Want to join The 501st Legion?
Are you 18 years or older and located in the great state of Arizona? Then you are in the right place! The Arizona chapter of The 501st Legion is the Dune Sea Garrison!
To get started, join our forums! These forums are specific to the Dune Sea Garrison and their local happenings.
If you are 18 years or older, but not located in Arizona, see The 501st Legion map to find your local Garrison, Outpost or Squad.
General Information about joining The 501st Legion
What is required to join?
Members must be 18 years of age or older and own a high-quality costume representing any of the characters conforming to our character approval statement. You can find a list of currently recognized costumes in the visual guides section of The 501st Legion site.
There are no fees and the only requirements pertain to age and costume quality. The 501st is simply a fun, all-volunteer group of fans representing characters from the Star Wars saga. For more information on the goals of the club, read the mission statement.
If you are under 18, please check out the Galactic Academy, a group created for our younger cadets.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more answers to common questions, please see the FAQ Page.
How do I get a costume?
Generally speaking, our members make their own costumes. To make it easier to get help with your desired project, the 501st has formed detachments focused on particular costumes. Visit our detachments page to find the right group for you!
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!
NOTE: Star Wars costumes that are commercially available in stores or online may not be acceptable for membership! It is recommended that you contact your Garrison Membership Liaisons 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 your costume is finished, you need to prepare your photos and submit your application. If you are in Arizona, make sure to join our forums and review the “Costume WIP area” for more information on your submitting your costume.