Seattle’s EMP is hosting a magnificent exhibit that explores the trials and triumphs in dressing the Star Wars universe!
Presenting nearly 60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume uncovers the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists, and designers—and reveals the powerful connection between character and costume.
Revisit these now-famous characters through their most memorable attire, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader, the gilded suit of C-3PO, and the monk-like robes of Jedi masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and the bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt.
Featuring insightful interviews with artists, designers, and actors; and interactive flip books with sketches, photographs, and original notes that capture how the creative team brought these visions to reality, Star Wars™ and The Power of Costume presents an extraordinary experience that will invite visitors to discover their favorite characters like never before.
The exhibit marks a 12-city national tour that begins at EMP, where it will be on view January 31 through October 4, 2015. Learn more about the exhibit here!
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[Photos by Brady Harvey and Suzi Pratt, courtesy of EMP Museum.]