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.
- Costumes in the 501st are grouped into categories (TK for stormtroopers, CC for clone commanders, etc...).
- These costume categories are then grouped into detachments, each representing a collection of members passionate about that particular set of costumes.
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 costumes they manage. To find out more about building the costume, click on the detachment's visual guides link. Please be aware that this project is constantly growing and evolving. Check back often to see the latest entries!
All Visual Guides
To make it easier for viewers to find specific costumes we've created an index of all the currently approved costumes. Please note that most of these are not yet links to the relevant CRL.
To find the CRL, use the detachment specific links below.
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 and Snowtrooper Commanders.|
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 all of Jango Fett's clones from the movies, TV series and expanded universe: Republic Commandos, Galactic Marines, ARC troopers and more all fall into 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."|
Flagship Eclipse Detachment
|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 commanded 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 was formed to unite the activities of 501st costumers who own Tusken Raider or Jawa 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.|