Star Wars: Costumes The Original Trilogy
May the frocks be with you
Release Date: OUT NOW!
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.