Wednesday, 22 October 2014
BEHIND THE SCENES: IMPERIAL SUNBATHER!
A member of the London-based Shepperton Design Studios, responsible for the original film's stormtrooper-related costume constructions, models one of their then newly built and intimidating looking TIE fighter pilot heads, of which only fourteen were apparently built in the long run, during the very hot Summer of '76.
Original Stormtrooper- Accept No Compromises
'A worthless bit of plastic': Fiona Bruce fails to feel the force of Star Wars helmet worth £50k! | Daily Mail Online
For more behind the scenes information,anecdotes and rare imagery on the creation of the now iconic costumes of the Classic Trilogy, from heroes to villains, check out Brandon Alinger's lavish new book on the subject, STAR WARS COSTUMES: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY, out now from TITAN BOOKS. Here's the publishing blurb:
Who can forget the first time they saw Darth Vader with his black cape and mask? The white hard-body suit of the stormtroopers? Or Leia’s outfit as Jabba’s slave? These costumes–like so many that adorned the characters of that galaxy far, far away–have become iconic. For the first time, the Lucasfilm Archives has unpacked the original costumes to be revealed in breathtaking detail.
Featuring all-new photography, Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy affords both new and longtime Star Wars fans the opportunity to examine the stormtrooper armor and discover how it changed from movie to movie; explore Boba Fett’s suit and inspect the rarely seen details of his blaster and jetpack; compare the helmets and jumpsuits of the rebel fighters; and study the details of the Hoth fighter uniforms.
This lavish large-format book not only showcases high-quality photography of each costume, it also pairs these stunning images with original sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, production notes, and stories.
Get it here: Star Wars - Costumes: Amazon.co.uk: Brandon Alinger, J. W. Rinzler: Books
And look out for AFICIONADO's review of the book in the not too distant future.