Star Wars Days (Revenge of the Fifth)
"Your Tartan is no match for the power of the Dark Side!"
Although Star Wars Day is officially May 4th (May the Fourth be with you), the Sith get their revenge on May 5th! One of several Star Wars tribute tartans in a collection by a prolific tartan designer, this Dark Side tartan uses the following colours to encourage the releasing of anger: Black: For the dark side of the Force and Vader's armor; Peroxide White: The larger band is for the 501st, Vader's Fist, the thin band is for the light side that still lies in Vader's heart; Scarlet: For the blade of Vader's lightsaber; Balmoral Blue: For the memory of Anakin's blade; Gold: The corruption of the Sith, evidenced by yellow eyes. English sunglass retailer Shade Station recently broke down the numbers on what it might cost to build Darth Vader’s suit in real life. Their final tally? $18.3 million. Given this, one might as well spring for the matching kilt. No wonder he went to the dark side!
For May 4th, Star Wars Day, "May the Fourth be with you!" ("May the Force be with you") and the follow-on day, May 5th, "Revenge of the Fifth" (Revenge of the Sith) we have the unofficial, but fearsome tartan "Lord Vader" (Star Wars) as part of a series of tartan tributes to the dark and light side of the Force and characters from the Star Wars Universe.
This epic American space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. Its universal themes, focusing on the struggle between democracy and dictatorship as well as elements of historical philosophical and religious elements continue to resonate.
Apocryphally, the fourth of May became Star Wars Day as a result of an indirect Star Wars movie reference first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. An online news article from the Danish public broadcaster stated that her political party, the Conservatives, placed a congratulatory advertisement in The London Evening News, saying "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."
This particular tartan is catalogued as:
"Your Tartan is no match for the power of the Dark Side," and uses the following colours:
Black: For the dark side of the Force and Vader's armor
Peroxide White: The larger band is for the 501st, Vader's Fist.
The thin band is for the light side that still lies in Vader's heart
Scarlet: For the blade of Vader's lightsaber
Balmoral Blue: For the memory of Anakin's blade
Gold: The corruption of the Sith, evidenced by yellow eyes
Lord Vader (Star Wars) is one of several Star Wars tribute tartans designed by ZenMonkee in Scotweb, including:
- Protocol Droid
- Dogobah Dweller
- Vader's Fist
- Jabba's Prisoner
- Clan Solo
- Grandmaster Skywalker
- Let the Wookie Win
For a humorous audio clip "What if Darth Vader came fae Fife?" click Lord Vader's kilted Stormtroopers!