Rebel Standby Pilot (Expanded Universe)

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
The Rebel Alliance’s starfighter corps was one of its greatest assets. There were nearly as many stories as there were pilots: Rebel starfighters were flown by Imperial defectors, reformed mercenaries, adventure-seeking farmboys, and daredevils who only truly felt alive in a cockpit. Regardless of their backgrounds, Rebel pilots learned to work together, relying on their wingmen as well as their training in countless battles against the Empire. (Source: Star Wars Databank)


REQUIRED ITEMS

Tank Top

 

Required Details:

  1. White (or black for Leia face character variant) sleeveless shirt (tank top) with narrow straps 2.5-5 cm (1-2″) and scooped neckline
  2. Tank is made of smooth/unribbed medium weight matte fabric (cotton, cotton blend, or polyester recommended).
  3. Tank back has a scoop neck.
  4. Tank is relatively fitted.
  5. Tank is tucked into flight suit.

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Flight Suit

Required Details:

  1. Orange medium-to-heavy weight matte fabric with no sheen one-piece flight suit/coveralls. Heavy cotton twill recommended.
  2. Flight suit has a front zipper that is hidden by a strip of the same material as the flight suit that is approximately 2.5 cm (1″) wide
  3. Flight suit is devoid of visible zippers or snaps.
  4. Flight suit has two upper thigh pockets with curved openings, one on each leg, positioned close to the outer side seam of pant leg. Width is approx. ¾ the width of the pant leg lying flat, height is taller than width by a couple inches.
  5. Flight suit has two middle thigh pockets with rectangular flap closures, one on each leg, positioned immediately below upper thigh pockets and similarly close to outer side seam of pant leg. Width is the same as width of upper thigh pockets, height is taller than width by approx. 2.5 cm (1″)
  6. All rectangular flap closures have a height that covers the top ¼ height of the pocket.
  7. Flight suit is worn with the upper half folded down at the waste with the sleeves either hanging to each side or tied around the waist.
  8. Flight suit pant legs are tucked into boots and bloused over the top.

Optional Details:

  1. Mandarin-style collar with pointed tab closure, closing from wearer’s left to right with the exposed tab extending to the right side of the neck.
  2. Code cylinder pocket on outside of the wearer’s upper middle left arm, centered to the shoulder seam with slots for 5 code cylinders. Pocket is rectangular, width is a bit over 12.5 cm (5″) with seams between code cylinders 2.5 cm (1″) apart, height is slightly taller than the width by approx. 2.5 cm (1″)
  3. Comm pad pocket is on the outside of wearer’s left forearm above the wrist, centered to the shoulder seam and placed approximately halfway between the wrist and elbow. Open window is large enough for most of comm pad to be visible, border approx. 2.5 cm (1″) around all sides around window.
  4. Rectangular pocket with a rectangular flap closure on upper-middle of wearer’s right arm, centered to the shoulder seam. Width is nearly the width of arm if lying flat, height is taller than the width by a couple inches.
  5. There is a horizontal seam or double-topstitched line on the front of the flight suit that runs across the upper chest.
  6. There are two vertical seams or double-topstitched lines that run from the upper chest (horizontal seam) to waist seam centered on each side of the chest Mandarin-style collar closes with Velcro.
  7. Cuffs close similar to the Mandarin-style collar with Velcro.
  8. There is a shoulder gusset in the back on each side.
  9. Top and bottom portions of the flight suit are connected with an approximately 5 cm (2″) wide strip of material the same as the flight suit that wraps around the flight suit. This fabric has slight ruching in the back.
  10. There are two chest pockets with a height starting at approximately center on the chest and extending to the waist, and width from the center of either side of the chest and wrapping around the sides of the torso with curved openings, one on each side.
  11. Flight suit has two pockets on wearer’s shins with rectangular flap closures, one on each leg, positioned similarly close to outer side seam of pant leg as upper and middle thigh pockets. Width and height measurements matches the middle thigh pockets.

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Flight Harness

Required Details:

  1. Harness is made of silver gray or off-white webbing that is approximately 5 cm (2″) wide
  2. Front and back harness straps extend to the waist and are hidden under the folded down portion of the flight suit.
  3. The lower part of the harness falls(or loop) just below the inseam (or crotch area)
  4. Two loops of strapping are connected to the front-back strapping at the lowest part of the front-back loop and loop around each leg, drooping no lower than the knees

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Boots

Required Details:

  1. Leather or leather-like pull-on style “Engineer”, “Jack”, “cavalry”, or “riding” boots (may require the flight suit bloused sufficiently to make the boots appear shorter)
  2. Visible height of the boots reach approximately to the bottom of the wearer’s calf
  3. Boots are largely unadorned with no visible embossed or painted branding
  4. Boots have a wide, rounded toe in the style of a military jack boot
  5. Boots have low heels, approximately 2.5 cm (1″) tall
  6. Boots are devoid of visible laces, buckles, straps, or other ornamentation
  7. Boots are devoid of visible front and outside zippers or other large vertical seams

