The Man Behind the (Storm Trooper) Mask

Just found this fascinating article about industrial designer, Andrew Ainsworth who was tasked by a young, upstart American director with bringing the renderings of the Imperial Storm Troopers to life. Thus, one of the most iconic movie costumes of all time was born. Read the whole story over at Core77. Fantastic!

Hat tip to my buddy, Bunny for the linkage!


  1. and of course, i looked up how much a commercial vacuum sealer machine costs... for sh*ts & giggles.... :)

  2. You can make one in your garage with a shop vac for almost no money: