Founded in 2000, by Tony Troxel, the Rebel Legion is a professional costuming group that specializes in the “good guy” characters of the Star Wars universe. Throughout the world, there are over 40 bases and 11 outposts. Their mission is simple…
The mission of The Rebel Legion is threefold. First, we offer the costume enthusiast of the Star Wars hero characters a global community to enjoy, express, and share their costume talents. Secondly, the Legion also promotes the quality and improvement of Star Wars costumes. Thirdly and most importantly, we follow the lead of Lucasfilm Ltd. by giving back to the community through works of charity and volunteerism.
The requirements to join are pretty simple. First, you must be at least 18-years old (19-years old in Alabama). Second, you must own a professional-grade Star Wars costume of any approved good guy character. This includes wookies, smugglers, droids and creatures. Third, prepare your costume pictures. Last, you must submit an application. A group of members will then look over your application and pictures to make sure you qualify to join.
If no particular character interests you, don’t worry. The most popular costume is the Old Republic Jedi, also known as a “generic” Jedi costume. These members don’t have costumes from any named movie character, but instead meet the standard requirements for a Jedi from the Old Republic era.
Originally the group was founded to unite others with a passion for costuming. Over the years, they have expanded their mission to include charity work. If you would like to invite the Rebel Legion to attend your event, just ask.
Is the dark side calling your name? Don’t worry, there’s a club for that too. 😉
The Rebel Legion is not affiliated with Lucas Film or the 501st Legion.