Jason Ward over at Making Star Wars reports that he was able to take a look costume concept sketches of Daisy Ridley in Episode VII and put together the sketches below based off of what he saw and also provided the following description:
I had trouble with the loose free-flowing scarf, so I didn’t depict it. She has a ton of detail and gadgets on the costume, so please forgive me for any ambiguities. The pants reminded me of Boba Fett’s pants (they’re not). The knee pads, chest and scarf are a dark blue. The pants are grey. Her arms are a white “bone” looking padding, tied off with brown straps. My sketch looks like she has a hat brim but that is supposed to be a transparent visor. It’s like a solid piece of glass or plastic and you can see her eyes through it. The stances below are nearly identical to the art I was shown.
I believe when we are introduced to the character, she has all the gear on. When she returns from finding what she finds, she is dressed in the “gear off” costume. I also have heard the concept art depicted are the costumes used in the film, but they’re a little less complex and busy in reality. It sounds like they needed to make them more practical for filming and movement, but that’s just a guess.
We know Ridley will be playing a larger part in the Sequel Trilogy after news broke that she would also be appearing in Episodes VIII and IX. It’s still a mystery as to who exactly she’s playing. Perhaps daughter to Han and Leia, perhaps Luke’s own daughter or maybe just a budding Jedi? We don’t know. It’s not necessarily telling that she’s holding a lightsaber in the concept art that Making Star Wars got a look at, considering the rumored plot hinges on Ridley and John Boyega finding a lightsaber and their subsequent journey to return it to it’s rightful owner. Or perhaps it is telling…
What do you guys think about Ridley? Who do you think she’ll be playing when Star Wars splashes accross screens on December 18th 2015? Let us know in your comments below.