Anovos has been outfitting geeks with replica costumes from popular sci-fi franchises for years, but at Comic-Con this year the company has what is easily the ultimate power in the cosplaying universe. Based on the design created for The Empire Strikes Back, this Darth Vader getup is the most accurate, and surprisingly comfortable, costume you’ll find anywhere.
Nearly every detail has been perfectly recreated by referencing the original props in the Lucasfilm archive, and countless photos taken on set while Empire was filming, right down to the mask’s slightly imperfect asymmetrical design. It’s of course also got working lights on the chest plate, detailed fiberglass armor, and even your choice of authentic leather accents and under suit.
But what’s even more impressive is that Anovos knows how uncomfortable a costume like this can be, especially when worn while wandering around a convention, and has gone to great lengths to make this Vader suit extremely comfortable. The helmet and face mask use a clever magnetic system to easily align and stay perfectly in place, and they’ve even got a built-in ventilation system to ensure fresh cool air is flowing around your head inside—because nothing is sadder than a Sith that passes out at the first sign of a convention center that isn’t air conditioned.
Pricing it still to be revealed on this masterpiece, although you can safely assume it’s going to be astronomical given the incredibly attention to detail it represents. But if it guarantees you cosplay superiority, how can it not be completely worth it? [Anovos via Star Wars]