These Behind-The-Scenes Pictures Bring Fans Inside The Star Wars Universe

In a galaxy far, far away, some behind-the-scenes photos were taken of one of the most popular franchises to date, Star Wars. Today, fans of the Skywalker saga have seen everything from puppets to a CGI Yoda on the big screen.

But these rare pictures show what happened during creation of the original trilogy before the cameras even started rolling. The photos depict things like the man inside the R2-D2 costume and models of the Millennium Falcon. Strap in and enjoy these behind-the-scenes images.

Chewie And His Makeup Artist

Chewie And His Makeup Artist
Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox

It’s amazing that the famous Chewbacca mask was put together by one man, Stuart Freeborn. His wife, Kay Freeborn, hand-knit the torso of the large costume. Underneath the furry mask and sharp teeth is the actor who played the lovable Wookiee in the original trilogy, Peter Mayhew.

After coming up with the idea for Chewie’s costume, Freeman had to go through multiple prototypes before he found the perfect combination of materials. The furry costume is comprised of a few different animal furs, including yak hair and mohair.