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AT-AT Commander
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Model TA 5701, Photo by Jo Phillips-Williams


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Description: AT-AT Commander
Prefix: TA
Detachment: Armored Cavalry Detachment
Context: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

These officers command the AT-AT Walkers. Stationed within the cockpit of the Imperial armored transport they control, the AT-AT Commander coordinates the efforts of the walker pilots and deployed troops with deadly efficiency.


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

The Armored Cavalry Detachment defines additional, optional costuming details listed in blue and red. Please visit the ACD web site for more details on these options.

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.

AT-AT Commander Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Open face helmet consisting of a dome (with rim) and helmet skirt.
    • Helmet is based on the shell of the Snowtrooper/Snow Cmdr. and the AT-ST Driver.
  • The helmet is painted a Grey-Green or Gray color.
  • A "Rangefinder" is attached to the helmet dome.
    • This is centered to the right side of the dome and aligned to the rim.
  • The rangefinder consists of :
    • Rectangular box about h/l/d 1.85" (47mm), 1.65" (42mm), 0.4" (10.16mm) with a slight bevel and details on. The box is the same color as the helmet.
    • 1 screw cap or cylindrical knob approx. 0.4" (10.16mm) in diameter in the upper left corner.
    • 2 cylindrical pins lined up in the lower left corner of the box.
    • 1 cylindrical pin in the upper right corner of the box.
    • 1 Rangefinder main detail (originally created from a Revell V8 carburetor, but not to be confused with the "Han Solo blaster" piece), aligned at the lower right corner of the box.
    • Ring shaped antenna on top of the box with about 1.5" (38.1mm) in diameter and 0.35" (9mm) depth being cut at the top.
  • There are 5 flat rectangular clips, positioned equally around the helmet where the dome meets the skirt. (1 in the center, 2 on each side).
  • Imperial Code Disks are positioned on both sides of the helmet skirt.
  • There are 6 screw cover greeblies positioned equally around the bottom of the helmet skirt (3 on each side).
  • A black trim is covering the edge of the helmet skirt and forehead of the dome.
  • Black chin strap (without a chin cup).
  • Silver/metallic cylindrical 'Spine shaped Greeblie' bar in the rear center of the helmet skirt.
    • The bar is divided into 11 segments with the thicker 6 segments ideally fitting into the 6 depressions of the rear helmet skirt.
  • Com-link microphone attached to the RH inner side of the helmet, in a curved shape, with a small conical end, painted in black.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Comm-link Microphone not attached directly to the helmet. Must be a separately worn Headset.
    • See : "Optional Accessories" below.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Top centered of dome must have a small/round, flat, silver or brass disc detail.
    • Piece may be colored to match the helmet.
AT-AT Commander Goggles.jpg Goggles
For 501st approval:
  • Black trimmed military style goggles, with a Light Gray/Tan strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Goggles should be angular, and not rounded in shape.
  • Strap should be light Gray, and approx 1.5cm in width, with a small buckle on both sides.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Both buckles to have a small cut-out section at the rear
AT-AT Commander Armour.jpg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Note : All references of Right & Left are from the wearers point-of-view.
  • Snowtrooper Chest plate, painted to match the Helmet.
  • There are 2 Red square greeblies on the right of the center depression, and 2 White squares on the left side (refer to illustration).
  • There are two grey buttons (right darker than the left) at the bottom of the centre depression (refer to illustration).
  • There are various decals within the center depression (refer to illustration).
  • Three knobs on the right side of the chest plate : Black, Grey & Red.
  • Three knobs on the left side, just next-to the center depression, Red, Grey & White.
  • Snow Commander style back armor, painted to match the Helmet.
  • Circuit Board detail plate on rear of back armor, with custom back decals and greeblies (refer to illustration).
    • Three buttons in the top right corner : Red, White & Red.
    • Two buttons on the left side, just above half way : both Red.
  • Snowtrooper Style ribbed shoulder bridges connecting the front and back armour plates, painted to match the helmet and armor.
    • There are 3 small screw cover greeblies in a triangular formation at the front of the strap, and one at the rear of each strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Green/Olive webbing approx 1.5cm in width, passing under the arm, connecting the chest & back plates. There is a silver popper on the webbing approx 1" from the back-plate.
  • Black rubber trim, in the neck-line of the back-plate.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • At the rear of each shoulder-bridge: 4 small holes, spaced equally around the screw-cover greeblie.
ID tunic.jpg Tunic
For 501st approval:
  • Fabric should be a medium weight suiting material exactly matching the pants and hat. Gabardine style weave is most accurate. Color must be olive-greyish green.
  • 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.
  • There are code cylinder pockets on both outside panels of the jacket from about half way between the top and bottom on the arm hole.
  • Sleeves are long, and without decoration, cuffs or buttons, containing 2 seams, one along the bottom and one along the back.
  • Tunic should be constructed with no top-stitching (stitches visible on the exterior surface of fabric)
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 turn outward to intersect the arm-hole seam at the vertical center.
AT-AT Commander Rank Badge.jpg Rank Buttons
For 501st approval:
  • Worn on the top left section of the chest.
  • Rank consists of coloured plastic tiles, mounted directly onto the chest armour (no metal bar).
  • Any rank up to a General, but no higher.
  • Tile dimensions are, H 1/2" (12.7mm). W 3/4" (19mm). D 1/8" (3.2mm).
  • Each tile spaced approx 3mm apart.
  • Rank tiles are translucent. Colour, quantity & combinations are determined by rank.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • General rank only.
ID gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Gloves are constructed of a non-textured, black leather or leather-like material.
  • Enclosed fingers.
  • Wrist length and fitted.
  • No buckles, straps, etc.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Three straight lines on the back of the hand (that match some references) are permitted.
AT-AT Commander Belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Snowtrooper style abdomen plate, painted to match Helmet and Armor, with circular loop pattern in the center.
  • Secured by a Black leather belt, approximately 2" wide.
  • Visible adjustment holes on the belt are acceptable.


ID pants.jpg Breeches
For 501st approval:
  • Olive green riding breeches with semi-stiff flares at the hip/thigh area.
  • Made of a medium weight suiting material matching the tunic and hat.
    • Gabardine style weave is most accurate.
  • Pockets are acceptable, if not visible when the tunic is worn.
  • There are no noticeable cuffs on the pants.


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For 501st approval:
  • English dress riding boots, or similar style.
  • Knee-high, black, lace-less, non-textured, leather or leather-like material.
    • Rubber boots are incorrect.


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 Communications Headset
For 501st approval:
  • Silver and black headset with microphone.



TR ROTJ DH-17Blaster.jpg DH-17 Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DH-17 is a standard-issue Imperial sidearm for shipboard combat. The energy and power of the weapon are tuned to penetrate necessary targets, yet it will not puncture a starship's hull.


  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.


TK esb blaster1.jpeg E-11 Blaster (ESB)
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):
  • 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.


Generic-dl44.jpg DL-44 Blaster Pistol
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DL-44 Blaster has the ability to charge a heavier blast, nearly twice as powerful as similar pistols. Because the sidearm is highly modifiable and is one of the few blasters shown to have the ability to penetrate imperial armor, the Empire has placed heavy restrictions on this model and in many cases ownership is outlawed outside of imperial forces.

  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.



Crl-genericholster.jpg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Holster is the appropriate color and style for the specific blaster.
    • Holster is not present if no blaster is carried.



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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.