Obi-Wan Kenobi | Jedi Robes | The Phantom Menace & Revenge of the Sith
When designing Obi-Wan’s outfit for Episode I, the costume department wanted something that was reminiscent of how he had looked in Episode IV, yet slightly different. His traditional Jedi robes are noticably shorther than in Episode IV, and his undertunic and pants much lighter.
In Episode III the goal was to link the younger Obi-Wan’s appearance with how he had appeared in Episode IV nearly 30 years earlier, and such his colours were changed to those of Alec Guinness’ original robes.
Padmé Amidala | End Dress AKA The Water Gown | Revenge of the Sith
"My favourite costume that Trisha designed for the prequel trilogy is the one Natalie wears in her funeral. It’s a very moving shot in which her open coffin slowly glides under the camera. I remember asking Trisha why she chose the specific fabric and colour for that dress. She looked at me in bewilderment, and very gently explained that the colour – this beautiful azure blue – and the rippled fabric matched the ethereal and melancholy landscape of the Naboo lake retreat at Lake Como, where Padmé and Anakin fell in love. This is where Padmé had wanted to escape with Anakin, and the funeral gown symbolises her spiritual return to that lake."
Throughout much of the pre-visualisation for Episode III, Anakin Skywalker was illustrated with long hair tied together with a string at the back of his head. However, when if came to actually deciding upon the look of the character, both George Lucas and actor Hayden Christensen felt that the look was too “pretty” and Anakin didn’t look rugged enough, so the original wig was cut to the shoulder length we see in the movie.