Hey I recently had a discussion with some of the guys in my local 501st and we got on the subject of wearing your 501st accepted costume to costume contests and if it is fair or not. We argued many points and it does seem a little unfair since we had to be so spot on to join the 501st but in the other hand, we spent a lot of money on them and would love to show them off and if it wins it is only a reward for the work. Basically they thought it was in bad taste as it is like buying the best store bought costume out there on the market (unless you made everythign yourself). I am wondering what other 501st members have to say on this topic. I wanted to enter my boba in a costume contest but am still up in the air about it. Opinions??