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.