Is the completion of various parts of the costume equivalent to certain icons that are then posted to the members banner?
There are costume awards and optional prop awards. The costume awards are for the things that qualify members for voting status (i.e. Warrior). These are Tans, Flight Crew, Bridge Crew, Dress Uniform, Cylon. Others can be added if members submit a costume not currently listed.
Number of missions (ie- trooping events participated in?)
Right now, members earn a Viper for "Long Patrol" (photos of public appearance, attendance at a con, etc.) We could add a number there if there is interest. A Cylon is awarded for photos of a uniformed member with a Cylon.
This would help to streamline the process of earning if this hasn't already been done.
Main requirement is notifying the Webmaster of desired award (with photos). I normally don't change a banner without a request to do so.
Once the Webmaster provides a member banner, it is stored in the Blackstar Photobucket and future changes will automatically appear within 24 hours (if the member does not change the pointer to the banner location).