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Darth Sidious, Pre Scarring
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Description: Darth Sidious, Pre Scarring
Prefix: SL
Detachment: Sith Lord Detachment
Context: Star Wars Episodes I and II


  • 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.

Blankwhite.gif Sidious' Face
For 501st approval:
  • The following key facial features must resemble that of Darth Sidious/The Emperor: Eyebrows/forehead, cheeks, and chin though the use of prosthetic appliances.
  • Prosthetic appliances must be made from silicone, foam latex, or gelatin.
  • The color of the prosthetic appliances closely match the semi-pale flesh tones seen on screen; the face is not completely pale/pure white, nor are there any green or bluish tints.
  • The prosthetic appliance must be well blended into the skin reducing the noticeable separation between the skin around the eyes and mouth and the appliance.
  • If desired, a high quality bald cap may be used.
  • Halloween style masks are NOT allowed; very high end silicone masks that custom fit to the face and allow the full use of facial expressions are allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The teeth should be blackened and browned using tooth enamels in layers to produce a mottled look.
  • The wrinkles should be softer and sag more for the ROTJ version. ROTS style is pictured.
  • The area around the eyes should be darker than the rest of the face with pink/red blended in around the eyes.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Sidious' Hands
For 501st approval:
  • Hands must be made up with high quality cosmetics and latex old age stipple or prosthetic appliances simulating old age.
  • Hands are not pale in color, and fingernails are not long nor corroded.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL-palpatine rotj-inner-robe.jpg Under Robe
For 501st approval:
  • Kimono style cut, dark charcoal grey or black in color, medium weight fabric, and has a smooth texture.
  • The sleeves extend at least one half inch past the wrist bone.
  • Lengthwise it extends to less than an inch above the foot wear in both the front and back.
  • The robe ties at three points on the inside and three points on the outside near the side of the chest, waist, and hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The inner robe is lighter in color than the outer robe, and should be dark charcoal grey.
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL-palpatine rotj-outer-robe.jpg Outer Robe
For 501st approval:
  • Black, non glossy fabric that has a square waffle style weaves or texture.
  • If lined, outer robe is lined with same waffle style material.
  • Robe falls from the shoulders to the hem which must be less than one inch above the floor.
  • Sleeves reach to just below the wrists. Top of sleeves must be permanently gathered or shirred.
  • Bottom of the sleeves extends to just above wearer's knees when hands are folded across wearer's stomach.
  • There must be a seam running down the center of the hood.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The square waffle style weaves should be approximately one fourth inches in size.
  • For ROTS, the shirring should be tight and small and four to six inches in length; for ROTJ, the shirring should be large and four to six inches in length.
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL-palpatine rotj-clasp.jpg Brooch
For 501st approval:
  • Must have a smooth high gloss finish.
  • Is either carved or sculpted, with pin or clasp style backings for attachment.
  • Contains several smooth, rounded indentions.
  • Brooch measures no more than one and thee quarters high by two and three quarters wide.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Pattern and size of indentions should be identical to that shown in the photo.
For level three certification (if applicable):
SL-palpatine rotj-boots.jpg Foot wear
For 501st approval:
  • Flat black in color, no decoration or laces, rounded toe, and are made of leather or leather-like material.
  • Jack boots are acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots should be a "Wellington" or cowboy style work boot in black leather without decoration or laces.
  • The boots shouldn’t exceed calve height.
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.