A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Star Wars fashion was born

Star Wars and the Power of Costume at the Detroit Institute of Arts, May 20-September 30. Photo Credit: Mike Woolfolk

DETROIT-- The Force is strong this month. We had Star Wars Day on May the Fourth and on Friday, the movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens in theaters.

Now, comes your chance to jump into hyperspace and travel the routes of the Imperial TIE fighters and Rebel X-wings to the Motor City to visit a special exhibit that brings you into a galactic closet.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume has landed at the Detroit Institute of Arts allowing fans of the epic saga to explore the process George Lucas and his team used to create the captivating costumes for the first seven films in the Star Wars series.

More than 60 original costumes-- including, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Emperor Palpatine, Queen Amidala, X-wing Fighters, Stormtroopers and more-- are on display. Also included are various props, including lightsabers, and original concept art detailing early development of characters and their looks.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume runs May 20 through September 30 at the DIA. The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday each week during regular museum hours. Adult admission is $19 Monday through Thursday and $24 Friday through Saturday. Admission for children ages six to 17 is $9 each day.

For more information, please visit the Detroit Institute of Arts website.

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