Behind the Bucket: Clone Trooper Detachment

Greetings shinies! “Looks like we got ourselves a batch of shinies, Commander.” “Shinies, sir?” “That’s right. Your armor—it’s shiny and new. Just like you.” -Rex and Echo, Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 5 “Rookies” Today we will take a look into possibly one of the most diverse detachments in the 501st Legion in terms of costume…

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Due to unauthorized personnel accessing the Imperial Archives on Scarif, this week’s Empire City Garrison article will be posted tomorrow. We apologize for any…No, get the one holding the data file not the one with the stick!!

03/21/15 – Special Olympics Polar Plunge – Oyster Bay, NY

The 501st Legion’s Empire City Garrison attended the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Tobay Beach, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY on Saturday, March 21st 2015 from 9:00AM – 11:30am. This event helps sponsor Special Olympic events throughout the year, and they were very pleased to have us there. The weather was a very cold and…

Pay It Forward Double Header

Has everyone recovered from Halloween? Hope you had a safe and fun time, along with seeing some amazing costumes. If you didn’t, well it’s not too late. Pay it Forward Friday would like to present you the double header of Darth Talon and Cade Skywalker. This made possible by the talented work of Ribbons and Rivets and The…

The Sith Versus Bullying

With Nation Bullying Prevention Month upon us, it feels appropriate to share some words of encouragement to those suffering from bullying. These profound tenets come from the Sith, who have always sought to be a comforting people. Ahem, To those boys and girls, men and women that are or have endured bullying and torment at…

Blast-A-Trooper at NYCC’13

Coming to NYCC’13? Whether in costume or not, be a real life superhero by helping out Make-A-Wish America! The ECG will be raising money for Make-A-Wish during our highly anticipated Blast-A-Trooper, covered by MTV Geek last year http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/10/13/nycc-storm-trooper/ We will be placed in the Family Room. Six shots for $1. There is NOTHING else at this convention…

Riddle’s Messy Wardrobe

Riddle me this: What is short in stature but can stand tall above the rest, A wardrobe that claims to be messy but is meticulous at best? Who can be whiter than snow and a black cat all the same, She will Cosplay for a Cause, do you know her name? The answer is: Riddle’s Messy Wardrobe aka…

It’s a Video Montage!!!!

It’s Throwback Thursday all YouTube montage style with a Blast from ECG past!!! Harkening back near the dawn of the 21st and one half century!!! Hear that hissing sound? It’s dial up. Also try not to pass out from the hair gel fumes.

Squires

So we’ve been putting the spotlight on different cosplayers and organizations as of late. But we would be negligent if we did not stop at least once to Pay It Forward to one of the most essential groups in the 501st Legion: Squires. Actually a myriad of terms get thrown about: squires, spotters, support crew…

May the Fourth and Revenge of the Fifth

“For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes.” Why do we celebrate May…

Free Comic Book Day

Today is Free Comic Book Day! According to Wikipedia, Free Comic Book Day is: “…an annual promotional effort on the first Saturday of May by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores…Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single large…

Abby Dark-Star

San Francisco, we were born there. Well, not we but Star Wars in general. And not really San Francisco exactly but the general vicinity…Regardless, a shrine of sorts for Star Wars enthusiasts!! It is the headquarters of Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts…may they find peace in the Force. If you visit the…