Who we are:
The 501st Special Operations
Detachment, a division of the 501st
Legion, is home to many of the
specialty troopers within the Star
Wars Expanded Universe: Shadow
Stormtroopers, Shadow Scouts,
Magma Stormtroopers, Nova and
Nova Elite Stormtroopers, and more.
Anyone who is 18 years or older (for
legal reasons) and in possession of a
high quality 'bad guy' costume from
the Star Wars Universe is eligible for
membership in the legion.
Applications can be submitted on the
Welcome to the official 501st Legion web site for the 501st
Special Operations Detachment. This site is a resource for
research, information, building, maintaining, and wearing a
costume. Our Motto is "Swift, Silent, Relentless".
To help the 501st Legion raise funds for children's charities
and give back to local communities, while having fun and
raising awareness of Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU)
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 LLC. © 2013 Lucasfilm LLC
& ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
The 501st Special Operations Detachment was formed to
provide a permanent home for the TX designation, i.e. non-
clone expanded universe trooper costumes within the 501st
Legion. Welcome to our site!