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{{CRLdetinfo|1107|Snow Trooper|TS|Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_helmet.jpg|Helmet|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_helmet.jpg|Helmet|
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*Cowl on the helmet should be a medium to heavy weight material, smooth and shiny white. However, the approved alternate would be a white “Marine” vinyl material.
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*Centered on top of the helmet dome is a solid, flat disk detail
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*Cowl should reach 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 too long/not too short) Shroud should also be contoured around the eyes of the helmet and flare out near the shoulders. The back of the cowl 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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**Piece is either silver or brass in color.
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* Top of dome must have a solid, flat disk detail, centered. Piece may be either silver or brass in color.
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*Goggles / eye lenses of the helmet provides a relatively accurate shape.
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*Must be proportionate with helmet size (not too large or too small. Recommended size is ¼”).  
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**Not cut too small or too large.
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*Goggles/eyes of the helmet should provide a relatively accurate shape; not cut too small or too large (refer to pictures).
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**Lenses are a medium to dark green.
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*Lenses are to be a medium to dark green. No other color shades are authorized.
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*Cowl on the helmet is made from a smooth and shiny, medium to heavy weight white material.
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*Rear helmet shroud must have 6 box/square indented details  
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**Optional: Cowl is made from a white “Marine” vinyl material.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Cowl is proportionate with helmet size.
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*Cowl extends to the area between the top of the chest plate and the bottom of the sloped section when trooper is standing upright and fits each trooper according to his/her height.
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**Not too long or too short.
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*The back of the cowl extends down far enough to cover the back of the neck and fall between the the troopers back and backpack.
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**Not too large or too small.
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**Recommended size is ¼”.
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*Helmet shroud is contoured around the eyes of the helmet and flares out near the shoulders.
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*Rear of helmet shroud has (6) square box indented details  
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_duster.jpg|Duster|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_duster.jpg|Duster|
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* Made of white/off-white (ivory) material, must appear grayish or dirty after weathering
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* Made of white/off-white (ivory) material.
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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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**Duster appears grayish or dirty, after weathering.
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*Made of medium to heavy weight fleece or wool, that “pills” after wear. Any alternate material used should be analyzed before approval.
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*Overall appears to fit loosely and/ or baggy to wearer.
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**Not too tight or "slim" fit.
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*Made of medium to heavy weight fleece or wool, that “pills” after wear.
*Extends down to the tops of the boots but no further than the top of the ankle. Front corners of the duster are rounded.
*Extends down to the tops of the boots but no further than the top of the ankle. Front corners of the duster are rounded.
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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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*Front portion of the Duster extends to either reach OR cover the top edge of the cod piece when worn.
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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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**The front-open portion of the Duster wraps around the front, far enough to cover the sides of the codpiece.
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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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*Lower outer quarter panels of the duster are lined with the same material (fleece/wool) making it appear heavier and doubled.
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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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*Duster includes two belt loops, one on each side, at about the belly button line.
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**Belt loops to keep the abdomen armor in the correct location on the body.
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*Belt loops are made of the same material as the duster (fleece/wool), and wide enough for the abdomen belt.
*No external pockets are authorized.
*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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*There is no set securing method, but the bib portion of the duster is not visible when wearing the chest piece.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TS_shoulderbell.JPG|Shoulder Armor|
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*Shoulders match visual reference.
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**See the [[Costuming:Snowtrooper_Shoulder|Snowtrooper Shoulder Armor detail page]] for more information.
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*Shoulders have (7) trapezoid shaped box details along the bottom.
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*Rim is raised the entirety of the shoulder bell, merging into a rounded detail mid-way on both sides.
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*Shoulders are attached directly to the Duster via personal discretion.
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**No visible attachment method is present, UNLESS it is sewn. (See next line for info).
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.|
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*The armor is (or appears to be) sewn onto the duster,  via (3) spaced areas along the upper edge.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_gaunts.JPG|Forearm Armor|
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*Each forearm is different in details.
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**See the [[Costuming:Snowtrooper_Forearm|Snowtrooper Forearm Armor detail page]] for more information.
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*Placement is not consistent; they are interchangeable.
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*Forearms have an unadorned/smooth curved cuff.
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**Made of matching material as the main body.
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**Not a soft cloth material.
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*Wrist cuff appears to be attached with no visible gaps between it and the rest of the forearm.
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**It is attached to the outsides of the main forearm, not the inside.
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*The addition of a strap to further secure the forearm piece is allowed, but is not considered screen accurate.
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**If done, this strap matches the duster for reduced visibility.
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**Optional: Split cuff is allowed per film reference.
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TS_gloves_and_handplates.JPG|Gloves and Hand Plates|
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*White/off-white (ivory) gloves. Gardening gloves are movie accurate such as Wells Lamont or similar design of glove.
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*Gloves have elastic wrist/cuff.
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**No buttons or snaps.
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**Cuff excess is tucked into the forearm/ duster sleeve.
