In the 1977 original Star Wars movie that started it all, British bodybuilder David Prowse filled the now iconic black costume of 'Darth Vader', whilst James Earl Jones provided the Dark Lord's distinctive voice.
Iconic Darth Vader costume on display
Costume Designer John Mollo won an Oscar for Best Costume Design in 1978 for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, plus he also received a second Academy Award for 1982's Gandhi.
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Darth Vader costume from Star WarsThis legendary costume, which now has a special place in pop culture history, was created especially by Lucasfilm for display at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Darth Vader's costume design really has stood the test of time and his classic Star Wars costume was photographed as part of The American Film Institute movie villain showcase at Disney's Hollywood Studios on September 22, 2010.
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If you like iconic villain costumes be sure to also check out Darth Maul's costume and double lightsaber from the first installment in George Lucas's Star Wars prequel trilogy, The Phantom Menace.
Go behind-the-scenes with the official books: The Making of Star Wars (TM): The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
Buy the movies: Star Wars Trilogy