Costume :Padme Amidala
Variant :Fireside Corset Gown
Source :Star Wars II : Attack of the Clones
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2008

Costume Photos

At the ball

London Expo - October 2005

Reference Picture and handmade lace sample


Costume Information

Cost : Can't remember
Time Taken : 150 + Hours

hmmmm.. where to begin. Basically I thought that could kill two birds with one stone by making a ball gown and a cosplay in one...

So I started off, I could not find a lace even remotely close to the original, So I stupidly decided that I would make it from Scratch.... I Beg... If you need to make more than a meter square of lace... DON'T DO IT!!!!!! This took me hours, I also needled myself pretty badly in the process >_<

But for anyone who wants to know, I made the lace by sandwithing black tulle between water dissolable stabilzer and then embriodering it using laurelin/lizzy's awesome machine.

But all in all, I eventually got this finished and I mainly use it for formal dinner... There are way tooo many formal dinners to go to in Oxford.

The corset it made out of leather and the neckpiece was handbeaded with a little help from my friend anne.


I'm gonna fix the skirt up and remake the corest and neckpiece for the Grand international ball in november


Man this was alot of work.. I should have made a new costume :P

I have
Remade the corset and the undercorset
Remade the neckpiece
Remade the gloves
Remade the headband
Overlocked, rehemed and added a petticoat to the skirt


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Just, STOP being so awesome! My god Lex you're so dedicated and amazing! :D
Also, you cosplayed a Star Wars character... <3

I really need to finish either my Anakin, Luke or Zayne Carrick costume one day, I need to be a Jedi. (Albeit a whiney, emo one...)

Great stuff! :D

by SherlockHulmes on Monday, 13 August, 2007 - 21:44
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Cant wait to see this at the ball XD

by MangaChild on Thursday, 6 November, 2008 - 18:26
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hows the remake going ? xx

by Defrain on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 14:09
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*is still sniggering at Mark's desription of a whinny emo jedi*

Lovely costume. I just can't believe you made your own lace. You be awesome.

I hope the remake is going well.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 14:41
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it was great seeing this in person,
its a fantastic costume and it really suits you!!

mike said somthing about part of it breaking though...
its fixable i hope?

(thanks for the dance btw, XD)

by HelloKitty on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008 - 23:25
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Possibly the most accurate cosplay i have ever seen XD

by MangaChild on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 09:51
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Wow. Amazing work!

by Sillabub on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 10:00
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WOW, you look awsome XD

by nanahara on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 10:16
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Really nice costuming skills. It may have taken a lot of time and effort but it shows. It looks superb!

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 19:35
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Love the ball photo. You look so stunning.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 01:32
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Beautiful outfit ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 16:38