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CRL Style Guide

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

Prepare Photos if Possible

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


  • 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.
  • The photos should be clear and well lit, and be on a photoshopped white background. If you cannot do this yourself, please contact the LMO team for assistance.
  • If you do not have photos for the costume, please continue anyway, leaving the photo names blank for now.
  • If you've forgotten the name of your photos, you can find them in the list of uploaded files. Files in the wiki are referenced by File:imagename, for example File:TK_esb_armordetail.jpeg.

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. All CRLs should follow the naming convention

 http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:name_CRL


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

 http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:Test_CRL

If the page does not already exist, you'll be taken to a page which, amongst other links, includes an option to "edit this page". Click that link and you'll be brought to a text entry page.

In a new browser window, go to: http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRLSkeleton

Click edit on the skeleton page and copy the contents.

Paste those contents into your new CRL page and click save.

You have now created a new page and included a basic framework to fill in.

Click edit on your new page and begin filling in content. When you are done, notify lmo@501st.com.


Template Descriptions

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.

{{Templatename|value1|value1}}

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 :

crlblackhd.gif
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

Example:

{{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.}}

Produces:

FISD.png

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

{{CRLgmlapproval}}

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.

LMO Approval

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

{{CRLlmoapproval}}

Which produces

This CRL entry has been reviewed by the detachment staff and the LMO team. Costumes of this type must be submitted to the LMO team via the GML forum at 501st.com for approval.

Costuming Components subheading (CRLsubheading)

Insert this as-is

{{CRLsubheading|Costume Components:}}

Which will produce:

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.

Example:

{{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.| }}

Produces:

TK anh stunt butt.jpeg Butt Plate
For 501st approval:
* 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
*A separate butt plate is required.
For level three certification (if applicable):

Costume Accessories Subheading

Once you've listed all of the parts of the costume, insert:


{{CRLsubheading|Costume Accessories:}}

To produce:


Costume Accessories:

After the Accessories heading, continue to use CRLTemplate to describe any weapons or optional components for the costume.

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