Star Wars Icons represents my personal portfolio of authentic Star Wars costume, prop, and display related projects focusing on some of the most iconic characters from the original classic Star Wars trilogy.
Here you’ll find content showcasing some of the Star Wars projects I’ve worked on for my personal collection, friends, clients, licensed companies, and Lucasfilm directly.
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Hi I’m Gino and I’m a professional industrial designer/art director and Star Wars classic trilogy costume/prop preservationist. I’ve dedicated over two decades to researching, collecting, restoring, and reproducing authentic Star Wars costumes and props from the classic original trilogy films. When it comes to knowledge of the classic trilogy Star Wars costumes and props, I can confidently claim that I’m among the world’s foremost experts.
I’ve also worked on various projects directly for Lucasfilm and as an art director developing costume, prop, and statue related projects for official Lucasfilm licensees.
This is the official Star Wars Icons blog where you can find progress updates from current projects as well as new photography and spotlights on completed projects.
STAR WARS COSTUME DISPLAYS
These authentic life-size costume displays represent some fo the most iconic characters from the Star Wars universe.
Each costume display has been meticulously re-created exactly as they were made for the original films down to the finest details using all the original materials processes, and techniques used by the original artists. This high level of authenticity was made possible utilizing access to many of the original production’s costume patterns, armor molds, screen-used/production-made costume components, and difficult to find vintage off-the-shelf found items.
All display mannequins were custom built specifically for each individual character.
Several of these costume displays are the most accurate representations in existence of the original filming costumes as they appeared on screen 40+ years ago, as many of the original costume assets have either suffered heavy damage, been modified from their original state and/or re-purposed for another production, or simply do not exist anymore for unknown reasons.
Faithfully creating these costume displays is my way of preserving and showcasing these iconic costumes in the state you would have found them during filming of the original productions.
STAR WARS SCREEN-USED
RESTORATION AND CUSTOM DISPLAYS
Here you will find some of the projects where I’ve performed restoration, conservation, and/or created custom displays for screen-used or production-made Star Wars costumes and props.
If you have a screen-used or production-made Star Wars item in need of restoration, conservation, a custom display mannequin, missing parts, or a themed display, feel free to contact me and we can discuss ways I may be able to help.
OFFICIALLY LICENSED STAR WARS
This section features some of the costume, prop, and statue related officially licensed products I’ve developed/art directed for official Lucasfilm licensees.
This section showcases some of the costume, prop and statue related projects I’ve worked on for Lucasfilm directly.
AND TRADE SHOWS
This section features Star Wars related events, exhibits, and trade shows that I’ve developed for either myself or a third party.