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    Please move this to the forum that you think is most appropriate if this is not the right one. What is an LMO? The Legion Membership Team are responsible for reviewing and processing applications for membership, and maintaining and updating member information in the Legion database. The Legion Membership Officer drives costume policies, including acceptable costume types for membership and setting standards for costume submissions, and are the final arbiter of member costume issues and approvals. The Legion Membership Officer supervises and advises Detachments, Garrison Membership Liaisons, and Garrison Web Liaisons on any questions or issues they may have with members costumes. Have a question about membership these are the folks to talk to! LMO@501st.com *Thinking of starting a NTTL (New to the Legion) Costume? Please make sure you keep in contact with the Detachment. *For “New to the Legion” costumes please have a look here: http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRLGuide Here is a brief list of some of the improvements we have planned for this term: • Communication, Clarity and Consistency: Utilizing the legion forum to regularly engage the membership and command staff alike through open and transparent lines of communication. (Ongoing) • Increase engagement with Detachment Leaders: Regular group meetings and conference calls to work with each other as a team. (Q1) • Launching “CRL Development Guide”: (Q1) • Streamline and document the process of creating and changing CRLs: (Q1) • Update the LMO Survival Guide: This will help current and future LMO understand the role and it’s responsibilities. (Q1) • CRL attainability: Ensuring CRLs and costumes attainable for all people in all countries and walks of life. (Ongoing) * Finishing 75% of unfinished CRLs: Supporting the detachments to find models and writing text for CRLs that are not yet green. (Q3) • Add galleries to every CRL: Increasing the use of detailed reference imagery in CRLs (Q3) • Create CRL Development Forums: Utilizing the legion forums for open and transparent development of new the legion CRLs.. (Q3) • Encouraging GML Feedback: Engaging the GMLs to ensure they know the LMO team is here to support them. Make formal efforts to receive feedback from GMLs about CRLs and the approval process. (Ongoing) • Regular Membership Surveys: We want to know what the members want. We serve the membership. (Ongoing) About Me My name is Dawn Bright and I am the LMO for the 501st Legion, ALMO with the Rebel Legion, I have previously served as XO of the Flagship Eclipse (501st) and the Senatorial Detachment (RL), GML of Southern California Garrison and a Legion Costume Judge (LCJ) for the Rebel Legion. I love making costumes (with an emphasis on EU and new to the legion), I have almost 60 (RL/501) Legion approved costumes. In my normal day to day life I am an Administrator of a care home for developmentally delayed adults in independent and inclusive living situations in sunny Southern California. I work with family's and social workers to establish communication between what the families and residents want for themselves to feel productive and able and I institute success for people in need. I'm a people person and as an LMO I put members first and foremost. People like you with passion for the costumes in this Detachment. We are all volunteers who have spent hundreds of dollars or/and hundreds of hours making costumes. I promise you that you will be treated with respect and deserve honest and efficient results. I look forward to serving you and working with this fine Detachment About the Team Michael Capell CT/SL/ID-3037 Timberline Garrison Michael has been an LMO and on the LMO Team for about a decade. He has done many things in the Legion since his wife told him she was joining and that he needed to as well. He has been the SLD Webmaster for ten years, as well as (over the years) been a GXO, GML, GWL, and GEC. He specializes in Clones, EU / Legends, Sith Lord costumes, and helping people where he can. He’s looking forward to another term helping expand our Costume Reference Library. Blair Douglas ID-12266 Midwest Garrison Blair is new to the LMO team but has served as a liaison for unity for the clubs for many years. She has LMO experience with the Rebel Legion and has led an effort in the RL around costume approval reform with a concentration on maintaining quality, improving consistency, and making approvals attainable. Her experience will help us address some of the current pain points within the 501st system. An additional bonus is that Blair is a lead software engineer by day helping to provide Fortune 500 companies technical solutions for their business needs. Her professional experience will also help us assess the current state of the systems supporting costume approvals and help to figure out how to improve them to facilitate a more positive costume approval experience. Fun fact Blair plays bass in the band Soft Speaker, extra fun fact she paid her way through college playing