March 18, 2012
The Star Wars costuming organizations are very strict when it comes to the costumes they allow to represent them. A game isn’t really a Star Wars game until the fans accept it as an official costume.
The announcement to let costumers submit designs based on the characters in the game, The Old Republic means SWTOR is officially being accepted by the community, even those who do not play the game.
“While it may seem like an insignificant development to the outsider, the fact that The Jedi Assembly and The Dark Empire are both accepting applications from costumers decked out in the latest The Old Republic gear is a huge step in legitimizing the game in the eyes of the more fervent fans. These are groups that are incredibly strict about the costumes they allow to represent their organizations (the Jedi more so than the Dark Side, appropriately enough).”
There are various rules and expectations for these costumes to be accepted so before you start building yours, make sure you become familiar with all of these guidelines. If you’re going for a light side character, remember this:
The Jedi Code of The Jedi Assembly has been modified to include: "Star Wars The Old Republic: "Basic customizable characters" - that is, those you would start out with at the beginning of the game, must only be in earth tone colors. No highly customized characters are allowed. Your costume must have a basic Jedi look to it."
And if you’re going for a dark side character, then remember this:
""The Dark Empire international dark side costume club is pleased to announce that it will accept for full membership within the organization any costume representing the dark side from the new SWTOR game, including non force-users such as Sith Troopers, Imperial Agents, and Bounty Hunters. Costumes may be canon or customized. Custom dark side costuming is a major component of TDE, and we welcome all dark side costumes, canon or custom, that conform to our costuming standards.""
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