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Interview with 501st Member, & Boba Fett cosplayer, Josh Powers

501st legion interviewIn this week’s Anomaly episode, Jen is joined by “Sith Jen” as they crash a 501st armor building party at the TechShop in Round Rock, Texas.

The 501st Legion is an international costuming club started in 1997, by Albin Johnson (Member designation TK-210). It is an all volunteer charity organization whose primary purpose is to raise money for a multitude of charities including: the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shiners Hospital for Children, March of Dimes and The American Cancer Society (to name a few).501stJoshAndJen1

While armor party crashing, the Jens get a chance glimpse the process of costume building a Republic Commando. They also scored an interview with Boba Fett, AKA Josh Powers, (BH-15173), one of the legions “Infamous” level Boba Fetts.

501st LegionDuring the interview, Josh shares insider info on what the 501st is all about and how to get in. Here is a spoiler: It’s not as impossible as you may think! He gives some advice on where to start and how.

In addition to all of this great info, he tells the Jens how the 501st Legion lead him to the coolest love story in all the galaxies, both near and far, far away. Enjoy a listen as he spins the untold romance of Boba Fett and Boushh the Bounty Hunter/Princess Leia AKA Niki (Nik) Powers (BH-14019).

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy these posts: Ultra Sabers InterviewStar Wars Costume ExhibitCosplay 101What is CosplayAnakin the Creepy Creeper and The Phantom Menace: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.  

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About the Hosts

Jen
JenFounding Co-Host / Jedi / Producer
Jen teaches her 5-year-old son nerd basics, like the difference between droids and robots. Not the same thing people… NOT the same.
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Sith Jen
Sith JenContributor / Costume Ninja / Sithy Healer
Jen is Mom to a small horde of geek minions, Registered Nurse, Costume designer for Renaissance and Fantasy Faires, Halloween Champion Team Coach, ComicCon goer, Cosplayer of heavy Star Wars influence and Denizen of the Empire/501st hopeful (wish me luck with my first application this year!)
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