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Revision as of 04:48, 3 May 2012

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Model MODEL NAME, Photo by PHOTOGRAPHER NAME


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Description: Imperial Bridge Crew
Prefix: IC
Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
Context: Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

The Imperial Officer Corp Detachment defines additional, optional levels of costuming excellence. In the page below, items listed in blue are optional 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.


  • This CRL is a work in progress.
  • This costume may be approved by GMLs, but until the library entry is complete, it is suggested that this character first be submitted to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with the completion of this library entry, please contact your detachment leader.
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that the armor piece is considered open to interpretation. All instances of "should be" and "should have" will be replaced with "is" and "has", as this guide is completed.
Required Costume Components

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


ID hat black.jpg Imperial Hat, black
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric is a medium weight suiting material matching the pants and tunic if applicable.
    • Gabardine style weave is most accurate.
  • Base of the hat is conical, with a crown about 4" (101.6 mm) tall.
  • Front and rear "flaps" overlap on the sides and are about 4" (101.6 mm) high.
  • Front bill extends 3" down, decorated with 6 or 7 concentric stitches.
  • Imperial Code Disk is positioned in the center of the front vertical "flap."
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Code Disk has a notch detail on the outermost disk.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Code disk exactly matches screen-used prop.


Generic-black-coverall.jpg Black Imperial Flight Suit
For 501st approval:
  • One piece black coverall/jumpsuit/flight suit with a front invisible zipper.
  • Approximately 1.5" (38.1mm) tall mandarin collar with a chevron shaped, left-over-right velcro closure.
  • A silver or white "imperial cog" emblem on a black background must be present on both shoulders. The cog should be 3" or 3.5" in diameter, and 1" from the shoulder seam.
  • On the left forearm there is a com-pad pocket approximately 5" (127mm) wide by 5.75" (146.05mm) tall with no flap and a 2.25" (57.15mm) window in it. (Size might vary to match your com-pad)
  • On the left bicep, about 2"(50.8mm) below the cog emblem, there is a code cylinder pocket with no flap, and vertical stitching dividing it into pen sleeves.
  • The bottom front corner of the pocket is cut off at a bevel on the side pointing in view direction with the broader upside forming the border of the pen sleeves.
  • The right sleeve has a cargo pocket about 6" (152mm) wide and 5.75" (146mm) on the bicep approximately 2"(50.8mm) below the cog emblem. The pocket has a 2"(50.8mm) flap.
  • 2 large chest pockets and 2 large front pockets below the belt without any zipper or flaps
  • 2 leg pockets with flaps similar in proportion as the one on the right arm sleeve. Size may differ. (Usually the width of the front pockets equals the width of the leg pockets)
  • Rank bars of any kind are not permitted.
  • There are no leg pockets below the knees.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Imperial patches on the shoulders shall be printed vinyl rather than embroidered.
  • The suit should have a pointed collar in the back.


ID belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • The belt is constructed from a non-textured leather or a leather-like material.
  • Approximately 2" (50.8 mm) in width, up to 3" (76.2 mm) is acceptable.
  • There are no loops on the belt.
  • A single large snap or rivet is visible approximately 1" (25.4 mm) from the buckle.
    • The belt may be worn with the snap to the right or left of the wearer.
  • The buckle is constructed from a horizontally brushed metal, or metal looking material.
  • The buckle size is approximately 2 5/8" (66.7 mm) high and 4 1/8" (104.5 mm) wide with 0.5" (12.7 mm) radius rounded corners.
  • Buckle is adorned with an Imperial Code Disk at the center.
    • Please refer to the Imperial Buckle reference page for information on accurate and inaccurate style buckles.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Belt is made of leather.
  • Snap is worn to the left of the wearer.
  • Buckle has a slight horizontal curve.


Generic-black-boots.jpeg Black Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Calf high black leather or leather like material.
  • Free of laces, decorative stitching, buckles on the instep or any other embellishments.
  • Boots may have a single adjustment strap at the top outside of the boot, with the buckle no wider than 1".
    • This need not be functional.
  • Zippers on the inside of the boot are acceptable, so long as they are concealed.
    • If the zipper is not covered by vinyl/leather, it is painted black.
  • German "jack boot" style boots are most canon.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots are made of leather.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Boots are German jack boots (or “Knobelbechers”) or an authentic replication thereof.
  • Boots have the top adjustment strap.
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present appear as described below.

To summarize the L2 requirements:

  • ANH and ESB: no gloves, belt boxes, or compad. Does have 2 code cylinders. ESB may wear a headset.
  • ROTJ: has guantlets and compad, but no code cylinders, belt boxes, or headset.
IC headset.jpg Crew Headset
For 501st approval:
  • Silver and black headset with microphone.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ANH and ROTJ bridge crew shall not wear headsets.
For level three certification (if applicable):
150px Code Cylinders
For 501st approval:
  • X-Wing pilot style: machined aluminum rod with flaring disc detail at top
  • Two may be worn.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ESB bridge crew shall have 2 code cylinders.
  • ANH and ROTJ bridge crew shall not have code cylinders.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Generic-commpad.jpg Imperial Communications Pad
For 501st approval:
  • Rectangular communications pad with buttons and detailing as shown.
  • Compads shall not be electronically lit.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ROTJ bridge crew shall have a compad.
  • ANH and ESB bridge crew shall not have a compad.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Black-gauntlet-gloves.jpeg Black Gauntlet Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black, leather or leather-like, enclosed fingered, non-textured, fitted gauntlet style.
  • No buckles, straps, or decorative stitching are permitted.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves shall be made of leather.
  • ROTJ bridge crew shall wear gauntlet style gloves.
  • ANH and ESB bridge crew shall not wear gloves.
For level three certification (if applicable):

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