What is the 501st?

Created in 1997, a costuming organization based on the Star Wars films and Tv shows that has grown into a world wide phenomenon. Our goal is to create the most authentic costumes and props possible.

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WHO ARE WE?

Young, old, male, female…. we come from all walks of life through a shared interest in the magic of Star Wars and a strong desire to bring the craft of costuming to its highest level.

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WHY WE DO IT

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 volunteerism.

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We’re the Good….Bad Guys

STORMTROOPER – CALLSIGN: TK

Stormtroopers were the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Like Imperial-class Star Destroyers and TIE fighters, stormtroopers served as ever present reminders of the absolute power of Emperor Palpatine. These faceless enforcers of the New Order were considered an extension of the Emperor‘s will, and thus they often used brutal tactics as a way to keep thousands of star systems throughout the galaxy in line. At the height of the Empire, stormtroopers had effectively become symbols of brutality and terror. With few exceptions, they were distinguished from all other military units by their signature white armor.

Bounty Hunter – Callsign: BH

Bounty hunters were mercenaries for hire who tracked down and captured or killed anyone with a price on their head, although they were also known for doing nearly anything for the right price including the protection of clients. The best bounty hunters were very well armed, smart and clever, and had very effective weapons, making them even more dangerous. Bounty hunters usually worked alone, but occasionally formed partnerships. Partnering with a bounty hunter could be very dangerous business, though, as they typically valued their personal gain—and survival—above that of their companions.

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