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.