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Revision as of 19:30, 29 February 2012

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Royal Guard, Return of the Jedi
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Model TR-6671, Photo by Fredrik Axelsson


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Description: Royal Guard, Return of the Jedi
Prefix: TR
Detachment: Sovereign Protectors
Context: Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
Culled from the best of the best, these brave servants move silently and swiftly to meet any challenge to the safety of the Emperor. In galaxy dominated by the blaster the choice of the force pike as their primary weapon is a declaration of the prowess of the Royal Guard.


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

The Sovereign Protectors Detachment defines two additional, optional levels of costuming excellence: Protector and: Sentential . In the page below, requirements for Protector are listed in blue. Sentinel requirements are in red. Please visit the Sovereign Protectors web site for a full description of these standards.

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.

TR ROTJ Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Finished in a crimson gloss to match the outer robes.
  • The visor is fitted with a red or smoke tinted visor that allows for maximum visibility while obscuring the wearers features.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The visor has a red tinted visor that allows for maximum visibility while obscuring the wearers features.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TR ROTJ OUTROBES.jpg Outer Robes
For 501st approval:
  • The outer shell is constructed of crimson red velvet or velveteen.
  • The lining is burgundy or dark purple velvet or velveteen.
  • When closed, the outer robe covers the front and back of the wearer. There is a single arm opening in the front to the right. This opening is obscured by the overlapping edges of the robe.
  • Optional: A black ribbon along the hem of the outer cloak as described in the EU during the time of mourning for Palpatine.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A pleat at each shoulder of the outer cloak that allows for the ‘drape’ as seen on screen.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder pads to allow for the armored-look without the commitment to armor.
TR ROTJ INNERROBES.jpg Inner Robes
For 501st approval:
  • Burgundy or dark purple cloth thawb, hemmed slightly shorter than the outer cloak.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Neck Seal for “Helmet Off” photos.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TR ROTJ Sash.jpg Sash
For 501st approval:
  • An Obi-style waist sash, approximately 3–4 inches (7.62–10.16cm) made of the same color/material as the wearer's inner robe, Worn over the inner robe.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A burgundy rope-belt that wraps around the sash a minimum of two times and ties out of view.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TR ROTJ Gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Burgundy or dark purple cloth or suede gloves with no extraneous straps, buckles or ornamental stitching. The gloves are to cover the wearer's wrists.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TR ROTJ Boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Black, texture-less, leather/synthetic leather (non glossy) “Jack” boots", squared toe (rounded toe in ladies styles are acceptable), with a relatively conservative heel, no visible straps/buckles, or ornamental stitching; that reach high enough to cover the wearer's ankles are acceptable as a minimum due to the difficulty in acquiring red boots.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Crimson red suede boots, pointed toe, with a relatively conservative heel. There are no visible straps, buckles, or ornamental stitching. The boots cover the wearer's ankles.

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.

TR ROTJ Forcepike.jpg Forcepike
For 501st approval:
  • Four foot (122cm) minimum length, composed of either wood or metal.
  • The silver bodied force pike consists of a black pommel, two hand grips at the base, the shaft, and emitter tip.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Black plastic tapered pommel
  • 'Rasp' emitter end of stacked ring design or serrated design in metallic copper, or silver, preferably constructed of turned plastic for screen-accuracy.
  • Use of chrome tape on the pike shaft.
For level three certification (if applicable):


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.


This document and all of the images within were created by and are the property of the 501st Legion. All other uses are prohibited.

This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TR_rotj

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. ©2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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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.