The 501st Legion

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  1. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    I don't know if everybody has ever heard of the 501st Legion? It's an international costume club inspired by the empire of the saga of Star Wars. The Legion is spread all over countries especially in America but also in Europe. These countries form Garrisons. I'm from the 501st Belgian Garrison. When the garrison has a large number of members they are sometimes divided into squads. I'm in the dragon squad. But there is also the protector's squad and the FanWars squad. We have our own costume events. But there are larger events where our Garrison events another Garrison from other countries like Germany, France etc. These are all real big fun costume events.

    The 501st Legion only allows bad guys however. Officers of the Empire, Sith (dark Jedi), Stormtroopers, bountyhunters, Aliens and such. I first came in with a costume of Darth Maul.
    Later when episode II came out I didn't wear the costume anymore, but my own Anakin ep II costume which actually isn't allowed in the 501st Legion database. But that doesn't mean I can wear it. After that I got the famous Bounty Hunter costume of Boba Fett which is allowed in the Legion's database. Because we also have our own club called BCD (Belgian Costume Division) we are also busy with non-starwars costumes. A friend of mine has a lot of Lord of the Rings costumes. He really stepped off star wars and went to Lord of the Rings. His collection is amazing.
     
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    Epona Goddess of Horses

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    501st legion is awesome. My bros wanted to join them sometime.
    And where do you buy stormtrooper costumes?
    just curious..
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    we don't buy them, we make them;-)
     
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    Epona Goddess of Horses

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    man...that must take some time.
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Well not as much as you think probably...only takes a few days
     
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    Wisconsin Art House Member

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    Vacu-forming? I know much more than you think... do you collect star wars prop replicas and such?
     
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    Padmé Mrs Cascador

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    Yes he does, lightsabers and such--- Im sure he will tell you in more detail....
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    I collect costumes. The best costume I have is from Boba Fett. It's almost an exact replica of the costume which has been used in the film. All damage on the armor has been careful studied and added on my armor. I also collect lightsabers. At this time I have Anakin's, Mace Windu's, Count Dooku's, Darth Vader's ep IV, Darth Maul's, and Luke's from ep V. Too bad I had to sell two and that is the one from Yoda and Obi-Wan.
     
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    Wisconsin Art House Member

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    Heh, I bought some Boba Fett armor and a helmet in hopes of making a costume, but I sold it . Have you heard of the Replica Props Forum?
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    yes but I'm not a member
     

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    Jessehk The introverted

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    Wow!

    that is an amazing homemade replica!
    How much did it cost to make?
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Xaltar Faen Curunír

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    Damn, Thats so cool, (wheels start turning.... Lightbulb comes on) :D
     
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    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! That boba fett is sweeeeeeet!
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Now we're busy with organising an event to collect money for the tsunami disaster. Let's hope it brings up some good money. At this moment only Star Wars characters will be present, but it's possible we'll ask clubs like lord of the rings fans in costume and star trek to attend. Normally we will ask money for people who want to have a picture of themselves on our life-size speederbike. The one you see in Return of the Jedi.
     
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    Is there a tutorial showing how to make a trooper suit?
     
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    darthrage Sith Lord of the Realm

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    I thought the 501st was just stormtroopers - maybe thats how it is in amereica or that's just what I've heard. Nice Boba Fett by the way, or should I say - impressive...most impressive.
     
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    How to make a Stormtrooper would be too difficult to explain. There is only one man in our club who is able too. And no the 501st Legion is not only about stormtroopers...there's also officers, sith lords, bountyhunters, aliens or some other kind of trooper.
     
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