Behind the Mask Artists

Shawna Trpcic

Born: October 18, 1966
Died: October 4, 2023

"The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett" Costume Designer


Coming from a background in fashion, educated at Otis, before moving into the film industry as a fashion illustrator and assistant designer, Shawna made a name for herself with the Firefly show.

"[Boba Fett] has always been my favorite," Shawna Trpcic said in her interview with Designing Hollywood (December 5, 2020). For Boba Fett, she worked off concept art by Doug Chiang. She loved the idea of the samurai skirt and integrate black from his time in the desert. Filoni was concerned it's too dark, too Darth Vader, but once they saw the sketch work, they loved it. "It was important to me to show a journey – from the acid burns on the armor and his choices."


According to a post on her Instagram, "The Book of Boba Fett" belt buckle for Boba Fett was designed by her son.

Last updated: February 20, 2023
Article ID: 317