It’s been a while since we had time to post any updates/reviews but with the recent news articles making their rounds I wanted to clarify a few things.
First, Mom’s name was spelled wrong, so if you look up Sabrina Ridley, you wont find her. No biggie though because she prefers people just contact me directly on my Facebook page.
Second, it says Stormtrooper Ranch collects money for charities, they do not. We simply make appearances for charities/non-profits. Information on Stormtrooper Ranch can be found here: http://stormtrooperranch-theoneandonly.com/. If you are looking to have Stormtrooper Ranch to come out to your event go ahead and contact them through the information on their website. I can’t always make every event and I won’t be doing events once it gets hot out (unless I am invited to an air conditioned building). If there aren’t any members near you, you can try the 501st, they are much larger and do the same things for non-profits.
Now some other notes, the article make it sound like Mom fiberglassed my head, there was a lot more to the process, but the fiberglass cast (like they use to set broken bones) was used to make a thin base to put the clay on. More information on the helmet build can be found here: Stormtrooper Helmet Build – Doggie Style!
For those of your that say this is cruel I will have you know that this helmet was specially made for me and if I didn’t want to wear it, I wouldn’t (ask anyone that has tried to trim my toenails, it’s a circus event). I certainly wouldn’t be wearing it to charity events and events held my the humane societies. If I do want it off, I just tell Mom and she takes it off (making the human Stormtroopers jealous). If I need to take a break, I get to, Mom event has a whole travel kit with blankets, treats, and water. I can sit down, lay down and go potty in my costume if I need to and can quit at anytime. Then what do I get out of this? Besides all the attention, people talking to me, petting me, I would say I loved the moment two little girls came up to me at an event then gave me big hugs, well it was more than hugs, for a minute I thought I was going to have to take one home since she wasn’t letting go. Then Mom loves that people stick around and talk, so they are more likely to help the charity we are helping.
I think I need to write up a tutorial on the suit and my next helmet build, but until then here are some more pictures for your enjoyment.
The follow photos are by Alan Dyck Photography