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Darth Vader, Pre-armor
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Model SL-2780 (front) / SL-7061 (back), Photo by Stephanie Bouzard (front) / unknown (back)


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Description: Darth Vader, Pre-armor
Prefix: SL
Detachment: Sith Lord Detachment
Context: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Blinded by passion and seduced by power, this once nobel Jedi Knight tumbles ever downward into Dark Side of the Force. However far, however long, even this fall can blaze a path to redemption.

Please note that this costume is also eligible for membership in The Rebel Legion.


  • This CRL is a work in progress.
  • This costume may be approved by GMLs, but until the library entry is complete, it is suggested that this character first be submitted to the appropriate DL/GML peer review 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 anakin hair.jpeg Hair style
For 501st approval:
  • A long brown-haired shag/modified Alexander-the-Great cut to be achieved with the individual's own hair or high quality wig appliance.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin scar.jpeg Scar and complexion
For 501st approval:
  • There is a lightsaber scar running starting in the middle of the right temple down across the eye brow, skipping before terminating just below the corner of the right eye. This can be achieved through prosthetics/make up or gelatin applied in coats.
  • The areas under both eyes are lightly darkened. This may be achieved by blending brown and red facial paints or similar product.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin eye.jpeg Sith Eyes
For 501st approval:
  • The contact lenses are described as a fiery yellow transitioning into a brilliant red.
  • While considered an essential part of this character, the contact lens requirement will be waived for 501st acceptance if the applicant cannot wear contact lenses for health related reasons. All persons utilizing contact lenses are encouraged to first see their optometrist for a fitting.


SL anakin inner.jpeg Inner Tunic
For 501st approval:
  • This is only visible at the neckline and wrists.
  • The original material is a dark brown silk in an irregular weave which gives it a wave-like texture.
  • Overall the color is closest to DMC floss 3371, with the raised portions of the weave being slightly washed / bleached out. Fabrics that approximate the same color and texture are acceptable.
  • The tunic is in a karate gi or kimono style, with a folded edging/facing along the front opening.
  • The cuff/wrist area is fairly tight to the skin. It is not visible below the hemline of the outer tunic, and is hip length.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin outer.jpeg Outer Tunic
For 501st approval:
  • Dark brown, open waffle/crinkle weave using heavy cotton.
  • For the facing/edging strip, the texture (linear folds) run parallel with the edge of the front; on the sleeves these run vertically from shoulder to wrist; and on the front and back of the tunic they are vertical with the torso.
  • The sleeves are inset and gathered at the top, and the right sleeve is tucked into the top of the glove.
  • They are larger at the wrists than for the under tunic.
  • The outer tunic ends mid-thigh.
  • There is a waist seam, and the facing/edging strip ends at the waistline.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


SL anakin cloth tabbards.jpeg Cloth Tabards
For 501st approval:
  • In the same dark brown material as the outer tunic, with the texture running vertically.
  • These are the same length as the outer tunic.
  • In the front, there is a waist seam; in back, the cloth tabards end at the waist.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin tabbards.jpeg Leather Tabards
For 501st approval:
  • The cut is simple, with a shoulder seam and waist seam.
  • The tabards are backed (lined) with the same material.
  • Color is a dark brown.
  • The tabard is fine grained sheepskin leather, Sheepskin, fine grained cowhide leather or other material with the same appearance and texture.
  • The tabards are approximately 3 inches longer than the outer tunic.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin glove.jpeg Glove
For 501st approval:
  • Dark brown leather, sheepskin or other material of the same texture and appearance, with three silver buckles up the arm.
  • Raised ribbing runs across the back of the hand and between the straps and buckles.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin obi.jpeg Obi
For 501st approval:
  • Made from the same material as the outer tunic.
  • The texture is on a diagonal, not running horizontally.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin belt.jpeg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Two layers of leather or other material with the same thickness, appearance and texture, one wider (2 1/4" wide) than the other which rests on top (3/4" wide). Both are in a deep brown.
  • The buckle is silver, and a rectangular snap closure type.
  • The narrower belt is held in place with silver stud rivets.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin pouches.jpeg Pouches
For 501st approval:
  • There are three pouches on the belt, one is a snap closure style in leather or other material of the same texture and appearance, one is a resin in a red brown, and the other a resin in a medium brown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin capsules.jpeg Food Capsules
For 501st approval:
  • Eight food pellets, two in each of gold, silver, copper, and gunmetal are attached to the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin covertec.jpeg Covertec Clip
For 501st approval:
  • A Covertec clip is present to secure the lightsaber.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


SL anakin trousers.jpeg Pants
For 501st approval:
  • Medium brown, lightweight cotton twill.
  • The color of the original is close to Anchor floss 0382.
  • These are tucked into the tops of the boots.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin boots.jpeg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Dark brown with vertical ribbing from above the instep to the knee.
  • Two horizontal 1" bands of leather are below the top, spaced approximately 1 inch apart.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

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

SL anakin robe.jpeg Robe
For 501st approval:
  • This sleeved robe is of brown fabric that is both lightweight and flowing.
  • The robe is floor-length with large, long (mid-finger length), bell-like sleeves with deep hems, and a large hood.
  • The material of the hood is gathered at the neckline, with two small pleats at the front.
  • There is no front facing - the front edge of the robe and hood are short hemmed at approximately 1 inch.
  • The robe is not lined.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL anakin saber.jpeg Lightsaber
For 501st approval:
  • Scratch built, a modified Graflex flash handle, or high-end prop replica.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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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.