Star Wars Used Everything From An Antique Bedspread To Maybe A Deer's Anus
One of the best scenes in Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones is the completely silent wedding of Padme and Anakin, mainly because we aren't subjected to a single word of George Lucas' wooden dialogue. While what-the-hell-is-she-wearing outfits are kinda Padme's trademark, her wedding dress is downright tame in comparison, even beautiful. Of course, that's because you can't see the fact that some old-timey Italian people definitely had sex inside it.
Lucasfilm"Til death or Force choke do us part."
You see, the "dress" began its life as an antique bedspread that turned up in an Italian thrift store. Costume designer Trisha Biggar was browsing the shop when she saw the piece of Edwardian bedding and thought, "Wow, someone should totally get married up in this thing." The bedspread wasn't very large, so they ended up spreading out pieces of the lace and stitching it to a background of tulle. So if your great-grandparents lived in Italy and had a lace bedspread, there's a chance their linens had a cameo in Star Wars.
Now, it's not exactly a costume, but there's one additional Star Wars prop that bears mentioning. Remember the animal Chewbacca finds baiting an Ewok trap in Return Of The Jedi? You probably didn't study it too closely, and Han dismisses it as "Just a dead animal, Chewie." Yeah, we're reasonably sure that's a dead white-tailed deer with teeth in its butthole.
LucasfilmGood luck unseeing this.
Now, the filmmakers haven't confirmed this, either because they're scared of PETA or they don't want to admit they put teeth in a deer's bunghole. But more than a few people -- the type who have the time to watch Jedi multiple times and very slowly -- have scrutinized the scene and realized that the "unidentified tusked species" has to be a deer ass. Why would a multi-million-dollar production feel the need to resort to that? Did George Lucas personally select the butthole or delegate the task? What does Chewie's eagerness to get the ass imply about his sex life? We'll let you decide.
On the off chance that you're thinking about doing some costuming of your own, it's probably worth it to invest in a sewing machine. And as long as you say it's for your fandom, nobody will think it's weird!
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