History of the 501st Legion: 2012

Katie Goldman, the 10-year-old known as the Littlest Jedi, first became known back in 2010 when she was bullied by kids at school for having a "Star Wars" water bottle (kids said the sci-fi franchise was only for boys). In 2012, two years later, Katie's own anti-bullying actions are being rewarded by the 501st Legion. After the group was the target of online taunting, Katie decided to show solidarity by dressing up for Halloween as a Stormtrooper, and in a show of thanks, members of the 501st made Katie her own Stormtrooper armor built exactly to the movie's specifications. Take that, bullies!

Click here to read the MSN Article and here to read the Chicago Now Oct 12 article and here to read the Chicago Now Oct 29 article.
Lastly, here's the behind-the-scenes account of how this all got done: 501st-background-Katie-Goldman.pdf