A Star Wars event is not complete without the 501st Legion and therefore we are very proud to announce that the Dutch division, the Dutch Garrison, will be present at Echo Base Charity Con 2017 in full force!
The Dutch Garrison is the Dutch branch of the 501st Legion, the worldwide Star Wars cosplay group which focuses on the costumes of the ‘bad guys’. This organisation has been dedicating itself to charities for years now on many events and we are happy that they will be pulling their weight at Echo Base Charity Con for Unicef via Star Wars: Force for Change.
The 501st Legion started in 1997 with a small website. Now, years later, it has grown to a worldwide phenomenon with over 4000 members. All of its members have their own costume of one of the bad guys from Star Wars, such as Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Boba Fett. The 501st has high standards when it comes to costumes, making them almost indistinctable from the real deal.
A lost of all previously announced Star Wars fan groups can be found here.