Star Wars and The Power of Costume.

We got an email from our friends over at CincinnatiUSA.com asking us if we’d like a couple of complimentary passes to the final days of Star Wars and The Power of Costume at Cincinnati Museum Center

The answer was a resounding, “Heck yes!” And our tickets arrived last week…

Today was the last day of the exhibit, so we headed over Cincinnati Museum Center…

There was a lot of scaffolding along the sides of Cincinnati Museum Center with all the renovations that are currently taking place…

See? The very last day…

George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world in “a galaxy far, far away” filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala. The iconic costumes were presented as part of a Smithsonian traveling exhibition called
Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Presenting more than 60 of the finest hand-crafted costumes featured in all seven films in the Star Wars saga, the exhibition uncovers the challenges, the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists and costume designers. The costumes reflect an eclectic mix of cultural, historical and mythical sources that add rich texture to the story. Visitors will explore the creative process from Lucas’s vision through concept drawings to the final costume designs.

One of the things that really struck us was that Natalie Portman must very tiny and petite in real life. And the number of costumes her character had in comparison to Princess Leia is kind of staggering. There were so many Padmé Amidala costumes…

Great exhibit it was. It was pretty amazing to get to see all the classic, iconic Star Wars costumes up close and personal with all of their intricacy and attention to detail. There was also a small exhibit about the Star Wars merchandising by a Cincinnati-based toy company named… Kenner

Growing up we had so many of these Star Wars action figures. I think they’re all still in my parent’s basement up in Michigan…

I had no idea that Kenner was a Cincinnati-based company.

It’ll be amazing to see Museum Center once all the renovations have been completed…

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon at all. 😀✨❤️

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