Traveling 'Star Wars' costume exhibit at DIA opens Sunday

DETROIT - The force is coming to Detroit when a traveling "Star Wars" costume exhibit rolls into the Detroit Institute of Arts this spring.

"Star Wars and the Power of Costume" runs from May 20-Sept. 30.

It will feature more than 60 original costumes from the film, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, X-wing pilots, Rey, C-3PO, R2-D2 and more.

"This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary, or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars™. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality," the event page said.

Tickets for adults are $19 for Tuesday-Thursday and $24 for adults Friday-Sunday. DIA members can get tickets right now, and receive free admission. Residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties receive a $5 discount on the ticket. Kids age 6-17 tickets are just $7.

The DIA says tickets will sell out with time slots, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance by clicking here or by calling 313-833-4005.

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