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Star Wars® Costumes: The Original Trilogy

Star Wars® Costumes: The Original Trilogy

By Brandon Alinger, Forewords by John Mollo, Aggie Rodgers, and Nilo Rodis-Jamero


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Who can forget the first time Darth Vader marched onto Princess Leia’s ship, in his black cape and mask? Or 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 is granting full access to the original costumes of episodes IV, V, and VI, allowing them to be revealed in never-before-seen detail. In over 200 new costume photographs, sketches, and behind-the-scenes photos and notes, based on new interviews, fans will get a fresh perspective on the creation of the clothes and costume props that brought these much-loved characters to life.

Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy affords both new and longtime Star Wars fans an intimate look at the unforgettable costumes from this classic series.


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Size: 9.25 x 12.75 in in;
Pages: 232 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2014
ISBN: 9781452138053
Brandon Alinger is currently the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of The Prop Store of London, the industry leader in movie props and costumes. He lives in Los Angeles.

John Mollo made his debut as a costume designer on Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. He went on to create the costume designs for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Alien, among others. He lives in Oxford, England.

Aggie Rodgers was the costume designer on Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, as well as American Graffiti and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She lives in San Francisco.

Nilo Rodis-Jamero served as the assistant art director and concept artist on Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back as well as a costume designer for Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. He lives in Vancouver.

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