First of all, a big thank you to TLobe00 (Tony) for doing his Jango thing, and Mike, a local member of the 501st, for doing his TK! You guys are the best!
Even though my suit still needs some work, I deciced to go forth and make a public appearance with my above mentioned friends. It was for my son's sixth birthday party and it was a blast. We had kids lined up to shake our hands and even made most of the adults act like kids again. Great fun, and my son told me it was the best day of his life.
And the cake. My wife built it from the ground up. It even TASTED really good.