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Revision as of 21:02, 31 May 2011

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Snow Trooper
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Model TS-7143, Photo by Rob “Ice Axe” Kittell


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Description: Snow Trooper
Prefix: TS
Detachment: Blizzard Force
Context: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
These troopers wear special cold weather gear for hostile climates


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

The Blizzard Force Detachment defines additional, optional costuming details listed in blue. Please visit the Blizzard Force 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.

TS helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Molded plastic or fiberglass helmet corresponding to the same colors as the armor
  • Dark green flat lenses
  • Shroud on helmet should be a medium to heavy weight vinyl ("marine" vinyl or similar). Shroud should extend to between the top of the chest plate and the bottom of the sloped section when trooper is standing upright. Shroud should also be contoured around the eyes on the helmet.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Helmet should have a rivet detail at the top of the dome.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS duster.jpg Duster
For 501st approval:
  • White / Off-White in color
  • Must be made of a medium to heavy weight material that "pills" after wear.
  • Should extend down to at least the tops of the boots but no further than the top of the ankle.
  • Corners of the duster are rounded.
  • Should include belt loops for belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Must include painted details including several squares in the recessed area, red and gray accents on the right side, and a gray square on the left side.
  • A T shaped greeblie is required in the recessed area.
  • Box section must have a three button "rank bar" mounted on top, with a silver backing and two slotted screws holding it in place.
  • 2 shoulder straps connected to the top of the chestplate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Rivets in the sides of chestplate to secure backpack straps
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS backpack.jpg Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • Must include decals or painted details as shown in reference photos
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS shoulderbell.JPG Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Shoulder plates have the raised boxes to the bottom.
  • Shoulders plates are connected directly to the duster
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS gaunts.JPG Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Each snowtroopers forearm is different, however placement is not consistent, therefore either forearm may be worn on either arm.
  • Forearms must also have an unadorned curved wrist strap around the bottom of each.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS gloves and handplates.JPG Gloves and Handlplates
For 501st approval:
  • White / Off-White Gloves – Gardening gloves are movie accurate, however other white gloves (parade gloves, dress gloves, leather gloves) are acceptable.
  • Handplates are sewn directly to the gloves.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS belt.jpg Ab Plate / Belt Buckle
For 501st approval:
  • Belt passes through slots on narrowed sections on the side.
  • A silver or gray button must be in the center.
  • Belt Buckle may be worn with sloped section up or down, however the button piece must be placed so the single dot is toward the angled side and the two dots are towards the straight side.

Belt is 2 inches wide and can be made of cloth, nylon strap or leather.

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt detonator.jpeg Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • This is a gray cylinder 2 to 2.5" in diameter with white end caps and a white control panel pad, with controls closest to the right end cap.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS pouches.jpg Pouches
For 501st approval:
  • Pouches are rectangular and boxy with an angled flap.
  • Pouches secure to belt through loops on the back of each pouch.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS pants.jpg Pants
For 501st approval:
  • White / Off white pants required
  • Acceptable examples are karate gi pants, "Dockers" or Painter pants, and US Army Cold Weather over-pants.
  • No pockets, zippers or buttons should be visible when trooper is standing at attention. Covering of these items by the cod and/or duster is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS cod.jpg Cod Piece
For 501st approval:
  • To be worn UNDER the duster
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Knee armor is worn with the curved edge toward the top.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Secured with straps on knee plates wrapping around the back of the leg.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the inside liner.
  • Three 1 to 1-1/4" straps must be added to the upper portion of the boots. Straps are riveted with one rivet per strap in the back of the boot.
  • Boot laces are optional.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Laces and loops should be removed from boots

For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present must meet the guidelines below.


TK anh stunt e11.jpeg E-11 Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the E-11 is standard-issue for many Imperial troops. Light, compact yet powerful, the E-11 blaster is always in high demand throughout the galaxy.

  • 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.
    • Stock does not need to function.
  • A real or replica ammo counter - based off of a Hengstler counter - should be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • Two power cylinders on the magazine.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters should have a total of 6 t-racks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the Hengstler side un-covered).
  • Popular commercially available toy Stormtrooper blasters have a total of 7 T-racks (if you cover all the rows of holes) or 6 T-racks (if you cover the "open row" of holes on the Hengstler side.
  • Below this, you must grind off the lower T-rack and drill a new row of holes).


Crl-genericholster.jpg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Appropriate color & style for the weapon used.
  • Should not be present if no weapon is carried with the costume.


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