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Star Wars Costumes Hardcover – October 28, 2014
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" If you're a hardcore fan of Star Wars or filmmaking, or if you're considering creating a costume of your own for cosplay or Halloween or just wandering the streets of Mos Eisley, this book is a must-read."
-Big Shiny Robot
About the Author
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.
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.
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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It's a fantastic book just like the earlier one. It's a huge 226-page hardcover with lots of wonderful photos and in depth writeup.
Star Wars Costumes focuses on the costumes created for Star Wars original trilogy Episodes IV, V and IV. It's really cool to look at the huge variety of costumes used in the movies.
There are costumes for Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, bounty hunters, Princess Leia's skimpy slave dancer outfit, Darth Vadar, Stormtroopers and many more. Across the movies, there are also updates to the costumes so you'll get to see Darth Vadar's original and the updated one after A New Hope. What I find interesting is to see that most costume designs have aged quite well while some not so well.
The photographs are great. They are high resolution with close ups just in case you want to examine the seams. There are photographs almost on every page. Some sketches and concept designs are also included.
The text is even more in depth compared to Dressing a Galaxy, talking about the making of those costumes. Forewords are written by costume designers John Mollo, Nilo Rodis-Jamero and Aggie Rodgers. It's a very insightful writeup by author Brian Alinger.
Highly recommended to all Star Wars fans.
By the way, there are two publishers for this book, namely Chronicle Books who is distributing for USA and Canada, and Titan Books for UK, Europe and other places. Prices of the book will vary slightly from the publishers and of course places where you buy it.
(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
The text is also good; there are extensive interviews of the costume designers behind these films. They offer nice insights into the process. At times the choice of subject starts to cross the line from costume to make-up, but I don't think that anyone will object if Chewbacca's outfit or R2D2's is included.
Many people might expect this book to be an extension of an earlier publication on costumes from the prequels. It's not; it is far superior in every way - not least of which is that it is a much more convenient size. If you collect books on uniforms, costumes, science fiction or Star Wars, this one should be on your shelf.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fantastic book for cosplayers or people who just want a closer look at those costumes from a galaxy far, far away! The stories behind each costume is pretty interesting as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gizmonic
Good information and nice photos made with high quality but some costumes missing like ESB Boba FettPublished 2 months ago by Amir Khan
If you love the art of film costuming, get this book. If you love classic original Star Wars, get this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Odd_Elf