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  1. Hello from Japan. I'm working on Darth Margas. Thank you for your opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  2. 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 Liaison
    3 points
  3. Here's the thing: these are animated characters. There isn't just one right answer because these are like art; the reference can support a handful of interpretations. The armor color is mottled, and is not just one color. I'll give an example of my favorite boots. These are black underneath, and the wax polish on top marked them look anything from grey to dark brown, but I know for a fact that the leather is black because I'm the one who put the polish on. It is the weathering that dictates how people interpret it, but these are what they looked like when I bought them:
    3 points
  4. Some of my favorites I've gotten as Darth Nihilus: Darth Maul (no real shock there) Thor (no clue how the kid came up with that one) Mulan (dad was possibly drunk, or raciest, or both...) And today I heard this story from one of my local troopers talking to a little girl dressed as a stormtrooper - "Well, I'm going to go over there and talk to Darth Vader with the skeleton face ...bye!"
    3 points
  5. Hi everyone! My name is Jason and I'm with the Star Garrison, and representing the West Texas Squad. My first approved costume was my Pre-armor Darth Vader, which was a costume I honestly wanted back when RotS came out, long before I knew about the 501st. I recently got my Darth Revan approved and I'm happy about that. I've only trooped in it once, and that was when my squad decided to take a short break after the rush surrounding The Last Jedi. Next up, I'm working on Kylo Ren, specifically both his TFA CRLs. Maybe later on in the year I can go for the new TLJ CRLs.
    3 points
  6. Hi there! DS-32946 reporting in! I'm Jessica from the 70th Explorers Garrison (Firehawk Squad). I joined the 501st in May 2016 with my ROTJ Royal Guard. My Seventh Sister is my second costume and I am working on a Biker Scout for my third. Since joining back in 2016, I've been a trooping fool ever since. To date, I have done 84 troops in my Royal Guard and just did my first troop in my Seventh Sister today!
    3 points
  7. Forwarding this to the LMO so she can see it!
    3 points
  8. Made for my wife however ever so slightly too big for her build. Jaw comes in seperate piece which makes it easier to put on. Jaw clips on or can be fitted with magnets. Just needs a red visor! £120 Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
    2 points
  9. Hi I used a normal shirt pattern for the tunics and moded it so it fit - the same with the skirts, and just winged it, so sadly I don´t have an exact pattern for them.
    2 points
  10. For All the Vader Fans out there, another Troop Photos taken at the Star Wars In Concert (R.O.T.J) In Frankfurt Germany. S.L. 19290 and 14199 Of the German Garrison (Arma Candida) 21.02.2020 Enjoy
    2 points
  11. I have wanted to make this version of Mara Jade for quite awhile. My only current approved Mara is the Arica disguise and can't really wear that to troops. My main issue was the bodysuit. I can sew but I don't have a serger and knew to get the proper fit, I would need one. I also was extremely confused on the diamond pattern and how to make it work properly. My last issue was budget. I can't afford to commission this so I knew that if I wanted to do this costume, I would have to make it myself, with help. I was very fortunate that my friend offered to assist me in my build and yester
    2 points
  12. The CRL is not needed for first approval. It will be wrote as the first person puts in a costume to be judged. My write up is information that has been gathered from the Second Sisters Build Group on facebook (which has really great hi-res images to help you). To submit you will need to gather your references. A 360 of the character is recommended as well as close ups of details. The level of available reference material is amazing, so they'll probably be looking for something as accurate as can be translated from a 3D game character. Once you have the outfit built, take the appropriate ph
    2 points
  13. Hello friends! I'm a prospective member for the Bloodfin Garrison, and have been a handler for my father-in-law (Shadow Trooper, Imperial Officer, Imperial Gunner, Lord Vader), and wife (Snow Trooper, Imperial Royal Guard) for the last 4-5 years. I'm interested in doing a Mandalore the Ultimate costume, and have started to figure out what I will need to get it together. I don't have a TKID, or any other 501st memberships outside of this.
    2 points
  14. I went to 4 movie troops since Thursday night and was happy that my Second Sister was very well received. Several recognized who she was or at least that she was an Inquisitor. Visibility was fairly poor though especially in dark theater lobbies, so I am hoping that the new version of the helmet when I receive it will be a bit better.
    2 points
  15. This is my breakdown write up from the Second Sisters Build Group on facebook. The community has put the microscope on the details and we came to these conclusions for material and accuracy. This is so very near the final version of what we have discovered. Anyone is free to use what is provided for their own use. One of the few things remaining is the description for an unmasked version which the community wanted to hold out for a couple weeks due to potential game spoilers. I have a bunch of hi-res reference images to organize and contribute as well. Those will be posted or have an available
    2 points
  16. Definitely aiming to have 2 versions in the hood with the shoulder and boot addition, then the normal version.
    2 points
  17. I do belive that the request is in to be approved under the new merch rules and it is just waiting for approval so that the run can be started again. I think Nina said the run would take place before the end of the year with the new rules.
