This is Eugene, Hip Hop Adidas Stormtrooper, a member of the 501st Atlanta. He spends many hours using his numerous highly detailed sets of Star Wars armor for charity work. Often he finds himself in children’s hospitals enchanting and delighting those around him.
He is also the model for more then one of Christian Waggoner’s amazing photorealistic Star Wars reflection pieces.
Tonight, while walking around Atlanta decked out in his Shadow Trooper armor, someone thought they would be the knight and shining armor for some girl’s that Eugene did not want to take photos with. The man decided that his most knightly response would be to pop his car’s trunk, grab his shot gun, and shove it in Eugene’s face.
Thankfully Eugene is physically fine. And I hope that this senseless act of violence doesn’t keep him from continuing all the good he does while cosplaying.
I just wanted to add a “face” to the story I relayed earlier, as this man deserves it.