STAR WARS Set Images Reveal Ralph McQuarrie Inspired C3PO & Darth Vader Suit Designs

STAR WARS Set Images Reveal Ralph McQuarrie Inspired C3PO & Darth Vader Suit Designs

We've all seen the original McQuarrie concept designs for Star Wars: A New Hope but before their looks were altered did you know they actually made it to costume test phase? Check out snaps of Anthony Daniels as a fairly different looking C3PO, and a look at the Vader outfit too..

The following costumes aren't exactly the same as the original McQuarrie designs (C3PO in particular looked a lot more like the android from Metropolis), but you can certainly see the inspiration there. Do you think Lucas and co. should have stuck more closely to the designs below, or are you glad they made the alterations they did?

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Filed Under "Star Wars" 6/10/2013 Source: Via Geektyrant
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Grayson7954 - 6/10/2013, 3:52 PM
SuperDude001 - 6/10/2013, 4:00 PM
Well those...are terrible.
Woodsy - 6/10/2013, 4:01 PM
Vader suit looks kinda cool apart from the mouthpiece
Humperdink - 6/10/2013, 4:07 PM
C3P0 is my favorite homosexual android.

MarkV - 6/10/2013, 4:07 PM
Very misleading thread title!!!!!
RorMachine - 6/10/2013, 4:09 PM
How so?
RorMachine - 6/10/2013, 4:12 PM
Ah yes, the new Star Wars movie..that isn't shooting yet. That's be a good trick wouldn't it?
RorMachine - 6/10/2013, 4:13 PM
Also, bit of advice: RTFT

*Read the [frick]ing teaser
Curmudgeon - 6/10/2013, 4:17 PM
You don't get the [frick]ing teaser when you're updated by a feed reader.
santoanderson - 6/10/2013, 4:19 PM
"In this version of Star Wars, Darth Vader will be played by a praying mantis."
SalasStudios - 6/10/2013, 4:22 PM
That Darth Vader suit... O_o

TheClemster - 6/10/2013, 4:32 PM
Come on guys, the man is uploading some news and you jump at his throat!!!

Cool news by the way Ror, keep it up mate...

There you go with a bit of positivity. Peace ;)
SpectacularJoSh - 6/10/2013, 4:38 PM
That Vader design looks like Bruce Timm could have designed it for a Star Wars animated show.
Joe6Pack74 - 6/10/2013, 4:44 PM
Nice find, I have over 30 of the behind scenes books and have not seen the top 2 photos.
LordoftheThrones26 - 6/10/2013, 5:33 PM
Episode 7 should use unused Ralph Mcquarrie art! Just look at this
REDSTORM - 6/10/2013, 6:41 PM
Don't blame Ror for your lack of reading comprehension.
NeoBaggins - 6/10/2013, 6:54 PM
Holy Shit! They made Ralph Vader. Funny, it looks like Justice League animated character art.
CapWriter - 6/10/2013, 7:08 PM
I was hoping for that McVader variant in Ep III ROTS. Would've been epic.
nld3 - 6/10/2013, 7:24 PM
I read somewhere that the Vader suit was made by a Lucasfilm employee for a halloween costume. It was never for the movie.
ProfOJ - 6/10/2013, 7:50 PM
Got to admit...this is pretty cool stuff, they do look like the drawings....wasnt luke supposed to be a girl?....and there was nothing misleading about the thread, you idiots click before you think..I thought my generation was bad, too much t.v.....but you cyber children have..nooooo attention span...empty generated intellect.....thanx ror great find!!!
jimoakley666 - 6/10/2013, 11:36 PM
The Vader one is cool.
MementoMori - 6/10/2013, 11:37 PM
Wow. These photos are awesome. Nice topic. Of course the film's final designs after some tweaking were better goes without saying, but you asked. That Vader Suit is a very cool photo because it reminds me of a drawing of a concept for Vader that the suit in the photo looked exactly like.
SuperBatNick - 6/11/2013, 2:24 PM
So glad they changed it in the end.
bonesmcgee - 6/16/2013, 12:43 AM

You're making it as if the final design was crap or something. Have some perspective.

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