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{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_helmet.jpg|Helmet|
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* Molded plastic or fiberglass helmet corresponding to the same colors as the armor
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*Shroud/Cowl on the helmet should be a medium to heavy weight material. It is strongly recommended to use a costume pleather or something similar which should be smooth and shiny white, however, an approved alternate would be a white “Marine” vinyl material.  
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* Dark green flat lenses
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* Shroud/Cowl should extend to between the top of the chest plate and the bottom of the sloped section when trooper is standing upright and should fit each trooper according to his/her height. (not to long/not to short) Shroud should also be contoured around the eyes of the helmet and flare out near the shoulders. The back of the shroud should extend down far enough to cover the back of the neck and fall between the the troopers back and backpack.  
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* 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. |
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* Top of dome must have a flat, round disk detail, centered. Piece may be either silver or a brass color.
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* Helmet should have a rivet detail at the top of the dome.| }}
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*Goggles/eyes of the helmets should provide a relatively accurate shape; not cut too small or too large (refer to pictures)
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*Lenses are to be a medium to dark green. No other color shades are authorized.
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*Rear helmet shroud must have 6 box/square indented details
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* Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. || }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_duster.jpg|Duster|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_duster.jpg|Duster|
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* White / Off-White in color
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* White/off-white (ivory) in color.
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* Must be made of a medium to heavy weight material that "pills" after wear.  
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Overall must appear to fit loosely and or baggy to wearer (not too tight or "slim" fit).
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* Must be made of a medium to heavy weight material that “pills” after wear. Such as fleece or wool. Depending on the area/climate the trooper lives in. Fleece is the most commonly used and is available in white or ivory. No other material is authorized for Duster fabric.  
* Should extend down to at least the tops of the boots but no further than the top of the ankle.  
* Should extend down to at least the tops of the boots but no further than the top of the ankle.  
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* Corners of the duster are rounded.  
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* Front corners of the duster are rounded.
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* Should include belt loops for belt. | | }}
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* Front portion of the Duster should extend to either reach OR cover the top edge of the cod piece when worn. The front-open portion of the Duster must wrap around the front far enough to cover the sides of the cod piece.
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*Lower outer quarter panels of the duster should be lined with the same material (fleece/wool) making it appear heavier and doubled.
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*Should include two belt loops one on each side at about the belly button line making sure it keeps the ab plate in the correct location on the body of the trooper.
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**Belt loops should also be made of the same material as the duster (fleece/wool), and wide enough for the Ab plate belt.
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*Extended/ raised collar detail is recommended for a sharper appearance when not wearing a helmet,  but is optional.
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*No external pockets are authorized.
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*There is no set securing method, but the bib portion of the duster must not be visible when wearing the chest piece.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_chest.jpg|Chest Armor|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_chest.jpg|Chest Armor|
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* 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.  
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* Refer to reference for visual guide and appearance.
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* A T shaped greeblie is required in the recessed area.  
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*Front must have accurate shape/design. Outer rim must have a trim edge as well as a raised trim on the indented box.
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* Box section must have a three button "rank bar" mounted on top, with a silver backing and two slotted screws holding it in place.  
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*Shoulder straps are identical to stormtrooper style straps. Film suits show that they are secured to the chest armor by one single brass Chicago screw and or brass rivet on the front as well as on the back center, securing an under-strap to the plastic. Under strap is to be white material, made of nylon or similar with no distinguishable stitching. Under strap feeds through a narrow horizontal slit below the last rectangular detail of the plastic shoulder strap, and the Chicago screw sitting above it between the last and second to last rectangular detail on the plastic shoulder strap.
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* 2 shoulder straps connected to the top of the chestplate. |
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*Indented Box: Will have painted grey box details, 1 large, and two smaller identical squares parallel to each other. The left side of the box will have a similarly shaped, but mirrored shape, made of metal/aluminum plate, which will have a smaller rectangular black detail included on the left hand side, as well as two small line drawn boxes on the other side, with one over top the other. Separating the metal plate and grey box will be a “T” bit greeblie that is to be silver (preferably metal, but painted resin is acceptable) See photos for reference.
