Snowspeeder pilot (Episode V)

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A pilot, sometimes called a flyboy, directly controlled the operation of a vehicle while located within the same craft. A pilot was often assisted by a copilot, navigator, astromech droid, weapons officer, or other crew members. The term “pilot” was applied across vehicles used on land or in water, air, and/or space. The military designation for a pilot was PL-1. Whether this applied to all pilots or only starfighter pilots is unknown. On smaller ships, the word pilot and captain were interchangeable, but on larger vessels, the pilots were rarely the commanders of the vessels.

(Source: Wookiepedia)


1. Orange flightsuit with mandarin-style collar and pointed tab

  • Code cylinder pocket on upper-middle left arm
  • Rectangular pocket with a flap closure on upper-middle right arm
  • Comm pad pocket on outside of left forearm above wrist
  • Thigh pockets (upper set required, lower set optional)
  • No visible zippers or snaps
2. Orange flight jacket with padded collar and ribbed strips down both arms

3. Tan/grey Hoth-style boots and gaiters with accurate movie-style strapping or mid-calf black boots

  • Jack boots or engineer boots are acceptable
  • Leather pull-on style preferred with low heels
  • No laces
  • No ankle buckles (small buckle at top edge of boot allowable if covered by blousing)
  • No non-black zippers
  • Any zipper closure must either be hidden or on the inside calf
  • No zippers on front or outside calf of boots
  • High-Calf boots are acceptable with sufficient blousing of the flighsuit legs

4. Silver/grey leg flares in an olive drab or black leg-band holder

  •  Maximum of 8 flares per holder
  • Flares should be approximately 4″ long
5. Light grey/silver grey ejection harness and web belt, all 2” wide

6. White flak vest with accurate ribbing and clasps

  • ESB Snowspeeder version is worn backwards
  • Vest sizing should be proportional to the wearer

7. Accurately sized grey chest box with accurate decoration. Raised buttons (acrylic preferred, see the Pilot Forums for acceptable button color schemes)

  • Separated rocker switches
  • Appropriate material greebles, pin stripes etc.)
  • 1″ – 1.75″ diameter grey hose or aviation hose should attach at the left-bottom of the chestbox and connect to the suit in some screen-accurate manner (tucked up into the flak vest, attached to flightsuit, etc.). (Please note that Costumebase chestboxes will not pass the standards unmodified, however once slightly modified, they will meet standards.)
8. White and grey gauntlet-style gloves


1. X-Wing helmet with Star Wars-style decoration

2. Tan or Beige balaclava or cloth-covered soft helmet, no brim. (design similar, but not exact to the AN-H-15 or British RAF versions)
3. Badge in jacket chest pocket along with comm pad on left gauntlet above wrist
4. Mini-flares on belt. A mix of filled and empty slots are okay
5. Accurate belt buckle on web belt


  1. Alderaan Base X-Wing Pilot Tutorial
  2. Richie’s Armor X-Wing Helmet Tutorial
  3. Parts of Star Wars Luke X-Wing Pilot page
  4. Parts of Star Wars X-Wing Pilot page

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, colours, and parts choices for your build please contact the LCJs for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build. (LCJ listing here)

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