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Imperial Bridge Crew
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Description: Imperial Bridge Crew
Prefix: IC
Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
Context: Star Wars Episodes IV, 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. These items are not required, but are recommended.

For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.


Please note that the popular eBay Imperial officer / crew uniforms are not acceptable out of the box. The rank badge and belt buckle must be replaced, the collar must be altered to fit the below requirements, and the garments may require tailoring / alterations for proper fit.


This CRL is a work in progress and is not yet ready to use for GML approval!

Required Costume Components

The following costume components must be present and appear as described below for approval .

Blankwhite.gif Mechanical Crew Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Open face helmet based on World War 2 Mark II Navy Talker Helmet or similar fan sculpt.
  • The helmet is to be glossy black in finish.
  • Commications box and antenna on left side.
  • Black Chin strap and chin cup.
  • White Imperial Cog centered on forehead.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


IC mechanical flightsuit.jpg Blue Imperial Flight Suit
For 501st approval:
  • One piece blue coverall/jumpsuit/flight suit with a front invisible zipper.
  • Approx 1.5" (38.1mm) tall mandarin collar with a chevron shaped, left-over-right velcro closure.
  • On the left forearm there is a com-pad pocket approx 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 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 approx 2"(50.8mm) below where the cog emblem would normally be. 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)
  • Pocket flaps may be straight or chevroned - both are canon.
  • Imperial cogs are not worn on this costume.
  • There are no leg pockets below the knee.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • The collar should have a pointed collar in the back.


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 bucket 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 should be painted black.
  • German "jack boot" style boots are most canon.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots shall be made of leather.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Boots shall be German jack boots (or “Knobelbechers”) or an authentic replication thereof.
  • Boots shall have the top adjustment strap.
Optional Accessories

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


Generic-dl44.jpg DL-44 Blaster Pistol
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, The DL-44 is a powerful and reliable sidearm. It has the ability to charge a heavier blast, nearly twice as powerful as similar pistols. Because the sidearm is highly modifiable and is one of the few blasters to have shown the ability to penetrate imperial armor, the Empire has deemed it necessary to place heavy restrictions on this model and in many cases ownership is outlawed outside of imperial issue.

  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TR ROTJ DH-17Blaster.jpg DH-17 Blaster
For 501st approval:
  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TK anh stunt e11.jpeg BlasTech E-11
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • A real or replica ammo counter - based off of a Hengstler counter - should be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • Two power cylinders on the magazine.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters should have a total of 6 t-racks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the Hengstler side un-covered).
  • Popular commercially available toy Stormtrooper blasters have a total of 7 T-racks (if you cover all the rows of holes) or 6 T-racks (if you cover the "open row" of holes on the Hengstler side.
  • Below this, you must grind off the lower T-rack and drill a new row of holes).
For level three certification (if applicable):


Crl-genericholster.jpg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Appropriate color & style for the weapon used.
  • Should not be present if no weapon is carried with the costume.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
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