OUR GARRISON is a part of the 501st Legion, “The World’s Definitive Imperial Star Wars Costuming Organization.” Endorsed and preferred by Lucasfilm Ltd. The Southern California Garrison of the 501st Legion performs charitable events and community-based ventures, while celebrating and promoting the Star Wars universe with people young and old. Our group has participated with groups including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Walk Now For Autism, American Cancer Association, various regional children’s hospitals such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as appearing at events such as the Rose Parade.
OUR MEMBERS The “Troopers” who form The Southern California Garrison are regular people who reach out beyond the bounds of their daily jobs and responsibilities to volunteer their time and service by participating in charitable work within the local community. The men and women who don the costumes of the various characters of the Star Wars universe, do so with the belief that their activity is beneficial to others as well as themselves. Our success continually depends on the dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm of our members to accomplish our goals of helping to create success in the events that we attend. We, and the 501st Legion have worked closely over the years with many of the Star Wars celebrities and with Lucasfilm Ltd., at conventions and events in a continued effort to promote our love of Star Wars by bringing the characters to life for the enjoyment of all.
OUR REGION The Southern California Garrison covers Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernadino, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Our members include teachers, business professionals, police officers, and more. The “Troopers” of The Southern California Garrison volunteer their time based on a passion for excellence in costuming and dedication to the community and those less fortunate. We aspire to be “Bad guys doing good!”
OUR MISSION STATEMENT The Southern California Garrison is a charity-focused costuming group led by volunteers, who will aid in the success of regional charitable events, community-based events, and public appearances while having fun and celebrating the continuation of the Star Wars universe. Our costumes are so professional that you will believe we have stepped off of the movie screen into your event.
LET US HELP WITH YOUR SUCCESS Our troopers are always looking for new events with which to participate. If you feel we can help make your event more successful, please contact us, using the ‘Request an Appearance’ link on the right, to see if we can help make your event special.
May the force be with you!
Michael Bender – TK6682