ROTJ Royal Guard CRL Standards

The Imperial Royal Guard costume as seen in Return of the Jedi

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ROTJ Royal Guard CRL Standards

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I: A ROTJ-Style Royal Guard costume MUST have:

• Helmet: painted and gloss-finished in a crimson red shade that matches the outer robe, with a dark visor that allows maximum visibility but hides the wearer’s features.

• Force Pike: 4' (122cm) minimum in length, silver in color with a black or silver pommel, two hand grips at the base, shaft, and screen-accurate emitter tip.

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• Outer Cloak: Constructed of crimson red velvet or velveteen, fully lined in burgundy or dark purple fabric, also preferably velvet or velveteen that matches the inner robe. Velour and crushed panne velvet are not acceptable. The cloak should cover both the front and back of the wearer, with one arm slit for the wearer's right arm; at the front running down from the general location of the underarm.

• Inner Robe: Burgundy or dark purple "inner robe" constructed of a long-sleeve shirt-style top flowing into a dress style bottom hemmed a few in/cm shorter than the outer cloak. Slits can be added and matching pants worn beneath for ease of movement. Velvet/velveteen is recommended for this garment, but velour and crushed panne velvet will not be accepted.

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• Sash: A Jedi-style waist sash, 3-4” (7.62-10.16cm) made of the same color/material as the wearer's inner robe; worn over the inner robe.

• Boots: Crimson red suede boots, pointed toe, with a relatively conservative heel, no visible straps/buckles, or ornamental stitching; that reach high enough to cover the wearer's ankles.

However, black, textureless, leather/synthetic leather (non glossy) “Jack” boots, squared toe (rounded toe in ladies styles are acceptable), with a relatively conservative heel, no visible straps/buckles, or ornamental stitching; that reach high enough to cover the wearer's ankles are acceptable as a minimum until red boots can be found.

Zippers on boots may be unavoidable for fit, please be advised that if your footwear does have a zipper, it’s best to have it on the inside of the leg where it isn’t seen.

• Gloves: Burgundy or dark purple cloth or suede gloves with no extraneous straps/buckles or ornamental stitching. The gloves should be long enough to cover the wearer's wrists.



II: A ROTJ-Style Royal Guard SHOULD have (but not required):

• A dark red visor in the helmet that is deep enough to conceal the wearer’s features.

• A burgundy rope-belt that wraps around the sash a minimum of two times and ties out of view.

• A pleat at each shoulder of the outer cloak that allows for the ‘drape’ as seen on screen.


- Force Pikes SHOULD have:

• Black plastic tapered pommel
• 'Rasp' emitter end of stacked ring design or serrated design in metallic copper, or silver, preferably constructed of turned plastic for screen-accuracy.
• Use of chrome tape on the pike shaft.



III: A ROTJ-Style Royal Guard MAY have (but not required):

• Shoulder pads to allow for the armored-look without the commitment to armor.

• Neck Seal for “Helmet Off” photos.

• A DH-17 heavy blaster pistol with holster, or red leather/synthetic leather holster. Holster should be standard “Imperial Issue”. The EU states that RG's carry "heavy blasters" in addition to their pikes. The Crimson Empire comics depict the DH-17 as being their blaster.

• Crimson Empire bodysuit, armour, and boots may be worn under any of the film costumes.

• A black ribbon along the hem of the outer cloak as described in the EU during the time of mourning for Palpatine:
"Their cloaks had been hemmed with a black ribbon. In the dim light it had not been easy to pick out and it's presence almost made it appear as if the guards walked a few centimeters above the floor. The officially mandated year of mourning had ended over a year previously -- except, of course, where notification of the Emperor's death had arrived late or, worse yet, inspired open rebellion. Here on Coruscant that was not a problem, so Kirtan took the ribbon as a sign of the guards continued devotion to their slain master" X-Wing: Rogue Squadron; Page 109.

(picture from X-Wing: Masquerade comic forthcoming.)
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Re: ROTJ Royal Guard CRL Standards

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This the edited Version of the actual CRL.
To be official soon.
Description: Royal Guard, Return of the Jedi
Prefix: TR
Detachment: Sovereign Protectors
Context: Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
Culled from the best of the best, these brave servants move silently and swiftly to
meet any challenge to the safety of the Emperor. In galaxy dominated by the
blaster the choice of the force pike as their primary weapon is a declaration of
the prowess of the Royal Guard.
Deleted the ranking system of the guards
For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.
Please note: While the helmet is acceptable with some minor modifications, all soft parts of the
Rubies Supreme Edition costume are not approvable for 501st membership
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.
Helmet
For 501st approval:
•Finished in a crimson gloss to match the outer robes.
The visor is fitted with a red or smoke tinted visor that allows for
maximum visibility while obscuring the wearers features.
Mirrored visors are not allowed.
•
Outer Robes
For 501st approval:
•The outer shell is constructed of crimson red velvet or velveteen.
•Velour, crushed or panne velvet are not acceptable.
•The lining is burgundy or wine colour velvet or velveteen.
When closed, the outer robe covers the front and back of the wearer.
There is a single arm opening in the front to the right. This opening is
obscured by the overlapping edges of the robe. The front should fall like a Waterfall from under the tip of the helmet.
•
The outer cloak will be hemmed to a length that is no more than 1" off the
ground. This hem will be the same length at all points around the cloak.
Optional: A black ribbon along the hem of the outer cloak as
described in the EU during the time of mourning for Palpatine.
•
Inner Robes
For 501st approval:
Burgundy or wine coloured velvet/cloth thawb, hemmed slightly shorter
than the outer cloak. The hem should be no more than 3 inches off
the ground.
•
Sash
For 501st approval:
An Obi-style waist sash, approximately 3-4 inches (7.62-10.16cm)
made of the same color/material as the wearer's inner robe, Worn
over the inner robe. With a 1" stripe in the middle made of the same material and color like the sash.
•
Gloves
For 501st approval:
Burgundy or wine coloured cloth or suede gloves with no extraneous
straps, buckles or ornamental stitching. The gloves are to cover the
wearer's wrists. Gloves that reach the middle of the forearm are
preferable. Gloves are worn underneath the inner robe sleeves.
•
•Shiny, Silk, Satin or Leather Gloves are NOT accepted.
Boots
For 501st approval:
Deleted the black boot option since there are enough ways to find red suede boots
Crimson red suede boots, pointed toe, with a
relatively conservative heel. There are no visible straps, buckles, or
ornamental stitching. The boots cover the wearer's ankles.
•
Optional Accessories
Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present
appear as described below.
Forcepike
For 501st approval:
Four foot (122cm) minimum length, composed of either wood or
metal.
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The alumninum bodied force pike consists of a black pommel, two
black hand grips at the base, the shaft, and emitter tip. The scale of
the forcepike should be suited to the height of the individual
costumer (ie: someone 6'4" would use a longer pike than someone
5'2")
•
'Rasp' emitter end of stacked ring design or serrated design in
metallic copper, or silver,
•
DH-17 Blaster
For 501st approval:
Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DH-17 is a standard-issue Imperial
sidearm for shipboard combat. The energy and power of the weapon are
tuned to penetrate necessary targets, yet it will not puncture a starship's hull.
•Scratch built or high-end prop replica.
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other uses are prohibited.
•This CRL is available as a PDF at http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TR_rotj
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