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*Hand plates are mirrored design (both are different for each hand).
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**Hand plates are in the same style as ESB TK hand plates.
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.|
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*The armor is (or appears to be) sewn onto the gloves, with stitching on four corners of the hand plates.|}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_chest.jpg|Chest Armor|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_chest.jpg|Chest Armor|
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*Chest piece is an identical match to the visual reference, any variation should be addressed.
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*Chest Armor matches visual references.
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**See the [[Costuming:Snowtrooper_Chest_Armor|Snowtrooper Chest Armor detail page]] for more information.
*Accurate shape/design to front of chest.
*Accurate shape/design to front of chest.
*Outer rim has a continuous trim edge.
*Outer rim has a continuous trim edge.
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**Under strap feeds through a narrow horizontal slit below the last rectangular detail of the plastic shoulder strap, secured by the rear Chicago screw/rivet.
**Under strap feeds through a narrow horizontal slit below the last rectangular detail of the plastic shoulder strap, secured by the rear Chicago screw/rivet.
*The front indented box included several detail pieces.
*The front indented box included several detail pieces.
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**One T-shaped greeblie is silver and must match the provided image.
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**One T-shaped greeblie is silver and matches the provided image.
**Left of the T-shape is silver/metal plate.
**Left of the T-shape is silver/metal plate.
**Two squares below metal plate detail are matching grey color.
**Two squares below metal plate detail are matching grey color.
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**Right of the T-shape is light grey.
**Right of the T-shape is light grey.
*Right-hand side of chest has an elongated rectangular strip of metal with each end riveted to the chest armor (centered with a silver rivet).
*Right-hand side of chest has an elongated rectangular strip of metal with each end riveted to the chest armor (centered with a silver rivet).
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*Metal strip has 3 red rectangular LED light covers/caps, spaced equidistantly and retains light diffusing plastic insert.
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*Metal strip has (3) red rectangular LED light covers/caps, spaced equidistantly and retains light diffusing plastic insert.
*Left-hand side of chest has two oblong shaped details which protrude outwards.
*Left-hand side of chest has two oblong shaped details which protrude outwards.
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**They should be offset and staggered from one another, one being more forward. The forward most center must be a light grey.
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**They are offset and staggered from one another, one being more forward. The forward most center is a light grey.
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**The rear detail’s center is dark red. The outside of the rear detail is light grey. A clear separation between the red and grey is distinguishable.
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**The rear detail’s center is dark red.
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**Outside of the rear detail is light grey.
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**A clear separation between the red and grey is distinguishable.
*Light grey box detail painted on the lower-right hand corner of chest armor
*Light grey box detail painted on the lower-right hand corner of chest armor
*Lower/mid chest armor has strapping to backpack.
*Lower/mid chest armor has strapping to backpack.
**Off white nylon/elastic may be used.
**Off white nylon/elastic may be used.
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**No noticeable stitching must be present.
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**No noticeable stitching is present.
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**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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**Attachment to chest armor has two rivets (one over the other) secured with a rectangular type fitting (similar to overall fixture).
**Hardware is silver.
**Hardware is silver.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_backpack.jpg|Backpack|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_backpack.jpg|Backpack|
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*Paint scheme must match the visual reference.
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*Paint scheme matches visual references.
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*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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**See the [[Costuming:Snowtrooper_backpack|Snowtrooper Backpack detail page]] for more information.
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*Backpack has decals as seen on both sides as well as the top-left corner of the backpack.
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**See reference for proper placement of decals.
*Secured with two soft white straps, underneath the existing plastic shoulder straps.
*Secured with two soft white straps, underneath the existing plastic shoulder straps.
*Secured just above the hips/middle of the chest piece with two additional straps.
*Secured just above the hips/middle of the chest piece with two additional straps.
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*Mid chest armor strapping: off white nylon/elastic can be used. No noticeable stitching must be present.
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*Mid chest armor strapping: off white nylon/elastic can be used.
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*Attachment to chest armor at shoulders: Refer to chest armor standards for plastic shoulder strap requirements. Connector to backpack and soft straps should be subdued/hidden. If unable to, they are to blend in with soft straps with when worn.
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**No noticeable stitching is present.
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*Attachment to chest armor at shoulders:
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**Refer to chest armor standards for plastic shoulder strap requirements.
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**Connector to backpack and soft straps are subdued/ hidden.
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**If unable to be hidden, they blend in with soft straps, when worn.
*Attachment to chest armor at hip/middle: 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.
*Attachment to chest armor at hip/middle: 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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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_shoulderbell.JPG|Shoulder Armor|
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*Matches visual reference.
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*Must have seven Trapezoid shaped box details along the bottom (when worn)
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*Rim is raised 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 via personal discretion. No visible attachment method is authorized UNLESS it is sewn. See next line for info.
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**OPTIONAL: 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
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_gaunts.JPG|Forearm Armor|
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*Each forearm is different in details, see photo reference.
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*Placement is not consistent; they are interchangeable.
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*Forearms must also have an unadorned/smooth curved cuff. Must be matching material as the main body. 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. It is attached to the outsides of the main forearm, not the inside.
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*The addition of a strap to further secure the forearm piece is allowed, but is not considered screen accurate. If done, this strap must match the duster for reduced visibility.
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**OPTIONAL: Split cuff is allowed per film reference
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_gloves_and_handplates.JPG|Gloves and Handlplates|
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*White/off-white (ivory) gloves. Gardening gloves are movie accurate such as Wells Lamont or similar design of glove.
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*Must have elastic wrist/cuff. No buttons/snaps are authorized. Cuff excess should be tucked into the forearm/duster sleeve.
