Hello everyone! My name is Travis Buckmeier, and I am interested in joining the local 501st Legion.
First off, I am originally from the frosty state of Minnesota. I moved to the Louisville, KY area a few years back thanks to a work opportunity. Other than having to shovel a little snow this year, the winters have been much nicer!
Having been a Star Wars fan most of my life, my friends and I greatly enjoyed watching many of the Fan Films that cropped up over the years after the success of the "Troops" film. I was even lucky enough to participate in a very low budget film about 10 years ago. One of the things we missed out on was having high-quality costumes for our film so after I bumped into a few 501st members at GenCon a couple years back I started taking a closer look at your group.
I have already started working on an outfit, but in hindsight I started out on something that ended up being a little bigger than I thought it would be. I found a good deal on a few parts on a Boba Fett (ROTJ) costume. Luckily I have been able to gather most of the remaining parts from folks from The Dented Helmet. There are a few things that I still need to get completed (weather the boots, repair a jet pack crack, receive the jet pack harness plus a couple smaller items) and I should be ready to formally apply. Until that is done, I hope to participate in a few events to help out and learn how it all goes down.
Thank you in advance!