The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. Research, create, build and improve your costumes in a place where costumers with similar passions share skills, tips and ideas. Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Troopers, Princesses and even Wookiees…. we’ve got them all….and we’re always looking for more.
We are the good guys!
Besides our ‘Good Guy’ costumes, our worldwide membership often choose to give back to their communities (through costumed volunteer activities and charity events). No one can provide the public with a greater range of Star Wars costumes, nor a more personable, interactive, face to face experience.
Much like the fictional Rebel Alliance, the Rebel Legion was formed as a reaction to The Fighting 501st Legion. For years the 501st had grown and their presence was felt at nearly every science-fiction and fantasy convention in the world. Stormtroopers, Sith Lords, Bounty Hunters, and Imperial Officers were all united in their love of Imperial costuming.
But what about the countless Jedi Knights, Rebel Pilots, Queen Amidala’s, Han Solo’s and Wookiee-wannabes? They had no costuming group to call their own. So a few brave souls banded together, and much like the Rebellion, they formed their own group. The leader of this new movement was a man named Tony Troxell, a Rebel Pilot.
The Rebel Legion first appeared in mid-1999 and in the years since its formation, the group has grown from a few dozen Rebel costumers that talked to each other on the internet, to becoming the premier Rebel costuming group in the Star Wars community. Our membership is constantly increasing, and we have established our own presence in the world.
Tony took his place as the first Legion Commander. He served well for those first years, Setting the pace that has made us what we are. He eventually passed the role of leadership on to others. Eventually leading to the formation of the Command Council That is in place now. And in the tradition of the Republic that the Rebels in Star Wars are trying to restore, The current Command Council And Legion Commander are elected yearly by the members of the Legion.
The Rebel Legion serves as the “Sister” organization to the 501st. Georgia is served by the Bespin Base of the Rebel Legion.
For more information about the Rebel Legion visit their website:
Though, we will warn you not to leave your Death Star parked out front while your there. They seem to have a passion for blowing up perfectly good space stations for some reason.