We do not see ourselves as cosplay, the amount of time dedicated in meeting every single details and the precision required in making our costume elevate the task to an art form. These are not readily available for purchase, require an extensive amount of research work, an eye for detail and a true creative spirit.
Our costumes are the result of careful research, fabrication and a lot of hard work. The majority of our costume components are hand built and assembled in our spare time. Given that the likenesses portrayed by these costumes are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm, it must be stressed that the 501st Legion does not provide or manufacture costumes for purchase.