Optional Detail:

  1. Boots may have a black zipper hidden or on the inside of the boot
  2. Boots may have a small buckle at top edge of boot

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OPTIONAL ITEMS:

Belt

 

Required Detail:

  1. Belt is made of silver gray or off-white webbing that is approximately 5 cm (2″) wide and the same as the harness
  2. Belt is closed with a 5 cm (2″) flat rectangular silver buckle belt buckle centered that is slightly taller than the width of the webbing and approximately 10 cm (4″) wide.
  3. Belt buckle is centered on the wearer
  4. Free end of the belt is hidden so there is no visible belt end
  5. Belt is worn over the front/back harness strap so the harness meets directly under the belt buckle
  6. Belt sits at the waist over the optional fabric casing that joins the top and bottom parts of the flight suit (if present)
Leg Flares with Holder

Required Details:

  1. Flare holder is made of olive drab or black canvas or similar material approximately 10 cm (4″) tall and long enough to fit around the leg just above the visible portion of the boot
  2. Running the center of the holder is a thinner strap of the same material sectioned off into 8 loops
  3. Each holder loop contains a leg flare
  4. Holder loops are spaced equidistant around the leg
  5. Leg flares are silver metallic in appearance and may be made of metal or wood painted to appear as metal
  6. Leg flares are approximately 10 cm (4″) tall
  7. Leg flares can be worn on either leg
  8. Leg flare holder is positioned with the bottom edge resting on the top of the visible portion of the boot so there is no gap between the flare holder and the top of the boot

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LEIA ORGANA X-WING MAINTENANCE

 

Required Items:

  1. Black Tank Top
  2. Flight Suit with sleeves tied around waist
  3. Gloves (see below)
  4. Leg Flares with Holder worn on wearer’s left leg
  5. Boots
  6. Leia Organa Hair (see below)

Optional Item:

  1. Wrench (see below)
Gloves

 

Required Details:

  1. Black fitted gloves made with leather or leather-like material
  2. Gloves extend to the wrist

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Hair

 

Required Details:

  1. Naturally colored hair, (dark brown or black preferred). If a wig or extensions are used, they must be high quality and look like real hair.
  2. Hair is long and curly (roughly upper middle to middle of back length).
  3. Hair is parted in the center with loose curly strands framing the face.
  4. Remainder of hair is pulled back into a ponytail at the nape of the neck with thin black elastic or fastener similar in appearance.

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Wrench

 

Required Details:

  1. Silver metallic in appearance wrench approximately 15 cm (6″) long with fixed width jaw opening at one end of the handle.

JAINA SOLO

 

Required Items:

  1. White Tank Top
  2. Flight Suit with sleeves hanging to sides
  3. Silver Gray Harness
  4. Leg Flares with Holder worn on wearer’s left leg
  5. Boots
  6. Lightsaber Hilt (see below)
  7. Jaina Solo Hair (see below)

Optional Items:

  1. Flak Vest (see below)
  2. Chest Box (see below)
  3. Black Gloves (see below)
  4. X-Wing Helmet (see below)
Hair

 

Required Details:

  1. Natural colored long hair (dark brown or black preferred). If a wig or extensions are used, they must be high quality and look like real hair.
  2. Hair worn down and falls between wearer’s shoulder blades and mid-back.

Optional Details:

  1. Bangs are worn parted in center, varying between eye and ear length, brushed toward the sides.

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Lightsaber Hilt

 

Required Details:

  1. Hilt is silver metallic in appearance and may be made of metal or other material painted to appear as metal
  2. Hilt may include black rubber/plastic details, metallic greeblies, leather/clothing wraps, etc. that look appropriate to the Star Wars universe.

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Flak Vest

 

Required Details:

  1. Flak vest consists of a front and back panel made of a white material (ballistic nylon or similar fabric)
  2. Flak vest is contoured to fit over the chest and back where the two panels are of a similar shape and size
  3. Front and back panels are connected at the top by shoulder straps approximately 5 cm (2″) wide that extend over the shoulders
  4. Shoulder straps are sewn in place to the inside of the flak vest panels,
  5. Front and back panels connect at the bottom sides with straps of approximately 2.5 cm (1″) webbing similar in color to the vest
  6. Left and right straps meet in the center and are adjusted with a black “strap adjuster” style buckle.
  7. The excess strap lengths are either trimmed to length or tucked into the track to present a neat appearance.
  8. Bottom of front and back panels are approximately even
  9. Front and back panels cover approximately half of the torso with significant flight suit visible between the belt and panels
  10. Front and back panels have a series of horizontal ribs created by inserting 6.5 mm (¼”) tubing (or similar sized material) through fabric tubes prepared for the tubing.
  11. Ribs are separated from each other by a space that is the same width as a finished rib
  12. Ribs on the front and back panels stop approximately 2.5 cm (1″) from each side
  13. Front Panel Details:
    • Front panel is worn with the top of the panel at the base of the collar
    • Front panel has 2 equally spaced rib at the top (near the collar)
    • Immediately below the two top ribs, there is a flat wide area (“The Gap”) with approximately 8 horizontal rows of top stitching that are approximately 6.5 mm (¼”) apart, for a total of approximately 5 cm (2″) of flat area
    • Remainder of front panel contains 8-9 ribs that continue to the bottom edge of the front panel
  14. Back Panel Details:
    • Back panel is worn approximately 5 cm (2″) below the collar
    • Back panel has approximately 13-14 equally spaced ribs at the top
    • Immediately below the 13-14 top ribs, there is a gap approximately 3 cm (1.25″) with a track for webbing that is open in the center showing approximately 10 cm (4″) of webbing where the webbing connects with a black “strap adjuster” style buckle.
    • There are 2 ribs below the track
  15. Flak vest is held in the wearer’s hand

