Image of the Day: Vintage Joe Johnston inside Darth Vader concept costume

This Halloween party at Industrial Light & Magic back in 1976 must have been one to remember, especially with young storyboard artist and illustrator Joe Johnston donning the Dark Lord's concept outfit to celebrate the preproduction of an ambitious little sci-fi film called Star Wars.  Johnston proudly wears the menacing Vader uniform seen in some of Ralph McQuarrie's original artwork and stands beside special effects pioneer John Dykstra.   The fierce helmet might make it difficult to bob for apples, but the extreme cool factor makes it worth the extra effort.

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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