Do you have a passion for Star Wars and helping others?
Do you have (or want to make) a screen-accurate costume based on “bad guy” characters from Star Wars?
Are you at least 18 years old?
Then it’s time to take the next step!
The 501st Legion has a complete Costume Reference Library (CRL) which will help you complete your costume to the high quality standards required at our events. You can also check out the official membership requirements on the main 501st website.
To promote interest in Star Wars
While a growing number of people are experiencing a reawakening of their Star Wars fandom, new generations are seeking ways to celebrate their passion for George Lucas’s modern mythology. The 501st Legion brings these fans together, reinforcing the enduring longevity of the Star Wars saga.
To Facilitate the Use of Costumes
Some fans are content to collect action figures…other fans want to be action figures. Nothing professes your passion quite like building your own detailed costume replica of a classic Star Wars villain, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling that comes from bringing the characters of Star Wars into the real world and sharing the magic with others.
While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteering.
Once you’ve made a decision and chosen the costume you want to wear, you will want to join the appropriate detachment that your costume fits in. You can view the list of detachment websites and forums where you can research your costume by clicking the button below. These detachments provide a wealth of first-hand knowledge in building and maintaining your armor and costumes, with build threads and expert costuming advice and suggestions.
Find the Detachments and Links.
Our members are more than happy to help! Whether you just need some tips or tools to fasten that shoulder bell, or you have no idea where to start, you have to start somewhere. Come to our next Meet and Greet where you can ask questions, or join us on Facebook to see our next armor party, where members open up their space for us to come build together. Work alongside experienced builders while you make your new costume.