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*Hand plates must be mirrored design (both are different for each hand). The are in the same style as ESB TK hand plates.
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**OPTIONAL: Recommended that they are OR appear to be, sewn onto gloves with stitching on four corners of hand plates.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_belt.jpg|Ab Plate / Belt Buckle|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_belt.jpg|Abdomen Armor / Belt Buckle|
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*Must be identical in design to visual reference.
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*Armor is identical in design to visual references.
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*Directly in the center it will have a silver disk greeblie containing three circular raised details/dots.
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*Directly in the center is a silver disk greeblie containing 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.
*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 Ab plate for the belt to be fed through.
*Two narrow vertical slits spaced on either side of Ab plate 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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*Actual belt is made from a 2" wide white/ cream colored nylon-like material. *Belt does not appear saggy and is flat and straight when worn.
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*Belt must not have any visibly obvious method of attachment and appear hidden as best as possible when worn.
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*Belt does not have any visibly obvious method of attachment and appears hidden as best as possible when worn.
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*Ab plate can be worn either up-right or up-side down.
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*Abdomen armor is worn either up-right or up-side down.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TK_anh_stunt_detonator.jpeg|Detonator|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TK_anh_stunt_detonator.jpeg|Detonator|
*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.
*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 and must be secured by two metal clips.
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*Detonator is centered on the back of belt and is secured by two metal clips.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}  
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_pouches.jpg|Pouches|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_pouches.jpg|Pouches|
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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.
*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 is interchangeable, but are not identical (no two left-side pouches or vice versa)
*Orientation of pouches is interchangeable, but are not identical (no two left-side pouches or vice versa)
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*Pouches secure to ab belt with two loops on the back. Only the two loop style is acceptable and should be no wider than 1 ½”. Straps match pouch material.
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*Pouches secure to abdomen belt with two loops on the back.
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*Pouches should made of either a canvas or duck cloth material (white/ivory)
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**Loops are no wider than 1 ½”.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}  
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**Straps match pouch material.
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*Pouches are made of either a canvas or duck cloth material, which is white or ivory in color.
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS pants.jpg|Pants|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS pants.jpg|Pants|
*White/off white (ivory) pants required.
*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.
*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 or moving. Covering of these items by the cod and/or duster is acceptable.
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*No pockets, zippers, or buttons are visible when trooper is standing or moving.
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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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**Covering of these items by the codpiece and/or duster is acceptable.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Pants fit somewhat loosely and have enough length to properly "blouse" over the tops of the boots.
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_cod.jpg|Cod Piece|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TS_cod.jpg|Codpiece|
*Worn under the Duster, over the pants.
*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, commonly to the main belt of the cod-piece.
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**See the [[Costuming:Snowtrooper_Codpiece|Snowtrooper Codpiece Armor detail page]] for more information.
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**OPTIONAL: 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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*Codpiece has a 1/2" strap attached to the bottom-center "point" of the codpiece, via two rivets.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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**This strap runs between the legs and attaches upwards to a point underneath the duster, commonly to the main belt of the cod-piece.
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.|
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*A belt rig is used to secure the Codpiece, although not visible when worn with the Duster.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_knees.jpg|Knee Armor|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TS_knees.jpg|Knee Armor|
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*Must be identical in design to reference photo.
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*Lnee armor is identical in design to reference photo.
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*Must have white/ivory elastic strap fixed to middle section of knee armor when worn.
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*Knees have a white/ivory elastic strap fixed to middle section of armor when worn.
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**OPTIONAL: Recommended that they are OR appear to be, sewn onto pants
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*Armor is weathered appropriately.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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**Not overdone or too subtle.|
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*Armor is (or appears to be) sewn onto pants.|}}
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_boots.jpg|Boots|
{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TS_boots.jpg|Boots|
*Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the liner.
*Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the liner.
**NOTE: Mukluks sizes are larger than standard sizes. Recommended to get at least 2-3 sizes smaller than your regular shoe size.
**NOTE: Mukluks sizes are larger than standard sizes. Recommended to get at least 2-3 sizes smaller than your regular shoe size.
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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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*Three 1” to 1-1/4” straps, masde from a thick webbing material, are added to the upper portion of the boots.
*Straps are held in place with a brass/silver Chicago screw along the rear-center "spine" of the boot. (one per strap)
*Straps are 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. White thread only.
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**If using hook and loop fastener to secure straps, a minimal stitching is authorized if sewn onto strap. However, this stitching appears as a thin rectangular box with no cross stitching and appears as just an outline.
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**White thread is used for this stitching.
*Orientation of overlapping strap is interchangeable; acceptable to have them both pointing the same direction (to the left or to the right).
*Orientation of overlapping strap is interchangeable; acceptable to have them both pointing the same direction (to the left or to the right).
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**OPTIONAL: May retain D-rings, however if so, they must retain the laces as well.
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**Optional: May retain D-rings, if also retaining the boot laces.
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*Weathered appropriately; not overdone or too subtle.||}}
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*Weathered appropriately.
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**Not overdone or too subtle.||}}
   
