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Alright, I’m gonna geek out a little bit here for a sec, so deal with it.

On May 25th, 1977, George Lucas’ classic space opera, Star Wars, opened to massive crowds of theater-goers all over the United States. Forty years later, the series, which now spans eight (good & bad) movies along with arguably the largest amount of multimedia to ever be culled from a single pop-culture icon, is a worldwide phenomenon.

Scratch that -- it’s a galactic phenomenon.

Now here’s the best part. On May 25th, 2017, the Cincinnati Museum Center will host a Smithsonian traveling exhibit based on Star Wars. The exhibit, Star Wars and the Power of Costume, will feature 60 costumes from the first seven films in the series (sorry, Rogue One, you’re just too new).

It’s like that Downton Abbey exhibit that was at the Taft Museum last summer, but with 110% more galaxy far, far away…

The exhibit will explore the series’ costume designs, from the aesthetics to form & function, of a variety of different characters. You’re gonna see concept art. You’re gonna see the actual costumes worn by the actors. Basically, you’re gonna see a lot.

For a Star Wars fan like myself, this is super exciting. Hangout in Union Terminal while looking at Darth Vader’s helmet and Boba Fett’s armor? Uh yeah, I’ll hit that up faster than the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run.


  • Jedi robes of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker
  • Darth Vader’s helmet (cue labored breathing sound clip)
  • Stormtrooper armor and TIE Fighter Pilot suits
  • The cobalt, Romanesque Senate Guard robes from the Prequels
  • Peter Mayhew’s walking carpet Chewbacca suit
  • Bail Organa’s outfit (RIP: Alderaanians)
  • Mon Mothma’s ivory robes
  • Mas Amedda’s Galactic Senate getup
  • Jango Fett’s armor
  • The iconic green armor of Jango’s way-cooler, unaltered clone-of-a-son, Boba Fett
  • Queen Amidala’s crazy-ornate dress from The Phantom Menace
  • And so many more


  • Excitement
  • Joy
  • Intrigue
  • Nostalgia
  • A pure, unadulterated, concentrated dose of fandom
  • Gratitude for it coming to Cincinnati

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Many Bothans died to bring you this information. The least you could do is go check out Cincinnati Museum Center’s website about this awesome new exhibit.