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:
This sketch shows some prototype drawings of Vader:
This is a prototype sketch with many elements that were in the final design:
This is a sketch of the Vader and Luke’s Lightsaber Duel on The Cloud City:
Here’s a sketch of the inside of Vader’s helmet:
In this close up of the helmet you can see some of the paint of the four head is coming off:
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:
Here are some pictures of instructions of how the dressers of Christen Hayden dressed as Vader:
Here’s the full costume of Darth Vader:
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:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Wicket the Ewok
For the next costume spotlight I’ve chosen everyone’s fan favorite furry teddy bear friend from Return of the Jedi, Wicket the Ewok!
If you remember, Wicket was the one who helped Princess Leia when she was about to be taken into custody by a couple of Imperial Bikerscouts. After he helped her out, Wicket then took Leia to his village so that his people could protect her.
When hearing C-3PO’s story about the Rebellion and Empire, Wicket and his tribe agreed to help the Rebellion locate the shield generator so they can destroy it. The tribe also helped defeat all of the Empire’s Imperial forces and then had a big celebration of victory.
Before we go onto the costume here’s a small model of the primitive hang glider the Ewoks created:
Here’s the full Wicket the Ewok costume from Return of the Jedi:
In this close up you can see that the hood is a bit old like worn leather. The Stormtrooper helmet is dirty and scratched up. Plus some of the paint has been chipped off:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Other Costumes with Helmets from the Empire
Hey Star Wars fans! For today’s costume spotlight, we’re going to look at another group of costumes from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens.
These costumes include the helmets, Imperial Officer rank badges, communicators concept sketches, and minor characters.
Now let’s look at the costume of an Imperial Officer from Return of the Jedi:
In this close up you can see that thought the costume is good there are some scratches on the metal containers and belt buckle:
Here’s the full costume of an Imperial Tie Fighter Pilot from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi:
In this close up of the costume you can see that the helmet is similar to the helmet of an Imperial AT-AT Driver but the helmet is black and the Imperial symbols are white instead of red. The communicator on the sleeve is dirty:
Now here’s the full costume of the First Order Tie Fighter from The Force Awakens:
In this close up you can see why a First Order Tie Fighter Pilot is different from an Imperial Tie Fighter Pilot. The helmet is shaped differently, the armor is smooth, there are pouches on the ammunition belt, the life support oxygen box is less bulky, the suit is more flexible, and there’s one oxygen tube instead of two:
Here are other helmets:
Here’s the helmet of an Imperial Snowtrooper from The Empire Strikes Back and the helmet of an Imperial Bikerscout from Return of the Jedi:
The helmet on the left is an Imperial Death Star Gunner from A New Hope. The helmet on the right is from an Imperial Death Star Trooper from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi:
Here are the Imperial Officer rank badges, communicators and composite sketches:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Other Costumes with Helmets from the Rebellion
For today’s Star Wars costume spotlight, we’ll take a look at a variety of costumes from Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens.
These costumes include pilots’ gear, and the costume of the minor character Captain Typho.
Now lets first look at the costume of Typho before moving on to the helmets and gear.
Here’s the full costume of Captain Typho from Revenge of the Sith:
In this close up of Captain Typho’s communicator, you can see that the paint on the antenna and bottom part is chipped off:
Here’s the full costume of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Pilot outfit from A New Hope:
In this close up you can see the paint on the top and sides of the helmet is starting to come off:
Here’s the full costume of Jessika Pava the resistance pilot from The Force Awakens:
In this close up you can see that helmet is dirty and a bit of paint for the circle has come off. The paint for the Resistance (Rebellion) symbol and alien language on the white vest is starting to rub off. The oxygen box on the chest is also dirty too:
Now here’s the helmets and gear:
Here’s the Y-Wing Fighter pilot helmets. As you can see these helmets are dirty and some of the paint is coming off:
Here’s a vest of an Y-Wing pilot flak vest. The vest is very dirty like it hasn’t been used in a long time:
Here’s the X-Wing pilot gear called Greeblies:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Qui-Gon Jin, Obi-Wan, and young Anakin Skywalker
Today’s costume spotlight is on Qui-Gon Jin, Obi-Wan Kenobi (when he was a younger man), and young Anakin Skywalker!
I grouped them together because they did appeared together in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It’s interesting to compare a young padawan, a padawan on the verge of becoming a Jedi, and a Master Jedi.
Here’s the full Qui-Gon Jin costume from the front:
Here’s the full Qui-Gon Jin costume from the back:
Here’s the handle of Qui-Gon’s Lightsaber:
Now here’s the full costume of Obi-Wan when he was a young man:
Here’s the full Obi-Wan’s costume from the front. The costume does appear to have some dirty spots on it:
Here’s the full Obi-Wan costume from the back:
Here’s the handle of Obi-Wan’s old Lightsaber that he lost during his fight with Darth Maul. In Attack of the Clones, he was able make a replica of his old one:
Here’s the full costume of the robes that young Anakin wore after Qui-Gon’s funeral. It’s pristine because it’s brand new and hasn’t been worn much:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Mace Windu and Luminara Unduli
Today’s Star Wars costume spotlights is Jedi Master Mace Windu and Jedi Master Luminara Unduli!
During the battle of Geonosis, Windu, Luminara, and several other Jedi fought against an overwhelming force of battle droids. During the battles, Windu fought against Jango Fett and won, cutting off his head in the process.
Windu did fight tough battles during the Clone Wars including the one on Dantooine. Luminara also fought a lot of battles too in the Clone Wars, including the one where she and Yoda helped reenforce the Wookies on the planet Kashyyyk.
After Anakin told Windu that Palpatine was the Sith Lord that all Jedi had been looking for, Windu took three Jedi masters to arrest Palpatine but they failed. Windu tried to kill Palpatine but Anakin interfered and Windu was thrown from the window.
As for Luminara she did at first survived Order 66 but was then captured by the Empire and was executed in her cell. Her bones where used to lure any surviving Jedi that also survived Order 66 like Kanen and Ezra for example.
Here’s the full Mace Windu costume. You can see here that the sleeves of the Jedi robe hare a lot longer:
Here’s the full Luminara costume. The fabric design is very well thought out but the wrist bracelets and belt buckle look rusted:
In this close-up you can see that there are holes on the bottom of the Luminara’s robe: