An accurate depiction of Luke Skywalker’s costume in Star Wars: Episode VIII
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You may remember we ran a piece last April describing the look of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Since that time many fans have taken the description and ran with it and we loved seeing the creative designs people came up with based on that description. Since then the costume art has taken on a life of its own and certain aspects of that are being attributed to the original report. Before we move on too far, I wanted to get the record straight on what we were seeing back during the filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII.
We were able to get Lumberjack Nick to do an accurate representation of Luke Skywalker’s Star Wars: Episode VIII costume. This depiction is from a training sequence where Rey is frustrated with Luke’s teachings. Nick decided to go with the mechanical look of the hand because we couldn’t tell if Luke had a robotic hand or the black glove in this sequence. He also didn’t appear to have a lightsaber at all but was holding either a thin spear, thin walking stick or a piece of junk so we gave him a placeholder object for his hand in the picture. The point of the photo is that you can see what the design is for Luke’s costume used in those rainy sequences between Skywalker and Rey. Rey’s costume is also accurate:
In the film, the costume is apparenlty just filthy most of the time. Skywalker is more like Yoda on Dagobah in terms of style than the white regal costume he wore to meet Rey at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This costume gets a lot dirtier in the film than the cartoon depiction by Lumberjack Nick. You will also notice there isn’t really any belt or anything for his lightsaber. It makes us wonder if what our friends in Ireland saw was actually a saber or not during the filming, as there seems to be some contention as to if Luke ever actually uses one in this film.
We hope you enjoyed this look at Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Check back for more exciting Star Wars: Episode VIII news very soon!
Thanks to Lumberjack Nick for the artwork!