Blast Points was at the Detroit Institute of Arts this week to see a preview of the Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibit.
It was a spectacular exhibit showcasing a wide range of star wars costumes and a surprising amount of original concept art. Look out for this weeks episode to hear Jason and Gabe lose their minds as they freak out over the fan favorites and dig into the deep cuts the exhibit had to offer.
If you are in the Detroit area or willing to make the drive we highly recommend you come and check it out.
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.
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.
For more information: Detroit Institute of Art
Queen Jamillia Concept Art, 1999, Iain McCaig, ink, graphite pencil, and paint on paper. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
Padmé Amidala, Lake Retreat Dining Gown with Feathered Cape. Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
Darth Vader Concept Art, 1976, John Mollo, graphite pencil, colored pencil and ink on paper. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
Mas Amedda, Senate Robes. Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
R2-D2 Concept Art, About 1975, Ralph McQuarrie, graphite pencil on paper. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.