Q: What is the Central Garrison?
A: The Central Garrison is a part of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, the premier Imperial Star Wars costuming club. Since 1997, the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as “Vader’s Fist”, is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.
Q: Do you charge for these appearances?
A: While we do not charge a fee for appearances (public or private), we enthusiastically welcome donations made to your favorite charity in the name of the 501st Legion. If you do not have a charity of choice, we would happily provide you with a list of some of our favorite causes such as Make-a-Wish and the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation.
Q: Where do you get your costumes?
A: Every member of the Central Garrison and the 501st Legion own their own costumes. Our costumes are the result of careful research, fabrication and a lot of hard work. The majority of our costume components are hand built and assembled in our spare time. Given that the likenesses portrayed by these costumes are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm, it must be stressed that the 501st Legion does not provide or manufacture costumes for purchase.
Q: Are those costumes hot?
A: Like the planet Tatooine in summertime.
Q: How do I contact you to help promote our event?
A: We would love to help you with your event! All of our contact info can be found here.
Q: Is the 501st a part of Lucasfilm?
A: While recognized by the inclusion of the 501st name in official Star Wars material such as books and video games, the 501st is not affiliated with Lucasfilm nor do we rely on the company for bookings, event coordination, compensation, or costuming materials. The 501st Legion is a volunteer fan organization.