Top positive review
Ahhhh... this is the stuff.
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2014
I have collected a number of books on uniforms of all kinds over the years. The difference in quality between a quality product and rubbish has become clear to me, and this book is the former. It is simply superb. The book itself is a high-quality affair, with glossy pages, fold-outs, and a good binding. The content is also great; virtually all of the noteworthy costumes from the original trilogy are here. The format shows them to their greatest advantage. No one can quibble about the choice of models here, since the costumes are placed over appropriate but unobtrusive manikins.
The text is also good; there are extensive interviews of the costume designers behind these films. They offer nice insights into the process. At times the choice of subject starts to cross the line from costume to make-up, but I don't think that anyone will object if Chewbacca's outfit or R2D2's is included.
Many people might expect this book to be an extension of an earlier publication on costumes from the prequels. It's not; it is far superior in every way - not least of which is that it is a much more convenient size. If you collect books on uniforms, costumes, science fiction or Star Wars, this one should be on your shelf.