Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper costumes...

After last night's World Premiere in Hollywood, the excitement is at fever pitch for the box office release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I have my tickets for Friday (and Sunday), but seeing these cool 'Captain Phasma' and First Order Stormtrooper costumes on display at ArcLight Hollywood today makes me want to see the movie now.

Original Stormtrooper costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Force Awakens Stormtrooper costume exhibit
Captain Phasma costume Star Wars Force Awakens
Star Wars Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper costume
Star Wars Force Awakens Stormtrooper movie costumes
I've previously seen these costumes on display at this year's Disney D23 Expo out of their reflective display cases, but they were on raised platforms, so seeing them this close is a real treat and under this natural lighting you can also see the detail of the armour more.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie billboard
Star Wars Force Awakens movie billboard
Michael Kaplan was charged with revamping the iconic look of Star Wars Stormtroopers and who'd have thought giving Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma armour a reflective chrome sheen and cape would make it the classic design look so exciting and menacing.

Captain Phasma costume worn by Gwendoline Christie
in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Force Awakens Captain Phasma costume
Star Wars Force Awakens Captain Phasma costume
Star Wars Force Awakens Captain Phasma costume
Star Wars Force Awakens Captain Phasma chrome costume
Captain Phasma helmet Star Wars
Captain Phasma chrome Stormtrooper costume Star Wars
Captain Phasma blaster Star Wars
Captain Phasma Stormtrooper costume Star Wars
Captain Phasma costume Star Wars Force Awakens
Captain Phasma costume detail Star Wars
Captain Phasma costume Star Wars Force Awakens
In addition to seeing this costume at ground level and in different lighting, this exhibit also sports Phasma's blaster, which I'm sure fans will love seeing.

First Order Stormtrooper costume
from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper costume
First Order Stormtrooper movie costume
Star Wars Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper costume
First Order Stormtrooper costume Star Wars Force Awakens
Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper helmet
Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper helmet
Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper blaster
Star Wars Force Awakens Stormtrooper costume
Star Wars Force Awakens Stormtrooper costume blaster
Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper costume back
Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper costume detail
Star Wars Force Awakens Stormtrooper costume blaster
Meanwhile, there were probably hundreds of First Order Stormtrooper costumes manufactured for the new movie, but that doesn't make it any less cool to see up close and in person (and putting behind a display case makes it even more tantalising don't you think).

If you like these original film costumes, be sure to also check out Rey and Finn's hero costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens on display at D23 too.

Not long now. May the Force be with us all and please, no spoilers.

Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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