Force Friday and the Power of Costume

Star Wars: The Power of Costume is an exhibit at the Experience Music Project (EMP)/Science Fiction Museum.  It is a joint Smithsonian and Lucas Film production.     It will tour the country in a 12 city, multi-year tour, but Seattle was the first stop.  It’s now about to leave in a month as it closes October 4.

After months of delaying, I finally went to see it on Tuesday (9/2).  I wasn’t in a rush as I’d seen the much larger “Dressing the Galaxy” exhibit 10 years ago at FIDM in Los Angeles.

I sketched this one display in a new, small sketchbook.  I only drew the ink and waited until today to finish with color.  I wanted to have a new post for “Force Friday”, which is a much-hyped Disney marketing campaign for the release of new Star Wars merchandise ahead of Episode VII.

This is the “young Anakin” costume as seen at the end of Episode 1, Phantom Menace.    Behind it is the taller mannequin holding the Jedi costume of Luke Skywalker in the Return of the Jedi.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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