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Kia ora all, I'm Michaela and I've been a fan of Star Wars since I can't remember. I do remember collecting all the cards from Return of the Jedi- a process that involved way too much of that nasty surgical pink "bubble" gum- sadly they disappeared a long time ago.
A lot of my appreciation for the prequels and the UE comes from art direction. I especially love the Clone Wars style.
I'm not much of a collector, but I do make stuff. My workshop is slightly scary and has far more fabric, paint and power tools than a sane woman needs. Star Wars was definitely one of my first inspirations for costuming. I do more recreation than original stuff right now as there are more opportunities to do so.
This costuming lark now means being a permanent fixture at Geddon as I run the cosplay contest for Bill. Which is a joy as well as a source of a lot of stress, but so worth it.