The Rebel Legion is a worldwide organization of Star Wars fans in Rebel Alliance costume.
It was founded in 2000 by Tony Troxell and has grown to become Lucasfilm Ltd.’s preferred Rebel Alliance costuming group, most notably appearing in the 2007 Rose Bowl Parade. The Legion was initially formed as a reaction to the 501st Legion and as of 2007 had a membership of over 2000 members. Since then that number has grown and grown.
The Rebel Legion can often be found assisting at promotional events for almost anything related to Star Wars and frequently put their “fame” to use at numerous charity events throughout the year.
The Legion is divided into a number of bases, local “chapters” with jurisdiction over regions of varying size (anywhere from a portion of a state to multiple states to multiple nations).
Galactic Senate Detachment
The Rebel Legion Galactic Senate Detachment (RLGS) is the Royalty/Senatorial Detachment of the Rebel Legion. The RLGS is responsible for maintaining and advising the Legion command on costume standards for Royalty/Senatorial costumes from the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Republic and New Republic, and providing the Legion with qualified individuals for the approval of all future Royalty/Senatorial costumes. The members of the RLGS also help new costumers work towards finishing Royalty/Senatorial costumes, and advise on any changes needed to the standards of all costumes falling under the detachment.
Formed in November 2007, under the leadership of founding member Becca Kraning as the Detachment Commanding Officer with Mary Alice Ladd as the first Detachment Executive Officer. Following the Legion elections in the fall of 2008, Mary Alice was elected as the Base Command Liaison, and stepped down from the XO office, making way for Beret Balestrieri Kohn to serve in that position.
The Galactic Senate has over 240 members, and 16 Delegations.
Royalty/Senatorial Costumes that fall under the RLGS:
- Padmé Amidala Naberrie (Skywalker)
- Princess Leia Organa (Solo)
- Old/New Republic Royalty
- Old/New Republic Senatorial
- Senate guards
Current Detachment Command:
- Jenna (SongofAmazon) [Detachment Commanding Officer]
- Maria (Lora Skywalker) [Detachment Executive Officer]