What is the Costume Reference Library?
To describe the costume reference library, we first have to give an overview of the costuming organization of the club.
- For the purpose of identity and organization, costumes within the 501st Legion are listed with two letter designation prefixes.
- For example, (TK) denotes a Stormtrooper - (CC) for Clone Commander - (TI) Tie Fighter Pilot...etc.
- Characters which are closely related, those having very similar aspects or roles within the universe, are grouped into Detachments.
Each reference guide contains pictures of the costume, a detailed description of the parts, and requirements for 501st membership.
Below you will find a list of detachments and the characters associated with each. To learn more about creating any of the below characters, click on the Visual Guides link under each heading. You can also view the list of all currently approved costumes.
Index of All Visual Guides
Visual Guides by Detachment
Armored Cavalry Detachment
|The ACD covers AT-AT Drivers, AT-AT Commanders and AT-ST drivers.|
|Blizzard Force is home to the Snowtroopers, Snowtrooper Commanders, and other forces equipped with cold weather gear.|
Bounty Hunters Guild
|The Bounty Hunters Guild is responsible for the Hunters of Star Wars, including Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, and many others.|
Clone Trooper Detachment
|At clonetroopers.net you will find the Clones of Jango Fett, from the Movie Episodes II and III, Animated Clone Wars Series, and expanded universe. These include ARC Troopers, Clone Commanders, Republic Commandos, and other Clone Troopers in this detachment. |
First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment
| FISD is dedicated to the armor and equipment of stormtroopers as seen in Star Wars. They strive for accuracy in costuming and to discuss everything stormtrooper related. Their mission is to serve the needs of both current and prospective members of the 501st Legion, in keeping with their unofficial motto: "troopers helping troopers."|
The Flagship Eclipse
|The primary goal of the detachment is to promote and support costuming for characters found in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This includes characters from the Star Wars comics, books, cartoons and games. The Flagship Eclipse Detachment focuses on Sith, Darkside Adept, and Denizen characters which are not covered by any other detachments within the 501st. Expanded Universe officers, royal guards, troopers and bounty hunters are represented by their respective detachments.|
Imperial Gunnery Corps
|The Imperial Gunnery Corps is here to provide resources on costuming, provide background and technical data, and to serve as a forum for the Gunners of the Imperial Navy.|
Imperial Officer Corps
|Here you will find the officers that command the Imperial Fleet.|
Jolly Roger Squadron
|The mission of the Jolly Roger Squadron is to provide the latest comprehensive information available on the Imperial Pilot costume as seen in Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI, as well as future costumes which may be derived from the new animated and live action series on TV.|
|Krayt Clan is a Detachment of the 501st Legion costuming group. This Detachment unites the activities of 501st costumers who own Tusken Raider, Jawa, and other desert dweller costumes. It is also intended to help those who are working on a costume by providing useful references, information, sources and contacts.|
Mos Eisley Police Department
|Dedicated to the armor and equipment used by the Sandtroopers shown in Star Wars: A New Hope. They strive for accuracy and perfection, and to discuss everything Sandtrooper related.|
|The Pathfinders Detachment covers the Return of the Jedi Scout troopers and the Revenge of the Sith Kashyyk Troopers.|
Sith Lord Detachment
|The Sith Lord Detachment is the Official film canon costuming Detachment of the 501st Legion specifically for the costumes of Darth Vader, Darth Sidious (Emperor Palpatine), Darth Maul, and Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku).|
|The Sovereign protectors Detachment is the place to come to for all of your Imperial Royal Guard Costuming needs!|
Spec Ops Detachment
|The Spec Ops detachment is home to many of the specialty troopers in the Legion: Shadow Scouts, Nova Troopers, etc...|
No Detachment Affiliation
|Some costumes are not affiliated with any detachment. If all else fails, look here.|