The Force is strong.
Two different costume pieces from the original Star Wars Trilogy are going to be auctioned off very shortly by two different auction houses, and as any Wars geek knows, these things are akin to sacred Jedi relics.
First, and most impressively, is a full Darth Vader costume worn by David Prowse during the second Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back. This is scheduled to be auctioned off at Christine’s South Kensington in London on November 25th. The original owner of this costume has not been revealed, other than the fact that he’s an “American collector”. This rules out English David Prowse, but could it have belong to James Earl Jones or George Lucas himself? It is expected to sell for $365,000.
The second item has a far more interesting lineage. An original Return of the Jedi Ewok mask will be auctioned off by Heritage Auction House this month, and it’s being sold by the brother of Ewok actor Lars Green, who passed away in 2003. Apparently, Green’s brother Glen would bring out the mask every Halloween and wear it for his students, who just recently informed him that the mask was probably worth a great deal of money. The accompanying gloves and feet that accompanied the mask were actually worn around by the family’s children and have since disintegrated. The Ewok mask is expected to sell for around $3000 to a lucky collector.