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Actor Kenny Baker was able to look out of the eye in R2-D2’s distinctive dome, and rotate the loveable Droid’s head on a ball-bearing track. Industrial hosing was used to conceal a portion of the actor’s legs that were visible between the body and feet. Design by: Ralph McQuarrie #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

Inspiration for Han Solo’s gun belt was drawn from Spaghetti Westerns, so the hero always had “a good blaster” at his side. Throughout all three of the original Star Wars trilogy films, Solo’s costume remains consistent with only minor modifications to the base pieces. Design by: John Mollo (based on sketches by Ralph McQuarrie) #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

RJPQ costume vocabulary! A "milliner" makes hats and headwear. Just one of many special jobs needed in the Star Wars costume design department—especially for Queen Amidala’s gorgeous headpieces. Design by: Trisha Biggar #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

To give Old Ben Kenobi’s kimono and robe a weathered look, false darns were applied—with Sir Alec Guinness providing the finishing touches by lying down on the sand and rolling around to give the costume an authentic layer of Tatooine grime. Design by: John Mollo (based on sketches by Ralph McQuarrie) #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

Luke Skywalker’s all-black ensemble in Return of the Jedi showed the character’s evolution into a Jedi Knight—and hinted that his journey might end on the Dark Side. Luke’s kimono and wrap were removed for his climatic confrontation with the Emperor. Design by Aggie Rodgers & Nilo Rodis-Jamero #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

Through ornament, color, and texture, Darth Sidious’ red robes reflect Palpatine’s metamorphosis from the seemingly benevolent Senator in Episode I to the evil, despotic Emperor in Episode III. Design by: Trisha Biggar #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

Boba Fett’s armor started out as an all-white “supertrooper” stormtrooper costume, and evolved into the feared bounty hunter’s colorful, battle-damaged suit. Design by Joe Johnson (based on sketches by Ralph McQuarrie) #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

Padmé Amidala's ethereal, romantic Meadow Picnic Dress has an intricate silk bodice with colored filigree embroidery and stitching. The roses were taken from the tulle and appliqued on top to unite the two fabrics. Design by: Trisha Biggar #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams

Queen Amidala's Throne Room Gown is one of the most complex creations and shows the influence of Chinese Imperial Court styles. It took almost 8 weeks to complete and the translucent lights at the foot of the gown were powered by a car battery, which was carefully hidden between the actor’s legs during filming. Design by: Trisha Biggar #StarWarsCostumes #behindtheseams