The Official 501st Web Site

This is the first place to go if you’re interested in joining the Empire.

Event Request Form

Would you like to request the Old Line Garrison to help with your charitable event?

Garrison Carida

The Garrison from which The Old Line sprang. Covering Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Garrison Tyranus

Covering all Imperial Activities in Virginia.

Terrapin Base

Covering Maryland and DC. Can’t have the Empire without those pesky Rebels.

Mandalorian Mercs

The Mandalorian Mercs began life as the brainchild of Tom Hutchens in March 2007. Noticing that Mandalorian costumers had distinctive and separate needs to “traditional” costuming groups, and being a big fan, Tom decided to create a costume group based on Mandalorian culture. Utilizing a guild name from Star Wars: Galaxies™ and references from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic™ computer games, the Mandalorian Mercs as a costume organization was born.

1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment

FISD is dedicated to the armor and equipment of stormtroopers as seen in Star Wars. They strive for accuracy in costuming and to discuss everything stormtrooper related. Their mission is to serve the needs of both current and prospective members of the 501st Legion, in keeping with their unofficial motto: “troopers helping troopers.”

Clone Trooper Detachment

At you will find the Clones of Jango Fett, from the Movie Episodes II and III, Animated Clone Wars Series, and expanded universe. These include ARC Troopers, Clone Commanders, Republic Commandos, and other Clone Troopers in this detachment.

Imperial Officer Corps

Here you will find the officers that command the Imperial Fleet.

Jolly Roger Squadron

The mission of the Jolly Roger Squadron is to provide the latest comprehensive information available on the Imperial Pilot costume as seen in Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI, as well as future costumes which may be derived from the new animated and live action series on TV.


The Pathfinders Detachment covers the Return of the Jedi Scout troopers and the Revenge of the Sith Kashyyk Troopers.

Sith Lord Detachment

The Sith Lord Detachment is the Official film canon costuming Detachment of the 501st Legion specifically for the costumes of Darth Vader, Darth Sidious (Emperor Palpatine), Darth Maul, and Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku).

Sovereign Protectors

The Sovereign protectors Detachment is the place to come to for all of your Imperial Royal Guard Costuming needs!

The Galactic Academy

The Galactic Academy is the place for Star Wars fans under 18 who wish to build all kinds of costumes. Founded by Peter Mayhew, The Galactic Academy is an independent, all inclusive worldwide STAR WARS™ costuming organization and fan club for kids, ages zero through seventeen years, comprised of, and operated by, STAR WARS™ fans.