Star Wars: Cos­tumes The Orig­i­nal Tril­ogy

May the frocks be with you

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225 pages | Hard­back Au­thor: Bran­don Alinger Pub­lisher: Ti­tan Books

From an­cient Jedi scrip­ture to the finer points of Death Star san­i­ta­tion, the Star Wars saga stands as one of the finest ex­am­ples of world­build­ing in sci­ence fic­tion.

This sump­tu­ous book pays trib­ute to an of­ten over­looked quad­rant of that galaxy far, far away. Never as cel­e­brated as the FX- wran­glers at ILM, the wardrobe depart­ment made their own, sub­tler but equally cru­cial con­tri­bu­tion to the power of the Force. “I don’t want any­one to no­tice the cos­tumes,” George Lu­cas told the team as they prepped the first film – but Ben Kenobi’s robes and Han Solo’s gun­slinger duds de­fined the saga’s iconog­ra­phy as much as an X- Wing or TIE Fighter.

Fo­cus­ing on the orig­i­nal tril­ogy, this hefty num­ber is lav­ishly il­lus­trated, drag­ging the clas­sic clob­ber from the vaults for new, de­tail- minded pho­to­shoots ( poor Chew­bacca looks freshly skinned). There’s a wealth of con­cept art, plus ex­ten­sive quotes from the de­sign­ers, il­lu­mi­nat­ing elu­sive cor­ners of be­hind- the- scenes his­tory: as the tril­ogy un­folds, Har­ri­son Ford’s es­ca­lat­ing star sta­tus is re­flected in his clout on what he gets to wear. Nick Setch­field

Boba Fett was orig­i­nally cre­ated to stop Darth Vader be­ing overused at promo ap­pear­ances. The film role fol­lowed.

You know what they say about Jedi with big feet...

Do you think his in­sides were... chewy?

Sass­ily- posed man­nequins com­plete the over­all ef­fect.

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