Jason Ward, editor-in-chief of makingstarwars.net has revealed detailed sketches of what Daisy Ridley's Star Wars characters costumes are set to look like. Although not an official piece of concept art, Ward claims that he was able to study the official designs long enough to sketch out a detailed version that is extremely close, if not perfect, to the designs that will be used in the film;
Last night I was able to get a good look at concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII. In particular I was able to look at the concept art for Daisy Ridley’s character. I was with the piece long enough to sketch it out. I had trouble with the loose free-flowing scarf, so I didn’t depict it. She has a ton of detail and gadgets on the costume, so please forgive me for any ambiguities. The pants reminded me of Boba Fett’s pants (they’re not). The knee pads, chest and scarf are a dark blue. The pants are grey. Her arms are a white “bone” looking padding, tied off with brown straps. My sketch looks like she has a hat brim but that is supposed to be a transparent visor. It’s like a solid piece of glass or plastic and you can see her eyes through it. The stances below are nearly identical to the art I was shown.
Rumoured to be playing the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' currently shooting Star Wars, the sketch designs look like a combination of Luke's Dagobah/Cloud City garb from Empire Strikes Back. The style of the lightsaber would also confirm the rumours that Ridley, alongside John Boyega's character, come across Luke's Jedi Weapon and set out on a mission to return it to him.
This idea is further backed up by Ward, as he shares some insight to our first encounter with the character;
I believe when we are introduced to the character, she has all the gear on. When she returns from finding what she finds, she is dressed in the “gear off” costume. I also have heard the concept art depicted are the costumes used in the film, but they’re a little less complex and busy in reality. It sounds like they needed to make them more practical for filming and movement, but that’s just a guess."
What do you think of the costume design?
Star Wars Episode VII is set for an initial release on December 18, 2015 (USA). Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film will also see the return of the original trio Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.