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 #16412  by Kmannzl
 Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:08 am
Hi Everyone,

I'm a newbie on these forums. I'm Kerry hailing from Christchurch. Long time reader, first time poster. My partner and I are long time fans and collectors of Star Wars items. My first memory of Star Wars is trading the cards that came in packs with bubble gum. Once you had the whole set, you could tape them all together and make a big poster.

My partner Mary and I are about to embark on our honeymoon to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. I gather from another popular topic on these forums that quite a few people on here are going too.

I have a TK armour build happening in my garage. It won't quite be finished before we leave for the states.

I've found lots to read on these forums. I appreciate all the time that your community puts in to them.
 #16501  by Tirenus
 Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:12 am
Kia ora Everyone,

New to these fantastic Forums and wanted to introduce myself. I'm David, 37, and a long time fan of Star Wars. My Dad took me to see Return of the Jedi when it came out, we were lucky enough to have a movie marathon in Nelson and seen all three movies back to back. Since then its been a love affair!.
Currently residing in New Plymouth and working on my first Jedi costume, I'd like to make it myself but not very confident with the needle and thread, but there are some great tutorials I've seen so that will help if I take the plunge. I've never been in costume before, but was inspired by my nephew (who naturally is Star Wars obsessed) after I took him to Auckland Armageddon last year, he wants us to go as Jedi this year, so that's what I'm working towards.
As for my name, its inspired from two characters from the TV series 'Rome', I've had it in mind for a few years now, and now get to use it. I hope to get to know some of you better, would love to meet other fans in and around Taranaki too.
 #16506  by Archon Revuge
 Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:55 pm
MattG wrote:...Archon Revuge is from NP, IIRC.
Sure am! I'm living down in Wellington these days, but I head back up to NP on a regular basis to visit my family. Will have to catch up some time Tirenus!
 #16512  by Blaxmyth
 Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:50 am
Hi David.

Nice to hear of another fan in the area. It'd be great to catch up with you sometime, and I'll let you know when we head up your way.

Cheers, Phil
 #16513  by Tirenus
 Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:34 am
Thanks all, and Blaxmyth, I read your Trooping in Wanganui Thread, the photos are great!.

I found some great tutorials for Jedi Robes and Tunics on the Rebel Legion Forums (Am I allowed to state other forums here?), so just reading through them, I think I might tackle a Jedi robe first. Has anyone made their own Robe and have any hints?, I'm off to Spotlight on the Weekend to check out material. I ordered Boots from the United States earlier this week as well, so the transformation begins.

On a side note I help out at a local primary School here (My nephews go to it), and so far I've been a Pirate and a Genie for various School events. I mentioned to one of the Teachers about making a Jedi costume and I've already been requested for several more events at School. I also have a team in the Relay for Life each year, so next year I'm planning a Star Wars theme.

Have a happy Easter all!
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