Many 'Star Wars' cosplayers are accused of having no life, but for one member of the international fan-based organisation, the 501st Legion, his self-made Stormtrooper costume has probably just saved his life.
According to ABC News, Scott Loxley, who started his journey in 2013 to walk 15,000 kilometers across Australia to raise money for the Monash Children's Hospital in Victoria, Australia was attacked in the outback by a deadly king brown snake, but the snake's fangs failed to penetrate the hardened plastic exterior. Loxley said;
"I could feel the teeth on the plastic scraping but the armor actually stopped something. So all those people who rag on the old Stormtroopers, [saying] 'you know, the armor doesn't do this, it doesn't do that'... it stopped the snake bite and probably saved my life today."
Loxley aims to complete his mission by July 2015, giving him five months to recuperate before the release of 'The Force Awakens'.