it will look good at the fan table... or because it fits the clubs name better.
People wear Jedi costumes because the LOVE JEDI... and the RL is filled with prequel loving Jedi geeks. Perhaps the RL should work WITH this fact instead of dismissing a core group of members? Belive me, there are very few JEDI ONLY groups that I can think of.
As I have read the charter and rules of this club, I noted that this club is an attempt at being a DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT group than the 501st... for good reasons.
Now, I don't mean to cause and flap... I just want you to think about this from a different perspective. Hopefully, my crabby tone will be ignored... as I speak for all those who cannot afford or do not wish to invest in that tired old "original trilogy" look.