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Star Wars Katie Gets Her Own Stormtrooper Armor Thanks To The 501st

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Remember Star Wars Katie? The young girl bullied by peers at school for liking the sci-fi saga simply because she was a girl? She made a splash online thanks to a blog written by her mother Carrie Goldman, who has since gone on to write a book on bullying called “Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.” We had a nice update on Katie late last year and she of course, continued to be awesome, but there’s a new chapter to be told. See, Katie wanted to be a Stormtrooper for Halloween this year and the 501st Legion made it happen.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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