This is my friend TJ, wearing a costume she made for Halloween, 1977.  She was 16 at the time.

Now, keep in mind: there was no internet to search for images.  She could not have rented and paused the movie, because it wasn’t released on video until 1982.  No, TJ just went to the movie a bunch of times, took notes with a flashlight, drew a bunch of sketches, and put this together.

In 19-fucking-77.  So let’s bury this bullshit about how women didn’t grow up on Star Wars.

Hell yeah TJ

My aunt, who was born in 1951, loved Star Wars so much that she saw the first one 14 times in the theater within just a few weeks of it opening. The first few times she dragged her little brother along, who wasn’t really that interested, and finally she gave up the pretense and just went alone.

She can’t even count the number of times she’s seen all the movies.

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