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Commander Bly
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Model MODEL NAME, Photo by PHOTOGRAPHER NAME


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Description: Commander Bly
Prefix: CC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars: Seasons 1-3

Bly is a Commander assigned to the 327th Star Corps. He is fiercely loyal with an unswerving dedication to the Republic and his superior officers.


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

In the page below, items listed in blue are recommended features that will improve the quality of the costume. Items listed in red are intended to further enhance the finished costume.

For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.

IMPORTANT: Effective June 1 2012, the 501st will no longer be approving realistic interpretations of Clone Wars CG characters. The armor sculpt must match the character being recreated. See this thread at clonetroopers.net for the differences between the sculpts.

  • This CRL is a work in progress.
  • While this costume must be approved by the Legion Membership Officer, submissions should still go to the local GML, who will post the application in the appropriate section of the Legion forum.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with this CRL, please contact your detachment leader!
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that a requirement is optional. All instances of should will be replaced with must as this guide is completed.

Required Costume Components

The following costume components must be present and appear as described below for approval .

Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Phase 1 style helmet.
  • Helmet is painted matte or satin white.
  • The top helmet fin is painted a grunge yellow color.
  • Starting from the rear of the fin and continuing up over the top of the dome and down the front of the face is painted a wide, grunge yellow color stripe.
    • This stripe ends at the bottom of the chin.
  • Black visor extends down through the entire frown area.
  • 4 Vents on each side of helmet.
    • May be painted black or grey, or cut out and filled with black mesh.
  • Ear pieces have round center caps.
    • Optional: LED lamps, with white painted housings, mounted to each ear piece.
  • A grey indented bans runs around to back of dome to become large rear indented section.
  • Raised matte or satin white disk at the rear center of helmet.
  • A pair of macrobinoculars are mounted to the helmet.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated neckseal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal to be black in color with no ribbing.
  • No logos or labels are to be visible.
  • If the seal is not incorporated as part of the undersuit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Neck seal should close via 2 small black snaps in the front.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TK anh stunt undersuit.jpeg Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.


Blankwhite.gif Pauldron
For 501st approval:
  • Black base.
  • 3 sections over the left shoulder, are a brown-yellow color.
  • 3 dark grey sections in the front, weathered with a lighter grey along the edges.
    • Center line, between sections is diagonal across the chest.
  • 3 dark grey sections in the back are weathered with a lighter grey along the edges
  • Rear section of mantle should extend down far enough to cover the majority of the back detail of the armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Each shoulder has a wide, grunge yellow stripe painted down the center.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Each bicep has a wide, grunge yellow stripe painted down the center.
  • Armor has a notch on the lower area of the back of the arm that matches up with the elbow armor.
  • Armor must be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Each armor piece has a wide, grunge yellow stripe painted along the length of the forearm, from the bottom edge of the elbow section to the wrist.
  • Left forearm has a compad with 4 square recessed areas and 1 slightly smaller square recessed area.
    • The smaller recess is closest to the elbow.
  • Armor is seamless on the outside edge.
    • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is acceptable on the inside if required.
  • Elbow plate is integrated into the forearm, extending up to fit into the notch on the bicep.
  • Elbow plate is painted matte or satin white.
    • There is no stripe on the elbow section.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Hand plates have a top curving ridge that come to a point over the index or middle finger just past the main knuckle of the hand.
  • Each armor piece has a wide, grunge yellow stripe painted down the middle.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic-black-gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black over the wrist gloves made of leather, nylon, or other low pile fabrics. Gloves must not show any labels or logos once the armor is on and cover any exposed skin.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Chest armor has a wide, grunge yellow stripe painted down the middle.
  • Lower portion of the chest has a curved notch for the abdomen armor to fit into.
  • Chest and back plate match together at the sides and shoulders with no open gap.
    • Butted seam lines are permitted if required.
  • Shoulder straps are placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Rear tank has detailed area that contains a O11 pattern similar to a stormtrooper.
  • Shoulder straps should be placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated ab.jpg Ab Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Top edge of the armor is curved to match the chest.
  • The ab armor protrudes out in the middle to better up with the chest.
  • 4 inset lines divide the ab plate into segments.
  • A butted seam between ab plate and kidney is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated grunt kidney.jpg Kidney Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • A butted seam between ab plate and kidney is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated cod.jpg Codpiece and belt front
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments. The front segments have a key/slot detail.
  • Belt boxes are mounted at the hips. Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TC animated butt.jpg Posterior Armor, belt rear and detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips. Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of belt with no control buttons. The detonator has 2 lines set in approx 1/2" - 5/8" from the edges.
    • Lines may be recessed or painted on.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Detonator lines must be recessed.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated belt box.jpg Belt Boxes
For 501st approval:
  • Two rectangular boxes are mounted at the hips.
  • Boxes are painted matte or satin white.
    • The top side of the box is tapered outward.
    • There is an inset detail near the top of each box.
  • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Animated Holsters.jpg Holsters
For 501st approval:
  • Holsters are painted satin or matte white.
  • Holsters connect to the belt via matte or satin white straps.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Kama
For 501st approval:
  • The kama is made of heavy material.
  • The main area of the kama is a brown-yellow color.
  • The edge trim is a grunge yellow color.
  • The top front edges of the kama should line up with the outside edges of the front two panels of the belt.
  • The back of the kama is split all the way up to the belt.
  • The bottom front corners of the kama are rounded angles.
  • The rear of the kama is slightly longer than the front.
  • The sides of the kama extend to the top of the knee armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted a grunge yellow color.
  • The front lower area of the armor has a cut out section to fit the shape of the knee armor.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armour is painted matte or satin white.
  • Knee armor is integrated with the lower leg.
  • Knee armor has a grunge yellow stripe painted down the center.
  • The armor has a flat center triangle below the knee plate, with the single point facing downward.
  • The calf detail of the armor has an indented arched section on the back of the leg.
  • The outside of the calf sis seamless.
    • Calves have a trap door access through the arched indent in the rear of the lower leg.
  • The yellow sections are weathered with heavy scuff marks and patchy areas.
  • White areas are weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • White, ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any black undersuit visible at the ankle area in armor. Boots must be lace-less and have flat soles.
  • Boots have a center strip running from the toe to the ankle, a strap across the top of the foot, and 2 flat white discs on either side of the foot, terminating the strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots must have accurate notched sole.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present must meet the guidelines below.


CW animated dc17 pistol.jpg DC-17 Hand Blaster (animated style)
For 501st approval:
  • This is the animated variant of the DC-17 blaster. Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, DC-17 pistols are designed for use as secondary weapons. Because they are widely recognized for their high stopping power and firing rate, many battlefield officers use them as primarily combat weapons.



CRLdc15s-animated.jpg DC-15S Blaster Carbine (animated style)
For 501st approval:

This is the animated variant of the DC-15S blaster rifle. Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, this weapon is commonly carried by the Troopers of the Galactic Republic.



Blankwhite.gif DC-15A Blaster Rifle (animated style)
For 501st approval:

This is the animated variant of the DC-15A blaster rifle. Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, this blaster is the standard issue weapon carried by the Clone Troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic.



Blankwhite.gif Clonetrooper Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • Standard issue Republic Military backpack with heavy cloth or canvas cover.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CC_-_CW_-_Commander_Bly

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