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.