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« on: November 03, 2010 10:17:02 AM »

a few years ago when i was a ripe young age of 19, i decided to make a leia costume. in the few years between then & now, i have indulged in a tad too much champagne & cupcakes. needless to say, since a crash diet was clearly not a viable solution, i had to completely remake my princess leia costume to cover certain areas where all that champagne decided to go.
3 weeks later, i have something that looks better then an $80 costume i found in NYC.
now that made me proud!

B T Dubbs, i was hot glued AND chained into this baby!

(front panel)

(back panel)
for the skirt, i used puffy paint ontop of felt to make the metal pattern on her outfit, then painted over it with different shades of gold. also, i found 2 types of upholstery trim to use as decoration. the bigger of the 2, i used as straps & the smaller i put onto my bracelet, as well as the front & back parts of my skirt. unforch, the ONLY purple fabric they had at my local fabric store was lace...everything else either had candy corns on it, or was $17 per yard.

i make the top out of a bra that i painted the metallic pattern on. i cut around the cups & secured the upholstery trim to the spots where the elastic had originally held the bra up.

my bracelet, armband & neck chain i made the same way i made the skirt: with felt, puffy paint & lots of different gold paint. i also had  some of that upholstery trim leftover so i added some of that.

please excuse my good friend, Mr. Chaplin! its my only detail pic of my top & neck pieces.
when i was 19, i had long enough hair to make the bun & the braid come down, but since i cut it all off, i had to make do with what i had. originally, i had glued my gold winged hair pieces to barrettes but because i have short hair now, i took them off & glued them to a headband.

i painted a squirt gun to look like the one leia used...(sidenote: i was bartending on halloween & filled my gun with tequila!)

always getting in the way, Mr. Chaplin...always in the way...

C&C welcome!
thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010 11:11:52 AM »

Looks great!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 11:19:32 AM »

and i see no evidence of champagne and cupcakes  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010 11:24:12 AM »

Awesome costume! And if that body is the result of a champagne and cupcake diet, sign me up!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 01:34:37 PM »

Awesome costume! And if that body is the result of a champagne and cupcake diet, sign me up!

Same here!

Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!


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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010 02:19:27 PM »

hahaa thank you so much! theres something satisfying about making my own costume instead of buying bits & pieces of pricey costumes.
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010 07:48:33 AM »

I completely agree - it looks so profession you definitely could have found this in NYC! Great job!
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