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Shadow Stormtrooper
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Description: Shadow Stormtrooper
Prefix: TX
Detachment: Spec Ops Detachment
Context:


  • This CRL is a work in progress. This costume may be approved by GMLs, but additional research should be done until the CRL is complete.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with this CRL, please contact your detachment leader!
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that a requirement is optional. All instances of should will be replaced with must as this guide is completed.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components must be present and appear as described below for approval .

Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Lenses must be sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes. They may be flat or bubble.
  • The black "ear" bars have three of four bumps
  • Frown must have either 6 or 8 teeth cut out and any coloring must not leave indented area.
  • Tube stripes may number between 9 and 15 per side with the curve bends extending backwards. There does not need to be the same number per side.
  • Aerators (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black, and screening maybe silver or black.
  • Tears, traps, and tube stripes may be: hand painted, decals, or decals that replicate hand painting, they may also be untouched and left as unmodified shiny black helmet material.
  • Accepted helmet color combinations are as follows:
    • Smoke/black lenses, black frown (gloss), black chin / vocoder (matte or gloss), black tube stripes, tears and temples (matte or gloss).
    • Smoke/black lenses, black frown (gloss), black chin / vocoder (matte or gloss), navy blue tube stripes, tears and temples (matte or gloss). This variation is acceptable only when paired with a navy blue undersuit.
    • Silver lenses, black frown, black chin, black tube stripes, tears and temples (matte or gloss).
    • Silver lenses, silver frown, black or silver/grey chin, black tube stripes, tears and temples (matte or gloss).
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt neckseal.jpeg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Black with horizontal ribs, fitted to the wearer, and extending from the base of the neck to the top of the Adam's apple.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Straps
For 501st approval:
  • These must be securely mounted in front and may free float in back.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • One on each shoulder. The shoulder bells are considered effectively symmetrical; they may worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Biceps
For 501st approval:
  • Biceps are fully closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • Forearms must be either permanently sealed on both seams or able to open and firmly close provided one seam is permanently closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Handplates
For 501st approval:
  • Roughly pentagonal in shape, the hand plates are mounted securely over the back of the glove. As an alternative to plastic, these may be made out of latex or latex-like material but must remain shiny.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt gloves.jpeg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black in color, made of either rubber, nomex, leather, or leather-like material, with no visible straps or logos/designs. The fingers are enclosed, non-textured.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves shall be rubber or rubber-like chemical gloves, in black.
Blankwhite.gif Chest Plate
For 501st approval:
  • Chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Back Plate
For 501st approval:
  • Back plate contains a "O II" design with little or no overlap of the kidney plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt undersuit.jpeg Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos/designs.
  • A navy blue undersuit is acceptable when paired with the appropriate helmet colors as described above.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Abdominal Plate
For 501st approval:

The ab plate has a button area that has 9 gloss black buttons of approximately 7/16" in diameter.

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Kidney Plate
For 501st approval:

It is allowable to have a single kidney/butt plate for 501st requirements. If a separate kidney plate is used, it should line up with the ab plate, with the top of the kidney plate being flush to or under the back plate.

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Butt Plate
For 501st approval:
  • It is allowable to have a single kidney/butt plate for 501st requirements. If a separate butt plate is used, it should line up below the bottom of the belt with with the ab plate, with minimal gap between it and the kidney plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Belt face is made of plastic (ammo belt). It is comprised of 6 rectangular boxes, with three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end.
  • Belt proper is made Shiny Black ABS or similar shiny material and must be 3 to 3.5" wide. Black canvas or similar heavy material is also acceptable
  • The drop boxes dangle from the sides of the plastic belt face via black straps and are aligned under the plastic tabs of the ammo belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Belt
For 501st approval:
  • (a.k.a. O2 canister) attaches to the back of the belt. This is an all black cylinder 2 to 2.5" in diameter with black end caps and a black control panel pad, with controls closest to the right end cap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The thigh armor may be able to open and firmly close in the back, but must be permanently sealed in the front. The ammo belt is installed on the bottom of the right thigh.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shin Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The shin armor is able to open and firmly close in the back, but must be permanently sealed in the front. The trapezoid knee plate is affixed to the top of the left shin.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Black leather or leather-like, above ankle height, with a flat sole, and small U-shaped elastic sections on both sides of the ankle with no buckles or laces. Jodphur-type boots or an equivalent style.
  • Elvis / Mariachi boots are not acceptable.
  • All stitching must be black, and unnecessary or decorative stitching must not be present.
  • White, or other color boots painted black are allowed so long as the boots are seen and maintained as black when finished.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Holster
For 501st approval:

Made of black leather or leather-like material. Holster must be worn on the left and be may be attached to the belt from behind or with loops covering the outside of the belt.

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

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


Generic black pauldron.jpeg Black Pauldron
For 501st approval:
  • Must be black in color and made from vinyl or leather. Must be worn over the right shoulder.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TK anh stunt e11.jpeg BlasTech E-11
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).
  • A real or replica ammo counter - based off of a Hengstler counter - should be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • Two power cylinders on the magazine.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters should have a total of 6 t-racks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the Hengstler side un-covered).
  • Popular commercially available toy Stormtrooper blasters have a total of 7 T-racks (if you cover all the rows of holes) or 6 T-racks (if you cover the "open row" of holes on the Hengstler side.
  • Below this, you must grind off the lower T-rack and drill a new row of holes).
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic-dlt19.jpeg BlasTech DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica MG-34 machine gun.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A DLT-19 is an MG-34 with T-tracks on the barrel, ejection port cover added, and a small disk on left side.
For level three certification (if applicable):
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