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CRL Style Guide

This page is to help CRL editors with the formatting necessary to make the CRLs work.


The first thing is to upload the photos via the multiple file upload page

Michael - can you include your recommendations for image specs here?

File names should be in the format of XX__costume_description.jpg. For example, TK_esb_helmet.jpg. The name doesn't matter much, but you need to be able to reference them easily.

Make note of the detachment ID

You will need the ID of the detachment in some of the templates:

1102 Jolly Roger Squadron
1103 PathFinders
1104 Mos Eisley Police Department
1105 Bounty Hunters Guild
1106 Armored Cavalry Detachment
1107 Blizzard Force
1108 Imperial Officer Corps
1109 Krayt Clan
1110 Sith Lord Detachment
1111 Clone Trooper Detachment
1112 Imperial Gunnery Corps
1113 Spec Ops Detachment
1114 Sovereign Protectors
1115 Flagship Eclipse Detachment
1116 First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment

Creating the page

Pages are created by visiting the URL you want to use.

For example, to create a new test CRL page, simply go to:


If the page does not already exist, you'll be given the option to edit the page, which will create it.

All CRLs should follow the naming convention



The CRL pages in the wiki are comprised of a number of templates designed to make it easier to ensure consistent formatting. These templates should be added in order as shown below.

Templates are included in a page by using the template name, |, and values to substitute into the template.


That may sound confusing now, but it should make more sense after you read everything below.

Header (CRLheader)

The CRLheader template is the first thing on the page. It takes 4 values:

  • Name of the costume
  • Image of the costume in the format of File:Imagename.jpg
  • Name of the model
  • Name of the photographer

For example:

 {{CRLheader|Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt) | File:TK_anh_stunt.jpeg |TK-8377|Patrizio Logar}}

Produces :

Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt)
TK anh stunt.jpeg
Model TK-8377, Photo by Patrizio Logar

Detachment Info (CRLdetinfo)

This is the next block on the page. It takes 5 values:

  • Detachment ID
  • Name of the costume
  • 2 letter designation of the costume
  • Context in which the costume appears (Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Galaxies, etc...)
  • Description of the costume


{{CRLdetinfo| 1116 |Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt)|TK|Episode IV: A New Hope|Stormtroopers are the backbone of the Galactic Empire. Renowned for their accuracy, stormtroopers served as the boarding party during the raid on the Tantive IV.}}



Description: Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt)
Prefix: TK
Detachment: First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment
Context: Episode IV: A New Hope
Stormtroopers are the backbone of the Galactic Empire. Renowned for their accuracy, stormtroopers served as the boarding party during the raid on the Tantive IV.

Enhanced costuming levels

This one varies from detachment to detachment and may require Brian Anderson's assistance.

Some detachments define additional levels above 501st approval. This template would describe those levels, if applicable. As such, one template must be created for each detachment, describing their unique levels. Skip this one if you don't already know what template to use, and contact Brian.

As of this edit, the following templates exist:

  • CRLfisdlevels

Approval Information

There are two options here.

GML Approval

If the costume is of a type that the GMLs can review/approve, use


Which produces:

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.

LMO Approval

If the costume is of a type that the LMO must approve, use


Costuming Components subheading (CRLsubheading)

Insert this as-is

{{CRLsubheading|Costume Components:}}

CRL Template, the main page content (CRLtemplate)

This is the bulk of the content of the CRLs. You'll use this template multiple times, for each of the components of the CRL.

It takes 5 values:

  • Uploaded mage, in the format of File:image.jpg. If the images have not been uploaded yet, leave this blank.
  • Description of the part
  • List of 501st requirements
  • List of level 1 requirements. Just use a single space if there is no level 1 requirement for this part.
  • List of level 2 requirements. Just use a single space if there is no level 2 requirement for this part.


{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_butt.jpeg|Butt Plate|* It is allowable to have a single kidney/butt plate for 501st requirements. If a separate butt plate is used, it should line up below the bottom of the belt with with the ab plate, with minimal gap between it and the kidney plate.|*A separate butt plate is required.| }}

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