The Imperial Forteress
She frequently collaborates with her associated clubs, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs and Quebec Astromech, in order to bring the universe of Star Wars to young and old. Its exclusively volunteer members participate in various events such as popular culture conventions, parades, fundraisers for charitable organizations and participate in visits to sick children in children’s hospitals in the province.
The 501st Legion
The 501st Legion is the largest costume enthusiast club dedicated to the Star Wars universe. Founded in 1997 by Albin Johnson, it is currently present in over 55 countries and, as of January 2019, has over 13 200 members.
The Legion’s specialty is to represent the “bad guys” of Star Wars. Along with its allied groups, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs and the R2 Builders, it helps bring to life the Star Wars universe to all fans big and small.
All club members are volunteers. Although it is not directly sponsored by Lucasfilm or Disney, the 501st Legion is Lucasfilm’s favourite cosplay group for villains. The company often calls upon the Legion for promotional and corporate events.
The 501st Legion distinguishes itself by the quality of their costumes. Each costume worn by a member has been through a rigorous construction and approval process where every detail was scrutinized in order to match the quality of the original movie costumes.
The 501st Legion is also proud to boast a large variety of costumes. Although the original group only consisted of stormtroopers, it now has over 300 different costumes covering the original trilogy, prequels, animated series, comic books, and the latest movies.