Well, I saw Star Wars as a young kid and only owned Return of the Jedi, so I watched the hell out of it. So much so that it fails to work anymore.. I love Star Wars and never really thought of myself as a "Costumer" till I went to Celebration Anaheim and had my mind blown by all the costumes!
From there I built my first costume which was ANH TIE PIlot, and have been addicted ever since.
Im also a US Army veteran of 3 years and love making kids smile and parents smile as well. Truly a dream come true for a nerd!