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Costume Group Profile - Northwest Garrison  06/08/2018
Welcome to the first in our series of meeting different Star Wars Costuming Groups.
Thanks to Sean for chatting to us about the Northwest Garison.
North West Star Wars Garrison Costume Group
Tell us a bit about who you are.
We are a Star Wars cosplay group called Northwest Garrison , we were formed in 2016 by myself and two other lads , the group was initially 3 people but has now rose to 50 members, the group is run by myself (Sean) and Tim, we attend public and private events and we try to raise as much money as we can for our chosen charity Children with Cancer.
Where are you located?
We are based in the Northwest, hence the name but we have members outside the area.
How long has the group been going?
Just recently hit 2 years [started 2016].
How did you start?
Three lads started the group, I was one of them.
How many members do you have and are you looking for more?We have 50 odd members and we are always looking to add new people to our already amazing group, every member is awesome.

How many events do you roughly attend a year?
Last year I think we attended about 25 events, this year has been pretty busy as well.

Is there a particular charity that your group supports?
Children with Cancer UK.
Children with Cancer UK Charity

What characters are in your group? 
We started off as just the bad guys but we now cover each trilogy on both sides and have also touched the EU as well - we have Darth Revan, Darth Talon, and I think soneone in our group is going to do Mara Jade.

What entry requirements do you have?

We don't have a minimum age as such but the youngest in the group is about 14/15 and his mum is in the group also.
Requirements for the group is for the costume to be good, we ask people to submit a pic of their costume. We aren't strict but we don't accept fancy dress costumes either.

What do you love about Star Wars and cosplay?
First film I seen [sic] in the cinema was the original back in the 70's when I was a small little boy, it hit me right away and has never gone away ..
I got into cosplay in 2012 and got my first proper Vader costume which has been improved over the years.
Cosplay is great fun, you make fab new friends and the smiles you get when people see you in costume is awesome!

What’s the best thing about cosplaying for charity?
That you are raising money for an important cause while creating awareness and bringing smiles to the public's faces.

North West Costume Group Star Wars Garrison charity

What advice can you give for people looking to join a costuming group?
Basically just have fun, do what you love doing and ignore negative people.

Where can people contact you to join or request an appearance?
Email the team at
You can find us on Facebook @NwestGarri1
Northwest Garrison Star Wars Logo
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