One of the most anticipated openings this holiday season is not on Broadway, but happening worldwide, the newest installment of Star Wars. Star Wars has become the modern folktale passed down from generation to generation and now introduced to a whole new age group with the newest movie, The Force Awakens.
With the new movie there has been tons of commercial promotions and tie-ins but one of the most interesting thing I saw is at The Discovery Times Square on 44th Street. There is an exhibit just opened called "Star Wars and the Power of Costume." Anyone that is a fan of the first trilogy, of all the films or if you are just being introduced to the Star Wars lore will find something interesting here.
Featured at this exhibit are numerous costumes from all six of the previous films and some from the upcoming film. There are details on the inspiration of the costumes, the process of creating them and the materials that went into making them. You will see different costumes and how they work with the various character progressions through the films.
They also feature iconic props and how they were created like the lightsabers and blaster pistols. There is also the slab of Han Solo frozen in carbonite hanging like a wall ornament. Finally with the power of virtual reality you can become a Stormtrooper yourself!
As a huge fan of Star Wars I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit, seeing all the fantastic costumes up close, finding out about the history and process of the making them and just generally getting excited about the upcoming movie. This is a great exhibit for Star Wars or costume fans of all ages.