Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition opened yesterday at Discovery Times Square. Our family had the pleasure of previewing the exhibition on Friday evening. We were all highly impressed!

Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a Smithsonian Exhibition which features costumes from the two previous Star Wars trilogies as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Iconic costumes and other artifacts from “a galaxy far, far away” are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view through September 5th, 2016.

Culled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition is a partnership of the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm. George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt.

Be sure to take a trip to the Discovery Center to see the Exhibit first hand. My pictures do these costumes no justice. I loved all of them, but of course, my favorites were the costumes from the movies of the 70s and 80s. I wished I could jump up and hug R2D2 and C3PO, and Chewbacca looked so real! Darth Vader was MASSIVE and being in the room with the original costume was awesome! Actually, that was what my kids were chanting through the Exhibition… THIS IS AWESOME!


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