Metro UK: “Lucas in Star Wars Costume Row“:

The designer who made some of the outfits used in the Star Wars films is facing a legal battle with George Lucas over who owns the copyright, it was reported.
The row is over the merchandising rights for the stormtrooper uniforms, the imperial fighter pilots’ headgear and the helmet designed for Luke Skywalker that he wore leading the final assault on the Death Star in the first film.
Designer Andrew Ainsworth, from Twickenham, West London, made the first helmets and suits for the original film in the 1970s and said he sold the initial 50 stormtrooper helmets to Star Wars creator Lucas for £35 each.