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Dave Myers as a Mandalorian

Dave Myers as a Mandalorian

Dave Myers poses as the Mandalorian Ti’Meshla Akaan, a character of his own creation. Myers custom-made his own armor and weapons. The Mandalorians are a fictional warrior group with in the “Star Wars” universe. The most notable Mandalorian from the “Star Wars” films is the character Boba Fett.

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Chest plate on a Darth Vader costume

Chest plate on a Darth Vader costume

A detail photo shows the chest plate of the Darth Vader costume worn by “Star Wars” enthusiast Jon Toepp.

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Jon Toepp in his Darth Vader costume

Jon Toepp in his Darth Vader costume

Jon Toepp, dressed as iconic movie villain Darth Vader, is a member of the 501st Legion, a worldwide organization whose members dress in authentic “Star Wars” Imperial costumes.

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'Star Wars' enthusiasts

'Star Wars' enthusiasts

A few Billings-area “Star Wars” enthusiasts enjoy wearing costumes of the movie film series’ iconic characters for appearances at charitable events. They are, from left to right, Dave Myers as a Mandalorian, Jon Toepp as Darth Vader, Tina Currey as a Jedi knight and Monica Franklin as a Tato…

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Darth Vader's helmet

Darth Vader's helmet

Jon Toepp’s Darth Vader costume cost $3,000 and features a voice modulator that allows Toepp to replicate the “Star Wars” villain’s distinctive voice. The belt, top left, houses batteries that powers the lights and modulator. The chest plate is strictly for show.

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Dave Myers holds a custom-made thermal detonator

Dave Myers holds a custom-made thermal detonator

A replica of a thermal detonator, a grenade-like weapon in the “Star Wars” universe, was custom-made by Dave Myers. The device was used by Princess Leia to threaten Jabba the Hutt in the film “Return of the Jedi.”

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A Tatooinian farmer and Jedi knight

A Tatooinian farmer and Jedi knight

Monica A. Franklin, left, dresses as Tatooinian moisture farmer Meeka Tu-sala. Tina Currey dresses as Jedi knight Corrin Sorrel. The characters are creations of Franklin and Currey and not part of the “Star Wars” universe. Franklin wields a replica of a DL-44 pistol that Dave Myers crafted b…

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Darth Vader battles a Jedi

Darth Vader battles a Jedi

Jon Toepp, dressed as Darth Vader, and Tina Currey, dressed as a Jedi knight, stage a mock “Star Wars” battle.

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"Star Wars" devotees bring a faraway universe to Billings

"Star Wars" devotees bring a faraway universe to Billings

Billings-area fans of the "Star Wars" films bring a faraway universe a little closer by dressing as the iconic characters from the films.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Man in Darth Vader mask robs Butte convenience store

Man in Darth Vader mask robs Butte convenience store

BUTTE — The Empire apparently struck again when a man wearing a Darth Vader mask robbed a convenience store in Butte early Monday.

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Eric Brosten

Age, birthplace: 57, Great Falls 

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Weekly Webb: Bawdy, spontaneous look at the Bard's work

Weekly Webb: Bawdy, spontaneous look at the Bard's work

Director Bobbi Kay Kupfner describes “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged” as a love letter to the Bard.

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Weekly Webb: Musings of a one-armed reporter

Weekly Webb: Musings of a one-armed reporter

It doesn't fire lasers or knives or lob spitballs at students texting in the back of my writing class at Montana State University Billings.

January 28, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Billings woman transforms home into Christmas wonderland

Billings woman transforms home into Christmas wonderland

Carla Ova begins the tour of her home by describing the first Christmas tree visitors are likely to see as they walk in.

December 24, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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