    2 points
  18. She also appears in the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes mobile game, and the character selection screen gives a rotatable 360* model.
    2 points
  19. Hi TFE folks, We've had a shift in LMO duties and as of the other day I'll be your LMO team rep for TFE. I'm here to support the fine TFE staff making sure they have whatever tools they need to make new CRLs and update existing ones. If you have questions about CRLs for any of the detachments or this here one, please feel free to PM me on any detachment forum, the legion forums, email me (eric@hawaiianseamonkey.com), or post here. Imma following this thread. Thanks much and I look forward to helping Nina, Zoomi and their crew get sh!t done this term. -Eric
    2 points
  20. I would assume toy inaccuracies don't qualify as a canon source, otherwise we would have Stormtroopers running around looking like this:
    2 points
  21. Hi Justin! I looked over the 3D Props NL pictures as well and I think the armor looks good. Overall I am impressed with the level of detail. I'm not sure if they are missing the shoulder bells or the elbow armor. This image seems to indicate that the narrow piece could be the elbow armor because there appears to be something above the forearm, but I'm not positive. I also noticed the thigh has some layering that I'm not familiar with. Here's a reference shot and the area that stood out to me in the 3d print. Wh
    2 points
  22. Bumble Bee??!? Yup. I get called Bumble Bee at parades!
    2 points
  23. Hi I got mine custom made by Hampton´s lightsabers - I sadly do not think, that he is doing any anymore due to illness, but he made it so I can shift between a red blade and a yellow blade. I do not have sound in it, cause I absolutely hate it when I am of for long troops + it drains the batteries faster. I am also a duel member and you can see my saber here.
    2 points
  24. Hi all! I was comissioned by Lorilei to make the KOTRII Visas Marr, which I'm really excited about doing. I've made the Unseen, Unheard version and am an approved member with that version, but I've never actually made the KOTR II Version. Browsing on here, I had a few questions about the color Red needed for the dress. When I see the word "Dark Red", I personally think like Crimson or Dried Blood kind of red, but I was noticing some of the pictures on here seem almost like just red. So I have a couple of fabrics swatches to compare. First is the 4 swatches without flash and with fl
    2 points
  25. I was approved in both the RL and 501st with an Ultrasaber Shock. It's bigger than I'd like and bit awkward in my hands. When I tried to replace the pommel with a more accurate one it managed to make it look bulkier and odd. But it shipped super quick, was in my budget, and is still working well after a couple of years. I'm planning on replacing it with a Vader's Vault Rev-n at some point to have something more accurate and a better fit for my hands. A friend of mine has one and I love it, he has a couple other sabers from them and also heartily recommends them. I have a Saberforg
    2 points
  26. I have the Saberforge Adamant, and my Visas Marr costume has been approved for both the 501st and Rebel Legions. As Yankee71 stated above, Saberforge has a bad reputation (something I did not know when I ordered my saber). I haven’t had any problems yet, but I’m preparing for the day when the electronics fail. From what I read, orders placed through Etsy ship faster than those through their website. With that said, unless you are on a budget or in a hurry, Vader’s Vault has an excellent reputation and are worth the wait. If you like tinkering with electronics, there’s also The
    2 points
  27. If its a Black Costume, Darth Vader is the number one mistaken name used. In my Starkiller hoth, I don't get names, I get questions "Who the hell are you?" In my Jawa, I get called a Tusken Raider. In my Malakili, again no names, just the reply that "that is probably the most comfortable costume in all of Star Wars". When outside in the hot sun, "That is the Smartest Costume"! Not trooped in my Garindan yet, but I will find out next week what comments I get in that costume.
    2 points
  28. What was wrong with the stl files? I believe I have the same ones but have not started printing yet. What layer height are you using? Are you printing in PLA? Thanks!
