Our Appearances



"…The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work…"

While the 501st was initially founded to unite costumers with a penchant for Star Wars villainy, one of our real-world missions is to bring good to our communities through volunteer charity work. Garrison Excelsior is always looking for opportunities to brighten the lives of the less fortunate and to bring awareness to positive causes on both a local and global scale.
For more information on the legion, visit our home page at www.501st.com



Businesses, including LFL licensees and partners, that wish to enlist the Legion's help for a Star Wars promotional event should first email Lucasfilm at fanevents@starwars.com to get approval for their ideas and guidance on how to work with the 501st Legion and the Star Wars brand.


While we do not charge a fee for appearances (public or private), we enthusiastically welcome donations made to a charitable organization in the name of the 501st Legion.


The 501st takes great pride in its charitable works and promotional appearances, but there are those occasions when fun and Community is still the primary call to action.

Want us at your event?

If you have a mission for the "bad guys who do good," please use our Event Request form.

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 Ltd., it follows generally accepted ground rules for Star Wars fan groups.
Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.