So the Ninja clan attended a Sci-Fi/Horror/Comic fest over the weekend and, as would be expected, had a great time. It was good to see and meet some of the creators of the comics and movies we love and the fans enjoying themselves and each other. We want to give a special shout out to the 501st Legion, Mountain Garrison. This group had the best costumes and brought the fun.
To Promote Interest in Star Wars
While a growing number of people are experiencing a reawakening of their Star Wars fandom, new generations are seeking ways to celebrate their passion for George Lucas’s modern mythology. The 501st Legion brings these fans together, reinforcing the enduring longevity of the Star Wars saga.
To Facilitate the Use of Costumes
Some fans are content to collect action figures…other fans want to be action figures. Nothing professes your passion quite like building your own detailed costume replica of a classic Star Wars villain, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling that comes from bringing the characters of Star Wars into the real world and sharing the magic with others.
While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.
Hey, good stuff from our perspective and in talking to some of the troopers they take both the fun and the costuming pretty seriously. Attention to detail and authenticity are the key to pulling off the look and the one costume alone can run members over $1,000.00. But it seemed to be worth it as they were mobbed by the convention goers taking ten minutes to cover just 50 feet of convention space as they posed for picture after picture. Any way, from the Ninja to the Legion, keep up the good work and and kudos on keeping the Star Wars spirit alive and strong.