Callie Cosplay

Hello and happy Friday to all of you fine folks out there! The drive behind Pay-It-Forward Friday rests with the idea to foster awareness and goodwill, particularly amongst the cosplay/ costuming community. So many talented folks exist around the world, dare I say that they are Legion in number. Today, our star is Callie Cosplay….

Accept No Substitutes

We have all traveled through Times Square in Manhattan and seen all manner of children’s television character roaming through the clouds. You all know who I am referring to, those folks that stomp around in the filthy costumes with the nylon bags marked “TIPS” and generally intrude on you and your family’s good time in…

CMP Designz

It’s all about the support crew. At events, our table runneth over with little kiddies. They go bonkers over our props, helmets, photo albums but especially…our trading cards. Kids can’t get enough of ‘em. Often times we have to stock up for months in advance just to have them available. Why do they want them?…

Birth of a Legion:

Not surprisingly, the 501st is largely internet based in terms of our organization and communication between garrisons and members throughout the world. It all began with Detention Block 2551. The 501st Legion began as a lark of sorts in South Carolina but grew into the over 6,000 strong organization it is today. There’s just something…

Friend of the Legion, Dr. Michio Kaku

Almost three years ago, the 501st Legion / Empire City Garrison Presented Dr. Michio Kaku his Honorary Friend of the Legion Award at a taping of his Science Channel series, Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible. Chris Feehan (TK-6744) – ECG Long Island Event Coordinator and Charity Representative made the presentation, and he has attended every…

501st: Empire City Garrison Q&A

In terms of general Q&A, we at the Empire City Garrison welcome your questions and concerns regarding enlistment. It is a fun and relatively painless process. During many questions, the buckets come off to talk to you face to face as actual people. You get to know us and possibly want to hang out with…

ECG YouTube Channel!!!

Media Mondays continue with the launch of the ECG’s YouTube channel! It’s not just Peter Griffin that has to do battle with a Giant Chicken on a day to day basis. The Empire City Garrison’s own TK-6795 had to do battle with the giant bird and his fowl dancing skills.

Scruffy Rebel

A long time ago in a Los Angeles far, far away…. A CR90 corvette came under fire in the skies over California. Vader’s finest boarded the transport to seek out and detain those of exceptional costuming talent, turning those resources toward Imperial gain. In the chaos, a single escape pod zoomed away from the doomed…

Heart of an Empire

Throwback Thursday is here!! For many, the origins of the 501st are steeped in a little bit of mystery. Albin Johnson and Tom Crews first appeared on the trooping scene in 1997 with the release of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition in theaters. Columbia, SC was completely taken aback and an international community formed….

Why We Troop (TB-4651)

The above is a fair question that many in the 501st Legion have been asked before. Answers, like armor, vary from trooper to trooper. Our goal with this segment is to provide a “certain point of view” as it were to the men and women beneath the armor. Here will be revealed the heart of…