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Topic: A classic - Princess Leia (photos with Han Solo and random guest stars)  (Read 1924 times)
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« on: November 05, 2012 09:23:07 PM »

After deciding on our Calvin and Hobbes costumes for last year, I told my fiance that this year it was his turn to choose who we'd be. After much debate and flip-flopping, he told me he'd always wanted to be Han Solo and Princess Leia - so I sucked it up and made myself a princess gown. Nowhere near as exciting as a tiger suit, but I digress.... Wink

Sadly, the only photos I have are photos from work with other people in them! So, here is the best full-length shot I have, with my coworker the Pink Lady:

The only shot I have with the hood up (I didn't think it was sticking out that much - I look like a shy nun!) with the Pink Lady and Sally the ragdoll:

My scruffy-looking nerf herder and I:

And a quick shot from the side, since it's the only thing I have close to one showing the hood down. (Holding the cake I made my fiance, since his birthday was the same day as the Halloween party we attended!)

My dress/gown was sewn out of bedsheets (and completely lined with more bedsheets!) from a pattern I made up as I went along, with guidance on the shape from a costume site. The belt was a last minute dash to the fabric store where I picked up some vinyl and cut it to shape, and sewed velcro on the back. I then cut fun foam pieces in the shapes of the "metal", and covered them in duct tape. I hot glued an unpunched pinback button front onto each piece, and glued them to the belt - then did a little decorative stapling around the edges when they started to fall off, haha.

My hair is done up with two pairs of socks rolled into my buns. I wrapped it as you'd wrap with a bun roller thinger, then pinned it in place and wrapped each bun in a hair net, and pinned some more.

With all the amazing entries this year I feel inadequate even entering, but I had to enter my favourite contest of the year! All grumping about being the Princess aside, I did actually have a lot of fun in the costume, and aside from the tight neckline it was very comfy to wear. We dressed up to hand out candy and the highlight of my night was when I dropped a goody bag in a little boy's bag, and he said "THANK YOU PRINCESS LEIA!" before running off. Too cute. <3

« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012 10:12:52 AM »

It looks really good, a great dress.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012 11:48:47 AM »

Thanks for sharing how you did your hair, as I was wondering how you did it. 

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