Iconic 'Star Wars' costumes on display in St. Petersburg

The "Star Wars" series is one of the most successful in history and now some of its most iconic costumes are on display in Tampa Bay.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Star Wars series has been entertaining families since 1977 and some of the series most iconic costumes are now on display in Tampa Bay.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition will be at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg through April 1.

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit features over 60 hand-crafted costumes, all worn in the first seven "Star Wars" films.

Concept drawings also are on display to show off the creative process behind the design. 

Short films with interviews from the artists, designers and actors let you learn what went into making the costume and what they were like to wear. 

Some of the costumes on display are Chewbacca, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and a collection of Queen Amidala’s dresses.  

Star Wars and the Power of Costume will be at the Museum of Fine Arts through April 1. Tickets for non-members are $25 for adults and $18 for youth (ages 7-17). Kids 6 years old and under are free.

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