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Cloak Facts

  Revenge of the Sith

Material (confirmed from burn test of screen used): Polyester crepe outer, polyester satin lining.

Cut: 3/4 (270 degree) circle in six panels.

Chain: metallic link.

Collar: Same material as the outer cloak.

Cloak hook: None. The cloak is fixed to the chest armour in front of the shoulders, and the chain drapes from those two points.

  A New Hope

Material (confirmed from screen used): 100% wool in an even weave with ~32 thread count per inch, polyester satin lining.

Cut: 1/2 (180 degree) circle in four panels.

Chain: Plastic, Maxi-Lok type.

Collar: Lightweight black leather

Cloak hook: None. The cloak chain rests on top of the helmet neck or just underneath it.

  Empire Strikes Back

Material (confirmed from screen used): 100% wool in a 2/2 twill weave, polyester satin lining.

Cut (Hero): 3/4 (270 degree) circle in six panels.

Cut (Stunt): 1/2 (180 degree) circle in four panels. The hem is at ~2 1/2" off the floor.

Chain: Plastic, Maxi-Lok type.

Collar: Lightweight black leather

Cloak Hook: Small bronze-colored, centered on the chest armour.

  Return of the Jedi

Material: 100% wool in an even weave with ~32 thread count per inch, polyester satin lining.

Cut (Hero): 3/4 (270 degree) circle in six panels.

Cut (Stunt): 1/2 (180 degree) circle in four panels. The hem is at ~2 1/2" off the floor.

Chain: Plastic, Maxi-Lok type.

Collar: Lightweight black leather

Cloak Hook: Small bronze-colored, centered on the chest armour.

  The Illusory Hem Trim - An ESB Myth Debunked

In the scene with the bounty hunters in ESB, what appears to be a satin edging or trim can be seen at the bottom of Vader's cloak as he walks back and forth. This is NOT a trim or edging which has been applied over top of the wool portion of the cloak! What is visible in this scene is the hem of the satin lining. As the cloak moves, it builds up static, and the wool begins to ride up, exposing this part of the lining to view. In a later scene, towards the end of ESB, where Vader leaves the bridge, the same 'trim' is also visible, but if you slow down the footage and look closely, it is obvious that the 'trim' (lining hem) and the wool are moving independently of one another (see image to the left).

 
 
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