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Get ready for The Force Awakens with the new Star Wars Costumes exhibition at Discovery Times Square

By David Goldberg
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We're officially one month out from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the long-awaited continuation of the world's most beloved sci-fi saga and the beginning of a new era of endless Disney Star Wars movies. If you've burned through your blu-rays and can't get away with wearing your Tatooine bikini costume in this weather anymore, then head to Discovery Times Square for "Star Wars and the Power of Costume," a visual feast on more than 60 looks from the first two Star Wars trilogies, along with seven getups from The Force Awakens. 

Broken into nine chapters, including "Jedi vs. Sith: Form, Function and Design" and "After the Throne: Padme's Journey" (are you freaking out yet?), the lush exhibition explains the creative processes, cultural influences and lasting legacy of some of the most iconic looks in movies. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Robes, Star Wars: A New Hope Queen Amidala, Throne Room Gown, Star Wars: The Phantom MenacePhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

C-3P0, The Empire Strikes Back, BB-8, The Force Awakens, R2-D2, Classic TrilogyPhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

Imperial Stormtrooper, Star Wars: Return of the JediPhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

Captain Typho, Naboo Security Officer, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Senate Guard, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Imperial Officer, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, X-Wing Pilot, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, TIE Fighter Pilot, Star Wars: A New Hope, Battle Droid, Star Wars: The Phantom MenacePhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

Han Solo, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Chewbacca, Star Wars Classic TrilogyPhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

Padme's Journey, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Attack of the ClonesPhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, First Order TIE Fighter Pilot, Star Wars: The Force AwakensPhotograph: Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

So gawk all you like at the Boba Fett suit or at Senator Amidala's Naboo jet-set couture, but don't touch, unless you want to lose your hand to a lightsaber. 

"Star Wars and the Power of Costume" runs daily at Discovery Times Square, 226 W 24th Street, through September 5, 2016. Tickets are $25. 

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