A new traveling exhibition will showcase costumes from the Star Wars universe.

This exhibit, titled Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the Lucas Museum, and Lucasfilm.


According to the Smithsonian, “For the first time ever, an original stormtrooper costume from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be on display in a traveling exhibition, along with Jedi robes, Chewbacca’s fur suit, Princess Leia’s slave bikini, and other iconic looks from George Lucas’ six films.”

SITES further describes that the purpose of the exhibit is to examine the complex process of costume making. The Smithsonian explains, “With powerful concepts and strong visuals, the exhibition will use fabric, form, color, and style to convey this complex story. Several exhibition videos allow visitors to see and hear from the designers, actors, and George Lucas himself.”


Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume begins its twelve-city tour at EMP Museum in Seattle, WA on January 31. Other tour stops have yet to be announced.

Images: Lucasfilm/Smithsonian