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: