Welcome to the Carolina Garrison!
The Carolina Garrison is the North Carolina/South Carolina chapter of the 501st Legion. Formed by South Carolina residents, Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in August 1997, the 501st Legion has grown to become an all-volunteer / fan-based, international Star Wars costuming organization with more than 9,500 active members representing 6 continents and more than 47 nations. The 501st Legion also contains over 15,500 approved costumes worldwide through its members. Well known for its charity work, the 501st Legion has become the preferred costuming group for Lucasfilm Ltd. / Disney when it comes to high profile Star Wars events.
The 501st Legion strives to celebrate the Star Wars saga through highly-detailed costumes and props, in particular those of the Galactic Empire and other various “bad guy” characters. No matter if you are a current member or interested in joining our ranks, there are many characters to choose from in this vast galaxy created by George Lucas. Characters from the Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy, The Clone Wars animated series, Star Wars: Rebels and the new film sagas, beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The options are almost boundless. There is definitely no shortage to the "bad guy characters" you could portray.
If you live in the North & South Carolina borders and are interested in joining the 501st Legion, please sign up on our Carolina Garrison forums today to find out how to take part in the Star Wars universe.
"You've taken your first steps into a larger world" - (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope)
The Carolina Garrison was invited back to SciWorks for our second event of the year. SciWorks, a hands-on science center, allows kids and adults to
The event was a one-day mini convention split between two separate buildings. This was the second year that this local comic book shop put on
Over 4,900 were in attendance at the Star Wars night for the Intimidators and the crowd was stoked for Star Wars! Custom t-shirts, costumes, and
This concert was held at an outdoor venue. We were hoping for good weather and we got it. No rain and the high was 83
Nascar Hall of Fame hosted Force Awakens movie night they had Inflatables and games for all the kids. We took an opportunity to get some
This Annual event raises funds to support research into curing various types of blindness and the diseases that cause them. We attended this event in
NC Symphony asked us to appear at their outdoor concert series “Summerfest” John Williams Festival performance to take pictures with those attending the concert before
The Forest City Owls baseball team hosted a Star Wars Night and invited the 501st and Rebel Legion out to be a part of it.
The Special Olympics Victory dance recognizes all the athletes and gives them the opportunity to come together and celebrate after the games. Carolina Garrison Members
Dare Day, the annual celebration of Dare County is coming to the Manteo downtown waterfront on Saturday June 4th From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.