   
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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 specialized cold weather gear for frozen, hostile environments


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:
  • Centered on top of the helmet dome is a solid, flat disk detail
    • Piece is either silver or brass in color.
  • Goggles / eye lenses of the helmet provides a relatively accurate shape.
    • Not cut too small or too large.
    • Lenses are a medium to dark green.
  • Cowl on the helmet is made from a smooth and shiny, medium to heavy weight white material.
    • Optional: Cowl is made from a white “Marine” vinyl material.
  • Cowl is proportionate with helmet size.
  • Cowl extends to the area between the top of the chest plate and the bottom of the sloped section when trooper is standing upright and fits each trooper according to his/her height.
    • Not too long or too short.
  • The back of the cowl extends down far enough to cover the back of the neck and fall between the the troopers back and backpack.
    • Not too large or too small.
    • Recommended size is ¼”.
  • Helmet shroud is contoured around the eyes of the helmet and flares out near the shoulders.
  • Rear of helmet shroud has (6) square box indented details
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


TS duster.jpg Duster
For 501st approval:
  • Made of white/off-white (ivory) material.
    • Duster appears grayish or dirty, after weathering.
  • Overall appears to fit loosely and/ or baggy to wearer.
    • Not too tight or "slim" fit.
  • Made of medium to heavy weight fleece or wool, that “pills” after wear.
  • Extends down to 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 extends to either reach OR cover the top edge of the cod piece when worn.
    • The front-open portion of the Duster wraps around the front, far enough to cover the sides of the codpiece.
  • Lower outer quarter panels of the duster are lined with the same material (fleece/wool) making it appear heavier and doubled.
  • Duster includes two belt loops, one on each side, at about the belly button line.
    • Belt loops to keep the abdomen armor in the correct location on the body.
  • Belt loops are made of the same material as the duster (fleece/wool), and wide enough for the abdomen belt.
  • No external pockets are authorized.
  • There is no set securing method, but the bib portion of the duster is not visible when wearing the chest piece.
  • Weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


