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Imperial Navy Trooper: Dress Uniform
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Model IN 5955, Photo by BJ Savage


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Description: Imperial Navy Trooper: Dress Uniform
Prefix: IN
Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
Context: Star Wars Episodes IV - VI and Expanded Universe


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 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.
Required Costume Components

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


IN helmet.jpg Imperial Navy Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • For more detailed images, see the Imperial Navy Helmet Detail page.
  • 12" (304.8mm) diameter black plastic dome.
  • Front and back covers with 1.5" (38.1mm) holes over-laid onto dome.
  • Back "wing" extending about 4" (101.6mm) below the rim of the dome at the sides and about 7" (177.8mm) at the back, encompassing about half the circumference of the helmet.
  • Ear blocks with a bend to match the flare of the "wing" over each ear at the front ends of the "wing" with geometric circle patterns in the top half and a spaced out area of "dimples" in the lower half.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Helmet must very closely match the details seen on screen, to include accurate “ear” details, and look proportionate to the wearer’s head/body.

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Must exactly match a specific helmet worn on-screen.


ID tunic black.jpg Tunic, Black
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric should be 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 and 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, containing 2 seams, one along the bottom and one along the back.
  • Rank bars of any kind are not permitted.
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 turns 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.
  • The Warrant Officers in ANH wear a uniquely designed tunic with subtle differences that are only seen in ANH. Costumers may choose to replicate this design in lieu of the standard officer tunic, but only if doing the ANH Navy Trooper. Navy Troopers in ESB and ROTJ wore regular black officer-style tunics.
  • There are no code cylinder pockets the outside panels of the jacket for ANH warrant officers.


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.


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.


IN Pants 450.jpg Trousers, black
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric is a medium weight suiting material exactly matching the tunic and hat.
    • Gabardine style weave is most accurate.
  • Pockets are acceptable, although not visible with the tunic on.
  • Pants are neatly pressed or ironed.
  • Pants smartly rest on the top of the shoes without bunching or giving any sloppy appearance.



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.

Summary of L2/L3 requirements:

  • ANH: Navy Troopers have belt boxes, holster mounted on the left, and a DH-17.
  • ESB: Navy Troopers have sideways mounted belt boxes, the holster mounted on the right, and an E-11.
  • ROTJ: Navy Troopers have no accessories (no belt boxes, no holster, no blaster).



Optional Accessories

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

Officerbelt boxes.jpeg Belt Boxes
For 501st approval:
  • Dimensions are approximately 2 1/2" (63.5 mm) by 4 1/2" (114.3 mm) by 1" (25.4 mm) thick.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ANH Navy Troopers shall have two vertical belt boxes, one on either side of the belt buckle.
  • ESB Navy Troopers shall have two horizontal belt boxes, one on either side of the belt buckle.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Belt boxes are constructed of metal.
TK esb holster.jpeg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Made of black leather or leather-like material.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Holster shall be worn on the right and affixed via two loops over the belt.
  • Holster straps shall be completely black.
  • ANH and ROTJ Navy Troopers shall not wear an E-11 holster.
  • ESB Navy Troopers shall wear an E-11 holster.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Holster (if worn) is a shortened version of the E-11 holster.
TR ROTJ DH-17Blaster.jpg DH-17 Blaster
For 501st approval:
  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ANH Navy Troopers shall have a DH-17.
  • ESB and ROTJ Navy Troopers shall not have a DH-17.
TK esb blaster1.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):
  • ANH and ROTJ Navy Troopers shall not use an E-11.
  • ESB Navy Troopers shall carry an E-11.
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • No ammo counter shall be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Sterling based blasters have the correct M-38 or M-19 style scope.
    • The M-19 scope is preferred.
  • No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 6 T-tracks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the magazine housing side uncovered).
  • If using the Hasbro E11 toy blaster and you cover all the rows of holes, the blaster will have 7 T-tracks total. But, if you want to have the correct number of T-tracks (6 total) with the lower row of open vent holes on the magazine housing side, then you shall cover the pre-existing rows of holes with T-tracks, and grind off the lower integrated T-track on the magazine housing side and drill a new row of holes in its place.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.

This document and all of the images within were created by and are the property of the 501st Legion. All other uses are prohibited.

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

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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.