– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s silly, we know. Why get all worked up over a costume change? Because we care, that’s why! There’s a real tried-and-true tradition in the Star Wars franchise, and it’s that the characters are almost guaranteed to look different in subsequent films. Be it a drastic look change — like the one Leia underwent between Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back — or the more minor ones that don’t entirely change the feel of the character (like the ones Han underwent in the original trilogy).

However, given this tendency, and the fact that our lead character, Rey, would be undergoing some Jedi training in the next film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was inevitable that she’d undergo some sort of change. Even before the closing credits of The Force Awakens she had traded in her Jakku rags for something more fitting and stylish. On the whole, however, she looked the same.

In a new announcement from StarWars.com, which announced the return of Force Friday on September 1, 2017, they revealed the packaging for the upcoming Last Jedi toy line.

Check out the image below!

On it, you can see Poe, Finn, and of course, Rey on it. Here we see Poe with a kickass Resistance helmet, and while Finn is still sporting the same jacket, it looks like he’s wearing a white button-up undershirt this time around. 

Let’s have a closer look, shall we?

The big change comes in the form of Rey, who is wielding a lightsaber and who looks to be sporting a completely different outfit from when we last saw her. The biggest difference, however, is that her hair is no longer pulled back into that weird “ball-ish” braid that she ran around in in The Force Awakens. In The Last Jedi, her hair is down, and it may even be cut a bit shorter, though it’s hard to tell, since we never really saw how long it was before. Those fans who loved her armbands, however, will be happy to see that she’s retained that aspect of her attire, still giving her a consistent feel between films.

Sadly, we only have the top part of their bodies to go off of, so we still don’t know for sure how their outfits will all come together, but we’re happy to take what we can get here. What do you think of Rey’s new look? Are you a fan? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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SOURCE: Star Wars

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.