The Cutest Stormtrooper Ever

So, two years ago, little Katie Goldman was bullied at school because she was a girl who had a Star Wars drink bottle. It was a sad tale then, one which resulted in an outpouring of support for Katie, but nothing then could match the gift she got for this Halloween.

The 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars cosplay group, commissioned and presented Katie with her own custom, fitted Stormtrooper armour. It’s as realistic as it can be; aside from the scale, it was made based off plans used for Stormtrooper armour from the original film trilogy.

She got it for $US5 (for “parts”), on the condition that when she outgrew it she’d return it to the 501st so it could be used for charity.

In other words, everybody wins. Especially Katie, who has the coolest Halloween costume of all time.

Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper? Star Wars fans worldwide join to build a Halloween costume for one lucky little girl [Chicago Now]


Comments

    My cold, black heart just melted a little. This is awesome.

    This is the coolest thing ever. Kudos, 501st, for being amazingly awesome human beings!!

    Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper.

      Nah, new imperial policy. It stops them hitting their heads on doors.

    I discovered the 501st Legion at Supanova a few years ago.

    Since finding out about them I've really wanted to join... long hours make it difficult for a social life though.

    This is a great story though.

    Put a huge smile on my face.

    What a wonderful story...well until I read; "She got it for $US5 (for “parts”), on the condition that when she outgrew it she’d return it to the 501st so it could be used for charity"....not really a gift then is it? More of a loaner.

      It's like pay-it-forward. Continue giving. They only want to spread more happiness to other similar kids.

    Bully an geek and your (online) life will be ruined in an week :P
    *is the moral of the story

    Last edited 02/11/12 12:34 pm

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