Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Explore the artistry of the world’s most recognized cinematic costumes, including Queen Amidala, Chewbacca, X-Wing Pilots, and Droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2.

This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary, or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars™. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality.




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Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and in consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd. Objects in this exhibition are on loan from the Archives of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Star Wars™ and all related characters, names and indicia are trademarks of & copyright © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

The Denver Art Museum provided additional scholarship and creative modifications to the presentation.

MFA leadership support provided by Mark and Marianne Mahaffey, The Bill Edwards Group,and Jeff and Penny Vinik.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and theFlorida Council on Arts and Culture; The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society; and the City of St. PetersburgOffice of Cultural Affairs.

Media support provided by Tampa Bay Times, VISIT St. Petersburg/Clearwater, WUSF, and