Membership Questions

How come you don’t have ID numbers like the 501st Legion?

Members of the 501st Legion are issued unique four-digit ID numbers, such as TK-0421. When our club was officially founded in 2001, we did have ID numbers, but dropped them in early 2002. Members felt that ID numbers were more appropriate for the 501st because they represented faceless, nameless shock troops while the Rebels were a group of individuals with names and faces. The issue has come up several times over the years, and the membership has always voted against the idea.
Some detachments, such as Rebel Legion Starfighter Command, do issue three-digit ID numbers to members of individual Squadrons.

  • I’m a member of another fan club, is that okay?

    Yes. Many Rebel Legion members belong to a variety of fan clubs.

  • My application was rejected! What can I do?

    Read over the rejection message. It should contain information on how to improve your costume to Legion standards. You are also encouraged to appeal the decision to the Legion Membership Officer(LMO) via Email: enlistment@rebellegion.com. You may do so by replying to the rejection e-mail.

  • What items qualify as acceptable source material?

    Sources can include games, comic books, posters, action figures, trading cards and any other Star Wars material that has been licensed by Lucasfilm. Articles on Wikipedia and Wookieepedia should always be checked against officially licensed materials.

  • My costume isn’t listed on the Costume Standards, Does that mean it won’t be accepted?

    No, the costume standards are not all inclusive but list the requirements for the more common costumes. If your costume is not listed, you should consult the Legion Membership Officer (LMO) via Email: enlistment@rebellegion.com to find out if your costume is admissible or not.

  • Do you accept custom costumes?

    The Rebel Legion focuses on costumes and characters from the officially licensed Star Wars media, and customization is accepted so long as there is precedent for it in the licensed material. In some cases, fan created designs such as fan fiction and original role playing characters may be accepted as a secondary costume for an existing member.

  • Are costumes from the Expanded Universe accepted?

    Yes, costumes that have appeared in at least three (3) Lucasfilm licensed materials are accepted. Costumes with fewer than three licensed sources may be accepted as a secondary costume for an existing member.

  • Where do I get a costume?

    Unfortunately, there are no high-quality, commercially available costumes licensed by Lucasfilm, and store-bought Halloween costumes are not generally accepted. All members construct their own costumes, usually with the assistance of more experienced members. If you are interested in making a costume, we recommend you consult these resources:

    • Legion Costume Detachments
    • Costuming Tutorials
    • Costuming Forums

    The best way to get involved is to contact your local Base or Outpost and see if you can help out as a “handler” at an event. This way you can get to know the local members and learn more about the costumes.

  • How do I join the Rebel Legion?

    If you pass Legion membership requirements, please fill out our Membership Application.

  • What are the requirements for membership?

    The Rebel Legion is an inclusive, equal opportunity club. In order to join you must be at least 18 years of age and must legally be considered an adult where you live. Due to issues of legal liability, the Rebel Legion cannot accept minors as members. For more information on this policy, please consult our Age Requirements F.A.Q. You must also own at least one movie-quality costume depicting a “good guy” from the Star Wars films or Expanded Universe.
    For a more detailed explanation of Legion membership requirements, please refer to Article I of the Rebel Legion Club Charter. For more information on what constitutes a “professional-quality” costume, read through Article II of the Rebel Legion Club Charter and the list of Costuming Standards.