The 501st Legion is an international fan organization, with more than 6,500 members in over 50 countries. Our activities involve the building and wearing of Star Wars costumes, volunteering for charity, and attending collectible or other related conventions. When requested by Lucasfilm, we wear our costumes to promote officially licensed Star Wars activities, events and products.
We are a non-stock, not-for-profit volunteer organization. Please note that we are not mascots or cosplayers, but professionals whose hobby happens to be wearing movie-quality, screen-accurate Star Wars costumes in order to raise funds for charity. Some of the institutions we have donated to are: Tuloy Foundation, PGH Silahis ng Kalusugan School, Kythe, Inc., HERO Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation Philippines, and many others. We never charge fees for appearances in events.
Our membership consists of volunteers, and we hold full-time jobs outside of Legion activities. Our ability to satisfy an event request depends on a number of factors, including the availability of members, the location and time of the event, and the connection of the event to Star Wars.