TK Helmet Project
I saw that the 501st is sponsoring a charity auction to benifit the Make-A-Wish foundation.Â Similar to the Vader Project, each artist will recieve a Stormtrooper helmet to decorate or paint however they would like.Â 50 Helmets have been donated by EFX Collectibles and will be shipped out to the Artists in early March of 2009.Â The helmets will be completed in a month or two and then off for display and auction.
Here’s a little background from the 501st website.Â Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as â€œVaderâ€™s Fist,â€ is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.Â They attend charity events, movie premieres, and make hospital visits.Â This group of devoted fans do A LOT of good in the world.
Membership in the 501st requires the ownership of a movie quality costume, so I am not currently a member.Â I am however very pleased to be one of the Artists that will be contributing a Helmet to this charity auction.Â You can see more about the projects including a list of the others that are involved by clicking the banner above to go to their site or clicking here.by