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Tips & Tricks Trisha Biggar book "Dressing a Galaxy: the Costumes of Star Wars"

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Woofer, Mar 8, 2005.

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  1. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just read this little blurb over at the RPF:

    Trisha Biggar Dressing the Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
    ?This book presents the elaborate and beautiful costumes that decorate the sets of the six Star Wars films. In it you?ll find everything from pre-production sketches to screen renderings of costumes from each movie, with commentary by designers and actors every step of the way. The full visual panoply of Star Wars regalia is on display; everything from military gear to royal robes to Jedi and Sith costumes are shown from pre-production sketches to artist?s renderings to the final filmed version?stunning photographs present the costumes in more intimate detail than any publication has expressed before.?
    Biggar was the costume designer for the prequels. Price is $50

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    Its published by Abrams books and is due in October.

    S_S edit: just updating title :)
     
  2. jedi_ginny

    jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling star 3

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    argh! they should release this earlier for those people who are looking for references for costumes for this summer's Star Wars events. *sigh*
     
  3. lavagrrrl

    lavagrrrl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow! Even though I'm more interested making the OT costumes, I would love to have that book. Trisha has done an amazing job over the years. :D
     
  4. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The description does say "from each movie" so hopefully looks of original trilogy stuff in there as well!
     
  5. Aure

    Aure Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Oh, that is so uuterly superb! And though I wish the book would come out earlier, in the end I am just happy they are finally publicing a book about the costumes :)
     
  6. JedHead1

    JedHead1 Jedi Master star 5

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    Finally! This book will be great. Hopefully there'll be shots of costumes from the OT that we've never seen before. :) Trisha better win an Academy Award!
     
  7. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    A bit on the expensive side, but I must have that book. And in October I wont have to save all my money for C3.
     
  8. FenigDurak

    FenigDurak Jedi Padawan star 4

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    This book presents the elaborate and beautiful costumes that decorate the sets of the six Star Wars films.

    All six films will be represented. Wahoo!
     
  9. Schph_Gochi

    Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    sounds like a "must have"
     
  10. Benae_Quee

    Benae_Quee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I am definately getting that book when it comes out :D I only wish it was earlier as well :(
     
  11. PadawansGuide

    PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling star 3

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    That is great news! I hope the book is good! I'm so glad they are doing this!

    Maggie
     
  12. surlygirlie

    surlygirlie Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is such wonderful news.

    I am going to be pre-ordering that little gem the second I am able to...
    Of course, I imagine having good reference (we hope we hope) for all the costumes will make me want to change eighty thousand things on the ones I've already done, but such is life.


     
  13. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, I wonder how many 're-dos' of costumes this book is going to generate in our community. [face_mischief]

    I am thrilled to hear about this and can't wait to get my hands on it! October seems so very far away right now....
     
  14. MiraxTHorn

    MiraxTHorn Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh MAN! This is exciting news! It's about time Trisha gets some direct recognition! She is amazing!

    When it comes out, what would you all think about doing a fun and informal "Who's costume really is the closest to the real thing?" contest among our board?

    Regards,
    M.
     
  15. ThePariah

    ThePariah Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Let's hope fandom isn't dead by next year so we have a chance to all flaunt our new and improved costumes. :p
     
  16. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well I heard a rumor that there will be other Celebrations, so I doubt fandom will die. :D

    And I think I'm going to add that to my list of must-haves.
     
  17. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow, I can't wait for this book! I had actually heard a rumor that such a book was in the works waaay back in the summer of 2002...apparently Trisha (or people working for the costuming dept) had gone to Britex Fabrics in San Francisco and told the staff there would be a book dedicated to the costumes. But when nothing materialized I figured it was just a rumor. I should have given ep III time to come out!

    - Kay Dee

     
  18. LadySonnet

    LadySonnet Jedi Youngling star 1

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    (Squeal of excitement!)

    I really hope this is as good as we all want it to be, with all the costume study photos we've all found out there, and detail shots (like from the 'fact files') and pictures of the backs of costumes, and, and, and...

    And I have to admit, I probably would have paid more for it too. I've been wanting a book like this for ages (haven't we all?)

    Sonnet
     
  19. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    **gasp of excitement**

    That's #1 on my list of things I would like for (early) Christmas
     
  20. Sister_Sola

    Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Geez it's about time! Looking forward to this!
     
  21. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh and if that isn't enough for you....

    John Knoll Star Wars 365 Days
    ?This deluxe entry in Abrams? 365 Days series takes the reader through the Lucasfilm archives of all six Star Wars films and includes breathtaking 360-degree panoramic shots of sets and models, as well as film stills, concept art, and memorabilia. This deluxe edition offers the most comprehensive collection of images related to the Star Wars films including sets, costumes, concept art, props, and film stills? The book has 1000 pix and includes a CD-ROM containing Quicktime movies of the set panoramas. John Knoll is the visual effects supervisor on the prequels. Price is $40.

    Same publisher and release time.

    Also coming from Chronicle Books is going to be a prequel companion the the original Star Wars Chronicles, this time authored by Steve Sansweet, same oversized format in the slipcase.

    I believe that one is due in September.
     
  22. surlygirlie

    surlygirlie Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My wallet just ran for cover.




     
  23. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And mine just squealed with consumer glee! :D
     
  24. Arsinoe

    Arsinoe Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Should I just change where my paycheque is deposited? o_O :p
     
  25. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    More info about the book and a costume exhibit!

    [link=http://www.starwars.com/eu/lit/ref/news20050317.html]From the OS[/link]
    [image=http://starwars.com/eu/lit/ref/img/20050317_bg.jpg]

    I hope the exhibit gets to travel beyond Los Angeles so more people get a chance to see it...and I am drooling over the description of the deluxe version of the book...must have deluxe version....must have deluxe version.... =P~

     
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