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*Rivets in the sides of chestplate to secure backpack straps |}}
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*LED Cover strip: This detail is to have an elongated rectangular strip of aluminum/metal with each end riveted to the chest armor (centered with a silver rivet). On this metal strip should be 3 red rectangular LED light covers/caps, spaced equidistantly.
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**Optional Note: The MoM suit has the center LED cap missing, revealing the white under-cap with a rivet/screw holding it in place. Because this is not seen on screen, this will be considered technically inaccurate, should you choose to do so. However, this should NOT be a repainted LED cover, but you must use the under/inner white piece, as there is a size difference)
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*Opposite of the LED cover strip, are two oblong shaped details which protrude outwards. They should be offset and staggered from one another, one being more forward then the other. The forward most center must be a light grey. The rearmost oblong detail, on the center will be dark red. The remaining sides of the rear most detail will also be painted a light grey, however, a clear separation between the red and grey is distinguishable.
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* On the same side as the LED cover strip, in the far lower corner area of the chest armor, there is a painted light grey square detail.
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**See photos for visual reference.
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*Lower/mid chest armor strapping to backpack: Cream colored/weathered/off white nylon/elastic can be used. No noticeable stitching must be present. Attachment to chest armor must have two rivets (one over the other) secured with a rectangular type fitting (similar to overall fixture)
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. |}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_backpack.jpg|Backpack|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_backpack.jpg|Backpack|
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* Must include decals or painted details as shown in reference photos | | }}
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*Refer to reference for visual guide and appearance.
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*Required to retain proper paint scheme and must have decals as seen on both sides as well as the top-left corner of the backpack. See reference for proper placement of decals.
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*Must be secured with two white straps, underneath the existing plastic shoulder straps, at the top and two straps just above the hips/middle of the chest piece sides. Lower/mid chest armor strapping: Cream colored/weathered/off white nylon/elastic can be used. No noticeable stitching must be present. Attachment to chest armor must have two rivets (one over the other, along the inner edge of the armor's edge trim) securing a rectangular type fitting to the inside of the armor (similar to overall fixture) which is barely visible when worn.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.| |}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_shoulderbell.JPG|Shoulder Armor|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_shoulderbell.JPG|Shoulder Armor|
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* Shoulder plates have the raised boxes to the bottom.  
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* Must retain a curve as viewed from the side
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* Shoulders plates are connected directly to the duster | | }}
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*Must have seven raised box details along the bottom/lower end and appear like trapezoidal boxes
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* Rim/edge must be raised and run the entirety of the shoulder bell, merging into a rounded detail mid-way on both sides.
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*Must be attached directly to the Duster and must be reasonably spaced away from the shoulder straps of the chest piece.
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*Recommended that they be OR appear to be sewn onto the duster via 3 spaced spots along the upper edge. No other visible securing method is authorized (See visual reference)
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. | | }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_gaunts.JPG|Forearm Armor|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_gaunts.JPG|Forearm Armor|
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* Each snowtroopers forearm is different, however placement is not consistent, therefore either forearm may be worn on either arm.  
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*Each forearm is different in details, however placement is not consistent, therefore either forearm may be worn on either arm.
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* Forearms must also have an unadorned curved wrist strap around the bottom of each. | | }}
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*Forearms must also have an unadorned/smooth curved cuff/wrist strap. Must be matching plastic material. No soft cloth material is authorized.
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*Wrist cuff must be appear to be attached with no visible gaps between it and the rest of the forearm. Must attach to the outsides of the main forearm, not the inside.
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*Screen accurate method for wear calls for the rear section to not be secured to the upper forearm, however, you may have your own additional securing method, such as an elastic strap. It must blend into the duster in a manner that does not have it significantly stand out
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_gloves_and_handplates.JPG|Gloves and Handlplates|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_gloves_and_handplates.JPG|Gloves and Handlplates|
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* White / Off-White Gloves – Gardening gloves are movie accurate, however other white gloves (parade gloves, dress gloves, leather gloves) are acceptable.
