Welcome to the Carolina Garrison website!
The Carolina Garrison is the North Carolina/South Carolina chapter of the 501st Legion, an all-volunteer international Star Wars costuming organization with more than 6,000 active members representing more than 47 nations. The 501st Legion's aims are to celebrate the Star Wars saga through costuming, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.
The 501st Legion legacy started in the Carolinas back in 1997 with Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in Columbia, SC....Now, the 501st Legion is a world-wide organization, well known for charity work, and the preferred costuming group for LucasFilm Limited/Disney when it comes to high profile Star Wars events and TV spots.
Even though the 501st Legion is world-wide and has had over 10 thousand members over the years, there are still some of the very first Legion members still active in the Carolina Garrison. The roots of the 501st are heavily planted here in the Carolinas.
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This excellent used video game shop in Summerville, SC celebrated it’s first year of operations with a big party last weekend. There was free food
This event was the annual Lego fan festival. This event keeps getting bigger and better each year. 15,000 people over the course of 2 days.
An annual fundraiser for the Wake County SPCA, this year’s 3K Walk and Woodstock event was the first time the Carolina Garrison has been invited
The Charleston City Paper, the same paper that featured 501st members as the cover story in December 2015, invited us to attend the annual VIP
Grand Strand Miracle League – a baseball league for specials needs people played on a solid surface ball field. We suited up at a nearby
Chris is a future member of the 501st. Chris and Dana asked for no wedding presents but instead asked for donations to the Brenners Children’s
Lady of Lordes Catholic School had a fundraiser for a new cafeteria they had baskets the kids bought raffle tickets for and had a chance
Well, another successful Captains Comic and Toy Expo has come and gone. This was the fourth year in a row that the Carolina Garrison has
The Empire sent a detachment from the occupation of the Captain’s Expo over to the other side of Patriot’s Point to scope out Mt Pleasant’s
This was the first time members of the Carolina Garrison have worked a National Hockey League game, and very exciting. It was a Friday evening