Greetings, all. Just a humble announcement: I've been granted the position of "XO" (Executive Officer) for the Hawai'i contingent of "Endor Base". "Endor Base" encompasses not only Hawai'i but Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska as well. If you are not familiar with the Rebel Legion (at http://www.rebellegion.com ), it is essentially the good guy answer to the 501st (bad guy costume) fan organization. Membership is free. Currently, I am only a member of Rebel Legion forums since my costume is not yet completed. However, once my Rebel Commando (a la the Battle of Endor in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) is completed, I will be able to upgrade my membership in the Legion. In any case, I have noticed a "disturbance in the Force" here in Hawai'i. I have, thus far, only seen one Anakin Skywalker costumer, one X-Wing pilot costumer (Missing In Action) & one gal dressed as Princess Leia in Bespin Gown. Not to mention 2 Asian Jedis that I spotted at the Episode II showings at Dole Theatre. Other than myself, as far as I know, only Hapa Jedi (a.k.a. "Johnakin") has joined the Rebel Legion. Therefore, I am humbly inviting any & all interested parties here in Hawai'i to join the Rebel Legion. To what end? Well, to bring balance to the Star Wars costuming going on here in Hawai'i. I think it is great that the local 501sters bring the Star Wars legend to the public with their Stormtrooper costumes, etc., but I feel it is regrettable that the good guys (i.e. Rebels & Jedis) have little or no representation in this costuming. If anything, we fellow Star Wars fans can hang out, have fun as a group & do some good sharing with kids (& the kids at heart) the great legend of Star Wars. If you have any questions to this end, please let me know. Feel free to post questions here. I'll be sure to get back to you. You may also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best wishes, Jay Tee Erricck P.S. Unfortunately, due to measures taken to avoid any legal problems (due to injuries sustained at events, etc.), I do believe Rebel Legion age restriction is limited to persons 18 years or older. I do believe the 501st follows the same policy. My suggestion to any interested Star Wars fans under 18 would be to keep in touch via e-mail (or snail mail) with myself or the Rebel Legion at least until they are old enough to participate in public costuming events. I recommend checking out the Rebel Legion site for more details regarding this.