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*White/off-white (ivory) gloves.
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* Handplates are sewn directly to the gloves. ||}}
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**Gardening gloves are movie accurate
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**Wells Lamont or similar type glove is ideal.
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*Must have elastic wrist/cuff. No buttons/snaps are authorized.
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*Hand plates must be alternate/mirrored design (both are different for each hand). Must appear in the same style as ESB TK handplates.
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**Recommended that they be, or appear to be, sewn onto gloves with stitching on four corners of hand plates.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. ||}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_belt.jpg|Ab Plate / Belt Buckle|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_belt.jpg|Ab Plate / Belt Buckle|
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*Belt passes through slots on narrowed sections on the side.  
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*Ab plate must retain a straight bottom edge with a raised-defined detail.
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* A silver or gray button must be in the center.  
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*Top of ab plate must have a centered straight edge with downward/angled sides.
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* 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.
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*Directly in the center must have a silver disk greeblie which must have three circular raised details/dots.
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Belt is 2 inches wide and can be made of cloth, nylon strap or leather.   || }}
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*Orientation of disk greeblie can alternate between having one dot at the top OR having two dots at the top.
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*Two narrow vertical slits spaced on either side of the disk greeblie for the belt to be fed through.
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*Actual belt must be a 2" wide white/cream colored nylon-like material. Must not appear saggy and should appear flatten/straight when worn.
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*Ab plate can be worn either up-right or up-side down.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. || }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_detonator.jpeg|Detonator|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_detonator.jpeg|Detonator|
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* 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.
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*Consist of a gray cylinder 2 to 2.5" in diameter with indented white end caps and a white control panel, with details closest to the right-side end cap when worn.
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* Detonator is centered on the back of belt. | | }}  
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*Detonator is centered on the back of belt and must be secured by two metal clips.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. | | }}  
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_pouches.jpg|Pouches|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_pouches.jpg|Pouches|
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* Pouches are rectangular and boxy with an angled flap.  
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*May be worn in front of the Duster's belt loops OR behind the Duster's belt loops.
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* Pouches secure to belt through loops on the back of each pouch. | | }}  
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*Pouches are rectangular and boxy with an angled flap. Each pouch is different having the angle pointed inward rather than being identical.
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*Orientation of pouches should have the angled pouch flap point away from the center of the body.
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*Pouches secure to ab belt with two loops on the back. Only the two loop style is acceptable.
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*Pouches should made of either a canvas or duck cloth material (white/ivory)
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. | | }}  
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS pants.jpg|Pants|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS pants.jpg|Pants|
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* White / Off white pants required
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*White/off white (ivory) pants required.
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* Acceptable examples are karate gi pants, "Dockers" or Painter pants, and US Army Cold Weather over-pants.  
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*Acceptable examples are karate G.I. pants, “dockers”, “Dickies” painters pants , US army Cold Weather over-pants, or something similar.
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* 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. | | }}
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*No pockets, zippers, or buttons should be visible when trooper is standing or
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moving. Covering of these items by the cod and/or duster is acceptable.
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*Must fit somewhat loosely and have enough length to properly "blouse" over the tops of the boots.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. | | }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_cod.jpg|Cod Piece|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_cod.jpg|Cod Piece|
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* To be worn UNDER the duster || }}
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*Worn under the Duster, over the pants.
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*Required to have a 1/2" strap attached to the bottom-center "point" of the cod piece via two rivets. This strap must run between the legs and attach upwards to a point underneath the duster.
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*Recommended that you have a belt rig to secure cod piece but must not be visible when worn with the Duster
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.  || }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_knees.jpg|Knee Armor|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_knees.jpg|Knee Armor|
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* Knee armor is worn with the curved edge toward the top. |
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*Must have white/ivory elastic strap fixed mid-way when worn.
