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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.)

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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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Albany Kidz Expo - 3/4/2017
by Sunstone on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:50 pm
Big shout out to everyone who came out to help for the 2017 Kidz Expo! Thanks to BH-9069, DZ-9572, DZ-8397, TB-9215, TD-3279, TD-82573, TI-10801, TI-10795, TK-8399, SL-88222, as well as our guests from Falco Clan, we managed to raise over $1600 for Things of My Very Own!

Command Staff 2017
by Arch27 on Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:43 am
Without further ado -- the long-awaited list:

GCO: Bob Thayer (TD 3279) - Arch27

GXO: John T DiMauro (TI 10801) - Gobsmacked

GML: David Ramsay (SL 9215) - TrooperPX

GEC: Nicky Blum (DZ 8397) - Doc_Bev

GPR: Grace Goehler (TI 10795) - Sunstone

GQM: Darren Blum (TK 8399) - Knightshade

GCR: Heidi Dundon (BH 5938) - Aurra Dundon

GMB: Jason Yap (TD 82573) - AirborneTooper

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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