Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Star Wars Costumes - The Original Trilogy

I just read about this book over at Club Jade, and this is just a must have book for me. This is what the description says:

Who can forget the first time they saw Darth Vader with his black cape and mask? The white hard-body suit of the stormtroopers? Or Leia’s outfit as Jabba’s slave? These costumes—like so many that adorned the characters of that galaxy far, far away—have become iconic. For the first time, the Lucasfilm Archives has unpacked the original costumes to be revealed in breathtaking detail.
Featuring all-new photography, Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy affords both new and longtime Star Wars fans the opportunity to examine the stormtrooper armor and discover how it changed from movie to movie; explore Boba Fett’s suit and inspect the rarely seen details of his blaster and jetpack; compare the helmets and jumpsuits of the rebel fighters; and study the details of the Hoth fighter uniforms.
This lavish large-format book not only showcases high-quality photography of each costume, it also pairs these stunning images with original sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, production notes, and stories.
 Some of the things written make me think that the writers have spent some time over at the Rebel Legion forums, considering all the discussions about the differences in helmets and flightsuits for the pilots, and not least the fact that there is a 50 page discussion just dedicated to the Hoth troopers.

I'm a bit worried that there will not be enough focus on Leia's costumes, but I really hope that it will contain some new and detailed pics of the Bespin gown, since that is a future dream project.

And I need a companion to Dressing a Galaxy in my costume book shelf.

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