Excelsior News
Garrison Excelsior is part of the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers, a professional costuming group that takes great joy out of constructing movie accurate costumes from the Star Wars Universe. Our unit of the legion covers Upstate NY (the shaded area of the map below.)

Excelsior Map

Our purpose is to bring fun and joy to the multitudes of Star Wars fans throughout the world, while also introducing the world of Star Wars to a whole new generation, with the release of the new Star Wars movies.

For pictures and more information on our costumes, please go to the Gallery Page.

If you know of, or are part of a children's based charity, and would like us to attend, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.



The members of Garrison Excelsior are the regional representatives of the global Star Wars costuming group known as the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers. Through group discussions and organized appearances, we strive to memorialize the Star Wars films and create an exciting atmosphere to fans and the general public. Members of the garrison promote unity, encourage the creativity of the art of costume making, assist charities by promoting and participating in their events, wear the detailed costumes at public appearances, and to strive EVER UPWARD

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The Empire is Recruiting
by BobaChris12 on Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:39 am
Are you ready to be a loyal trooper?

Interested in bringing smiles to your community and raise awareness/funds for local charities?

Look no further. Enlist now! Sign up for the Garrison Excelisor message forums and introduce yourself. We'll guide you along the process and have you prepared to join in on the fun.

2019 Command Staff
by tk9510 on Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:49 pm
It is our great pleasure to announce this year’s Garrison Excelsior command staff for 2019. They are:

Chris Solecki (SL 2904) - Garrison Commanding Officer [GCO]
Peter G. Myhalenko (TK 9510) - Garrison Executive Officer [GXO]
Ed J. Fairbairn (BH 42122) - Garrison Membership Liaison [GML]
Stephen T. Smith (TS 44603) - Garrison Web Liaison [GWL]
Nicky Blum (DZ 8397) - Garrison Events Coordinator [GEC]
Vanya Yount (ID 42010) - Garrison Web Master [GWM]
Kevin Rabener (IC 14222) - Garrison Web Master [GWM]
Jill Olsen (TI 71411) - Garrison Charity Representative [GCR]
Steven M. Lukasik (SL 8378) - Garrison Merchandising & Branding Officer [GMBO]
Darren Blum (TK 8399) - Garrison Quartermaster [GQ]
Tom R. Rogers (TK 19764) - Garrison Captain of the Guard [GCoG]

Congratulations to all our new officers! We look forward to serving you in 2019!

B-Sens Star Wars Night 2/22/14
by TI_9767 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:20 am
Congrats to our Guest Emperor from NER... SL-10217 Dan Decker & Wingman from GE.... TI-9767 Tom Kuntz for a successful Puck Drop at the Bingamton Ny Senators ( B-Sens) Star Wars Night 2/22/14. Also present for the Puck Drop , (but not viewable in this pic)from GE: David Ramsay & Welcoming Back Jeffrey Gonz In his Imperial Security Officer

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