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Maris Brood
SL marisbrood full.jpg
Model SL-3097, Photo by Andrew Alexander, Katherine Schach Gruben


Description: Maris Brood
Prefix: SL
Detachment: Flagship Eclipse Detachment
Context: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
(Description needed)

  • This CRL is a work in progress.
  • As such, this costume must be approved by the Legion Membership Officer, via the appropriate 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.

SL marisbrood hair.jpg Hair
For 501st approval:
  • The long black hair or wig is braided into cornrows that run horizontally from the front of the head to the back.
  • Two thick braids are wrapped around the neck, while four braids are looped so that they hang down over the costumer's back.and the edges are blended to make them as inconspicuous as possible.

SL marisbrood horns.jpg Horns
For 501st approval:
  • Seven red Zabrac horns are located on the forehead and at the top of the head.
  • In the center, there is one horn just in front of the hairline, one horn at the center top of the head, and a third horn is located midway between them.
  • On the left and right sides there is one horn that is just in front of the hairline, and one horn that is located near the top of the head.
  • The horns appear to be growing from the skull, and do not give the impression that they are sitting on top of the hair.
  • Each horn curves upward and slightly toward the back of the head.

Sitheye.jpg Contacts
For 501st approval:
  • Special effects contacts in shades of red and yellow are worn to give the illusion of Sith eyes.
  • While considered an essential part 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.

SL marisbrood makeup.jpg Makeup
For 501st approval:
  • Pale makeup and smudges of stage dirt are used to give the impression of a pale character who lives in a dirty environment.
  • The eyes are heavily painted with black or dark gray eyeliner and eyeshadow. *A heavy line of red-orange is painted across the bottom of each eye, and the lips are a dark gray color.

SL marisbrood top.jpg Top
For 501st approval:
  • The top is made from a weathered, dark brown leather or fabric.
  • It is comprised of a narrow band that wraps tightly around the chest.
  • A tight-fitting piece of the same material goes around each shoulder, connecting to the band under each arm.
  • These shoulder straps are wide at the tops of the shoulders, and then become narrow as they reach the armpits.
  • The straps are the same brown as the main wrap, but they also include a darker stripe down the center.
  • A strip of wide, flat braided material goes across the chest.
  • The braided strip may be the same color as the rest of the top, or it may have a red tint. It connects to the main band on each side, just under the arms.

SL marisbrood wraps.jpg Wrist Wraps
For 501st approval:
  • Both wrists are wrapped with strips of leather or a more solid material that create an X pattern on the backs of the wrists.
  • The wraps are very dark brown with a copper tint.
  • There are three strips that wrap around the wrist. They are set approximately 1.5 cm apart near the hand and approximately 5 cm apart toward the forearm side.
  • The narrow open section has a V design in it with the V pointing away from the hand, and the wider space section has an X design in it.

SL marisbrood hands.jpg Hand and Torso Makeup
For 501st approval:
  • The fingers are tinted with the same red-orange color that is seen under the eyes.
  • The torso and arms may be smudged with applications of makeup or stage dirt to give a dirty, weathered appearance to the skin.
  • The hands and forearms may be covered with spattered makeup, stage blood, or stage dirt.

SL marisbrood belts.jpg Layered Belt
For 501st approval:
  • The outermost belt is worn at an angle, with the left side worn high, and the right side worn low on the hip.
  • This belt is composed of two layers. The back layer is made of very dark brown leather or vinyl which is approximately 6 to 8 centimeters wide. The narrow front layer is made of a lighter, glossy leather or vinyl which is approximately 1.5 cm wide.
  • There are no visible rivets or studs holding the two belts together.
  • The belt closes on the right side, and both ends of the wide layer hang down, creating a pair of sashes that reach the right knee.

SL marisbrood braidbelt.jpg Braided Belt
For 501st approval:
  • The inner belt is made of brown leather strips that have a red tint.
  • The belt is a flat braided style, and it is worn at a slight angle under the layered belt.

SL marisbrood pants.jpg Mock-Chap Style Pants
For 501st approval:
  • The form-fitting pants are made with a mock chap design.
  • The inner "pant" section is differentiated from the waistband and "chap" section by a different shade or gloss to the material.
  • This difference may be created with two different kinds of material, or by a fabric paint application on one section.
  • The pants are worn tucked into the top of the boots.

SL marisbrood band.jpg Thigh Strap
For 501st approval:
  • A strip of braided leather is worn snug around the right thigh.
  • This strip is made from the same reddish-brown leather that was used for the braided belt.

SL marisbrood shins.jpg Shin Guards
For 501st approval:
  • The shin guards are straight across the top, sides, and bottom, but have a slight curve to match the shape of the leg .
  • They are slightly wider across the top than at the ankle.
  • The straps may be on the shin guards to hold them on. But it also uses dark brown 1/4" leather strapping that criss-crosses around the leg to hold the shin guards in place.

SL marisbrood boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • The knee high boots are made of dark brown leather.
  • They have low heels, and fit tightly against the legs.
  • The boots may have straps and buckles on the outer leg.
  • The section of the boot that covers the top of the foot may be a darker color than the rest of the boot.
  • This may be a two-tone quality of the boot itself, or it may be created with a separate piece of leather that wraps around the top of the foot.

Optional Accessories

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

SL marisbrood sabers.jpg Guard Shoto Lightsabers
For 501st approval:
  • The tonfa style lightsabers are weathered silver and may include black detailing.
  • If bladed, the blades are red and are shorter than a standard lightsaber blade.

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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.