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Slave Leia costume <3
I made this costume for Comic-con 2009.
I had to fight my boyfriend to let me out in it but he let me yay.
it was allot of work and detail. more coming soon
for all the metal parts of her costume like the skirt please use the link given for full info on that part.

Posted by Costuming Crusader from Winnetka, Illinois, United States • Published See Costuming Crusader's 8 projects »
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  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 1
    Step 1

    using the tutorial given.
    cut out the foam and lightly outline your design that you will be going over with fabric paint latter on.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 2
    Step 2

    Read This Before you work on the heat shaping of your skirt!
    Make sure you are happy with the shape before you work any more on it. as you can see my back part is a bit too flat and it looks funny and bugs the hell out of me. also the hip parts will melt and fall apart fast under heat. it took me 5 times to get two hip rings i liked.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 3
    Step 3

    still using tutorial.
    after using heat to shape your parts use the glue and cheesecloth on the back.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 4
    Step 4

    still using tutorial.
    after going over your outlines with fabric paint it should look something like this. this part can take allot of time to make it look just right. take a brake when you can shaky hands suck for this.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 5
    Step 5

    still using tutorial.
    after painting the in side or your parts and coating things and letting things dry. you will use rub'n'buff. rub'n'buff is messy (look at my fingers)

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finish using tutorial. after all your skirt parts are done you will set them aside in a safe fur free place. take the fabric you picked out for your skirt and cut it to the length you want (make sure your happy with how much it will be covering). take your skin tone elastic and wrap it around your hips two times give a little extra and cut. wrap elastic around you twice and pin where comfy then sew. you will need it around you twice so you can attach both sides of your hip rings to the elastic. then sew the fabric around the elastic and try on. then hem bottom parts. after that you want to sew your parts to the skirt. this was kinda hard because the cheesecloth was stiff but i go it on. you might want to try hot glue. same with your hip rings sew the top side to the top band of elastic and bottom to the bottom.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now on to the bra. You will need a brown or skin tone bra (I had a skin tone and after adding the gold trim some glue stained and I just painted it brown worked out well).
    Take your gold trim and lightly add a few coats of a bronze Acrylic Paint and let dry.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 8
    Step 8

    use the no sew glue to attach the trim.
    then paint brown.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 9
    Step 9

    after you paint your bra brown add the black string to the bra strap.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 10
    Step 10

    after the bra is done take some rub n buff and make your dog collar gold and then seal with Future No Wax Acrylic Floor Polish.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Slave Leia - Step 11
    Step 11

    ALL done just get some boots and a snake arm band.

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Costuming Crusader
Costuming Crusader · Winnetka, Illinois, US · 8 projects
Been a very long time since I have been here. Apparently the link never stuck so here it is again. http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html
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groovyash
groovyash
Not sure if you'll even see this, but I was wondering: around how much money do you think you spent on this costume overall? I'm thinking about dressing up as slave Leia for Halloween, but I'm apprehensive to spend a bunch of money when I'm not sure it will even turn out well. Yours looks awesome, of course, but I'd be doing a modified version of this (going to Disneyland, so I'd want to be a little more covered up haha) and I also haven't done anything like this before so it probably wouldn't turn out near as good as yours. Any insights, tips, etc. would be appreciated XP
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Amina B.
Amina B.
I can't find the pattern for the gold skirt peices?
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Ding-a-Ling
Ding-a-Ling · 6 projects
A bit reavealing, but thats the point i guess Happy it's cool.
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miriam e.
miriam e. · 4 projects
This is Totally Frickin' Awesome!! Woot Woo!
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Madison G.
Madison G.
You made it to perfection! When you are a grandmother, of young impresionable children you can pull out this picture and say "once upon a time i was a great queen of a far away land... my kids would sure eat that up! lol. magnificent work on the tutorial too, hopefully i'll get ambisious enough and give it a try. Really though keep some pictures so you can tell fabulous stories to the younger generations, hell I'm 26 and the first time I saw that paticular costume was on Friends...lol..
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Costuming Crusader
Costuming Crusader · Winnetka, Illinois, US · 8 projects
Your kind words sparked a good and badly missed feeling in my sole Thank you G. my bf read your post and said "thats genuinely nice"so any way thank you.
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Crafty G.
Crafty G.
Personally I think your costume design and tayloring skills ROCK! Design is your ticket. You also Rock the costume, fit the character and I'll bet it is a hit at (any- LOL)Convention. And IMHO (in my humble opion) the costume looks great on you and it is TOTAL decect- I see gils wear less in the summer in the grocery store. Nude shorts were great idea.
Good luck in school and SMILE
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Pomka Love
Pomka Love
Smexy~ <3
If only my boyfriend would let me out in that.
He hardly lets me wear skirts though lol

Awesome costume, though. :3
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Slave Leias are always welcomed at cons. There is even a party for them at Dragoncon. Good job, and tell your boyfriend
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