Costume :Queen Amidala
Variant :Senate costume
Source :Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Finished Amidala (Red Senate)

Amidala and Sabe

Hat of Doom is done

Adding hair to hat of Doom

Dangly bits for Hairy Hat

Base of the Hairy Hat of Doom!!

Texture Detail

Red Velvet Cloak

Red Senate Dress

Second Attempt

First Attempt


Costume Information

Cost : £40

I really loved the challenge of my last Amidala gown, so here I go again. This is (seems) fairly easy, no beading this time but plenty of ruching on the shoulders and front of coat.
I have bought red velvet for the coat, and orange shot taffeta for under dress. I have crocheted a design for the front of the under dress and will embellish with beads.
i am still not too sure how to do the headdress, so if anyone out there has made one any help would be grateful.

Holly is going as Sabe in the black (ostrich feather)decoy costume too. So plenty to work on.

Started on the hairy hat of doom - this may sound daft - but I have had to let my own hair grow out so I can fix it to my head!! :D Just pray it's not windy

Yay All done, now I can just fettle things at my leisure. I have 2 weeks to go and all's well!! (Now watch the cat knock the hat off the cupboard):D


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Wow this looks great so far! Amidala's costumes are so crazy. Look forward to seeing you at MCM :)

by TheCakeIsGone on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 20:38

Thank you, I'm wrestling with metre's of red velvet for the coat at the moment! I hope it's not too hot in October.

by CosplayMutha on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 20:49
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Woww that lattice smocking looks fantastic :D
Can't wait to see this in October!!♥♥

by SockFish on Sunday, 21 August, 2011 - 23:09
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o wow looks amazin!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 21 August, 2011 - 23:16
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Wow! This is looking amazing. Loving the details.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 22:54
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I am in awe at the detail of this! I love the lattice you did with the velvet!

by Freyarule on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 23:10
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Fook me this is amazing the details and embroidery into the Cowl and the robes! its amazing!

by Manticore on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 01:13
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Just WOW! Definitely one for the watch list! :-D

by Newdles on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 21:54

Thanks everyone for your fab comments, look forward to seeing you all. :D Not long to wait now

by CosplayMutha on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 22:12

Many thanks to all the lovely comments we had, so many photos too. Totally overwhelmed :hugs:

by CosplayMutha on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 21:23
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This is simply amazing...such beautiful work

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 16 December, 2011 - 01:13

Thank you for your lovely comments

by CosplayMutha on Saturday, 17 December, 2011 - 19:52