Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume

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The characters of the Star Wars™ universe are brought to life through the dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes in Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume at the Denver Art Museum. The extensive exhibition closely examines the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in all seven films—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing armor.

The presentation at the Denver Art Museum includes detailed displays, original concept art and exhibition videos, as well as interactive encounters with concept artists and costume designers and over 300 additional pieces from Skywalker Ranch. This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality.

Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume is on view on level 2 of the Hamilton Building from November 13, 2016 through April 2, 2017. The exhibition is ticketed and available at a discounted member price. Purchase tickets online or by calling 720-913-0130. Many time slots are selling out and advance purchase is encouraged. For more information about the exhibition and related programming and lectures, please visit

The exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and in consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd.


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