    2 points
  29. After looking for patterns I quit. Was too complicated for me. So grabbed an old dress I had in the closet and modified it to make the jacket. Then I lined it. The fitted pants were from Wal-Mart and did match the jacket's fabric. So I just had to add the red on the sides on the legs. I was so nervous to mess up but it came out so nice! The neck seal was made in leatherette. Did pattern with clear wrap and tape around my neck and then I transfer to fabric, making sure did the folds in the sewing machine. To tell u the truth the pain was to make the gloves. I used this tutorial and learned af
    2 points
  30. As we look forward to what 2018 will bring in the TFE Det., it's always nice to reflect back on all that has happened in 2017. It has been a good and very active year here in the TFE Det. in 2017. Newly Elected Detachment Leader and her staff. We have seen many new programs started and/or old programs improved this year: Trooper of the Month, Blood Members, Mediation Tracker, Fundraiser Program, Academies or Temples. We have seen the formation of the first 4 TFE Det. Academies or Temples. We have created our 1st ever Det. Racing shirt, and had two sales runs of those
    2 points
  31. Darth Malgus as a 1st costume, to join the 501st, is not an easy feat, as this is not an easy costume to put on or to wear the whole day at a troop. For the normal person, I would suggest an easier costume to start off with and then to try to make something at this difficulty level. Approval is dependent on your local Czech Republic GMO/GML. You have to attain the right look, compared to official reference materials. If your GML/GMO has any questions with your approval pics, they will submit them to us, and we will give our opinions. The costume in the Video would be approv
    2 points
  32. Greetings from the Central Texas Squad of the Star Garrison, SL-96995 here and joined on November 5th. Had a lot of fun at a Halloween costume contest at work where I got called... Kylo Ren
    2 points
  33. Hello all, SL-12332 from the Cloud City Garrison. Joined the 501st on 1 Nov.
    2 points
  34. So far it is looking good! Just smooth out the surfaces and you're rocking it.
    2 points
  35. Hello there, SL-81011 from the 70th Explorers Garrison. I received my approval email, welcoming me to the 501st on the 4th of July. That made celebrating the 4th even better. I have done 2 troops as Darth Revan so far and have 2 more this coming Saturday. My costume is from Wicked Armor, and after reviewing theses forums, I plan on making many modifications.
    2 points
  36. Hi from the Redback garrison Australia! My name is Gabbi and I was approved last month in time to troop the biggest troop in the Southern Hemisphere At Dreamworld
    2 points
  37. I'm translating this because it's a good post. It says, "Hello, I did not know that OutcastProps was no longer selling the suit, it could be a momentary stop due to Covid19. The Etsy suit you are talking about seems expensive to me."
    1 point
  38. I'll be at Wondercon Saturday! Probably in Rey but I'll look out for you
    1 point
  39. Excellent progress! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. Hi Yes if those wont show, when you have the dress on and when walking, then the boots should be okay
    1 point
  41. I used hot glue myself. It works well, but be careful on the side rings, makes the fit a bit tighter where the front and back armor come together.
    1 point
  42. That's what we're here for
    1 point
  43. Hello mate and welcome in the Revan Section You seem to be planning your work way ahaead and that's great ! I personnaly used thick black cotton for the caplet, hood, and hakama. You can't really see it in the reference pisctures but the fabric seems smoother than rhino canvas. Concerning the boots and gloves, I ordered some on amazon and my boots are simple one from a regular shoe shop (hard to find decent neutral boots without a high heel ><) I will follow your thread to see your progresses good luck =)
    1 point
  44. For the Royal Robes, I think there is enough there to build with. The Gauntlet/Bracer question is a difficult one, but might be solved with it being listed as an optional item for the costume in the CRL, as the majority of the time his arms are not visible anyway. This would then go into the role playing of this character and body language of not having your arms visible in every picture taken of you. The LMOs would be the best persons to ask, as this would be a new costume to the TFE and 501st, and it falls under their scrutiny. For the IK variation, this would also be a completel
    1 point
  45. Hello! My name is Ivo Turk. I am form Zagreb, Croatia. I have a Darth Nihilus (KOTOR II version) costume and I hope to be approver for the membership in 501st Legion.
    1 point
  46. I have the WA COTF Nihilus and it is a fine costume very good quality work and I’m happy with it. Always keep in mind that a costume from a merchant isn’t always approvable you may need to make tweaks and changes yourself depending on what you GML says. For my Nihilus I had to change the skirt a little bit and dye my cape black as well as weather it just a bit more. If anything contact your GML and discuss with him about WA Nihilus. I love my Nihilus from WA and I troop with it. I hope this all helps and good luck on your Nihilus adventure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  47. Aww, am I getting booted from the CRL? I was honored to submit photos for the CRL when it was created, but I understand things are always improving. Will the Nihilus CRL's be updated too, and can I get involved somehow? Agreed. Rings are on the chest. If there are clasps, they are very tiny ones that attach the rings to the fabric. I grudgingly added clasps. I always avoided that lip on the hood because it looks difficult, but I think it adds a lot to the costume so I will figure it out. I like all of your suggestions, but I think the little strip on the bottom of the torso is
    1 point
  48. TFE folks! The Legion Census is live, so please go to https://www.501st.com/memberDB/ and go to "Census" to complete your mandatory information. As some folks have asked, you may have a, "Pending" listed on your TFE membership under your profile. This membership does not show up anywhere except on your personal information page and only affects your ability to vote in the detachment election early next year. I updated this list after the past election this year, and will be doing so after the census is completed in a few weeks, as well as in the months before the election next year to ens
    1 point
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