Ben Solo Lightsaber

The downside to working at a toy store when you don’t have kids is the justification of buying said toys. That’s the case again this time… sorta. I got another Kylo Ren Saber. I already have one but I figured I’d need a prop when I’m cosplaying as Kyla Ren and didn’t want to risk it. So Star Wars toys had an extra discount today … Continue reading Ben Solo Lightsaber

Space City Sabers Event at Barbara Bush Library

It was an event like this at Space City Comic Con when I found my saber family. I came in as someone who was “just interested” and ended up being a regular. And a few months after that at Amazing Houston, I helped teach a big crowd and loved every moment of it. Alas, we were not invited this year at ComicPalooza but this smaller … Continue reading Space City Sabers Event at Barbara Bush Library

Lightsaber Training: Dual-Wield and Saberstaff

Well I know for sure that I am going to be sore in the morning. My left arm already hurts but man does it feel good! The instructors gave us links to “homework” videos and although I’ve watched them all, there is nothing like actually being to do it. I just don’t have enough space in the house to move around (and outside, I just … Continue reading Lightsaber Training: Dual-Wield and Saberstaff

Dual Wielding a Lightsaber

Two weeks ago during saber class at Space City Sabers, the instructor had us create our own fighting choreography. I partnered with my friend Cindy who’s only been to a few classes but she sure can pick up choreography fast. I’m gonna say it again: it pays to have a background in dance sometimes. It was probably the craziest idea to practice dual-wield with a partner … Continue reading Dual Wielding a Lightsaber

PHX Comicon Arrest (based on a Facebook post) Something like this hits really hard when you know people (from your own family, Legion family and cosplaying community family) that could’ve been victims in a situation. And it’s an added blow when it’s one of your childhood heroes. It hits EXTRA HARD when you find yourself thinking “this could’ve been the Con you were at”… or have to … Continue reading PHX Comicon Arrest