Star Wars: Episode VIII — Kylo Ren Gets a Wardrobe Update


There hasn’t been much in the way of Star Wars: Episode VIII news coming our way, lately. But, in the last two days, we’ve had two reports of wardrobe changes for two major characters for the sequel to The Force Awakens…

With 44 days until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it would seem that the eyes of all Star Wars fans are focused on December 15 and 16…and rightfully so, as that film will be the very first standalone Star Wars film in the history of the Star Wars saga. However, when it’s all said and done, and Rogue One has premiered worldwide in theaters, Lucasfilm will begin prep for the year-long push to Star Wars: Episode VIII.

In that vein, we haven’t had a lot of news regarding Star Wars: Episode VIII, since the film wrapped back in August of this year. We have had Daisy Ridley tease a reveal of Rey’s parentage, in Episode VIII, and just yesterday, website Making Star Wars provided a description of Luke Skywalker’s wardrobe for at least part of the film.

Well, today, it would seem that Making Star Wars is at it again, as the site’s sources have provided details to a wardrobe alteration for Kylo Ren, in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Obviously, Spoilers beyond this point.

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The report from MSW goes into detail on Kylo Ren’s wardrobe in Episode VIII, and how it has changed. Specifically, the report centers around what it calls a “Darth Vader cape” that Kylo Ren will be wearing.

Now, while MSW notes that there is no confirmation that Kylo Ren has acquired one of his grandfather’s capes from many of the collectors who scavenged the remnants of the fallen Galactic Empire for relics belonging to Vader himself (this is now canon).

According to MSW, Kylo Ren’s robes are also different, as they now resemble Luke Skywalker’s black tunic that he wore in Return of the Jedi. However, his mask is said to stay mainly the same, with some minor adjustments.

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Personally, I am not a fan of Kylo Ren completely changing his wardrobe. I really enjoyed his look from The Force Awakens, and sincerely hoped he would keep it in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Let’s all hope Making Star Wars’ sources are wrong for once.