Frequently Asked Questions


I built them myself. The parts have been fabricated by me and fellow costume makers all over the world.

Take a look at my resource page if you are interested in building your own.

It varies from costume to costume. It is highly depended on which tools and supplies you have access to, what parts you use, who you buy from, where in the world you live and so on.

It is for instance more expensive to make a costume in Norway than in the US, because more of the necessary parts will have to be imported, adding expensive shipping and import taxes into your final budget.

The costumes are highly detailed and as close to screen-accurate as you can get, so expect to pay anywhere from 5.000 to 100.000 NOK (≈ 500 EUR – 10.000 EUR).


Imperial regulation prohibits me from partaking in such tribal rituals.

Also: I’m encased in hard plastic, top to bottom. I can barely stand straight, let alone walk. I am not able to dance.

That’s not a question. Also: Absolutely not! I’ve spent a significant amout of money on my costumes. They are not toys.

First: Thank you for asking instead of just grabbing my props.

Even though our replicas are not functional and made from resin, rubber or plastics, all weapon replicas should be handled carefully and always treated as the real thing. I will only let people handle my replicas under my strict supervision.

If I let you hold the replica, please treat it as a real weapon. Never aim it at someone, always keep your finger off the trigger, and handle it with care. And always comply with security personnel should they request that you put the prop down.

Yes, but it’s very muffled. It is especially difficult to hear when the cooling fans inside the helmet are blowing.

Not much. My field of vision is limited, especially with the large “nose” on the stormtrooper helmet.

That’s why stormtroopers are always looking like they are scanning the room from side to side, seemingly never meeting your eyes… Here’s the secret: We have to turn our head and look out of the corner of our eye to see what’s in front of us!

The Boba helmet is a bit better. I can see things right in front of me. I do have blind spots in this helmet as well, but not nearly as large as on the stormtrooper helmet.

Star Wars

Video games? Video games. Now, that’s a thing I’ve not heard of in a long time. A long time. I used to be a gamer, but then I became a hermit on Tatooine got a full-time job and time-consuming hobbies. I haven’t played for ages. But back in the day, I loved the Kyle Katarn games.

Yes, I enjoy reading stories set in the Star Wars universe and try to keep up to date with the canon novels.

My current favorite books are the classic pre-Disney Thrawn trilogy and the From a Certain Point of View short story collections.

I also like E.K. Johnson’s Padmé trilogy and have a soft spot for Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, the first Star Wars novel I ever read.

No, I’m not into comic books. But I am aware of the canon stories told in them.

It was the original trilogy that made me love Star Wars. Those movies are still my favorites. That being said, I like parts and elements from all of the trilogies.

Watch the movies in whatever order you like. There’s no such thing as a correct order.

My prefered viewing order is the release order.

Yes! The Clone Wars and Rebels features some of the best Star Wars moments ever, and the Disney Plus shows have also been entertaining.

I am going to stop you right there. There is no such thing as “real fans”. Reading novels or making costumes does not make you a bigger fan than others.

Gatekeeping is toxic – in any fandom.

The children who was introduced to Star Wars through the 2018 Disney Channel show Star Wars: Resistance or the 2017 YouTube animated shorts Star Wars: Forces of Destiny are just as big Star Wars fans as the people who stood in line at the cinema in 1977!

The 501st Legion, Norwegian Garrison

You can join the club if you have an approvable costume and are 18 years or older. Take a look at my resource page if you are interested in joining.

Yes, I’d love to!

Send the club a request and explain what type of event you are planning (wedding, birthday party, charity event, and so on), and one of our coordinators will be in touch.

In Norway: contact Norwegian Garrison. Other territories: See

I do not earn any money on this.

The 501st Legion is a charity organization, so the club do encourage donations for our charity work. You can work out the details with our coordinators.

The 501st Legion support many charities. Make-A-Wish, hospitals, Children’s Cancer Society, Red Cross, and many others.

Most of our charity work is local. Contact your nearest branch, such as Norwegian Garrison in Norway, to hear more about our work in your area.

Absolutely! We always need a crew to helps us behind the scenes, be our eyes and ears, and make sure that we – and the people around us – are safe. Helping out at an event is a great way to learn more about the club!

Ask a member you know, or send a message to your nearest branch, such as Norwegian Garrison in Norway, to show your interest.

The site

I’ve compiled a glossary for you.

Sorry, unless I state otherwise, nothing on this site is for sale or trade. This is just my collection.