The Sovereign Protectors Detachment is here to provide the latest comprehensive information available on the Imperial Royal Guard Costumes. Guard versions include Episode II - Attack of the Clones (AoTC), Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (RoTS), Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (RoTJ), Clone Wars Senate Commandos, and The Force Unleashed Guards (Shadow, Imperial and Senate) (TFU) costumes as seen in the films, comics/graphic novels, and video games. We also strive to provide advice in the construction of the costumes using existing materials, exhibits, photographs, movie and game still frames. As new characters are introduced into the Star Wars universe, the detachment works together as a team on the forums to review all the costume details and find ways to accurately recreate the costume to appear as if we just walked off the screen and into real life.

We are fans, and do this on our own time and dime because we love the genre and the costumes presented. The first paragraph of the 501st Legion charter states: "...The Legion is an all volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts and giving them a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion's aims are to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work..."

To learn more about the 501st Legion, please visit www.501st.com.