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Star Wars Costume Exhibit To Tour Twelve U.S. Cities

Posted by Eric on October 29, 2014 at 03:18 PM CST

Lucasfilm has just announced "Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume," a collection of Star Wars wardrobes that will tour twelve cities in the U.S. beginning in Seattle, Washington, on January 31, 2015.

The collection features "60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six Star Wars films, with behind-the-scenes details of the artists’ creative process and in-depth look at the connection between character and costume." It's a collaboration between Lucasfilm, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and George Lucas' new museum in Chicago, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

There are nine parts to the exhibit, ranging from Jedi and Sith costumes to Senate regalia to Darth Vader's "iconic" suit.

The displays will be supplemented by "digital flipbooks" with multimedia features and two short films about costume design, one focusing on Padmé Amidala.

This is the fourth major Star Wars museum exhibition. Past exhibits included Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, and Star Wars Identities, which is still active.

Lucasfilm has not announced an opening date for "Star Wars and the Power of Costume," nor information about possible future venues. You can see some of the artwork that will be featured in the exhibit at StarWars.com.

Correction: This story originally suggested that the exhibit would launch in Washington, D.C., at a Smithsonian Museum. That has been corrected. Hat tip: Club Jade.

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