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* Secured with straps on knee plates wrapping around the back of the leg.| }}
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**Sewing to pants is not required, however it is optional as based off of MoM suit.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. || }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_boots.jpg|Boots|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TS_boots.jpg|Boots|
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* Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the inside liner.  
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*Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the liner.
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* 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.  
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**Boots come big as they are worn over other boots so getting them at least 2-3 sizes smaller than your size is recommended, unless they will be worn over a separate pair of shoes.
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* Boot laces are optional. |
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*Three 1” to 1-1/4” straps must be added to the upper portion of the boots and must be a thick/heavy webbing material.
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* Laces and loops should be removed from boots  
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**Straps are riveted or held in place with a brass/silver Chicago screw along the rear-center "spine" of the boot. (one per strap)
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*If using Velcro for securing straps when worn, a minimal stitching is authorized if sewn onto strap, however, this must appear as a thin rectangular box with no cross stitching; must appear as just the outline.
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**White thread only.
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*Common placement is to have the overlapping strap pointing inwards, however, it is also acceptable to have them both pointing the same direction (to the left or to the right).
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*There are two versions of the boot on screen one without laces and D-rings, and one with laces and D-rings. Both version are acceptable. Note, you cannot retain the D-rings without laces.
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*Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it. |
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* Laces and loops should be removed from boots. | }}
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*Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.|
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*Folding stock (does not need to function).
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*No ammo counter shall be present.
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*D-ring mounted on the rear.
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*Correct style scope.
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*No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
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*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).
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*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. |
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*Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.}}
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Revision as of 01:58, 7 September 2013

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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:
  • Shroud/Cowl on the helmet should be a medium to heavy weight material. It is strongly recommended to use a costume pleather or something similar which should be smooth and shiny white, however, an approved alternate would be a white “Marine” vinyl material.
  • Shroud/Cowl should extend to between the top of the chest plate and the bottom of the sloped section when trooper is standing upright and should fit each trooper according to his/her height. (not to long/not to short) Shroud should also be contoured around the eyes of the helmet and flare out near the shoulders. The back of the shroud should extend down far enough to cover the back of the neck and fall between the the troopers back and backpack.
  • Top of dome must have a flat, round disk detail, centered. Piece may be either silver or a brass color.
  • Goggles/eyes of the helmets should provide a relatively accurate shape; not cut too small or too large (refer to pictures)
  • Lenses are to be a medium to dark green. No other color shades are authorized.
  • Rear helmet shroud must have 6 box/square indented details
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS duster.jpg Duster
For 501st approval:
  • White/off-white (ivory) in color.

Overall must appear to fit loosely and or baggy to wearer (not too tight or "slim" fit).

  • Must be made of a medium to heavy weight material that “pills” after wear. Such as fleece or wool. Depending on the area/climate the trooper lives in. Fleece is the most commonly used and is available in white or ivory. No other material is authorized for Duster fabric.
  • Should extend down to at least the tops of the boots but no further than the top of the ankle.
  • Front corners of the duster are rounded.
  • Front portion of the Duster should extend to either reach OR cover the top edge of the cod piece when worn. The front-open portion of the Duster must wrap around the front far enough to cover the sides of the cod piece.
  • Lower outer quarter panels of the duster should be lined with the same material (fleece/wool) making it appear heavier and doubled.
  • Should include two belt loops one on each side at about the belly button line making sure it keeps the ab plate in the correct location on the body of the trooper.
    • Belt loops should also be made of the same material as the duster (fleece/wool), and wide enough for the Ab plate belt.
  • Extended/ raised collar detail is recommended for a sharper appearance when not wearing a helmet, but is optional.
  • No external pockets are authorized.
  • There is no set securing method, but the bib portion of the duster must not be visible when wearing the chest piece.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Refer to reference for visual guide and appearance.
  • Front must have accurate shape/design. Outer rim must have a trim edge as well as a raised trim on the indented box.
