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Imperial Gunner
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Model IG-8968, Photo by Melissa Lindenthaler


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Description: Imperial Gunner
Prefix: IG
Detachment: Imperial Gunnery Corps
Context: Star Wars Episodes IV, VI
Operating the immense weaponry of the Imperial starfleet are skilled gunners dressed in specialized uniforms. The gunner's features are entirely obscured by a large, sweeping helmet with a single wrap-around visor. The dark helmet helps suppress some of the dangerous flashback from such massive cannons as the turbolasers and superlaser found aboard the original Death Star.


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.
  • Any uncertainties or questionable aspects of the submitted costume should be brought to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.

The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

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


The imperial gunners are shown in a variety of configurations in the movies. Please pay particular attention to the accessories section of this CRL, If you have any questions about the combination of parts in a particular suit, please visit the Imperial Gunnery forums.


Required Costume Components

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

IG helmet.jpeg Imperial Gunner Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Helmet based on the WWII Navy Mk II Style helmet.
  • The helmet is black to match the flight suit with a darkened visor that hides the wearers facial features while still allowing for visibility.
  • White or silver cog, centered on front top of helmet. Approximately 2.8 inches in diameter but must be proportional to the helmet
  • Commlink Box – left side of helmet
    • Rectangular Blue Button – top front of commlink, plastic material
    • Round Red Button – bottom front of comlink (plastic screwcap style)
    • White Button – side of Commlink (plastic screwcap style)
    • 2 Black Snap Covers – above white button - plastic material
    • 2 Silver/White Square Buttons – top of Commlink - plastic material
    • Antenna – top rear behind 2 silver/white buttons
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic Balaclava.jpg Balaclava
For 501st approval:
  • A balaclava is a black head sock/hood that is worn under the helmet and is used primarily to hide any view of the wearer's skin and/or facial hair.


OR


TK anh stunt neckseal.jpeg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Black with horizontal ribs, fitted to the wearer, and extending from the base of the neck to the top of the Adam's apple.
  • Can be worn instead of the balaclava.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


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.

Imperial Gunner.jpg Soft Chest Armor (Optional configuration #1)
For 501st approval:
  • Black Pauldron (sandtrooper style) – draped over front chest.
  • Black Strap wrapped around back and fastened to front sides of pauldron).
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
IG jacket.jpg Quilted Leather Jacket (Optional configuration #2)
For 501st approval:
  • Black Leather Jacket - quilted texture.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
IG jacket and pauldron.jpg Jacket & Soft Armor (Optional configuration #3)
For 501st approval:
  • The quilited leather jacket and soft chest armor may be combined on the same costume.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
IG txarmor.jpeg TX armor. (Optional configuration #4)
For 501st approval:
  • Stormtrooper chest and back plate pieces along with the ridged plastic straps that fit over the collar bone.
  • Not to be combined with other chest armor / accessories.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Gunner-potf.jpg Imperial Gunner Armor (Optional configuration #5)
For 501st approval:
  • Similar to TK chest and back plate but with 4 indented grooves on each side of the front near the strap area.
    • The grooves are diagonal and get longer as one moves down the piece.
  • The back plate itself is flattened without the TK detailing like the TIE backplate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Code Cylinders.jpg Code Cylinders
For 501st approval:
  • Between 1 to 4 per costume may be worn.
    • If only one is worn, it is on the left side.
  • Basic Style: Silver "chalk holder" tube with short clip and blue colored top.
  • Rod style: Machined aluminum rod with flaring disc detail at top.
  • Dosimeter style: True Dosimeter with correct clip and blue top.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Only real or replica dosimeters are used.


Officerbelt boxes.jpeg Belt Boxes
For 501st approval:
  • Dimensions are approximately 2 1/4" (57.15 mm) wide by 3 1/4" (82.55 mm) tall, by 1 1/4" (31.75 mm) thick.
  • One or two boxes may be worn either vertically or horizontally on either side of the belt buckle.
    • An uneven number of boxes is incorrect.
  • Box surfaces are smooth and have no decoration/ hinges/ visible holes or slots that do not appear on the screen-used boxes.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • There is a covering on the back of each box with a slightly overlapping lip that is approximately 1/4” (6.35 mm).
    • Covering is secured by a rivets or small screws, on the top and on the bottom.


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.
  • Three straight lines, on the back of the hand (that match some references), are permitted.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves are made of leather.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Gauntlets slightly flair-out, upward from the wrist to the mid-forearm.


Generic-commpad.jpg Imperial Communications Pad
For 501st approval:
  • Rectangular communications pad, with buttons and detailing as shown, on a grey or silver background.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Compad shall not be electronically lit.


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

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DL-44 Blaster 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 shown to have the ability to penetrate imperial armor, the Empire has placed heavy restrictions on this model and in many cases ownership is outlawed outside of imperial forces.

  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.



TR ROTJ DH-17Blaster.jpg DH-17 Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DH-17 is a standard-issue Imperial sidearm for shipboard combat. The energy and power of the weapon are tuned to penetrate necessary targets, yet it will not puncture a starship's hull.


  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.



TK anh stunt e11.jpeg E-11 Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the E-11 is standard-issue for many Imperial troops. Light, compact yet powerful, the E-11 blaster is always in high demand throughout the galaxy.

  • 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.
    • 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).


Crl-genericholster.jpg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Holster is the appropriate color and style for the specific blaster.
    • Holster is not present if no blaster is carried.



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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.