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Description: Imperial Grand Admiral
Prefix: ID
Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
Context: Star Wars: Expanded Universe

The Grand Admiral uniform represents the highest ranking officer in the Imperial Fleet. It portrays the sharp, neat military appearance expected of all Imperial high officers.


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.


Grand Admiral Tunic.jpg Tunic, White
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric is a medium weight suiting material exactly matching the pants.
    • Gabardine style weave is most accurate.
  • Tunic is double-breasted with a left over right closure on the tapered yoke.
  • Yoke comes up across the shoulder to the top shoulder seam.
  • The standing collar has square corners and is about 1.25" (31.8 mm) tall.
    • Collar closes snugly and includes a modesty panel behind closure.
    • Collar edges are closed with two eye hooks.
  • Sleeves are long, and without decoration, cuffs or buttons.
  • Sleeves contain (2) seams.
    • One along the bottom and one along the back.
  • Tunic is constructed with no top-stitching (stitches visible on the exterior surface of fabric)
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • There is a dart of about 2" (50.8 mm) in the top center of the yoke.
  • There is a seam running the entire circumference of the tunic, dividing it along a line hidden by the uniform belt.
  • The back of the tunic has princess seams that run vertically and turn outward to intersect the arm-hole seam at the vertical center.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Tunic is secured on the right side by snaps or buttons.
    • Not hook and loop fastener (Velcro).
  • There is no noticeable top-stitching visible anywhere.
  • A lining is sewn in.


Epaulets Gold.jpg Golden Epaulets
For 501st approval:
  • Golden epaulets with tassels and a matching button head on the top board closest to the neck.


Grand Admiral Rankbar.jpg Grand Admiral Rank Bar
For 501st approval:
  • See the Imperial Rank Bar page for more information.
  • Worn on the left side of the tunic over the heart.
  • Rank consists of colored plastic tiles mounted on metal bar.
  • Each bar is 1" (25.4 mm) height, length is determined by the number of tiles.
  • Rank tile dimensions are 1/2" (12.7 mm)width x 3/4" (19 mm) height and about 1/8" (3.2 mm).
  • Tiles are mounted with 1/4" (6.4 mm) spaces between them.
  • Rank bar exactly matches the color pattern used in the references.
    • Three blue and three amber tiles on the top bar.
    • Three blue, followed by three red, on the bottom bar.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Rank consists of two separate strips, one atop the other, meeting together flush.


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.


Grand Admiral Trousers.jpg Trousers, White
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric is a medium weight suiting material exactly matching the tunic.
    • Gabardine style weave is most accurate.
  • Flared riding breeches are canon, with semi-stiff flares to the hip/ thigh area.
  • Pockets are acceptable, although not visible with the tunic on.



ID Officer Boots.jpg Officer Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Knee-high, black, lace-less, smooth non-textured, leather or leather-like material.
    • Rubber is not acceptable.
    • PVC or synthetic material is allowed as long as it gives the appearance of leather.
  • There are no stretch panels, buckles, snap tabs, or decoration.
  • Boots have conservative heels.
  • If zippers are present, they are hidden on the inner part of the boot shaft.
    • Not visible from the front, side or back.
  • The top of the boots may be flat or Spanish Style, but not Cowboy or Super Hero (pointed at the front) style.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots do not have a zipper.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Boots are made of leather.
    • Not vinyl or PVC.
  • Exact replicas of English riding (dress) boots or Equestrian boots.
Optional Accessories

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

ID gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black, leather or leather-like, enclosed fingered, non-textured, gauntlet length and fitted.
  • No buckles, straps, etc.



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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.