Whether you’re a Star Wars enthusiast or new to the franchise, the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit is a must see. It is a self-guided tour through the exhibit with audio recordings of stories behind the costumes available upon entrance.
All the fan favorites from 1977 to present are showcased. If you’re a fan of the original trilogy, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, R2-D2 and C3PO costumes are on display. For those who enjoyed episodes I-III, Padmé Amidala’s wide range of costumes are spread throughout the museum, with the second floor dedicated solely to her wardrobe. From The Force Awakens, Rey and Finn get a spot dedicated to their costumes as well.
For those who have gone to the dark side, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and stormtroopers throughout the ages are all on display in the exhibit.
As you walk through the different sections, pieces from John William’s iconic movie score plays around you. There’s something magical about looking at Darth Vader’s costume while listening to the imperial march.
The exhibit lasts until April, and the museum is open seven days a week. It is $25 to get in and student discounts are not accepted.
The exhibit is located at 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.