I can help there! I'm on the right. Schwartz is down front. I think this was after his costume malfunction....
Hehe....just kidding. This is actually both of us (I'm on the left), with DarthMiller's mannequin in the back and the TDH banner behind. Eric's not that much shorter than me...but as Alex pointed out, the lunge doesn't help. His suit was awesome and his ROTJ bucket was sweet. Good job, Eric!!
Here are some more pics. Me with Kenny:
With a cute little baby Yoda...
With the Vader who took second place -- "Aren't you a little short to be a Dark Lord of the Sith??":
With Mark Boudreaux of Hasbro -- who helped designed the original and was lead on the new Millennium Falcon. An old acquaintance from my Toy Fair days:
With Amidala -- she tied for first in the female category (but I didn't get her name...):
And my favorite -- with Spideyfett's daughter. She rocked!!!
After looking at most of the pictures, I wish I had moved my ammo belt up a little! That's the perfectionist in me....
But all in all a good time! I reconnected with Steve Sansweet, who I hadn't seen in years and got to renew my open invitation to Rancho Obi-Wan! And I'm, hopefully, going to be featured in a coffee table book on fan-made costumers call -- aptly -- "Fan". They were shooting for it at the show and I was one of the last guys they took in after I won the costume contest. That will be sweet!!
Great meeting all the TDH-ers, too! Look forward to the next time. I'm sure I'll see some of you at NY Comi-con!
Last edited by Madmartigan; Nov 3, 2008 at 1:08 PM.
Not from Fan Days, but one more picture I wanted to share -- with the nephews on Thursday night before:
Darn near pulled the jet pack off my back! Just a word of warning when it comes to dressing up around your 4-8 year old nephews: They lack the general sense of awe and respect when they know it's Uncle Chris under the mask. Be on your guard!!
I was at my table all day drawing, but I don't remember seeing ANY Fetts come into the Exhibit hall. VERY disappointed. sigh...
Excellent pics, Chris!
But. . . where are the pics of Jewel Staite?!? Was she there? Did anyone get to meet her??
I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.
He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."
It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.
Chris, you and Eric both looked incredible! The fett's were my favorite part of the con, of course!
I had a great time. It was great matching some of the names with faces. It was the first time in quite awhile that I wore my Vader. My ESB Fett should be 100% complete soon (waiting on Slave1Pilot's JP paint job) and I'll definitely be trooping in that as much as possible.
Good Grief I missed all the good stuff on Sat!!! I WILL BE THERE ON SATURDAY FOR SURE NEXT TIME!!!
Just have to say awesome show it was great meeting everyone and i really enjoyed helping out best con so far this year in texas hands down =)
Here's some of my pics from fan days. Sorry so late on these guys.
Me with my main influence (the highlight of the show for me) Dave Dorman.
Join the Dark Side!!!
Die Rebel Scum!!!
We've got Busch!!!
Ahsoka Tano is ready to strike!!!
Hail to the King, Baby!!!