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Women Stormtroopers Try Out New Armor

Kevin Weir of KW Designs unveiled a new Stormtrooper armor kit that makes cosplay easier for women. It’s called the FEM7, and a group of cosplayers wore it to Long Beach Comic Expo in February.

As a member of the Star Wars costuming group the 501st Legion, Weir has been familiar with stormtrooper armor for more than 10 years. Eventually he began making cosplay armor for others and created stormtrooper armor for women called the FEMTK, based on the armor worn by female stormtrooper Jes Gistang in the Star Wars: Legacy comics. The new armor differs from the FEMTK, since it's not directly inspired by an already established look.

"I wanted to go beyond the boundaries of creating a character that's been seen before, but at the same time try to encapsulate all those different elements from The Clone Wars, Ralph McQuarrie, The Force Awakens, [and] the classic stormtrooper," Weir told the Daily Dot. "I just kind of let my mind relax and have fun with the sculpt."

Read more about the FEM7 armor and the experiences of the women who tried it out at The Daily Dot.

(Image credit: Kevin Weir)

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