Trooping at C2E2 2016!

This was my first time out in my armor since I was approved by the 501st. I decided that C2E2 in Chicago was the best time to meet some members of the 501st and get out and say hi!

Here are some photos:

Lining up the shin seams

It took a while but I was able to line up the seams on my shins. I have big calves and skinny ankles so fitment was a definite art not science. They definitely lol a ton better now that I fixed the mix up for the anovos numbering. They just didn’t look right when I was initially trying to piece them together. After swapping a left to a right it all fell into place. 

back view of the shins after fixing the seams. needed some help from the wife for this.
  1. I am currently using the anovos hook and loop to hold the calves together. I will be swapping it out for the elastic and bra hook set up you can find on . A lot of people went that route. I decided that since I was learning, what better way to learn but on a fastener system that I knew I could remove easily. 

Anovos belt modifications

I follower UKSWRATH’s initial build as I was not going for centurion. I will eventually swap out the belt for a Kittel special but I was approved with anovos with no issues. 


i hand sewed on the small velcro patch after removing it to get behind it.
front side of the velcro patch before removing it.
what it looks like now from further away
i removed the two top chicago rivet/screws. they simply unscrew btw. no need to “force” (no pun intended) them. once removed ,cut a section of cloth from behind the velcro area that is only thru a single side and then cut out two curcles just big enough to cover the holes from the removed screws. i used simple white cloth glue and clamped them after linkng up the cloth “grain”.
It was literally that easy. Approval can be yours for about two hours of sewing and cutting and gluing.