We’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the park’s 30th anniversary! As part of the celebration this morning, the park had an energetic cavalcade of characters and cast members in dress from around the park. And that means we got a FIRST LOOK at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge costumes up close!
In February we took a look at images of the costumes coming to Batuu (see that sneak peek here!), and now we’ve got an up-close look! At first glance, we’re seeing lots of neutral colors in shades of brown and gray — but pops of blue are a recurring theme, too!
Another theme? Layering! Those layers serve a purpose for Disney costuming, who wanted costumes to have a lived-in, mix-and-match quality.
And in the central Florida heat, those layers might not look so weather-appropriate, but Disney has said “Mesh panels make vests lighter, nylon makes a stretchy pant more unique, cotton creates a more breathable shirt. Comfort and durability are priorities when creating Cast costumes, so the team conducted a variety of tests to ensure the fabrics would wear well over time.”
We’re also seeing lots of hats (that we’re secretly hoping show up in merchandise locations!), which Disney has noted will be optional for the ‘Citizens of Batuu’ (a/k/a cast members) and useful in some types of weather.
Overall we’re loving the laid-back, practical designs and can’t wait to see them in Black Spire Outpost!
Also, how fun is it that cast members in Galaxy’s Edge will be referred to as Citizens of Batuu? It speaks to the immersive intention of the land and adds something extra special for those face-to-face interactions.
We’re LIVE at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the 30th anniversary celebration! Click here to come along with us!
What do you think of the Citizens of Batuu costumes? Let us know in the comments!