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Costuming is the core of the 501st. It's where we started, and what we do best! This is the place to go for information about the characters we accept for membership, guides for building costumes, and features on the accomplishments of our members all over the world.

Commercially Available Costumes

Some commercially available Star Wars costumes and accessories may not be acceptable for 501st membership. It is recommended that you visit the Legion Detachment that covers the costume of your interest before making a purchase.

Character Approvals

Is Darth Krayt acceptable for 501st membership? What about Captain Rex? Do you accept General Grievous?

These are some of the most frequent questions we get. To help make things clearer, we've put together this character approval statement. This page will describe for you what criteria we use to determine whether or not a character is approvable. As always, if you have any questions, please contact your local GML.

Costuming Reference Library

Members of the 501st have been working to assemble a catalog of visual reference guides for the various costumes in the Legion. Each of these guides represents the collected experience of our members and many hours of effort. In each guide you will find images of each part of the costume, a description of the part, and notes on 501st requirements for it.

Please visit our visual guides. Test formatting here:

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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.