Friday, January 9, 2009

Growing Up Star Wars: 1977-1985

On a scale of 1-10 in terms of being a Star Wars fan, I'd place myself at around a 6 or 7. I don't care to see the recent three films, nor much of any of the recent Star Wars "stuff" that pours fourth, but the "holy trinity" of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi hold a truly special place in my heart.

Anyway, if you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you have to check out Growing Up Star Wars: 1977-1985, at Flickr.

There's not much more to say. If these were your childhood years, and if Star Wars meant anything to you then (or now), you'll soon be lost in a sea of wookies, droids and light sabers.

The fashion, the hair styles, even the quality of the photos (ah, so nice to see film grain!)... It's just a wonderful drift back to such a great place.

What strikes me the most is all the HOME MADE costumes! So little store-bought! Today, everything's bought at Wal-Mart, but "back in the day" Mom put that costume together with her bare hands! Long live HAND MADE (costumes, animation, art in general...)

Behold, one of my faves from the Flickr page, a Tuscan Raider (aka Sand Person) from Star Wars. So nicely done! You can see more great photos by this person here.

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