Meet Bartlesville's 'Star Wars' Super Fan


Thursday, May 5th 2011, 5:29 pm
By: News On 6


Rick Wells, News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- Ever heard of the 51st Legion? Well, Rick Wells hadn't either, but when he heard a young woman in Bartlesville was Oklahoma's youngest female member, he just had to find out more.

We met Erin Victor whom we believe is the youngest Oklahoma woman in the 501st Legion. That's the worldwide organization of costumers. Fans who outfit themselves with an outfit.

Rick Wells, News On 6: "How long have you been accumulating stuff?"
Erin Victor: "Some of the books I got when I was eight or nine."

That was about 13 years ago. She has books, movies, little figures and nutcrackers, pillows and pictures, and a book called "The Jedi Path."

"This I got for my last birthday, just this past January, it's pretty special," Erin said.

We continued talking and then her phone beeped. It's a Motorola Droid. Naturally, she won it in a trivia contest.

I wanted to see her outfit so we cooled our heels while she suited up It's the first time anyone has seen her in it since she just finished it over the weekend.

Rick Wells, News On 6: "How long did it take to piece that together?"
Erin Victor: "I started back in January or February. I got a really nice tax return."

That what she did with her refund.

Among her Star Wars stuff are some cookbooks, even a recipe for Wookiee cookies.