Optional Details:

  1. Front and back panels connect using a silver “press-release thumb clip” style buckle on each side of the vest
  2. Female half of the connector buckle is sewn to edge of the front panel
  3. Male end of the connector buckle is sewn to the end of the strap and continues back under the arms to pass through a track sewn on the back panel
Chest box

 

Required Details:

Note: All direction descriptions of the chest box are when looking at the box from from the front

  1. Grey rectangular box made of a hard, smooth material that is approximately 18.5 cm (7.25″) tall and 14.5 cm (5.75″) wide
  2. Top of box has a white, hollow, flat disk (sticker), approximately 15 mm (0.6″) in diameter
  3. Left side of box has a black vertical rectangle with small vertical rectangle cutout on the left side
  4. Black vertical rectangle has a white 3.2 mm (⅛”) pinstripe border off center to the right
  5. Black rectangle has 2 raised acrylic or similar material 2.5 cm (1″) square buttons at the top inside the pinstripe that match an approved color scheme
  6. Black rectangle has a metal or metal-like silver round disc with cone knob, approximately 2.5 cm (1″) in diameter, centered vertically on the black rectangle and off center to the right horizontally
  7. Rectangle has a metal or metal-like male silver snap, approximately 12.5 mm (½”) in diameter, just below the knob and to the left horizontally
  8. Chest box has a white 3.2 mm (⅛”) pinstripe square approximately ¼ of the box in the upper right corner
  9. Square has 3 raised acrylic or similar material 2.5 cm (1″) square buttons in the top left, top right, and bottom right quadrants that match an approved color scheme
  10. There are 3 rocker switches below the square
  11. The rockers are white, grey, white OR grey, white, grey
  12. Outside rockers have a black dot centered on the top portion of the rocker
  13. Middle rocker has a black dot centered on the bottom portion of the rocker
  14. Rocker switches have separation between them
  15. There are 2 channels in the grey box below the outside switches
  16. There is a ribbed grey hose approximately 2.5-3 cm (1–1.25″) diameter that hangs from box
  17. Chest box is held in the wearer’s hand

Gloves

 

Required Details:

  1. Black gauntlet gloves with leather or leather-like material
  2. Cuff of the gauntlet has a flared appearance when worn

X-wing Pilot Helmet

Required Details:

  1. Helmet has a Mohawk design and raised side panels.
  2. Mohawk has a trapezoidal cap on the front.
  3. Helmet has an amber translucent visor lens covering the eyes that is fixed or movable
  4. Helmet has a white chin cup held in place with a black elastic strap that is threaded through the chin cup and secured to the inside of the helmet
  5. Helmet has black weather stripping around the “ears” and neck borders
  6. Helmet is devoid of visible buttons or covers that are not present in reference photos
  7. Helmet paint scheme is authentic quality to match all visible details and weathering of reference photos.
  8. Helmet is proportional to the wearer

Optional Details:

  1. Helmet has dark tan earcups

COSTUME RESOURCES:
Reference Gallery & Other Guides

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
• If you would like to add a helmet after official approval, email links with your photos hosted on an external site including all 4 sides of your helmet to ALMO@rebellegion.com
• This version of pilots is not seen with blasters or holsters so they are not part of the official standard. These items should not be submitted with your application and will require photos without these items for roster photo and to clearly view all costume parts. Blasters and holsters are not authorized when trooping with this costume.

Updated: November 27, 2023

For Face Characters: Tattoos and body piercings – No tattoos or body piercings may be visible unless it is a tattoo/piercing the character has. They must be covered with makeup or by the costume.

PLEASE NOTE: The costume standards are a guide, yet are not an all inclusive outline of required elements. The judges will be looking for quality of workmanship, accurate execution and use of materials in addition to these general standards check lists. If you have a question about fabrics, colors, and parts choices for your build please contact the LCJs for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build.

Author: treblemaker1

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