Frequently Asked Questions
The 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment is a forum dedicated to researching and making the best information available for any and all wanting to create an Imperial Stormtrooper costume. It's members work to help and freely share information to one another in the hopes of making the process of building and understanding the Imperial Stormtrooper costume an easier, better, and more enjoyable experience.
The 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment is dedicated to the Stormtrooper and all of it's parts.
If you are looking for a different style of 501st costumes, then please check this link.
Yes, it is. This website was designed to help 501st members and aspiring non 501st that are wanting to build a film quality Stormtrooper costume.
While recognized by the inclusion of the 501st name in official Star Wars material such as books and video games, the 501st and its Detachments are not affiliated with Lucasfilm nor do we rely on the company for bookings, event coordination, compensation, or costuming materials. The 501st Legion is a volunteer fan organization.
It does not cost any fees/money or annual dues to join the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment.
All are eligible to join, however, anyone under the age of 18 must have a parents written consent before registering.
No!! We do not allow any outside product/services links, advertisements, or soliciting on the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachement website at all. Please do not contact us about doing so.
First please make sure you are registered and have received the confirmation email to finish the registeration process (note: please check you spam/junk mail for the confirmation email. Many times email fiters will re-route this style of email to the wrong folder).
If you are already registered, and forgot you password, please use the instructions at this link to retrieve/reset your password.
Note: Please make sure that you are using the email that you signed up/registered with.
Note: When trying to sign in/logging in, you may need to either use your email address that you registered with or your forum members name.
Note: The password is case sensitive.
If you have tried all the above and you are still having problems signing/logging in, then please contact the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Imperial Stormtroopers are fictional soldiers from George Lucas' Star Wars universe. Stormtroopers are elite soldiers, working as the marines for the Imperial Navy. Not to be confused with the specialist soldiers of the German Army from the early part of the 20th century.
Unfortunately no, at least not without a LOT of work. In most cases you will spend more money upgrading the costumes than you would have building your own suit. Definitely join the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment before you buy!
The best thing you can do is visit the detachment forum that supports that particular costume. Do your research: See what people have, what they like, what they don't like. That way you can make an informed decision on your own. If you are looking for a different style 501st costume, here is a link to the other 501st Detachments. If you are looking for a good guy (Rebel style costume), please visit our sister organization, The Rebel Legion.
No, the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment does not set up any apperances for the 501st. If you are want the 501st for an event, please use the 501st Event Request form at this link: or contact your local 501st garrison.
Take a look at the garrison and outpost listing page to find the unit nearest you.
Unfortunately no. We require that all members be at least 18 years of age. However, there is a group created by our founder for costumers under 18: Galactic Academy.
If you are 18 years or older please visit the recruiting page for all the info you need on signing up!