In the history of movies, few wardrobes have become quite as iconic as Star Wars costumes. From Darth Vader's famous black helmet to Princess Leia's legendary hair buns, the wardrobe crew undoubtedly played a huge role in imprinting George Lucas's sprawling space opera on the public consciousness. The stories behind many of the costumes seen throughout the fictional universe are delightfully random, occasionally symbolic, and just plain cool.
Here you'll get a backstage look at some of the wardrobe secrets behind everyone's favorite sci-fi film saga. Learn where the movie's designers sought - or, in a few cases, accidentally stumbled upon - inspiration for the looks of characters whose screen personas have been so memorably defined by the costumes they wore.
Leia's Hair Buns In 'ANH' Were Styled After ‘Southwestern Revolutionaries’Photo: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox
Darth Vader’s Headgear Was Styled After SS Uniforms
Lando Calrissian’s Wardrobe In ‘Solo’ Was Inspired By Jimi Hendrix And Marvin GayePhoto: Solo / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Leia's Cape In ‘TLJ’ Was Inspired By Queen Elizabeth IIPhoto: The Last Jedi / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Designers Look For Characters That Will Make Cool Action Figures, No Matter How Small Their RolePhoto: Amazon
Han Solo's Look In The Original Trilogy Was Inspired By The Old WestPhoto: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox