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Thomas Spanos


Dawn Bright


Mike Harshbarger
Michael Capell



 Greetings and welcome to The Flagship Eclipse, the 501st Legion’s Expanded Universe  Detachment.

 Our community celebrates the research and creation of costumes based on referenced  material from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. While our focus is on costumes that  might be approved for 501st Legion membership, we encourage related discussion  and work.

 Recently, the term Expanded Universe has been rebranded as Star Wars Legacy.  While the characters and events beyond the big screen are not necessarily considered  canon, this change of name does not impair the relevance of their appeal to fans. “A  rose by any other name would smell as sweet," and The Flagship Eclipse will continue  to support and promote the approval of well researched and superbly crafted  Expanded Universe costumes.

 Star Wars is fantasy. Expanded Universe is fantasy drawn from Star Wars. When we  create costumes from either of these sources the one becomes as real as the other.

 The Flagship Eclipse, Expanding the Star Wars Universe one costume at a time.

—Thomas Spanos
Detachment Leader



The 501st Legion is a Star Wars fan club dedicated to celebrating the Star Wars universe through costuming; specifically the costumes and characters of the stormtrooper and other Imperial forces, as well as non-affiliated villains and denizens. The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion 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.

The Legion recognizes it holds no claim over the costumes and characters it portrays, and that their use is a privilege extended by Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL). The members of the Legion acknowledge and accept that while in costume, we represent the Star Wars brand and will do so professionally and responsibly at all times. The text shown above is an excerpt from Article 1 of the 501st Legion Charter.

The complete Legion Charter is located here.



Armored Calvary


[AT-AT and AT-ST Drivers]


Blizzard Force

[Snow Troopers]


Bounty Hunter’s Guild

[Bounty Hunters]


Clone Trooper Detachment



First Imperial Stormtrooper  Detachment



Imperial Gunnery Corps

[Imperial Gunners]


Imperial Officers Corps

[Officers / Crew]


Jolly Roger Squadron

[TIE Pilots]


Krayt Clan

[Tusken Raiders / Jawas]


Mos Eisley Police Department




[Biker Scouts]


Sith Lord Detachment

[Film Canon Sith Lords]


Sovereign Protectors

[Royal Guards]


Special Operations Detachment

[Special Operations Troopers]




In order to become a member of  the Flagship Eclipse Detachment, a costumer must be a member of the 501st Legion. They must also own an Expanded Universe costume which is represented by the Flagship Eclipse, and they must be registered on the detachment forum.

If you are a 501st member who also qualifies for membership in Flagship Eclipse, please read the post here about gaining 501st and/or Detachment access.


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. ©2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.