Main Project Inspiration

Star Wars. I am thoroughly inspired by the prop and costume design of the original Star Wars trilogy. 


The aesthetic comes from props and materials that were available to the designers at the time. Costumes such as the space suit worn by Bossk were taken from previous productions.


Props were even reused from one film to another. The props in the background of the Mos Eisley cantina scene from Star Wars made additional appearances later in production.


IG-88 was a bounty hunter character in the films that was made from the cantina props.

Star Wars prop and costume design were also very much influenced by the ’70s and ’80s. We can see the legacy of this in the ridiculous mustache on General Merrick from Rogue One (2016).

My main project idea is to design a bass amp that is styled as Star Wars cargo. It will be lit, and one or more features will be made with spare parts I currently have in my scrap collection.

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  • Chris Mcfadden
    March 11, 2019 11:34 am

    This is a really cool idea! I love star wars and completely agree that the costumes and props that they were able to create for the time period were amazing! I look forward to seeing how this turns out! Maybe use red, green, and blue LEDs to represent different light-saber colors.

  • Discussing the project with you, it seems like you’ve got a lot of ideas for the amp you didn’t mention here. It might help to go more in-depth with your description, so people have a better grasp on what you’re final product with entail. Other than that it’s good idea, with lots of room for exploration.

  • This is very interesting! The Star Wars prop and costume certainly has its own style. This style reminds me of scrap metal parts. I assume you are going to make use of some metal parts? I think the use of rivets or screws will be pretty cool!

    • I am debating how I am going to greeble this project (if it even calls for it). I really like the aesthetic of Orange amps (that’s a brand and the color of amp), which is similar to that of the rebel pilots in Star Wars, so there is a thread there I am attempting to pull. If I don’t use Tolex to cover the amp, I will likely find a way to coat it so it has an appearance similar to a droid. I might even employ adhesive steel/brass/copper sheets.


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