Star Wars Identities is a unique traveling exhibition, which is currently making its way through Canada.
The exhibit showcases more than 200 original costumes, props, models and modern art pieces related to your favorite characters – including Boba Fett.
Not only do visitors get to encounter original prop pieces and costumes from all six films, but the installation also includes pieces from The Clone Wars.
Pieces include a model of the Millennium Falcon, concept art from Star Wars visionaries and even the original slab of Carbonite that imprisoned Han Solo.
Let’s not forget this exhibit is called Identities – and for a reason – what makes this installation unique is how it interacts with visitors.
Patrons are fitted with a smart technology bracelet, which allows them to respond to hypothetical situations – designed to assess their personality traits and help them discover what or who their character would be in the Star Wars Universe.
Star Wars Identities is currently at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Canada until April 1. Starting May 10, it will travel to Ottawa, Canada, where it will be on display at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum through Sept. 2.
More dates and locations will be announced soon. Over the next six years, it will be featured in 12 cities.
While no U.S. destinations have been unveiled as of today, you can still purchase some amazing collectible merchandise from its online store at www.shop.starwarsidentities.com/home.aspx
One of the coolest things for kids who dress as Boba Fett for Halloween, is they can portray a character from their own age range.
Unlike picking costumes like Iron Man or Indiana Jones - they’re not a youth pretending to be an adult - but role playing a character closer to their actual age, at least in certain television seasons and films.
The costuming company, Rubie’s, has produced a number of Boba Fett costumes for both, adults and youths. The one I’ve shown here is Rubie’s latest version and can be found at local stores, like Target or Wal-Mart.
It’s a three piece costume, which consists of a molded jumpsuit, cape and helmet. The helmet and molds are soft plastic and the cape features blaster holes.
Rubie’s produced the costume in three sizes that are meant to fit children through age 10.
At a retail price of $40, the Rubie’s Boba Fett costume is a bargain. The molds are detailed, the helmet looks great and the jumpsuit captures the character’s armor design very well. It would be nice to have a hard plastic helmet, but the softer material is more appropriate for the younger costumers.
A major letdown for this costume is the absence of a jet pack or blaster, though.
I recommend, for the older kids, supplementing the costume with Boba Fett’s toy blaster rifle and electronic helmet, both items sold separately. I could also see this costume being worn for pretend play throughout the year. That’s a sound investment for 40 bucks.
Note: The Jango Fett costume is equally as cool, and a makes for a fun pairing for siblings. It would also have been interesting if Rubie’s released a Bossk costume, too