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Imperial Navy Trooper
IN Trooper Full.jpg
Model ID 5955, Photo by BJ Savage


Description: Imperial Navy Trooper
Prefix: IN
Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
Context: Star Wars Episodes IV and VI

Imperial Navy troopers serve in the Galactic Empire and are assigned by the Imperial Navy to serve on board the many ships of Imperial Fleet. They act as security guards and soldiers, protecting Star Destroyers and other installations, including the Death Star. Other than their main function as a security force, Imperial Navy Troopers also handle hangar control traffic, monitor sensor arrays, and perform various other duties, such as prisoner escort.

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.

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, is present on both shoulders.
    • The cog is 3" or 3.5" in diameter, and 1" from the shoulder seam.
  • On the left forearm there is a compad 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 specific compad.
  • 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, and 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 right arm sleeve pocket.
    • Size may differ - (Usually the width of the front pockets equals the width of the leg pockets).
  • There are no rank bars of any kind on the uniform.
  • There are no leg pockets below the knees.

For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Imperial patches on the shoulders are printed vinyl rather than embroidered.
  • The suit has 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.

Imperial Crew Boots.jpg 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):
  • Original German jack boots (or “Knobelbechers”) or an authentic replication thereof.
  • Boots have the top adjustment strap.

Summary of L2 requirements:

  • ANH: No gloves, has 2 vertical belt boxes, compad, and 2 code cylinders. May wear a headset.
  • ROTJ: Has gauntlets and compad, but no code cylinders or headset. May have smaller horizontal belt boxes.

Optional Accessories

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

IC headset.jpg Crew Headset
For 501st approval:
  • Silver and black headset with microphone.

For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ROTJ navy troopers do not wear headsets.

Code Cylinders03.jpg Code Cylinders
For 501st approval:
  • Two may be worn.
    • Rod Style: Machined aluminum rod with flaring disc detail at top.

For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ANH Navy Troopers have 2 code cylinders.
  • ROTJ Navy Troopers do not have code cylinders.

Generic-commpad.jpg Imperial Communications Pad
For 501st approval:
  • Rectangular communications pad with buttons and detailing as shown.
  • Compads are not electronically lit.

For level two certification (if applicable):
  • ANH navy troopers wear a compad.

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 are permitted.

For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves are made of leather.
  • ROTJ navy troopers wear gauntlet style gloves.

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 have two vertical belt boxes
  • ROTJ navy trooper has smaller horizontal belt boxes.

Generic-dl21.jpg DL-21
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DL-21 blaster pistol features a flared muzzle with cooling vents to produce scattered energy charges.

  • The DL-21 prop is a combination of the body of an AR-7 Explorer made by Charter Arms and a Sterling L2A3 submachine gun handle.
  • The flared muzzle is the fin assembly off a British 2" Mortar shell.

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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.