Monday, February 23, 2015

Star Wars Costumes: Villains

This Stormtrooper has seen his share of action

Seattle's Experience Music Project has a new Star Wars costume exhibit, running now through October 2015, called Star Wars and the Power of Costume: Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen. The exhibit was developed by the Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with Lucas Film. Since there are so many costumes in this exhibit I've split this into two parts. Today we're focusing on villains. And tomorrow we'll be back with Heros.

The Devolution of Senator Palpatine to the Emperor

One of the most interesting parts of this exhibit was the showcase of the chronology of the outfits of The Emperor as the character started as Senator Palatine/Darth Sidous and devolved into The Emperor. 

Here's an in-depth look at the Boba and Jango Fett costumes. According to the museum, Boba Fett was originally the model for Darth Vader and then Vader evolved beyond the concept of the bounty hunter. These two costumes sit outside the rest of the Star Wars exhibit which is why you see Jimi Hendrix in the background. 

Boba Fett

Jango Fett and Jimi

Darth Vader is also in the exhibit, of course. These aren't the best photos, but worth seeing. It was fun to see the Darth costume up close.

We'll be back tomorrow with Hero costumes from Star Wars. 

If you like movie and TV costumes, check out some of our past costume posts:
- Harry Potter
- Once Upon A Time
- The Wizard of OZ (original) & The Princess Bride

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