The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

The Costuming of Star Wars and how well thought out it is

This is very much done out of a proper response to the question asked by @curiousnorway

https://www.girlsaskguys.com/entertainment-arts/q2885779-why-do-star-wars-characters-wear-middle-eastern-clothing

Now I've already said that they don't but the costuming of Star Wars has a lot of thought put behind it and the outfits often are a reflection of the character.

Lets start out with the Jedi, the Jedi are in many ways a Space Samurai mixed with a little Buddhist monk.

The Jedi and their costuming often reflects this,

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

They are very clearly inspired by the robes of the Samurai

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

and now for the side by side

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

Now then lets look at Han Solo. Han Solo the Gunslinger, the character who if not created then at least codified the Space Cowboy Archetype.

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

Its not a coincidence that his clothing is almost identical to the clothing worn by Will Kane in the original high noon.

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

Now Darth Vader, the right hand of the emperor, well he clearly fits the archetype of the Black Knight like a glove.

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

With his evil laser sword, his all black armor and his deep voice.

Now Princess Leia? well her outfit is rather self evident

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

She is a princess, she wears a princess like dress-y thing, and her most famous poses always see her holding a blaster to show that she isn't the normal damsel in distress. Also R.I.P Carrie Fisher.

The Emperor really fits the evil sorcerer overlord archetype and as such he wears the robes of an Evil Sorcerer

The Costuming of Star Wars and How Well Thought Out It Is

this is just the tiniest fraction of the costuming of Star Wars and I may do a part two of this


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  • Interesting. I like the thought put into all the costumes.

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