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  • Submitting a Dark Trial (applying to join)

    So you're interested in the Dark Empire? We would be honored if you would join us.

    A few basic rules for potential members:
    • Members must be eighteen (18) years of age or above.
    • To obtain Full Membership within the organization, you must have an approved costume that meets our costuming standards. To make sure you meet our costuming standards check out our Costume Resource Library (CRL).
    • The requirement to maintain membership is to troop one (1) event a year in your approved costume and submit, or have submitted, a troop report with photographs.
    • Sign up on the forums and make an introductory post in the Roll Call forum.
    Now, how does one join the ranks of The Dark Empire?


    Step 1: If you are reading this, you are on our forums already. Step one is complete!

    Step 2: Introduce yourself in the “Roll Call” section! Create a new topic and tell us a little bit about yourself.

    Step 3: See our Charter for information on becoming an Official Member of TDE and what it entails.

    Step 4: Take photographs in your costume.

    Photographs must be head to toe unaltered photos of you in costume with proper lighting so we can see all aspects of your costume. If it is in poor lighting or we don't have the ability to discern your costume details, we will ask you to take new photos. We prefer a contrasting solid colored background as well, but that is so we can see your costume better. If one isn't available, it isn't the end of the world. Simply find a wall or something where your costume doesn't blend in with the background.

    Photographs you will need are:
    1. Front (with and without cloak/robe if applicable)
    2. Back (with and without cloak/robe if applicable)
    3. Right side (with and without cloak/robe if applicable)
    4. Left side (with and without cloak/robe if applicable)
    5. Close up of the belt (front and back)
    6. Close up of boots
    7. Close up of any weapons carried
    8. Close up of any masks, helmets, or other face/head coverings
    9. Close up of any make up (with and without hood or mask making sure the edges are shown)
    10. Shot of the face of the applicant without any mask or make up.
    11. An action shot that will be used as the official photo on the website
    *Any additional photos of items that may be listed in the CRLs or that you want us to consider*
    Detailed information and examples can be seen here.

    (it is important that your action shot is taken with great lighting and a solid background. It is what we will use to announce we have a new member so will be changing backgrounds and framing. Pose so your costume is featured and visible please)


    Step 5: The Dark Trials! If you are ready to submit a costume for full membership consideration you will enter what we call ‘The Dark Trials’, which is your application for membership. Click on the link to begin The Dark Trials!

    The Inquisitors will receive your information and get back to you as soon as possible. We try to have all costumes reviewed within 1-2 weeks

    If you have any questions, never hesitate to message any of the inquisitors or post in the ask the inquisitors forum.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Last edited by Darth Fester; 06-26-2022, 04:12 AM.
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