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501st Approved Costumes:


Tour of Duty 2010

David Sherman has reached Level 30 status this year!

TOTAL TROOPS: 32


:: Cloud City Garrison

:: Contact Trooper

Trooping for Charity

Cloud City Garrison 501st Legion: Vader's Fist

In July 2009, David Sherman became an official member of the 501st Legion: Vader's Fist, The World's Definitive Imperial Costuming Organization. Since then, he has been appearing throughout Oregon and Washington as an Imperial Stormtrooper and the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader, as a member of Cloud City Garrison.

The goal of the 501st Legion is primarily to raise money for children's charities while promoting the Star Wars Legacy. Locally our main charities include Children's Miracle Network, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, among others. In 2010 alone, Cloud City Garrison raised over $10,000 along with countless barrels of food and Toys for Tots.

David was presented with the Cloud City Garrison Trooper of the Year Award for 2010.

Authentic Star Wars Costumes

All members of the 501st Legion build their own costumes either from scratch, or from kits or pieces produced by other members within the Legion. Thanks to Legion-wide quality standards, costumes are expected to be as good or better than the actual screen-used costumes from the films. Many members strive for additional accuracy above and beyond the base standards.

David's costumes have been carefully built using the highest quality parts available, many of which share lineage back to the original screen-used costumes.

David Sherman as Darth Vader, SL-8992

Darth Vader

David's Darth Vader uniform is patterned after the Return of the Jedi suit and consists of fiberglass helmet and chest armor, and ABS shin armor, all molded from the original costume pieces. All "soft parts" have been custom made to David's measurements and even stitched to appear exactly as seen in the films. The body suit, belt, codpiece and boots are 100% genuine leather, and the satin-lined cape and inner robe are 100% wool. David has custom wired all electronics - each light and button function as seen on screen. Even the lightsaber has been carefully modified, replacing all internal plastic with metal and a super bright Luxeon LED has been installed in the hilt.

An additional feature that sets David apart from most other costumed characters is the ability to speak! Integrated into the suit is an advanced real-time voice modulation computer controlling both pitch shifting and authentic Vader breathing systems. When completely suited up, David is a truly intimidating 6' 7" Dark Lord.

David Sherman as Imperial Stormtrooper, TK-8992

Stormtrooper

David's Stormtrooper armor is molded from an original Return of the Jedi suit and constructed using photo reference from the Lucasfilm Archives. Special care has been taken to replicate every detail of the originals, down to the exact color matched paint.

As with Vader, David's Stormtrooper gear is fitted with a voice system for authentic speech and Imperial radio chatter.

Notable Appearances

David has participated in several high profile events:

David Sherman as Darth Vader, Weird Al Concert, Chehalis, Washington - August 2010 David Sherman as Stormtrooper on set of Blackstar Warrior - January 2010 David Sherman as Stormtrooper in Blackstar Warrior (2010) David Sherman as Darth Vader throwing out the first pitch at Star Wars Night, Eugene, Oregon - July 2010 David Sherman as Darth Vader after throwing the first pitch at Eugene Emeralds Stadium - July 2010