Star Wars Costumes circa 1978

Star_Wars_photoThis picture of me and my friends was taken in front of Henrico Theater in July of 1978 (that’s me on the far right, dressed as Han Solo).  In those days they had not invented the word “cosplay.”  We just knew that we really liked Star Wars.





7 responses to “Star Wars Costumes circa 1978

  1. This is so awesome. I wish I weren’t so young. I had to wear my Leia outfit to the premier of Phantom Menace.

    • Robert Mitchell

      Thanks! Nowadays it’s so much easier to make costumes. Back then, with no internet, you had to buy Starlog magazines and swap pictures with other fans just to get good pictures to work from. If I was gonna get back into costumes I’d be a Browncoat for sure!

      • Yeah, my costume was my mom’s when she was 8 or 9, which I wore when I was about the same age. So it has a neat history behind it. I don’t do costumes now much, because I don’t have much time, but Browncoat would be pretty cool!

      • Robert Mitchell

        Yep, costumes take a ton of time. Kept me out of trouble as a teenager in the 70s, that’s for sure. Thanks for visiting. Nerd on!

  2. Hey Robert….nice to hear from u. I don’t go on Facebook too often. Email me and let u know what ur up to!
    Hope ur doing well!

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