As announced earlier, we’re thrilled to have the 501st as a part of WasabiCon again this year. This premier costuming group will be hosting two panels during the convention. Be sure to check them out!
Star Wars Costumes and Prop Building (Saturday at 3 PM in PANELS B)
Ever wonder what it takes to make those awesome Stormtrooper or TIE fighter uniforms you see at conventions? Want to learn about making your own blaster rifle? Join the 501st Legion in this discussion of building Star Wars costumes, from a member who has built and owns OVER TWENTY!
501st Legion: Vader’s Fist (Saturday at 7 PM in PANELS B)
The 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Group discusses who they are and their history, from their humble beginnings to how they’ve grown to over 10,000 members worldwide with over 6,000 active members endorsed by Lucasfilm itself.
Women in the 501st Legion (Sunday at 4 PM in PANELS B)
Star Wars Costuming isn’t just a male domain! Come and learn how the 501st Legion has redefined Star Wars costuming and armor design, showing the world that it isn’t just for men. Also discussed in this panel will be the vast amount of charity work that the 501st is involved in and the money they’ve raised for worthy causes over the years and around the world.