Costume :Queen Amidala
Variant :The Red Gown
Source :Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Amidala 3

Amidala 2

Amidala 1


Costume Information

Cost : £35
Awards : Didn't enter
Time Taken : Three days (yeap, you read that correctly. Lol!)

From my early cosplay years.

When Phantom Menace was due for release the Star Wars cosplay community went nuts. I decided to give a more ambitious costume ago (at this point I had only made basic costumes and jumpsuits). Due to attend 'Rebellion 2'in 1999, My brother and I decided to put this together very last minute when we heard that there would be some Episode one guests.

The whole costume was made from scratch in three days. That included all fabric and wigs.

The dress was made from a pattern I designed. The collar was then a separate piece that sat over the top. The bottom of the dress had a wire hoop in it to maintain the shape. The gold design was hand painted on by me.

The hair was quite a challenge. In the end it was made using a long wig with plaits in at the back and then a crescent shaped hair piece that sat on top. The crescent piece was made from scratch using foam, cardboard tubing and spare wig hair. The hair was then glued in place over the tubes and foam. The Crown was a headband that sat over the hair piece. The face frames where made from cardboard with a gold lace overlay. The red lace pattern was then hand painted on. My brother helped with the head wear.

The make-up was done using basic face paints.

The only thing we ran out time on was the light up pieces. We had built a stiff underskirt that would sit under the dress. Clear plastic egg shapes where then put in. A portable fairy light set was then to be added under the egg shapes. So that the light effect could be achieved. We ran out of time creating the egg shapes. So that part of the costume was discarded. I might add it at a later date.


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wow I think you make a gd amidala I love star wars I think ur pretty :D

by vampiresan on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 10:38
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You look gourgeous! XD and thumbs up for making it in 3 days! great craftmanship!

by Uni on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 12:35
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wow this costume is amazing!! I can't believe you made it so quickly!Well done you!

by Bunni on Wednesday, 15 October, 2008 - 16:40
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thats own emma really is love it wear it again

by Defrain on Sunday, 23 November, 2008 - 20:29

*3* well colour me so very impressed!

by on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 01:08

This is a great costume, the colours and shapes are all quite impressive! I love it ^^

by Missytetra on Thursday, 26 February, 2009 - 13:59
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The construction time is amazing and you look so good! Fun makeup for a day :)

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 12:31
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Oh wow this is amazing o_o;
Can't imagine you wearing this to a manchester meet XD

by MikeJenks on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 23:37

Very very impressive work!

by Adziu on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 02:29
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Thanks everyone.

Theres a possiblity of a rewear in 2011. Hopefully this time it will have the full working lights.


by Sephirayne on Monday, 5 October, 2009 - 14:11
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Ohmylife this is amazing *w*

by Emzone on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 22:26
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You made this in three days? Wow, looks great :-)

by Lunar_Kitten on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 11:12
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Thank you hun. I look back and still am impressed that we even amanged it. I doubt if I could do that now XD

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 18:34
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i hadn't noticed this in your costumes before! it's beautiful it suits you so much =)

by .neverbell on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 15:32
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OMG!!! 3 days to make this beautiful costume ^^
You're AWESOME ^___^b

and the make up *two thumbs up*

by seawaterwitch on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 06:48
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Thank you .neverbell and Seawaterwitch ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 05:24
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This is stunning!

by tripletriad on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 21:59
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That Cosplay is soooo cool! ^_^ very good job!

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 17:32
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This is just amazing! Great job :D

by WhiteWraith on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 10:37
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Why have I never commented on how gorgeous this is? Lovely work. <3

by Storme on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 11:29
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Thank you all ^_^ x

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 11:41