Initial 1978 Boba Fett Costume Screentest

Ever since he first appearance in the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978 as well as that teaser for the mail away figure on the backs of the action figures’ blister cards, Boba Fett has remained one the most popular characters in the saga. Here’s a unique look at the early stage of Fett’s iconic costume.



Many have seen the early Ralph McQuarrie sketches of Boba Fett sporting the all-white helmet and armor. What you haven’t seen is the original white Fett costume in action. A videotape was rolling to capture “proto Fett’s” reveal to Lucas and company at the filmmaker’s home on June 28, 1978. In the video, sound designer Ben Burtt “hosts” Fett’s reveal, describing the different weapons, functions, and characteristics of the costume (worn by Empire’s assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham for the test).

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