  • Shoulder straps are identical to stormtrooper style straps. Film suits show that they are secured to the chest armor by one single brass Chicago screw and or brass rivet on the front as well as on the back center, securing an under-strap to the plastic. Under strap is to be white material, made of nylon or similar with no distinguishable stitching. Under strap feeds through a narrow horizontal slit below the last rectangular detail of the plastic shoulder strap, and the Chicago screw sitting above it between the last and second to last rectangular detail on the plastic shoulder strap.
  • Indented Box: Will have painted grey box details, 1 large, and two smaller identical squares parallel to each other. The left side of the box will have a similarly shaped, but mirrored shape, made of metal/aluminum plate, which will have a smaller rectangular black detail included on the left hand side, as well as two small line drawn boxes on the other side, with one over top the other. Separating the metal plate and grey box will be a “T” bit greeblie that is to be silver (preferably metal, but painted resin is acceptable) See photos for reference.
  • LED Cover strip: This detail is to have an elongated rectangular strip of aluminum/metal with each end riveted to the chest armor (centered with a silver rivet). On this metal strip should be 3 red rectangular LED light covers/caps, spaced equidistantly.
    • Optional Note: The MoM suit has the center LED cap missing, revealing the white under-cap with a rivet/screw holding it in place. Because this is not seen on screen, this will be considered technically inaccurate, should you choose to do so. However, this should NOT be a repainted LED cover, but you must use the under/inner white piece, as there is a size difference)
  • Opposite of the LED cover strip, are two oblong shaped details which protrude outwards. They should be offset and staggered from one another, one being more forward then the other. The forward most center must be a light grey. The rearmost oblong detail, on the center will be dark red. The remaining sides of the rear most detail will also be painted a light grey, however, a clear separation between the red and grey is distinguishable.
  • On the same side as the LED cover strip, in the far lower corner area of the chest armor, there is a painted light grey square detail.
    • See photos for visual reference.
  • Lower/mid chest armor strapping to backpack: Cream colored/weathered/off white nylon/elastic can be used. No noticeable stitching must be present. Attachment to chest armor must have two rivets (one over the other) secured with a rectangular type fitting (similar to overall fixture)
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
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TS backpack.jpg Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • Refer to reference for visual guide and appearance.
  • Required to retain proper paint scheme and must have decals as seen on both sides as well as the top-left corner of the backpack. See reference for proper placement of decals.
  • Must be secured with two white straps, underneath the existing plastic shoulder straps, at the top and two straps just above the hips/middle of the chest piece sides. Lower/mid chest armor strapping: Cream colored/weathered/off white nylon/elastic can be used. No noticeable stitching must be present. Attachment to chest armor must have two rivets (one over the other, along the inner edge of the armor's edge trim) securing a rectangular type fitting to the inside of the armor (similar to overall fixture) which is barely visible when worn.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS shoulderbell.JPG Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Must retain a curve as viewed from the side
  • Must have seven raised box details along the bottom/lower end and appear like trapezoidal boxes
  • Rim/edge must be raised and run the entirety of the shoulder bell, merging into a rounded detail mid-way on both sides.
  • Must be attached directly to the Duster and must be reasonably spaced away from the shoulder straps of the chest piece.
  • Recommended that they be OR appear to be sewn onto the duster via 3 spaced spots along the upper edge. No other visible securing method is authorized (See visual reference)
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS gaunts.JPG Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Each forearm is different in details, however placement is not consistent, therefore either forearm may be worn on either arm.
  • Forearms must also have an unadorned/smooth curved cuff/wrist strap. Must be matching plastic material. No soft cloth material is authorized.
  • Wrist cuff must be appear to be attached with no visible gaps between it and the rest of the forearm. Must attach to the outsides of the main forearm, not the inside.
  • Screen accurate method for wear calls for the rear section to not be secured to the upper forearm, however, you may have your own additional securing method, such as an elastic strap. It must blend into the duster in a manner that does not have it significantly stand out
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
 
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 (ivory) gloves.
