Flagship Eclipse is a detachment of the 501st Legion. The primary goal of the
detachment is to promote and support costuming for characters found in the Star Wars
Expanded Universe. This includes characters from the Star Wars comics, books, cartoons
and games. The Flagship Eclipse Detachment focuses on Sith, Darkside Adept, and Denizen
characters which are not covered by any other detachments within the 501st. Expanded
Universe officers, royal guards, troopers and bounty hunters are represented by their
Our forum has been designed to provide information and assistance to costumers
who are working on Expanded Universe costumes. The forums are open to the general
public, although there are also private areas designated for members of the Detachment
and the 501st Legion.
The following Expanded Universe characters are represented by the Flagship Eclipse
Arica (Mara Jade in Disguise)
Darth Nihilus Darth Krayt
Dark Force Witch
Prince Xizor Savage Opress
Senator Viqi Shesh
“The Clone Emperor”
HOW TO JOIN
In order to become a member of the Flagship Eclipse Detachment, a costumer
must be a member of the 501st Legion. They must also own an Expanded Universe costume
which is represented by the Flagship Eclipse Detachment, and they must be registered
on the detachment forum.
If you are a 501st member who also qualifies for membership in the Flagship
Eclipse Detachment, please post a request for membership here.
WHAT IS THE
The 501st Legion is a Star Wars fan club dedicated to celebrating the Star Wars
universe through costuming; specifically the costumes and characters of the stormtrooper
and other Imperial forces, as well as non-affiliated villains and denizens. The Legion
is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together
costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion
seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality
costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events
as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer
The Legion recognizes it holds no claim over the costumes and characters it
portrays, and that their use is a privilege extended by Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL). The
members of the Legion acknowledge and accept that while in costume, we represent
the Star Wars brand and will do so professionally and responsibly at all times.
The text shown above is an excerpt from Article 1 of the 501st Legion Charter. The
complete Legion Charter is located here.
In order for a new Expanded Universe costume to be approved, the following conditions
must be reached:
* The costume must represent a Star Wars villain which comes from LFL approved sources.
Fan creations and custom designs are not allowed.
* The costume must have full body reference images which show both the front and
the back of the costume.
* A complete and accurate costume must be created which matches the reference images.
This costume will be presented to the Legion Membership Officer along with the reference
images for approval consideration.
Official information about new EU approvals can be found on the 501st website, here.
501st COSTUME STANDARDS
In order to maintain a high level of costume quality and accuracy, the 501st
Legion makes use of costume standards. These standards detail the elements that
are required for each costume before it can be approved for 501st membership. Be
sure to read the standards when you start a new costume!