A sketchbook revealing early costume designs for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and other “Star Wars” characters is ready for auction. The colored pencil sketches, that belong to Oscar-winning costume designer John Mollo are expected to sell for more than £100,000 (about $130,000).
It has the original costume designs drawn by Mollo between 1975 and 1976, closely resemble the final designs used in the original 1977 sci-fi film “Star Wars: A New Hope” by director George Lucas.
“It is very rare to see anything (like this) come up at auction,” said Katherine Schofield from Bonhams auction house.
“To have something of this magnitude, of this scale, from the estate of somebody who worked on the film and was so important to the film that he won an Academy Award for it, is really exciting.”
The sketchbook is one of four that Mollo’s family are putting up for auction on Tuesday following his death last year.