Star Wars: The 501st Garrison introduction and costume approval

Meet the Dutch Garrison, the Dutch division of the worldwide Star Wars costuming group the 501st legion. 

The Dutch Garrison is the dutch branch of the 501st Legion, the worldwide known costume club, that has a focus on the "bad guy"costumes. In these costumes, the members of 501st will appear at different events: from large conventions to small exposition and from commercial promotional events to charity actions.
The charity actions is the serious side of the Dutch Garrison. There will be a fundraising for good causes, and the 501st will help out in their costumes to give (sick) children a unforgettable day. All this is done on a voluntary basis.

During Anime2015, the 501st will host two lectures:

- Costumes and approval of the Dutch Garrison of the 501st Legion (Saturday)
Our costumes are the result of careful research, fabrication and a lot of hard work. Learn about how we create our costumes, how we build them and why we are LucasFilms preferred costuming club. Join us for general costuming tips and tricks even if you are not into Star Wars.

- Meet the Dutch Garrison of the 501st Legion (Sunday)
Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, and with that the Dutch Garrison, also known as “Vader’s Fist,” is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.
Get to know the history, the group and the costumes at our panel about the almighty Dutch Garrison.

Location + Time

Saturday 17:30 - 18:30 in Africa
Sunday 15:00 - 16:00 in Antartica


'The usual rules apply. Our event room's capacity will be limited to a certain amount of people, so please show up early! Once the room is deemed full by our security staff we will not allow any more people in, unless others decide to leave.


'Whole Weekend', 'Saturday Only' and 'Sunday Only' visitors.

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  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
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  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
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