Northeast Remnant
Frequently Asked Questions


What is the 501st Legion?
The 501st Legion is an world-wide organization of all-volunteers formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

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What is the Northeast Remnant?
The Northeast Remnant is a garrison of the 501st Legion, the world's premiere Star Wars costuming organization. Our garrison covers the territory of New Jersey & Manhattan.

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What if I don't live in NJ or Manhattan?
If you dont reside within our territory and your looking for information on contacting local members of the 501st Legion for an appearance or perhaps your interested in joining, you should contact the garrison or outpost that covers your area. Each State, or group of states, has it's own Garrison to handle membership and events in their respective territories. A full list of Garrisons can be found on the 501st site here. For the garrisons covering the territories around New Jersey, check out our links page for information on our neighboring garrisons.

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What can the Northeast Remnant do for me?
There is nothing quite like a group of Stormtroopers to bring attention to an event. Unlike individual entertainers, the 501st Legion functions as a group creating a true science-fiction/fantasy ambience with a wide range of professional-grade costumes and props. Our internal standards ensure a high level of professionalism in both actions and appearance to ensure your event runs smoothly. Having participated at events throughout the world for nearly a decade, the 501st name alone has been known to boost attendance and media attention. Read some endorsements from our partners here.

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Does the 501st charge for appearances?
While we do not charge a fee for appearances (public or private), we enthusiastically welcome donations made to one of our favorite charities in the name of our garrison (The Northeast Remnant). For a list of the charities we support, please visit our charities page.

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How do I contact the Northeast Remnant to attend my event?
Click here to contact with us for information about attending your event.

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How can I join the Northeast Remnant and the 501st?
Do you have a passion for Star Wars and helping others? Do you own a professional-quality costume based on "bad guy" characters from Star Wars? Are you at least 18 years old? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should click here to get more information about joining our group. For more information on the 501st legion and a full list of requirements, check out the 501st's Member Registration page.

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Where do you get those costumes?
Our costumes are the result of careful research, fabrication and a lot of hard work. The majority of our costume components are hand built and assembled in our spare time. Given that the likenesses portrayed by these costumes are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm, it must be stressed that the 501st Legion does not provide or manufacture costumes for purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. & Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.