A New Hope…. For Nerds.

Ever since I was a kid, Star Wars had captured my imagination. The idea of Jedi Knights and the use of the force, had me practicing moving things with my mind and an outstretched arm. I wanted so badly to be a Jedi. I remember asking my mom to get me a Jedi costume, so I could dress up, when the situation called for a Jedi. I was sure that if I had dressed up as a Jedi, the powers would come along too. Of course, the costumes my parents found were very minimalistic, and I had very refined taste. I only wanted screen ready costumes. I know I was a very picky child, but I knew what I wanted. Sadly, I never did find that movie quality costume as a kid. Things are very different now! More and more movie quality costumes are being produced daily and are available to people all around the world. I bought my first movie quality Obi-Wan outfit a few years ago and was so happy. I felt like a kid again. The excitement of my 5-year-old self, had resurfaced. Now at conventions, I can cosplay as Obi-Wan Kenobi and run into Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader, and all the characters I love, and interact with them. The time of the nerd is truly upon us! I guess what I am saying is to let your nerdy self out and be a child once again. It is such a breath of fresh air. Let your nerd flag fly high my friends, because the time for high quality costumes is here.

Until next time Rebels, DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY!

- Drew with Costume Rebel

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