My name is Simon Hansen, and my trooper ID is TK-32700. I am a member of the 501st Legion, and I’m stationed in Mo i Rana, Norway. I’ve been a member since . My costume is a Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt).

What is the 501st Legion?

The 501st Legion is a worldwide costuming organization, founded in 1997. We build authentic-looking Star Wars costumes and do charity work and fan events.

We do appearances at Star Wars movie premieres, conventions, fundraisers, children’s hospital visits, marriage proposals, libraries, and more. We’re doing this because we want to spread our love for Star Wars, provide forums for costuming and contribute to society through charity and volunteer work. Read our mission statement for more information.

We have local branches all over the world. These branches are called garrisons, squads or outposts, depending on the size of the territory and number of troopers living there. I’m part of Nordic Garrison, which covers Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Every costume category has its own detachment, a group within the Legion that specializes in one type of costume. Stormtroopers are part of the First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment.

Want an appearance?

Request an appearance in Norway, Sweden or Finland via Nordic Garrison. Other territories? See 501st.com

How to get a costume?

Take a look at my resource page.


If you are unfamiliar with some of the terminology on this site, I have posted a glossary for your convenience.

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