Monday, May 5, 2014

Choose Your Side You Nerd!

If you've been following my posts for a while, you're remember my post Confessions of a Nerdy Girl about joining the Rebel Legion with our home-made Jedi Costumes. Since, we've been to countless events and made dozens of close friends.

As part of our gig, we have to travel to different sites for events. We purchased a cheap carry-all for our costumes and accessories. It's a cheap, grey utility chest that's lightweight and has wheels.

Well this week I decided it was too boring and needed some personalizing! I picked a decal I liked and printed it out to size.

I tapped across the top of the box and laid the stencil over it. Using a utility knife I cut out the design.

I covered the entire box with towels so I wouldn't get strips of unwanted spray paint. 

Spray Spray Spray... Using a paint marked for plastic I went over the stencil twice for a solid black. 

After about 10 minutes of drying I removed the tape so the pain wouldn't cure over the tape and rip.

Next I covered up the stencil and tapped out a 2" line from the stencil out - leaving a small round of blank space around the top and bottom of the symbol. 

Cover up and spray again!

Waited ten minutes and removed the tape. After consulting my brother and husband, we all decided the box need something else...

So I tapped out another two 1/2" lines on either side, again leaving space above and below the Symbol. - Here's the final product! 

We took the box to the Storm game on Saturday and all our 501st and Rebel Legion friends thought it was crazy awesome. The symbol is a mix of the two Star Wars sides; the top half is the Rebel Symbol and the bottom is the Imperial Symbol. 

I like this mash of the two symbols because it shows our love for both the Rebel Legion AND the 501st (bad guys vs good guys). Now no matter who we troop with, we'll only be "half wrong" hehe.

he entire project would have been easier had I owned a Cricket and been able to just print out stencils, but I did the best I could with the resources I had on hand.

So what do you think?


  1. Using tape for the stencil is brilliant and I never would have thought of that! This came out great!

  2. Haha, that's pretty sweet! Nice work! :)