The Rebel Legion is a Star Wars based costuming fan club. The Rebel Legion’s members create and wear costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga, which includes but is not limited to the six films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on the Star Wars saga. Much like the Rebellion in the Star Wars movies, an alliance of rebel costumers first appeared in mid-1999; thanks to a handful of brave individuals who responded to the rise of the 501st and wanted to celebrate the heroes of the Star Wars saga. By 2001, Rebel Legion had multiplied in numbers and launched their own website and message boards. Although started in the United States, the Legion is now an international club that encompasses multiple nations worldwide and has become the premier Rebel costuming group in the Star Wars community. Since the Legion’s inception it has been a volunteer club of costume enthusiasts who can enjoy, express, and share their interest of costuming with others in the fan community. The members of the Legion hold no rights to these characters and recognize it is a privilege to wear these costumes. The Legion also acknowledges that while in costume we represent the characters of the Star Wars universe and as such accept the responsibility to behave professionally and civilly while in public. This Charter serves to define what the Legion is, what it shall be, and to set down guidelines for the operations within this costume group.
The Rebel Legion is comprised of 37 Bases and Outposts around the world.
The Central Base is located in the United States and it covers the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Each state is symbolized by a green X-wing silhouette on our Base Logo.
Some events that our base has taken part in are a multitude of parades, local festivities, charity fundraisers, museum exhibitions, charity walks like the Relay for Life and JDRF , Make-A-Wish Foundation benefits & fundraisers, Salvation Army bell ringing, and numerous others.
What is the motivation of grown men and women to dress up in the armor and costumes of the “good guys” of the Star Wars universe? To answer that question, one must look to the Rebel Legion Mission, Vision, and Values Statements.
The mission of The Rebel Legion is threefold. First, we offer the costume enthusiast of the Star Wars hero characters a global community to enjoy, express, and share their costume talents. Secondly, the Legion also promotes the quality and improvement of Star Wars costumes. Thirdly and most importantly, we follow the lead of Lucasfilm Ltd. by giving back to the community through works of charity and volunteerism.
The vision of The Rebel Legion is to promote a sense of camaraderie among all its members, continue to improve the quality of Star Wars costumes for all its members to that of movie grade, and to promote goodwill worldwide through works of charity and volunteerism.
The Rebel Legion values each member regardless of sex, race, religion, creed, nationality, sexual orientation, or physical handicap. We value the enduring passion and attention to movie grade detail fans put forth into their costumes. And we value the charitable goals set down by Lucasfilm Ltd. by giving all we can to the community.
The Rebel Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucasfilm recognizes the Rebel Legion as the preferred non-profit Rebel costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. ©2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.