Short description: Some fans are content to collect action figures... others want to be an action figure. The 501st Legion is dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of Imperial stormtrooper armor, Sith Lords, clone troopers, bounty hunters, and other villains from the Star Wars universe. Are you ready to armor up? Are you expendable? Find out what it takes to be a part of the Empire. Detailed description: 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. The 501st Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization. Members construct and wear screen-accurate costumes of villains from the Star Wars universe and actively support a variety of community and charitable causes. Meet members of the Golden Gate Garrison as they share why they got involved, how they create their costumes and details about life in the Empire. 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. 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 volunteering.