Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader

Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader

Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader

My final Star Wars costume spotlight is Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader (AKA Anakin Skywalker).

Even though Vader did appear in Revenge of the Sith, I grouped him with Luke because they did appear together in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

Before we go on to the costumes here are some composite sketches of Vader:

This is a process plate sketch:

Composite Sketches 1

 

This sketch shows some prototype drawings of Vader:

Composite Sketches 2

 

This is a prototype sketch with many elements that were in the final design:

Composite Sketches 3

 

This is a sketch of the Vader and Luke’s Lightsaber Duel on The Cloud City:

Composite Sketches 4

 

Here’s a sketch of the inside of Vader’s helmet:

Vader's mask 1

 

In this close up of the helmet you can see some of the paint of the four head is coming off:

Vader's mask 2

 

In this close up of the inside of the helmet you see how they where trying to make the helmet as comfortable as they could for the actors:

Vader's mask 3

 

 

Here are some pictures of instructions of how the dressers of Christen Hayden dressed as Vader:

How to Dress Photos 1

How to Dress Photos 2

How to Dress Photos 3

How to Dress Photos 4

How to Dress Photos 5

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How to Dress Photos 7

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How to Dress Photos 11

 

Here’s the full costume of Darth Vader:

Darth Vader Costume

 

On to Luke!

Here’s the full costume of Luke Skywalker in his traditional Jedi robes from Return of the Jedi. Like many of the Star Wars costumes, this one shows a lot of wear and tear:

Luke Skywalker Costume

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