Introduction, Mission, Vision, & Values Statement
The Rebel Legion is a Star Wars based costuming fan club. The Rebel Legion’s members create and wear costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga, which includes but is not limited to the six films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on the Star Wars saga. Much like the Rebellion in the Star Wars movies, an alliance of rebel costumers first appeared in mid-1999; thanks to a handful of brave individuals who responded to the rise of the 501st and wanted to celebrate the heroes of the Star Wars saga. By 2001, Rebel Legion had multiplied in numbers and launched their own website and message boards. Although started in the United States, the Legion is now an international club that encompasses multiple nations worldwide and has become the premier Rebel costuming group in the Star Wars community. Since the Legion’s inception it has been a volunteer club of costume enthusiasts who can enjoy, express, and share their interest of costuming with others in the fan community. The members of the Legion hold no rights to these characters and recognize it is a privilege to wear these costumes. The Legion also acknowledges that while in costume we represent the characters of the Star Wars universe and as such accept the responsibility to behave professionally and civilly while in public. This Charter serves to define what the Legion is, what it shall be, and to set down guidelines for the operations within this costume group.
The mission of The Rebel Legion is threefold. First, we offer the costume enthusiast of the Star Wars hero characters a global community to enjoy, express, and share their costume talents. Secondly, the Legion also promotes the quality and improvement of Star Wars costumes. Thirdly and most importantly, we follow the lead of Lucasfilm Ltd. by giving back to the community through works of charity and volunteerism.
The vision of The Rebel Legion is to promote a sense of camaraderie among all its members, continue to improve the quality of Star Wars costumes for all its members to that of movie grade, and to promote goodwill worldwide through works of charity and volunteerism.
The Rebel Legion values each member regardless of sex, race, religion, creed, nationality, sexual orientation, or physical handicap. We value the enduring passion and attention to movie grade detail fans put forth into their costumes. And we value the charitable goals set down by Lucasfilm Ltd. by giving all we can to the community.
Source: Rebel Legion Club Charter