Darth Vader- Star Wars Trilogy
Supreme Edition Costume by Rubies
Darth Vader the Dark Lord of the Sith began life as Anakin Skywalker, a young slave from Tatooine skilled in piloting and strong in the Force. Once discovered by maverick Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin was taken before the Jedi Council to be trained. There was some controversy on the subject -- despite Jinn's adamant assurances that Skywalker was the chosen one spoken of in an ancient Jedi prophecy, the council was hesitant to allow his training at the age of nine. Obi-Wan Kenobi would train Anakin.

During Anakin’s rise as a Jedi, Anakin Skywalker was seduced by the dark side of the Force and betrayed the Jedi. Kneeling before Palpatine (Darth Sidious) the Sith Lord bestowed upon him the title of Darth Vader.Fueled by rage and discontent with the pace of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s training, Anakin challenged his master to a duel. Despite newfound power bestowed by the dark side of the Force, which added to his already formidable abilities, Anakin was grievously wounded in the fight. When metal coupled with flesh in the form of cyborg implants and enhancements required to sustain him, Skywalker's transformation was complete. He was no longer Anakin. He was Darth Vader.At the time of his transformation, Vader never knew he was due to be the father of twins. Obi-Wan Kenobi hid the children from the Dark Lord and Vader's master, Emperor Palpatine. In the chaos that accompanied Palpatine's rise to power, Vader became one of the Emperor's most loyal servants. The Emperor entrusted him with the elimination of the Jedi Knights. During these dark times, Vader and his agents destroyed the Jedi order.When the Galactic Civil War raged across the Empire, Darth Vader was tasked with discovering the location of the Rebel Alliance’s secret base the Death Star. Vader captured Rebel operative Princess Leia Organa. When a rescue team successfully liberated the princess, Vader found himself face to face with his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Vader defeated the aged Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in a lightsaber duel.The Emperor commanded Darth Vader to track down the "son of Skywalker," and have Darth Vader turn him to the dark side of the Force. He and Luke Skywalker clashed in a lightsaber duel on Bespin where Darth Vader won by ruthlessly severing Luke's sword-hand. Darth Vader then revealed to Luke Skywalker that he was his father, and that they would rule the galaxy as father and son. Luke refused to succumb to the dark side, and escaped his father. The Emperor foresaw that Luke Skywalker would confront Darth Vader and then they would seduce young Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side, just as Anakin had been drawn to its power decades earlier.

When Luke was taken before the Emperor, Palpatine pitted father and son in a lightsaber duel. Skywalker refused to fight at first then gave into the temptation of the Dark Side and attacked his father. In the ferocious assault that followed, young Luke Skywalker nearly killed Darth Vader. Horrified by what he had become, Luke abandoned his Dark Side rage, and refused Palpatine's offers of power. "I am a Jedi, like my father before me," Skywalker proudly claimed.
Palpatine unleashed a deadly barrage of dark side energy on the young Jedi. Lightning bolts spawned from pure evil tore into Luke's body with searing pain. Vader stood helplessly, watching his son writhe in agony from torture delivered by his master. Unable to watch anymore, Vader turned against his master. He grabbed a surprised Palpatine from behind, hoisted him above his head, and tossed his evil master down a bottomless reactor shaft. The Emperor’s Force lightning bombarded Darth Vader, mortally wounding him. As he lay dying, Darth Vader ceased to be. Anakin Skywalker returned.

I have always wanted a Life Size Darth Vader. When I had the opportunity to get the Supreme Edition Darth Vader by Rubies for a super less than retail cost I saw my opportunity to finally get my Life Size Darth Vader. When I got it of course I could not resist dressing up in the outfit at least one time before it goes on one of my custom made mannequins.

Here I am wearing the Darth Vader body suit. It is made out of heavy weight fiber lined faux leather.

The Chest Box is attached with straps that go into the suit and fasten. Yes the Chest Box lights-up.

The body suit is a little larger for me but that is fine. When I place this costume onto one of my PVC pipe mannequins it will be the size of Dave Prowse who was inside the Darth Vader costume.

As you can see this is what the Darth Vader costume looks like on me without wearing the helmet.

One thing that I have learned from wearing this costume besides it being extremely hot, is that the shoulder armor needs to be held down in the front. The weight of the cape pulls it back and up.

The shoulder armor is molded with 1/4" plastic

The cape and under robe is lightweight but for this item it is decent.

The belt boxes also light-up.

The gloves, cod piece, and shin armor also are decent for a Rubies costume. I think with a little modification this could be a really nice looking Darth Vader outfit if one chose to work it a little.

The boots are mine.

Please excuse some of the images below since the belt buckle and codpiece are not centered.
Mishaps like this will happen when you are taking pictures of you wearing your costumes all by yourself not
having anyone there to check you over to make sure things are all correct. Otherwise enjoy!

Darth Vader standing and waiting.

Darth Vader choking with the Force.

“I’ve been waiting for you Obi-Wan.”

Darth Vader ready to duel.

Darth Vader about to swing.


I am happy that I have a Darth Vader costume. I only stand 5' 8" and Vader is a little taller than me. But I think I pulled off Darth Vader very well for my purposes. The Lightsaber that I am using is the Force FX Darth Vader (A New Hope) lightsaber from Master Replicas.

The helmet is the Supreme Deluxe Rubies Darth Vaderhelmet which is casted off the Revenge of the Sith helmet that I purchased at Celebration III.

I have a back neck piece for my helmet.

Not a screen or movie specific Darth Vader but I do not really care. I am just happy that I have a Darth Vader standing in my collection.

If someone would see it they would know that it is Darth Vader.

My Darth Vader on a PVC pipe mannequin. I chose a pose that included Darth Vader waiting
on the Death Star for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader saying to "Join Me" to Luke Skywalker/

Darth Vader stands next to my Emperor Palpatine and Throne.

Of course since Darth Vader is on a stand he stands a few inches taller.

Maybe I will upgrade some of the parts and repaint the armor one day to my liking.

*Out of the box this costume in NOT 501st Legion accepted. Modifications are required.