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 4000 members.
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 or provinces to multiple nations).
Knights of the Jedi Order Detachment
The Knights of the Jedi Order (KJO) is the Jedi Detachment of the Rebel Legion. Dedicated to the creation and wearing of screen accurate replicas of Jedi costumes from the Star Wars universe. The KJO is responsible for maintaining and advising the Legion command on costume standards for Jedi costumes from the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Republic and New Republic and providing the Legion with qualified individuals for the approval of all future Jedi costumes. The members of KJO also help new costumers work towards finishing Jedi 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 Neil Shivelle as the Detachment Commanding Officer with Rick Bouwhuis as the Detachment Executive Officer.
The KJO currently has over 2000 members, and is the largest Detachment in the Rebel Legion.
Jedi Costumes that fall under KJO:
- Aayla Secura
- Anakin Skywalker
- Barriss Offee
- Kyle Katarn
- Mara Jade
- Luke Skywalker
- Galen Marek
- And any Jedi seen in an official Lucasfilm source with full front and back reference. Sources include, but are not limited to the films, comics, video games, and television shows.