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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On August 13, members of the Carolina Garrison helped keep order while 150+ younglings waited in-line for free backpacks and school supplies. Garrison members were
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic visited N. Charleston, SC on August 9 during his Mandatory Fun Tour. Per usual, ‘Weird Al’ invited the 501st Legion out to
On June 19, 2015 Lord Vader and a small detachment of the Empire’s finest dancers took an Imperial Shuttle to Charlotte, NC for the Weird
The Florida Garrison and RaKura Base welcomed over 170 members from Alpine Garrison, Bast Alpha Garrison, Bloodfin Garrison, Carolina Garrison, Central Garrison, Garrison Carida, Georgia
On June 12, 2015, the Carolina Garrison was requested to provide an Imperial presence for the purpose of rounding up Rebels in Chapel Hill, NC.
This was the third year that Geekout was hosted at the Sherrill Center on the beautiful campus of UNCA Asheville. It was a relatively laid
Members of the Carolina Garrison teamed up with the Charleston Museum (America’s First Museum) for their Nighttime at the Museum event. This 2-hour event featured
An Imperial presence was requested to maintain order on the evening of May 4th in Zebulon, North Carolina. Lord Vader commanded an Imperial Officer, a
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