Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader™ was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. ANOVOS® is proud to offer the STAR WARS™: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Darth Vader Costume Ensemble. Shipping estimated to begin in Q1 2016. Customers who purchase this item will be added to our monthly STAR WARS™ newsletter for updates.
This ensemble includes details duplicated from STAR WARS™: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK screen-used costume provided by Skywalker Archives and other sources.
This pre-order offering is for the highly-detailed Darth Vader costume based on the iconic villain’s look from The Empire Strikes Back. Referencing original artifacts from the Lucasfilm Archives as well as numerous background images, ANOVOS has created a fully wearable costume that balances both comfort and accuracy. Designed with costumers in mind, features include a self-aligning helmet (using magnets and keyed locking mechanisms), reinforced shoulder bell hinges, and strategically placed ventilation mesh in both the Premier and Standard edition undersuits. ANOVOS has also maintained film-accurate details such as an asymmetrical mask, two-tone paint scheme, and 100 percent wool crepe cape.
This item is offered in both a Premier Line and Standard Line offering:
The Premier Line offering is for the insatiable costumer, who needs every detail meticulously studied and excruciatingly reproduced for the ultimate wearable costume. Features include a complete, quality grade leather three-piece under-suit ensemble, consisting of the two-piece jacket and vest, and pant, patterned and mirrored off the original soft-suit worn in the movie. Also included are gauntlet gloves, also made out of quality grade leather and featuring ventilation mesh, and a wool cape.
The Standard Line offering features a full-body jumpsuit made out of high-quality faux leather, featuring breathable mesh for the comfort of the wearer. Also includes gloves made of faux leather and polyester cape.
- Both the Standard Line and the Premier Line otherwise come with all the same helmet, armor pieces, chest boxes, belts, and under robe.
- Boots and lightsaber are not included.
- Shipping & handling to be billed separately from pre-order.
Under Suit Sizing
For information on how to be properly measured, please click here (page opens in new window).
Under suit should be tailored for proper fit.
CHEST / BUST
Default inseam is 34 inches, and will need to be tailored.
To find out your glove size, measure (in inches) around your hand with a tape measure at the place indicated by the red line (just below the knuckles). You should use your dominant hand, the right if you are right-handed, and the left if you are left-handed.
|MEDIUM||8 - 9|
|LARGE||9 - 10|
|XL||10 - 11|
|2XL||11 - 12|
- Self-aligning helmet with ventilation fan system and suspension system.
- Mantle (chest and shoulder amor) with hinged shoulder bells for movability.
- Chestbox complete with leather straps and functioning LED lights.
- Belt with boxes that feature functioning LED lights, buckle and lightsaber clip.
- Shin/greaves armor pieces.
- Under robe.
- Under suit (your choice of either Premier or Standard).
- Gloves (your choice of either Premier or Standard).
- High-quality fiberglass armor piece construction with finished undersides, backs, and interiors.
- Premiere undersuit constructed from quality grade leather.
- Standard undersuit constructed from faux leather.
- Helmet features interlocking magnets and keys to ensure consistent alignment for costuming.
- Chest and shoulder armor constructed with alignment bars for proper shoulder hinging and placement.
- Chestbox based on screen-used archive reference with electronics.
- 100% wool crepe cape for Premium grade / Polyester Blend for Standard grade.
- Premier leather undersuit features two-piece construction (jacket with overlay vest) with back zipper, plus separate pant.
- Standard undersuit will feature one-piece jumpsuit construction with mesh ventilation, with zipper at crotch (covered by cod piece) and a full back-length zipper at the back.
Shipping updates available via our STAR WARS Product Updates page. Shipping time frame given is an estimate only and is subject to change for any reason.
Shipping and Handling
Payment for the pre-order is remitted at the time the pre-order is placed, in addition to shipping and handling for this item. Shipping and handling does NOT include customs fees, brokerage, or any taxes; those are charged separately for international locales by the appropriate agency.
Territories Covered by ANOVOS
ANOVOS is now able to ship STAR WARS merchandise to the following locations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
For North America, we ship to: United States, United States Territories, and Canada.
Orders from territories not listed above will be immediately cancelled & refunded.