A Look at Star Wars & The Power of Costume at the MFA

Iconic costumes from a galaxy far, far away are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. Hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete, the exhibit culled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a partnership of the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm.

George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world 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 lavishroyal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia.

“Craftsmanship and artistry in costume design are valued creative components in the Star Wars saga. The detailed precision of a design can be as bold a measure of storytelling as words on a page, leading to truths at the core of a character, situation or shared history. From initial concept drawings to complex physical constructions, the costumes featured in this exhibition serve to further define crucial aspects of worlds created to move, educate and entertain us —to inspire the imagination.” – George Lucas

The exhibition will take visitors inside the creative process by showing how designers interpret and translate George Lucas’s vision for the iconic Star Wars characters into reality. Concept drawings and actual costumes will be on view, so visitors can explore the process of their creation and enjoy the sheer beauty of both.

The exhibit opens to the public on November 13 and will run until April 1, 2018. Tickets are $10 for MFA members, and  $25 for non-members. Click HERE for Tickets.

MFA is located at 255 Beach Dr NE.

Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Thursday: 10am–8pm
Sunday: Noon–5pm

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.