Ever thought you might like to be a Stormtrooper or Darth Maul for the day? Well now is your chance. Torquay Museum is looking for volunteers to dress as characters from Star Wars to entertain children during its summer exhibition, May the Toys Be With You.
May the Toys Be With You, which runs from 17th June until 3rd September, showcases one of Britain’s finest Star Wars collections featuring some of the first toys, posters and memorabilia produced. Exact life-sized replicas of Darth Vader, R2D2, a Stormtrooper and a Boba Fett helmet and chest armour will also be on show, along with a full-sized Star Wars X-Wing Cockpit arcade video game that visitors can play, and much more.
“We have three amazing wearable Star Wars costumes, and would like volunteers to come and fill them for us during the school holidays,” explains Carl Smith of Torquay Museum. “The Stormtrooper costume is awesome and the Darth Maul costume is just downright scary.”
“If you fancy yourself as a disciple of the Dark Side then the Darth Maul costume is for you, or if you’re purer in spirit then try the Anakin Skywalker costume – both of these come with amazing lightsabers. The fun isn’t just for the boys either – some of our best volunteer Stormtroopers and Darth Mauls during past Sci-Fi exhibitions have been women.”
“You don’t need to be an actor, but a sense of humour certainly helps as you will be interacting with lots of families,” continued Carl. “It’s great fun being a Star Wars villain or hero for the day, and will really bring the May the Toys Be With You exhibition to life. The Museum doesn’t have enough staff to fill all of the costumes once the rush of visitors during the school holidays gets under way – which is where volunteers can play their part.”
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