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Amelia (Emily Haas)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:19 am    Post subject: Applying to Rebel Legion Reply with quote

You've built your costume and are ready to submit! If you've never submitted before, it can be a little daunting. Just remember: you've got this.

The first thing you want to do is take your submission photos. The bare minimum is five pictures: four full body shots from each side (front, back, left, and right), as well as an "Action Shot."

These photos should be taken in front of a plain, light colored background. This helps the judges better see the details of your costume, and it helps the image staff make your membership photo (they need to crop you out of your Action Shot and place you in a Star Wars background and photo frame).

Let's use Sabine as a model. Sabine is ready to submit her Series 3 costume. Sabine takes her pictures (three of the required five shown):



Unless your costume is very simple, your judge will likely want more photos. Providing extra photos of your work, to include particular costume details, makes judging easier. Review the Costume Standard and look if there are particular costume details that are called out. If these are not fully and clearly visible in your full body images, take a picture highlighting these elements.

Looking at Sabine, she has special details on her shoulder armor and might want to include extra pictures of that for her judge. She may want to include a close up of her helmet.





Once you have your pictures, you should upload them to a public hosting website. Your judge must be able to access your photos. Examples of websites that members use include, but are not limited to, Flickr, Google Drive, and Imgur.

Alright! It is now time to apply!

On the Forums homepage, go to "My Costumes"



Next select "Add a Costume"



This brings you to the application page.



We are the Fringe Detachment (Docking Bay 94). The Fringe is for smugglers, rogues, and wookiees. Under the Costume Category drop down, select Fringe

Add your character's name in the "Character Name" box. If you are applying for a character who has more than one costume, you may include the costume's title. For example, if I am applying for Han Solo's general costume from A New Hope, I would write "Han Solo (Episode IV)."

There is a big box where it says "Character/Costume Description." This is for a summary of your costume build. You do not need to provide a description of your character or their canon backstory.

If you are applying with a character for whom there is an existing Rebel Legion Costume Standard, briefly describe your build. What materials did you use (e.g. "shirt made from cotton twill")? Are there details you would like to bring to your judge's attention ("blood stripes hand embroidered")? If you have a build thread or a photo album of costume images, you can link to that as well. This does not need to be a long, comprehensive statement of your build. You are providing highlights for your judge.

If you are applying for a character for whom there is not an existing Costume Standard, you will need to provide information so your judge can evaluate your costume. Include links to reference images showing the costume as used in the film/graphic novel/television show/game. The images should show the costume from all four sides. Include additional images of relevant details. You should also include a proposal similar to a Costume Standard of what you believe the judge should look at. If your character is dual legion and one of our sister clubs (e.g. 501st, Mandalorian Mercs) has an existing standard for that character, you may link your judge to their standard and use that as your guideline.

If you would like help writing a Costume Standard proposal to include with your application, please contact Command Staff. We are happy to help you with this! (Seriously; please reach out. It's our job and we want to help you).

After you fill in your big box, scroll down to the photo area of the application:



Where it says "Upload the picture that will be shown in the roster," click "Browse" and select your action shot from your PC. Upload your action shot.

In the remaining boxes, paste the URL of each photo from your publicly accessible photo album (the one we uploaded our submission pictures to at the start of this tutorial). It is one photo per box that says "image address." In the box under each link, type a description of what the photo shows (e.g. "front side view," "blood stripe detail on pants"). If you have more than four pictures, you can get additional boxes by clicking on the blue "Add one more" link to the bottom left of your boxes.

Once you've filled this out, you are ready to submit. Hit the "Submit Application" button and you have applied.
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