August’s Trooper Spotlight is Justin Cummings. Justin, wife Alana and their son love to go to events together. Learn more about Justin below.
When did you join the 501st and why?
“I joined in 2012 (approved in 2015). I have always been a Star Wars fan and I thought since I have always liked Boba, I should get a costume.”
What was your first costume you got approved in?
“Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett”
How many costumes have you been approved in or do you own now?
“I have an approved ESB Boba, and a deathtrooper that is a work in progress”
Do you have any stats off hand that you’d like to mention? Number of troops done, number of different states/garrisons trooped with, etc.
“I don’t really keep track of that stuff.”
If you have multiple costumes, what is your favorite costume to wear and why?
“No matter how many costumes I end up having, Boba will always be my favorite”
Do you have a favorite event you’ve done or special memory you’d like to share?
“I enjoy Steel City con , and I am sure once I get a chance to do a children’s hospital visit, that will be a special troop for me.”
Do you have any advice for potential new members or our newest members?
“Stay away from etsy and ebay. do your research, ask lots of questions, and take your time to get it right the first time.”
What do you do for a living?
“I an an advanced engineering lab test technician for Wabtec”
What are some other things you like to do outside of the 501st?
“3d printing, working on electronics”
Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
Other than Star Wars, what other fandoms do you like?
“Star Trek, Marvel, DC”