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Description: Imperial Grand Admiral
Prefix: ID
Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
Context: Star Wars Expanded Universe
Grand Admiral Thrawn represents the highest ranking Imperial Fleet Officer and should portray a sharp, neat military appearance on the wearer.


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.


  • This CRL is a work in progress. This costume may be approved by GMLs, but additional research should be done until the CRL is complete.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with this CRL, please contact your detachment leader!
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that a requirement is optional. All instances of should will be replaced with must as this guide is completed.
Required Costume Components

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

150px Skin
For 501st approval:
  • All exposed skin should be colored blue with theatrical make-up.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
150px Hair
For 501st approval:
  • Hair is close-cropped and black.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hair must look natural, and styled in a way to not give the appearance of a wig.


Grand Admiral Tunic.jpg Tunic, White
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric should be a medium weight suiting material exactly matching the pants and hat. 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 and closes snugly and includes a modesty panel behind closure. Collar edges are closed with two eye hooks.
  • There are code cylinder pockets on both outside panels of the jacket from about half way between the top and bottom on the arm hole.
  • Sleeves are long, and without decoration, cuffs or buttons, containing 2 seams, one along the bottom and one along the back.
  • Tunic should be 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.
  • Additionally 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 must be secured on the right side by snaps or buttons, not Velcro. There is no topstitching visible anywhere and it must have a lining sewn in.


150px Golden Epaulets
For 501st approval:
  • Golden epaulets with tassels and a matching button head on the top board closest to the neck.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
150px 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 should be mounted with 1/4" (6.4 mm) spaces between them.
  • Rank bar must exactly match the color pattern used in the references; three blue and three amber tiles on the top bar, and three blue, followed by three red, on the bottom.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Rank must be two separate strips, one atop the other, meeting together flush.


ID belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • The belt shall be 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 should be 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 shall be constructed from a horizontally brushed metal, or metal looking material.
  • The buckle size should be 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.
    • Please refer to the Imperial Buckle reference page for information on accurate and inaccurate style buckles.
  • Buckles are adorned with an Imperial Code Disk at the center.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Belt must be made of leather.
  • Snap is to be worn to the left of the wearer.
  • Buckle shall have a slight horizontal curve.
For level three certification (if applicable):


150px Trousers, White
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric should be 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 for olive officer types. Breeches must be worn with boots (see below).
  • Pockets are acceptable, though they should not be visible with the tunic on.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


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.
  • Zippers are only allowed if they are hidden, or 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 must not have a zipper.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Boots must be 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 must meet the guidelines below.

150px Thrawn's eyes
For 501st approval:
  • Red theatrical contact lenses shall be worn.
  • While encouraged to complete the look of this character, contact lenses are not required for 501st acceptance. All persons wishing to utilize contact lenses are encouraged to first see their optometrist for a fitting.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • The entire eye should be red.
ID gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black, leather or leather-like, enclosed fingered, non-textured, gauntlet length and fitted.
  • No buckles, straps, etc.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:ID_thrawn

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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.