The Dark Empire is a Lucasfilm-recognized costuming organization. The purpose of The Dark Empire is to promote multigenerational fandom and appreciation of Star Wars through acts of charity, and to encourage creative costuming as custom characters and canon characters representing the “dark side” of the Star Wars universe. Creative writing is also encouraged, in the form of short fanfiction which can be shared on our forums and submitted for narration consideration on our podcast. The Dark Empire is, however, primarily a costuming organization devoted to celebrating the Star Wars saga. We are not a role-playing site.