Darth Vader at local Elementary School

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Kahnt, May 12, 2006.

  1. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I was contacted by a local elementary school to participate in an annual reading rally for the school. The kids in this school are ages 5-11.

    As I said, it is an annual event and many well-known locals participate. I was honored to have been asked and was happy to do the event. I had a blast and helped encourage the kids to read. The school principal said I was by far the most demanded person to read in the individual classrooms. Here are some pics:






    Enjoy. As I said, it was a fabulous event and the children loved it.
  2. muttley

    muttley Well-Known Member

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    What a rewarding way to use the hobby..

    Kudos to you for taking the time to help our youth...you didn't recruit any for the dark side did you?


  3. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LOL. That is absolutely wonderful. Cool to see you take the time and the kids enjoy it so much. Works like this is what makes the hobby all the better and enjoyable to see.
  4. eddie vader

    eddie vader New Member

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    Very cool. How difficult was it to see out of the helmet? Was your voice morphed?

    E. Vader
  5. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Anybody weirded out seeing a character that murdered younglings teaching them to read? :lol

    ".....and the brave Sith knights destroyed the evil Jedi, and good King Palpatine ruled the kingdom."

    After Revenge of the Sith, I see the character a bit differently then the SW icon he was before.
  6. Jumpin Jax

    Jumpin Jax Sr Member

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    ....OHHHH the reference to the real world I am holding back on ;) Cool.
  7. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(eddie vader @ May 12 2006, 10:41 AM) [snapback]1243109[/snapback]</div>
    I could see very clearly and had no problem reading the books.

    I just deepen my own voice, I dont have a changer or anything like that.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(muttley @ May 12 2006, 10:28 AM) [snapback]1243097[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks. It is a very rewarding way to use the hobby. I try to do stuff for local charities and schools whenever I can. Myself and TK-427 usually do these types of things together but he had to work that day.

    The principal warned me prior to the event about using the force to recruit kids to the dark side. She warned me, no jedi (sith) mind tricks. :D
  8. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    .I wish i could have made it , i love these events, we are going to raise money though soon for a childerns camp. that should be a blast , we will post pics of that . good job chris...
  9. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    That's awesome. I'm sure the kids will be talking about that day for a long time.

    DARTH ANIBAL Well-Known Member

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    That's great. :thumbsup That's exactly the type of stuff I want to do, but I haven't had many opportunities to. Conventions just aren't my thing, it's all about putting the smiles on kid's faces.
  11. WebChief

    WebChief Sr Member

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    Beautiful pictures. I love seeing stuff like this. Great job.
  12. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    Great work. certianly looks like you got their attention.

  13. CTF

    CTF Sr Member

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    Very cool, dude - that's what it's all about, making people smile. :)

    But did these kids not see EPI III? :p Book or not, I'd be scared.
  14. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Sounds like you had a blast.
    I bet the kids really enjoyed it :)
  15. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

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    Man, thats too cool. The best part is they will remember that for years to come.
  16. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    Wonderful photos and looks like you did a terrific job....those kids look captivated by your presence ;). Seeing kids at that age respond to the costume is the greatest reward of all.... :)


  17. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    VERY COOL...

    You know, in years to come, I bet a few of those kids will still be friends and, at some time they'll say "Hey remember when Darth Vader came to school........" It's one of those things that they'll never forget.

    Well done :)


  18. Studio Stasis

    Studio Stasis Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Im suprised they weren't afraid of you after you killed kids at the Jedi Temple. :lol

    What do you use to amplify your voice?
  19. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(SithLord @ May 13 2006, 12:22 PM) [snapback]1243672[/snapback]</div>
    Yes, it is indeed Thomas.

    I usually don't have a problem getting people captivated by my presence. I'm 6'6 and 240 pounds without the costume on so kids are pretty awestruck when they see me at 6'10 in the costume. :D

    <div class='quotetop'>(animetronic @ May 13 2006, 08:10 PM) [snapback]1243827[/snapback]</div>
    Nothing. I have a voice amp but I have a powerful voice naturally so I make good use of it. :)

    <div class='quotetop'>(yakcam @ May 13 2006, 07:37 PM) [snapback]1243819[/snapback]</div>
    I know if I were that age and Darth Vader had walked into my classroom that I would have talked about it for the rest of my life.... :)

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