I'd like to share a couple of my favourite hobbies with you guys today, maybe you'd like to share your hobby as well.
First and foremost my Star Wars obsession...
A few years ago, I decided that I was going to buy a Stormtrooper costume, so that I could have something cool for costume parties, and Halloween. I started doing a bit of research on all the different kinds, and prices. In my research I stumbled across a Star Wars costuming group called, The 501st Legion. Some of you may have heard about them! We're a worldwide costuming organization with over 12,000 members worldwide! Our main focus is charity and volunteer work, such as Make-A-Wish, and various Toy Drives.
Here are some pictures of my costume!
I've done many events in my kit, from hockey games to movie premiers to my favourite; helping grant a wish for Make-A-Wish Atlantic. Some people laugh about it, some make fun, but at the end of the day we do so much good for our communities and I have an absolute blast doing it! Definitely the most fulfilling hobby I've ever taken on: as well as the most expensive.
You can find out more about the 501st here.
My second hobby is Airsoft; another hobby that gets me some odd reactions.
Airsoft is much like paintball in where you have a weapon that shoots a hurtful form of plastic as an opponent. Yes we do this for fun! The difference is that Airsoft guns are much more realistic bordering "replicas" and shoot small 6mm plastic BBs from anywhere between 150-450 feet per second. (FPS) just enough to hurt so you know you've been hit, and leave a small welt. Doesn't typically break skin or anything.
Most of the friends I play with are Military or Ex-Military, but it brings in all kinds of people. I enjoy it because it's a very disciplined form of activity, where we typically "Milsim" - where we take it somewhat seriously and try to play by "realistic" standards.
Here are a few shots of me in that hobby.
Feel free to ask me anything or share your hobby!!
Edited by C0bra, 31 January 2018 - 02:38 PM.