Garrison Carida is part of a larger worldwide organization called the 501st Legion . The 501st Legion is the world's definitive Imperial costuming organization. No matter where you live, the power of Vader's Fist can be felt through professionally organized charity, fundraising, and promotional events feature the bad guys of Star Wars. The ranks of the 501st Legion span the entire United States and over 35 countries globally, with membership over 4300 and increasing on a daily basis.
The main mission of all members is to have fun and bring joy to the multitudes of Star Wars fans throughout the world, while also promoting Star Wars to a new generation. Garrison Carida is a Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia based Star Wars costuming group founded in May 1999. This group consists of individuals that show their love for Star Wars by wearing detailed replica costumes of such favorite characters as Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Scout Troopers, Snow Troopers, Bounty Hunters, etc. The members of Garrison Carida routinely attend local science fiction conventions, parades, blood drives, toy stores, community fundraisers, and make appearances at several charity events.