The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm LLC, it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. ©2014 Lucasfilm LLC & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
What is required to join?
Members must be 18 years of age or older and own a high-
There are no fees and the only requirements pertain to age and costume quality. The
501st is simply a fun, all-
How do I get a costume?
Generally speaking, our members make their own costumes. Once you've settled on a character it's just a matter of heading over to that forum, signing up, and getting help from the experts! Alternatively, you can contact the Garrison Membership Liaison (GML) for assistance in acquiring your costume. You may contact us here.
NOTE: Star Wars costumes that are commercially available in stores or online may not be acceptable for membership! It is recommended that you contact the GML before purchasing a retail costume to find out if it is accepted or what modifications might be required.
I've got my costume, now what?
Once you have your costume finished, you need to prepare your photos and submit your application.
Preparing your photographs
The Garrison Membership Liaison (GML) will need to verify your qualifications and will ask for pictures of you in your costume for validation.
The following tips will help make sure that you get the right photos to the GML on your first try:
Submitting your application
Once your GML confirms that your suit is complete and valid for membership, fill out the online application.
When your application is approved, you will receive confirmation via e-
If for some reason you are not validated for membership, the GML will work with you and provide recommendations and resources that can assist you in modifying your costume to meet Legion requirements.
Congratulations! You've made it to the fun part: Trooping!
We strongly recommend that you take some time and read the Trooper Survival Guide. This is the definitive guide to being a 501st member, and should help you get familiar with all the things you need to know.