The 501st & Rebel Legion
The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion are an all-volunteer organizations formed for the express purpose of bringing together Star Wars costume enthusiasts under a collective identity. The Legions seeks 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 contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. There are currently world wide there are over 10,000 active members in the 501st Legion and 4,000 in the Rebel Legion.
The 70th Explorers is the unit serving Missouri and Kansas with over 140 members currently. Dantooine Base serves the same area for the Rebel Legion with over 100 members.