Frequently Asked Questions

Garrison Corellia is a part of the 501st Legion, 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.Garrison Corellia covers the state of West Virginia.

Every member of 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.

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 Garrison Corellia and 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.

The requirements for joining the 501st as a full member are set forth on this page: 501st LegionIf you live in West Virginia, but do not meet the requirements yet (not 18, do not have a costume...  ect.), we strongly encourage you to use our Contact Us! form.  We have many ways of helping you from the Galactic Academy (for members under 18) to our own academy where we can help you research your chosen costume and make sure it will be 501st approvable.

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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.