Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Palpatine’s Aides
This next Star Wars costume spotlight will be of Palpatine’s aides who are named Sly Moore and Mas Amedda.
Throughout Attack of the Clones, the Clone Wars series, and Revenge of the Sith these two are seen serving as Palpatine’s (Sidious’s) aides.
During the rise of the Empire Mas became Palpatine’s Grand Vizier while Sly became Palpatine’s Chief Adviser.
While Mas wears three different Senator robes during the movie series, Sly only wears the same traditional Senator robes with a cape.
Here’s Mas’ first Senator outfit from The Phantom Menace:
Here’s Mas’s second Senator outfit from Attack of the Clones:
Here’s Mas’s third Senator outfit from The Clone Wars series:
Here’s his final Senator outfit he wore in Revenge of the Sith:
In this close up you can see some of the wood from the bottom of Mas’s staff has been chipped off:
Here’s Sly Moore’s traditional Senator robes with a cape from Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith:
In this close up of the bottom of the costume you can see that the cape sweeps the floor:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Senator Mon Mothma
Today’s Star Wars costume spotlight will be of an important ally who helped Senator Organa spark the Rebellion to go against the Empire: the great Senator Mon Mothma herself.
Senator Mothma was first formally part of the Galactic Senate and the Imperial Senate until she spoke out against the Empire and was marked for treason.
Then with the help of Senator Organa and other allies, she was able to create the Rebellion in hopes of destroying the Empire and bring back peace to the Galaxy. In Rogue One, she was able to recruit Jyn Erso who led the team of rebels to the planet Scarif to steal the Death Star plans.
In episode VI she was seen briefing the Rebel Alliance on the plan of attack to destroy the second Death Star.
Through out the series, though Mothma wore different dresses, she always wore her traditional Chandrilla necklaces:
Here’s Mothma from the Clone Wars series:
Here’s one of the traditional senator dresses Mothma wore in Revenge of the Sith:
Here’s the second traditional Senator dress Mothma wore in Revenge of the Sith as well:
Here’s Mothma in Star Wars Rebels:
Here’s Mothma in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
Here’s Mothma from Return of the Jedi:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Senator Bail Organa
Hey Star Wars fans! For this next costume spotlight, it will be of Leia’s adopted father, the great Senator Bail Organa.
Remember, according to Leia, Obi-Wan served Senator Organa during the Clone Wars. During Order 66 Senator Organa went to the Jedi Temple to look for Yoda, but instead he saw thousands of Troops attacking the temple and witnessed the death of a youngling.
After he rescued Yoda and Obi-Wan, Bail Organa was then entrusted with adopting Leia when she was born.
Senator Organa was also seen in the Star Wars Rebels TV series and in the Rogue One film. During a scene in Rogue One, he mentioned Obi-Wan’s name saying that he will send Leia to Tatooine to fetch him.
Then in episode IV he died along with his people when his peaceful home planet Alderaan was destroyed by the Death Star.
Before we go onto the costume lets look at this composite sketch of Senator Organa:
Here’s Senator Organa wearing a traditional Senator outfit in Attack of the Clones:
Here’s Senator Organa wearing the same outfit from Attack of the Clones:
Here’s the other traditional Senator outfit he wore in Revenge of the Sith:
In this close up you can see that the metal that holds the robe has some scratches on it. The fabric of the robe looks very soft:
Here’s Senator Organa in Star Wars Rebels:
Here’s Senator Organa live in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Evolution of the Senate Guards
Today we’ll take a look at the Senate Guards and how they evolved from the Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith into Sidious’s Imperial Guards from Return of the Jedi!
Remember that as Senate Guards they were assigned to guard Chancellor Palpatine, then they guarded him when he revealed himself as Sidious the Emperor. They were then referred to as Imperial Guards.
Now let’s look at the three different versions of the Senate Guards:
Here’s the first version of the Senate Guards from the Clone Wars series. These Guards look more like Clone Troopers because of the armor and shape of the helmet:
Here’s the second version of the Senate Guard from Revenge of the Sith. The helmet of the costume is differently shaped and supports a kind of mohawk that’s split down the middle. The velvet cloak, clothes, helmet, and shoes are blue (except the mohawk which is black):
Here’s the third version of the Senate Guards (now an Imperial Guard) from Return of the Jedi. They morphed into a differently shaped helmet without the mohawk. And the color is a more menacing red instead of blue:
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ben Kenobi)
Today’s costume spotlight will be of the great Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi (referred to as Ben Kenobi by Luke from A New Hope).
After the fall of the old Republic and the rise of the Empire, Obi-Wan went into exile on Tatooine to watch over Luke in hopes of training him to becoming a Jedi (though Uncle Owen didn’t want him to). Obi-Wan was shown to be living in a small hut that was at the edge of the dune sea.
You’ll also remember that during the Lightsaber duel on the Death Star, Obi-Wan made a sacrifice of himself in order to inspire Luke to become a great Jedi like his father before him.
Here’s the full Obi-Wan costume:
In this close up you can see the dirty spots on the robes indicating that they haven’t been washed in years. Also the robes are falling apart because of the holes and the tatters that are along the edges:
In this close up of the belt you can see that the belt buckle is rusted. The clip that Obi-Wan uses to carry his lightsaber is a bit rusted as well:
In this close up of the bottom of the robe you can see a hole near the edge:
From the looks of the costume Obi-Wan hasn’t replaced his clothing since he has been living in exile on Tatooine.
Star Wars Costume Spotlight: Tusken Raiders (Sand People)
Today’s costume spotlight are the inhabitants of Tatooine—the Tusken Raiders (also referred to as the Sand People).
If you recall the Tusken Raiders are primitive creatures who can be hostile to local settlers of Tatooine. In episode I, a scene showed several Tusken Raiders camping out on the Canyon Dune Turn during a Pod race.
In episode II, another group of Tusken Raiders were killed by Anakin Skywalker because they had imprisoned and tortured his mother Shmi. In episode IV Luke was attack by a Tusken Raider while he and C-3PO where looking for R2-D2.
When that Tusken Raider and his friends where about to take Luke’s speeder apart, Obi-Wan managed to scare them off by doing an imitation of a deadly predator called Krayt Dragon.
Side note: Tusken Raiders use Bantha’s for tansportation and they always ride single file to hid their numbers. Plus, once easily started, they often return in greater numbers.
Here’s the full costumes of a male Tusken Raider (right) and a Female Tusken Raider (left). The male Tusken Raider’s masks have high angle lenses to protect their eyes and scope out any intruders, and a leather-wrapped mouth to filter out the harsh air. The female’s mask looks more like a knight’s visor:
In this close up you can see that the top of the weapon is rusted and so is the lenses on the mask. On the sleeve of the robe, there’s a dirt stain:
In this close up, there’s a bit of a stain next to the mask. The metal of the bronze mask looks like a lizard’s skin.
These costumes kind of capture the Tusken Raiders’s reptile-like appearance.