Debuting the FEM7 Star Wars-inspired armor at Long Beach Comic Expo!

This weekend I got to do something unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I got to dress up like a something from my favorite movies ever, Star Wars!

Now, I’m actually not the cosplaying type. I usually hate walking around cons and I cannot stand being uncomfortable in my clothes. I honestly never got into it because I was scared of the attention. But when my good friend and cosplaying pro Sal Perales told me about the FEM7 armor and the incredible opportunity for me to be a part of its debut, well I couldn’t let my fears hold me back!


The FEM7 is a Star Wars-inspired armor kit for women! How cool is that?! The armor was designed by seasoned cosplayer and designer Kevin Weir of KW Designs. Kevin really knows his stuff! From vacuum-forming helmets to 3D scanning and modeling, KW Designs is at the forefront of the future of cosplay armor creation. This design may look a lot like the First Order troopers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it was actually inspired by classic stormtroopers, The Clone Wars, and Ralph McQuarrie designs as well.

I had such an incredible time putting this armor together and getting to wear it with 11 other lovely ladies this weekend. A huge shout-out to Kevin for designing something that makes me look cool to my son, and gigantic thank you to my partner in assembly, Sal Perales, without whom I would never have had this crazy adventure!

If you’re interested in one of these kits for yourself or a loved one, reach out to Kevin on Facebook or Instagram. They’re great for couples cosplay!





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Star Wars enthusiast, Mom, Contributor and Administrator of In addition to handling website administration for, and, Amanda co-hosts the Rebel Grrrl, a Star Wars focused podcast with a Riot Grrrl heart. Amanda has guested on other popular Star Wars podcasts including Steele Wars, The Cantina Cast, The Star Wars Underworld Podcast, and Radio Free Tatooine. Amanda was the happy recipient of the 'Fan Favorite Female Podcast Host' award from the 2017 Star Wars Podcast Awards.

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