Attention Soldiers, the 405th's Deployment Process has been rolled out to all members. If you have a completed costume, fulfill the requirements of having 90 days and 50 posts, and are 18 years old, you can fill out the Deployment Application Here: http://www.405th.com/forms.php?do=form&fid=2. You will also need to submit your application photos to email@example.com. The photos need to be clear enough to show detail and full length from the front, back and each side and should ideally be in front of a neutral background - like a blank wall etc. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FORUM NAME AND REAL NAME IN YOUR EMAIL SO THAT IT IS EASY TO MATCH UP YOUR PHOTOS WITH YOUR FORUM APPLICATION. Division will review your photos along with your form and be in contact with you should they have any questions or require more information or clearer pictures. This contact will happen by email. Please note that currently there are only two Division Membership Officers, so it may take up to a week or a little longer to here back from Division. Division will then place your gear within one of the 3 Tiers based on the following: Tier 1 a. Armor fits adequately. b. Soft parts may or may not match game/screen references. c. Armor seams may be more prominent than shown in game/screen references. d. Footwear is adequate but may not match game/screen references. e. Detailing is present but perhaps not complete. f. Note: The average Halo fan may notice some differences with the references. Tier 2 a. Armor fits well and is strapped/attached well to accommodate movement etc. b. Armor seams are adequately hidden from a distance of 10 feet. c. Edges give the impression that it is armor, and not plastic/foam/resin etc. d. Soft parts are closer to being game/screen accurate. e. Paint properly reflects the desired “look” but may require some more refining. f. Footwear is appropriate to the costume. g. No major detailing missing and most minor details are present. h. Note: The average Halo fan is likely not going to notice differences with the references without close inspection. Tier 3 a. Armor fit and strapping are not an issue. b. Armor seams are not evident even within 5 feet. c. Edges are near to flawless and give the impression that it is armor and not plastic/foam/resin etc. d. Soft parts fit the wearer properly to the desired character and game/screen accurate in terms of detailing e. Paint and detailing matches the desired “look” of the referenced images. f. Footwear matches the game/screen reference. g. Most major and Minor Details are present. h. Note: Costumes at this level will appear to have walked right out of the game. Even so, it is overall fit and look that allows a member to achieve this level and not a need for every detail to be perfect down to the smallest degree. If you have any questions about the process please feel free to ask them here, I was one of the test participants for the Deployment application process. Additionally, if you would like feedback on your costume before you submit it, feel free to post here, or to send myself, Rusty or Bryan.