TS shoulderbell.JPG Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Shoulders match visual reference.
  • Shoulders have (7) trapezoid shaped box details along the bottom.
  • Rim is raised the entirety of the shoulder bell, merging into a rounded detail mid-way on both sides.
  • Shoulders are attached directly to the Duster via personal discretion.
    • No visible attachment method is present, UNLESS it is sewn. (See next line for info).
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The armor is (or appears to be) sewn onto the duster, via (3) spaced areas along the upper edge.
TS gaunts.JPG Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Each forearm is different in details.
  • Placement is not consistent; they are interchangeable.
  • Forearms have an unadorned/smooth curved cuff.
    • Made of matching material as the main body.
    • Not a soft cloth material.
  • Wrist cuff appears to be attached with no visible gaps between it and the rest of the forearm.
    • It is attached to the outsides of the main forearm, not the inside.
  • The addition of a strap to further secure the forearm piece is allowed, but is not considered screen accurate.
    • If done, this strap matches the duster for reduced visibility.
    • Optional: Split cuff is allowed per film reference.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


TS gloves and handplates.JPG Gloves and Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • White/off-white (ivory) gloves. Gardening gloves are movie accurate such as Wells Lamont or similar design of glove.
  • Gloves have elastic wrist/cuff.
    • No buttons or snaps.
    • Cuff excess is tucked into the forearm/ duster sleeve.
  • Hand plates are mirrored design (both are different for each hand).
    • Hand plates are in the same style as ESB TK hand plates.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The armor is (or appears to be) sewn onto the gloves, with stitching on four corners of the hand plates.
TS chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Chest Armor matches visual references.
  • Accurate shape/design to front of chest.
  • Outer rim has a continuous trim edge.
    • As well as a raised trim on the indented box.
  • Shoulder straps are Stormtrooper style and secured to the chest armor by one Chicago screw/ rivet on the front, centered onto the first raised rectangular detail.
  • Rear of shoulder strap has same detail, securing an under-strap to the plastic.
    • Under strap is 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, secured by the rear Chicago screw/rivet.
  • The front indented box included several detail pieces.
    • One T-shaped greeblie is silver and matches the provided image.
    • Left of the T-shape is silver/metal plate.
    • Two squares below metal plate detail are matching grey color.
    • Rectangular black detail added on left portion of metal plate.
    • Two thin-lined boxes that sit over one another on right side.
    • Right of the T-shape is light grey.
  • Right-hand side of chest has an elongated rectangular strip of metal with each end riveted to the chest armor (centered with a silver rivet).
  • Metal strip has (3) red rectangular LED light covers/caps, spaced equidistantly and retains light diffusing plastic insert.
  • Left-hand side of chest has two oblong shaped details which protrude outwards.
    • They are offset and staggered from one another, one being more forward. The forward most center is a light grey.
    • The rear detail’s center is dark red.
    • Outside of the rear detail is light grey.
    • A clear separation between the red and grey is distinguishable.
  • Light grey box detail painted on the lower-right hand corner of chest armor
  • Lower/mid chest armor has strapping to backpack.
    • Off white nylon/elastic may be used.
    • No noticeable stitching is present.
    • Attachment to chest armor has two rivets (one over the other) secured with a rectangular type fitting (similar to overall fixture).
    • Hardware is silver.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


