The 501st Legion are, first and foremost, Star Wars fans. But combining their love for the movie and the characters, together with the need to do good in society, these fans channel their passion towards helping those in need through the use of their costumes.
The Legion is an all-volunteer organization. Costume enthusiasts from near and far come together under one collective identity to carry out their mission which is to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as through costumed charity and volunteer work.
The Malaysian chapter of the 501st Legion, known as the Malaysia Garrison comprises of members from Malaysia. All gathered into one group with the interest of promoting charity, goodwill and fun with the use of Screen Accurate costumes from the 6 Star Wars movies and other media's of Star Wars including its games, animated series and even comic books.
They currently have 27 confirmed members in Malaysia with a few from the nearby states, Perak and Malacca. They seek to expand towards Borneo as well as further north to Penang and further south towards Johor.
On Wednesday, MAG speaks to Kirby, Kal and David about their love for the movie and what they do through the 501st Malaysia Garrison.
In the meantime, if you are a Star Wars fan and see yourself being part of this Legion, check them out here for more details on joining the 501st Legion http://www.my501st.com/about-us/joining-the-501st