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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Members of the Carolina Garrison invaded Myrtle Beach on Friday, March 24, 2015 for “Star Wars Night” at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game. We
This was an AMAZING event. We had a huge table space, displaying many helmets, props, Jawas, Gonk droid, and even a LEGO army diorama on
The 2015 SC Comic Con in Greenville SC was beyond impressive most impressive! This Con has only been around for two years but has the
Captain’s Comics and Toys of Charleston, SC once again invited the Carolina Garrison to join in the fun at their 7th annual Captain’s Comic Expo.
This was the 3rd appearance for the Carolina Garrison for Star Wars Day with the SC Stingrays. They had a few fun events planned for
Members of the Carolina Garrison were on hand to attend the Marvel Star Wars #001 release party in the Charlotte-area at Rebel Base Comics and
Any sane person would have stayed at home when the news was calling for flash floods and a tornado watch, but that didn’t stop 3
Once again Imperial and Rebel forces, due to lack of gainful employment in the battle for control of the galaxy, resorted to entertaining the Imperial
We may have been small in numbers for the Roper Mountain Science Center, Barnes & Noble Spartanburg, & Barnes & Noble Greenville locations but we
Hey gang, A little late getting the report in. What I assumed would be a sad, half-informed attempt by the local comic shop owner to