bass in a U2 tribute band and her nickname was Madame Clayton. Kris Kobus ID-33633 United Kingdom Garrison Kris is new to LMO but has held positions such as XO and DCA for the IOC and Events administrator for his Garrison where he is also a Officer costume adviser. Kris is a workaholic and does not believe in sleep so is usually always available no matter the time zone. Brian Anderson TK-7602 New England Garrison Brian has been the LMO team lead previously. He was one of the driving forces of Detachment empowerment and pushed for CRL changes. Brian has been on local staff and Detachment level staff for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Brian is known as the “make it look like the picture!” guy when it comes to standards and truly embraces current Legion culture. Eric Brager TK-9674 New England Garrison Eric was the lead LMO for the 501st Legion two terms from 2015 to 2017. He has twice been elected FISD Detachment Leader and has held a number of garrison level command positions in the 501st Legion We are so very excited to work with you guys! One thing I love so much about Detachments is the love for new CRLs and the passion. Both of which are very near and dear to my heart. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Detachment or LMO team. I prefer messages Here or to LMO@501st.com that way I keep record of them and can tag appropriate parties Thank you and have a nice day, Dawn Bright SL-13377 www.SL13377.com https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=15902&costumeID=343
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    A couple of folks hit me up asking me if i would share the method I use for doing the lightsabers on costume photos. Here's what I do....feel free to PM me with any questions. ---------------------------- pick brush size (based on size of saber), and set hardness to 35-50% (based on the image and personal preference, you will blur later) NOTE: Line tool work fine too, will have to blur later) create new black layer set that layer to "screen" paint the one line to cover your saber (or use line tool & rasterize) on the black layer (if you used the line tool, once drawn, rasterize the layer, then merge with the black, and continue) making sure still set to screen, duplicate 5 times The rest = math (sorry) core = whatever size covers your blade (Note: The layers below may not be your layer name, just simply a numbering method) layer 1 - gaussian blur: 1-5, depending on size...this will be the white core of the finished product layer 2 - gaussian blur: core x .5 (so if blade = 10, this will be 5) layer 3 - gaussian blur: core x 1 layer 4 - gaussian blur: core x 2 layer 5 - gaussian blur: core x 3 or 4 (personal preference) layer 6 - gaussian blur: core x 8 Set opacities as follows: layer 4 - 90% layer 5 - 60% layer 6 - 30% From there do Layer --> Merge Down (or CTRL+E / CMD+E) until all your SABER layers are merged into one (don't merge onto the other image layers). Then go to image --> adjust --> color balance. Tweak settings to your liking. Note: Red is very, very difficult to get "right." If the background is even slightly light, it will look pink. If you "hide" (click the 'eye') the image/background layer and just do the saber with no background, it will give you a better idea. For the reds, you can also try duplicating the final saber layer and play with opacities and saturation levels.
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    Hello, First time crafting a 501st approved costume and I am trying to make Darth Nihilus. Looking into getting a mask and found this one on Wicked Armor, https://wickedarmor.com/collections/darth-nihilus/products/darth-nihilus-mask-inspired-by-star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-ii-custom-prop-replica. I was wondering if anyone could let me know if this mask would be approved for the KOTOR 2 variant of the Darth Nihilus. Thanks!
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    For KOTOR II, no, his should not be approved. It is the skull shape for the COTF version that he just reuses for KOTOR II.
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    I am no expert on the subject yet, but here are some small input from my side. (feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any point) * The hood has no knot, as it should have. * The hood seems a bit to big IMO. * You will have to add a hard blackout mask since Nihilus needs a mouth now. * The quilts seem to be a bit far apart IMO. * The quilted fabric does not seem to differ from the fabric of the rest of the costume, as it should according to CRL. * I think the fabric is a bit to smooth for Nihilus old appearance. * The cape needs to be adjusted to not hang so much over the arms. * The boots on the pictures are not plain black boots and has visible straps, buckles, or laces. (not sure if the boots was included or not, I did not read the instructions). * The belt and gloves could use some weathering, but that is a simple fix. Hope this input helps in the process
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