Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million in Real Life

Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million in Real Life

Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains of all time, and a staple Halloween costume for passionate Star Wars fans. However, the most ardent Star Wars fanatics have been known to create replicas of George Lucas' expansive universe — such as this badass who built a life-sized AT-ST Walker in their backyard. 

A realistic Darth Vader suit, though, would be an expensive endeavor. Well, unless you have a cool $18.3 million lying around. The folks at Shade Station compiled the cost of Vader's suit, the majority of which goes to the $12 million base suit, as it would need to have NASA-like properties for the villain to withstand long-term exposure in space.  

The cheapest component of the suit would be the voice synthesizer at a mere $1,000 (perhaps cheaper because James Earl Jones and his epic voice aren't underneath it). You can check out the rest of the detailed Vader suit costs below. 

In retrospect, maybe Anakin should've realized Obi-Wan had the high ground, and avoided a horribly timed jump that lead to his disfigured state. It would've saved the Empire a ton of money that could've instead been invested in training Stormtroopers to actually hit something with their blasters

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