StarWars.com shared the tragic news of the passing of Shawna Trpcic. The Emmy-nominated costume designer helped create many of the iconic looks in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and, most recently, Ahsoka.
She adored making of Star Wars books, wanting to make sure she recreated the process of techniques from the original trilogy. Landing at Lucasfilm, she began working with the company around the time of The Mandalorian’s second season.
Co-producer Dave Foloni spoke on Trpcic’s passing, saying:
"“Shawna had a deep love and appreciation for Star Wars. You can see that in every piece of work she did with us. She loved everything about being a part of these stories, including connecting with fans and being a part of that community. I feel like she has always been a part of Star Wars. Her costumes tell a story, providing the suggestion of a life experience that happened before the cameras rolled. I loved collaborating with Shawna, and I will miss her presence.”"
Shawn Trpcic was nominated for multiple Emmys for both The Mandalorian as well as The Book of Boba Fett. Some of her other work included Firefly, Cabin in the Woods, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Her final Star Wars credit is Ahsoka.
This is a loss for fans of Star Wars television. Her work was beloved by fans and creators alike as it helped bring to life series that have defined this new generation of Star Wars. The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau shared his own thoughts on her passing, saying:
"“Her creativity brought this world to life. She will be deeply missed both as a friend and as a colleague.”"
We at Dork Side of the Force extend our condolences to her friends and family in their time of grief.