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Commander Blackout
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Model CC 26257, Photo by Brian D.


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Description: Commander Blackout
Prefix: CC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars: Season 2 - Episode 16

Blackout is a Commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. Trained in stealth operations, Blackout is assigned as opperations commander of a Galactic Republic prototype starship crew. As such, he wears distinctive stealth armor and his helmet is equipped with experimental communications gear.


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: The "Animated" armor design, seen in The Clone Wars CG Series, differs from the "Realistic" armor design used to create characters from the theatrical films and graphic novels.
See this thread at clonetroopers.net for the differences between the sculpts.

This Visual Guide has been reviewed by the detachment staff and the LMO team and is certified for use as a minimum approval guideline for GMLs. GMLs are free to approve this costume type.
  • Any uncertainties or questionable aspects of the submitted costume should be brought to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components are present and appear as described below.

Blackout Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Phase 1 sonic dampening helmet.
  • Base helmet is painted matte or satin light grey.
    • Top center section of dome is painted dark grey.
  • An irregular, 6 sided polygon shaped plate is mounted on the front center forehead area.
    • The bottom of this plate extends into the eye lens area.
  • A yellow “Jaig Eyes” design is painted on the front of the helmet dome, starting at the brow line.
    • This design pattern then travels up over the top of the dome, ending at the rear indented area.
    • The “Jaig Eyes” design is outlined in black.
  • Black helmet lens extends down through the entire frown area.
  • Each side of the upper dome is painted with a white, double sided arched box design.
  • Each side of the upper dome has 4 elongated oval vents.
    • Vents may be painted black or grey, or cut out and filled with black mesh.
  • On each side of the helmet are large, domed hexagon earpieces with recessed centers.
    • The outside circumference of the earpiece is red.
    • The inside circumference of the earpiece is light grey.
    • The center recessed area is grey.
  • The top center section of each earpiece has a telescoping antenna.
    • Antenna does not need to function.
  • An irregular, 4 sided quadrilateral shaped plate is mounted on the upper center rear of the dome.
  • The rear of the helmet has a large indented area with a protruding arched center section with center disk.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.



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


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.


Blackout Shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted dark grey.
  • White, "Republic Symbols" are painted on each shoulder.
  • Shoulders are padded so as not to sit flat against the arms.
    • The top of the armor sits 3/4" - 1" above the natural shoulder.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white.


Blackout Biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Armor has a notch on the lower area of the back of the arm that matches with the elbow armor.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Elbow plate is integrated into the forearm, with an upper extension that fits into the notch on the bicep armor.
  • Left forearm has a compad with 4 main 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.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Compad shadowing details in dark grey


Generic-black-gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black over the wrist gloves made of leather, nylon, or other low pile fabrics.
  • Gloves cover any exposed skin.
  • Gloves do not show any labels or logos when the armor is worn.


Blackout Handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Hand plates have an angled peak that comes to a point over the index or middle finger, just past the main knuckle of the hand.
  • The left and right sides of the hand plates angle sharply downward to conform to the shape of the hand.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Lower portion of the chest has a curved area to match the abdomen armor.
  • 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.
    • Shoulder straps are painted dark grey.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Rear center plate has detailed area that contains a O11 pattern similar to a Stormtrooper.
  • 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.
    • Shoulder straps are painted dark grey.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Rear center plate has shadowing detail in dark grey.
Blackout Abdomen.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Top edge of the armor is curved to match the chest.
  • The ab armor protrudes out in the middle to match the shape of the chest armor.
  • 4 inset lines divide the ab plate into segments.
  • A butted seam between ab plate and kidney is acceptable.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Inset lines have dark grey shadowing.
Blackout Kidney.jpg Kidney Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • A butted seam between ab plate and kidney is acceptable.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Codpiece.jpg Codpiece and belt front
For 501st approval:
  • Codpiece section is is painted light grey.
  • Belt section is painted dark grey with shades of white weathering.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments.
    • The front segments have a key/slot detail.
  • Cod and Posterior armor connect at the hips.
    • Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Belt boxes are mounted at the hips.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Posterior.jpg Posterior Armor, Belt rear and Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Posterior section is painted light grey.
  • Belt section is painted dark grey with shades of white weathering.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments.
  • Posterior armor and codpiece 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.
  • Detanator is painted dark grey.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Thighs.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • Front of thigh armor has a flat triangular area near the knee with a notch cut out for the knee armor.
  • From the top of the triangle a ridge line travels up the front of the thigh to the top.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted light grey.
  • The knee armor is integrated into the shin armor, with an upper extension that fits into the notch on the thigh armor.
  • Knees sections are painted dark grey.
  • The armor has a flat center triangle, below the knee plate, with the single point facing downward.
  • The calf detail of the armor has a ridge wrapping around the upper back of the calf.
  • Armor is seamless on the outside edge.
    • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is acceptable on the inside or back of the armor.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of white and smoke grey.


Blackout Boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Boots are light grey.
  • Boots are ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any visible black undersuit.
  • Boots are 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 have accurate notched soles.
Optional Accessories

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


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

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, this weapon is commonly carried by the Troopers of the Galactic Republic.

  • This is the animated variant of the DC-15S blaster rifle.



Dc15a Animated.jpg DC-15A Blaster Rifle (animated style)
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, this blaster is the standard issue weapon carried by the Clone Troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic.

  • This is the animated variant of the DC-15A blaster rifle.


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This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:Commander_Blackout

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