TS backpack.jpg Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • Paint scheme matches visual references.
  • Backpack has decals as seen on both sides as well as the top-left corner of the backpack.
    • See reference for proper placement of decals.
  • Secured with two soft white straps, underneath the existing plastic shoulder straps.
  • Secured just above the hips/middle of the chest piece with two additional straps.
  • Mid chest armor strapping: off white nylon/elastic can be used.
    • No noticeable stitching is present.
  • Attachment to chest armor at shoulders:
    • Refer to chest armor standards for plastic shoulder strap requirements.
    • Connector to backpack and soft straps are subdued/ hidden.
    • If unable to be hidden, they blend in with soft straps, when worn.
  • Attachment to chest armor at hip/middle: 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.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


TS belt.jpg Abdomen Armor / Belt Buckle
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is identical in design to visual references.
  • Directly in the center is a silver disk greeblie containing 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 Ab plate for the belt to be fed through.
  • Actual belt is made from a 2" wide white/ cream colored nylon-like material. *Belt does not appear saggy and is flat and straight when worn.
  • Belt does not have any visibly obvious method of attachment and appears hidden as best as possible when worn.
  • Abdomen armor is worn either up-right or up-side down.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


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 is secured by two metal clips.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


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 is interchangeable, but are not identical (no two left-side pouches or vice versa)
  • Pouches secure to abdomen belt with two loops on the back.
    • Loops are no wider than 1 ½”.
    • Straps match pouch material.
  • Pouches are made of either a canvas or duck cloth material, which is white or ivory in color.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


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 are visible when trooper is standing or moving.
    • Covering of these items by the codpiece and/or duster is acceptable.
  • Pants fit somewhat loosely and have enough length to properly "blouse" over the tops of the boots.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


TS cod.jpg Codpiece
For 501st approval:
  • Worn under the Duster, over the pants.
  • Codpiece has a 1/2" strap attached to the bottom-center "point" of the codpiece, via two rivets.
    • This strap runs between the legs and attaches upwards to a point underneath the duster, commonly to the main belt of the cod-piece.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A belt rig is used to secure the Codpiece, although not visible when worn with the Duster.
TS knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Lnee armor is identical in design to reference photo.
  • Knees have a white/ivory elastic strap fixed to middle section of armor when worn.
  • Armor is weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is (or appears to be) sewn onto pants.
TS boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Canadian Mukluk boots with or without the liner.
    • NOTE: Mukluks sizes are larger than standard sizes. Recommended to get at least 2-3 sizes smaller than your regular shoe size.
  • Three 1” to 1-1/4” straps, masde from a thick webbing material, are added to the upper portion of the boots.
  • Straps are held in place with a brass/silver Chicago screw along the rear-center "spine" of the boot. (one per strap)
    • If using hook and loop fastener to secure straps, a minimal stitching is authorized if sewn onto strap. However, this stitching appears as a thin rectangular box with no cross stitching and appears as just an outline.
    • White thread is used for this stitching.
  • Orientation of overlapping strap is interchangeable; acceptable to have them both pointing the same direction (to the left or to the right).
    • Optional: May retain D-rings, if also retaining the boot laces.
  • Weathered appropriately.
    • Not overdone or too subtle.


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 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.


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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