Discovery Times Square in the heart of New York City is currently hosting a special interactive display celebrating the epic space saga known as Star Wars, being called “Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition.” The showcase opened back in November leading up to the release of the franchise’s highly anticipated and insanely well received seventh movie installment, “The Force Awakens.” We were excited to catch the attraction on Tuesday night (2/23), before we headed to see Bullet For My Valentine‘s sold-out show at the PlayStation Theater (more on that gig in another post).
Following a brief introductory clip, patrons are allowed the roam free through the lengthy, multi-room exhibit chock-full of memorabilia from all seven movies, along with art galleries (accompanied by detailed descriptions and quotes from the cast and creators), and as suggested by its title, a lot of cool costumes that were actually worn in the films (we counted over 60 pieces of garments), all displayed on faceless mannequins (which added a haunting touch). Fans will no doubt recognize superstars such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Sidious and Darth Vader being presented prominently in various rooms, strategically lit and reinforced with music and sounds from the flicks.
Hardcore fans might notice costumes from the more obscure characters such as Zam Wesell, Boushh, and the notorious Tusken Raiders, as well as assorted imperial generals, droids, TIE fighter pilots and rebel X-Wing soldiers. Newcomers like Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and the charismatic BB-8 also made the showroom floor. Our favorite areas include the erie yet fascinating room containing Padme‘s coffin, and Vader‘s intense and fiery abode. No exhibit is complete without a gift shop, and this one contains a bunch of goodies.
If you’re interested in “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” you’ll have until September 5th to check it out [get tix]. We also took a ton of photos from our hour-long walkthrough, so make sure to check those out below.