Star Wars costumes from 'a galaxy far, far away' have arrived

- A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … well, actually, it’s happening now.

At the Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibit of original Star Wars costumes has arrived, called “Star Wars and the Power of Costume.” It features more than 60 of the costumes that shaped the identifies of now-famous characters.

Fans will be able to see the menacing black mask of Darth Vader, the gilded suit of C-3PO, the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala, and the bikini worn by Princess Leia. The costumes are presented in partnership with the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm.

Only members of the museum are allowed in this upcoming weekend -- from November 11 to 12 -- and will open to the public on Monday, November 13. Entry into the exhibition are timed every 20 minutes on the hour, according to the museum, and they recommend purchasing advanced tickets. Group tickets will also be offered due to anticipated high demand.

Museum of Fine Arts: Star Wars and the Power of Costume
255 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Additional details can be found on the MFA website: www.mfastpete.org/exh/star-wars.

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