Glossary

Terminology related to costuming, 501st Legion and Star Wars.

501st Legion
Worldwide costuming and charity organization, cosplaying as “the bad guys” in Star Wars.
ANH
Film: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
AOTC
Film: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
BH-
Trooper ID prefix denoting a Bounty Hunter
BHG
The Bounty Hunter Guild, covering various bounty hunter costumes. (See: Detachment)
Bucket
A helmet
Celebration
Star Wars Celebration, the official Star Wars convention. It is not held annually, and does not have a fixed location.
Centurion
Third and highest level of costuming excellence as defined in the Stormtrooper CRL. Optional, not required for membership. (See: CRL.)
Challenge coin
Metal medallion with insignia. (See: Merch.)
Con
Convention, an organized gathering of fans to celebrate their common interest. Events range from panel discussions, early screenings of upcoming material, meet-and-greet with famous personalities, cosplay contests and more.
Cosplay
Costuming hobby. Cosplayers make and/or wear costumes and try to represent/role-play a specific character or type of character, often from films, games and books in the genres Fantasy and SciFi.
CRL
Costume Reference Library. Document with a description of each part of a costume, and notes on Legion requirements for it. Membership approval is based on this. The CRL also notes optional levels of excellence, defined by the Detachment.
CW
Film and TV series: The Clone Wars
Detachment
Non-administrative sub-unit of the Legion, with focus on a specific costume type.
E11
Stormtrooper rifle, “E-11 BlasTech Standard Imperial Sidearm”. Based on the british Sterling MK IV submachine gun.
EIB
See: Expert Infantry.
ESB
Film: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Expert Infantry
Second level of costuming excellence as defined in the Stormtrooper CRL. Optional, not required for membership. (See: CRL.)
Fire team
Local, non-official sub-unit of a Detachment, for troopers with the same costume type in the same area. (See: Detachment)
FISD
First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment, covering various Stormtrooper costumes. (See: Detachment)
Garrison
Local branch of the Legion. Most of the activities in the Legion happens locally, organized by the local garrison.
Legion
See: 501st Legion
Makerspace
Community-operated workspace where people gather to share tools and knowledge in various crafts and hobbies. Costuming, beer brewing, art painting and programming are a few examples.
Merch
Merchandise — non-costume branded items and memorabilia, often limited to members only. Could be anything from t-shirts and pillow cases to jacket pins.
Nidaros Imperial Squad
Local group of troopers in Trondheim, Norway. Also known as Nidaros Imperials. They are part of Nordic Garrison.
Nordic Garrison
Local branch of the Legion in Norway, Sweden and Finland. (See: Garrison)
Outpost
Local branch of the Legion in areas with too few troopers to form a Garrison. (See: Garrison)
R1
Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
ROTJ
Film: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
ROS
Film: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
ROTS
Film: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
RPG
Role-playing game
Screen-accurate
Item built to look like an item from a film.
Screen-used
Item was acctually used in a film. Rare.
Solo
Film: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Squad
Local sub-branch of a Garrison. (See: Garrison)
Supporter
A non-costumed helper or a helper in a non-restrictive costume. Functions as the eyes and ears during a troop, and makes sure the troopers (and those around them) stays safe. Also refered to as handler or crew.
SWC
Star Wars Celebration. (See: Celebration)
TDH
The Dented Helmet, an online costume community specializing in Boba Fett and other Bounty Hunters.
TFA
Film: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
TI-
Trooper ID prefix denoting a TIE Pilot
TK-
Trooper ID prefix denoting a Stormtrooper
TLJ
Film: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
TPM
Film: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Troop
An appearance at an event, organized through a Garrison, Outpost or through the Legion.
Trooper
A member of the Legion. Not necessarily a Stormtrooper.
Trooping
Participating in a troop.