    • Gardening gloves are movie accurate
    • Wells Lamont or similar type glove is ideal.
  • Must have elastic wrist/cuff. No buttons/snaps are authorized.
  • Hand plates must be alternate/mirrored design (both are different for each hand). Must appear in the same style as ESB TK handplates.
    • Recommended that they be, or appear to be, sewn onto gloves with stitching on four corners of hand plates.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS belt.jpg Ab Plate / Belt Buckle
For 501st approval:
  • Ab plate must retain a straight bottom edge with a raised-defined detail.
  • Top of ab plate must have a centered straight edge with downward/angled sides.
  • Directly in the center must have a silver disk greeblie which must have three circular raised details/dots.
  • Orientation of disk greeblie can alternate between having one dot at the top OR having two dots at the top.
  • Two narrow vertical slits spaced on either side of the disk greeblie for the belt to be fed through.
  • Actual belt must be a 2" wide white/cream colored nylon-like material. Must not appear saggy and should appear flatten/straight when worn.
  • Ab plate can be worn either up-right or up-side down.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt detonator.jpeg Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Consist of a gray cylinder 2 to 2.5" in diameter with indented white end caps and a white control panel, with details closest to the right-side end cap when worn.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of belt and must be secured by two metal clips.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS pouches.jpg Pouches
For 501st approval:
  • May be worn in front of the Duster's belt loops OR behind the Duster's belt loops.
  • Pouches are rectangular and boxy with an angled flap. Each pouch is different having the angle pointed inward rather than being identical.
  • Orientation of pouches should have the angled pouch flap point away from the center of the body.
  • Pouches secure to ab belt with two loops on the back. Only the two loop style is acceptable.
  • Pouches should made of either a canvas or duck cloth material (white/ivory)
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume. Keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS pants.jpg Pants
For 501st approval:
  • White/off white (ivory) pants required.
  • Acceptable examples are karate G.I. pants, “dockers”, “Dickies” painters pants , US army Cold Weather over-pants, or something similar.
  • No pockets, zippers, or buttons should be visible when trooper is standing or

moving. Covering of these items by the cod and/or duster is acceptable.

  • Must fit somewhat loosely and have enough length to properly "blouse" over the tops of the boots.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS cod.jpg Cod Piece
For 501st approval:
  • Worn under the Duster, over the pants.
  • Required to have a 1/2" strap attached to the bottom-center "point" of the cod piece via two rivets. This strap must run between the legs and attach upwards to a point underneath the duster.
  • Recommended that you have a belt rig to secure cod piece but must not be visible when worn with the Duster
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Must have white/ivory elastic strap fixed mid-way when worn.
    • Sewing to pants is not required, however it is optional as based off of MoM suit.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TS boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the liner.
    • Boots come big as they are worn over other boots so getting them at least 2-3 sizes smaller than your size is recommended, unless they will be worn over a separate pair of shoes.
  • Three 1” to 1-1/4” straps must be added to the upper portion of the boots and must be a thick/heavy webbing material.
    • Straps are riveted or held in place with a brass/silver Chicago screw along the rear-center "spine" of the boot. (one per strap)
  • If using Velcro for securing straps when worn, a minimal stitching is authorized if sewn onto strap, however, this must appear as a thin rectangular box with no cross stitching; must appear as just the outline.
    • White thread only.
  • Common placement is to have the overlapping strap pointing inwards, however, it is also acceptable to have them both pointing the same direction (to the left or to the right).
  • There are two versions of the boot on screen one without laces and D-rings, and one with laces and D-rings. Both version are acceptable. Note, you cannot retain the D-rings without laces.
  • Weathering is considered screen accurate and should be applied to all parts of the costume, keeping in mind to neither overdue/under do it.
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 appear as described below.

TK esb blaster1.jpeg BlasTech E-11 (canon)
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.
  • Correct style scope.
  • 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.
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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