|Star Wars is a childhood favourite of mine, My brothers were rather fond of it and it very quickly rubbed off on me. Princess Leia is definitely a great heroine and will be soo much fun to cosplay!|
I've scoured the internet and found some really helpful tutorials that I'll be looking into!
Worn at: LFCC 2013/2014
|Paint Bought Blaster||Low||Complete|
|Purchase & Alter White Boots||Low||Complete|
|Mirrored Styrene Sheet||£5.00||Bought|
|Metal Cover buttons||£4.50||Bought|
|Dark brown Hair extensions||£17.00||Bought|
|White Leather Boots||£12.00||Bought|
|Off White Cotton/Jersey Fabric||£30.00||Bought|
|Pair of Large Hair Dougnuts||£9.00||Bought|
Finally getting down to work! (Posted 13th June 2013)
With LFCC only a few weeks away I'm racing the clock to get this costume finished. I dawdled around far too long and recently came up to a few hurdles.
Thank goodness for tutorials!
Small Update (Posted 5th May 2013)
Progress has slowed down a little with Leia, however her belt is now complete and I'm in the possession of some pretty cool boots. I have a few adjustments to make but I'm lucky to have found some white boots with any likeness to Leia's, I've been hunting for months on end and these ones still aren't entirely accurate haha
Mission Progress! (Posted 11th April 2013)
Been making little bits of progress here and there, including priming and painting the blaster gun, making the belt and sewing up my mock dress....so now i know what i have to improve on. Hopefully I can get used to the fabric and sew it nicely as i struggled a bit with the practice one but I think i just need to be patient. Exciting that I might end up with something that resembles Leia's robe though!
Mock up Gown! (Posted 6th April 2013)
This is a rather exciting venture for me, as Star Wars is such a great series! I really haven't give it enough of my time and attention lol But after watching the original 3 films, I was finally convinced by my lovely man that I join him with a Star Wars costume pairing!
I started by getting all excited and randomly took some scissors to some leftover fabric that Ryan had. It isn't a white jersey like they used in the film but its a nice lycra-like fabric with a soft touch which drapes nicely too.
More recently I bought some leatherette, styrene and metal buttons for making her belt, so that'll be in the works soon. Along with a star wars blaster, it looks like a stormtrooper one, but will be fun for me to sling about...its currently all sorts of funny colours but I'll paint it black for more accuracy!
I've been figuring out what's best for her hair buns, the plan is to use my own hair and extensions over the top of my own buns (Funny as I sometimes like to wear my own hair in mini buns on the side haha)