Joint Club Exhibit at Star Wars Celebration

We are very excited that this will be the first time the major Star Wars Costuming and Droid groups have come together to provide a unified interactive fan experience for Celebration Chicago. The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, The Dark Empire, Saber Guild, Droid Builders, and the Galactic Academy will offer a single location that will take attendees on a journey across the Star Wars Universe.

We have elements that will include: costuming, character interaction, large scale props, performances, interactive games (like Droid Hunt, Hunt for the Death Star Plans, Trooper Olympics and bounty hunting), promotions of charity endeavors by the organizations, panels, and a parade to showcase and share the passion our members have for the community. Our exhibit will take Star Wars fans to a galaxy far, far away, as well as display our love of the Star Wars community.

  • 501st Legion 501st Legion

    The 501st Legion is a world-wide all volunteer Star Wars costuming group with more than 13,000 members around the globe. Their mission is to share the love of Star Wars, encourage the love of costuming, and to contribute to their communities of a local, national, and international level through charity work and volunteerism. Representing the Imperial side of the Star Wars story, the 501st Legion is "The Bad Guys doing Good." We would love for you to join us, come see us at

  • Rebel Legion Rebel Legion

    The Rebel Legion is the second largest of the Star Wars Costuming Clubs with just under 7,000 members world-wide. Centered on the ideals of costuming, charity, and community, we are approaching our 20 year anniversary. Our members create and wear media accurate costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga. Founded in US in 2000, 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. Please come visit us at and sign up for the Forums.

  • Mandalorian Mercs Mandalorian Mercs

    Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is dedicated to artistic and cultural enrichment through the teaching of visual and performing arts, costume design and construction, and theatrical prop design and construction based on Mandalorian™ characters from the STAR WARS™ franchise and, through public performance, help bring awareness and relief to the needy, impoverished and distressed.

  • The Dark Empire The Dark Empire

    The Dark Empire is the rapidly growing dynamic group of custom and canon Sith, Pirates, Smugglers and Denizens of the Empire. They will primarily be focused on coordinating and supporting each of the sister groups at Celebration. This will allow attendees of celebration to see what it really means to be "Doing Good through the Dark Side". By providing our members with a customized experience of character creation, we give them a chance to immerse themselves into the Star Wars universe and show that you too can bring yourself into the this fantastic universe we call home.

  • Saber Guild Saber Guild

    Saber Guild is a Star Wars costuming club and performance group. With a focus on costuming as Jedi, Sith, and other Force using characters, we perform choreographed lightsaber shows for charity and community events, as well as comic book conventions and private events.

  • Droid Builders Droid Builders

    DroidBuilders is a membership of builders united with the goals of raising awareness and enthusiasm in STEM projects, promoting a variety of charitable causes with droid appearances, and of course, making the world a better place through the creation of the droids of Star Wars.

  • Galactic Academy Galactic Academy

    The Galactic Academy™ is an independent, all inclusive, worldwide STAR WARS™ costuming and fan club for kids, ages zero through seventeen years. It is a volunteer run, non-profit, 501 C-7 organization that participates in many different types of charity, fundraising and social events. The Galactic Academy™ seeks to promote and nurture the craft of costuming within the STAR WARS™ Universe by providing assistance, opportunity and outlet for world wide children within a safe and encouraging community.

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