Padme Amidala Amidala's Gowns (part 2)

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  1. Surferdude017 Jedi Youngling

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    What do you all think of EpIII's Queen gown? Amazing? Tacky? Knock off of Amidala's Pre-Senate? I wonder why they do that? They could easily just use one of the rejected Queen Amidala designs if they didn't want to make a new design.

    Daniel
  2. Surferdude017 Jedi Youngling

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    Just wondering: Could the kimono's outer robe be made of an iridescent silk faille? Silk taffeta looks way too shiny and faille has the same weight and basic look just more subtle. I think it's silk faille....what do you guys think?

  3. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    Silk faille is certainly a possibility. It would be quite a trial to find the right color of it, but if it were found, it would make a lovely costume, for sure.


  4. red_rose Jedi Padawan

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    Is there anyway to make the headress for the Black Post-Senate Amidala Ep1 Gown without using one's own hair?
    Rose
  5. Amidala-Leia Jedi Padawan

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    Rose-Do you have a Sally Beauty supply in your area? I think they usually have hair that you could use.
  6. red_rose Jedi Padawan

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    Yes. I guess the best thing to do would be to get the longest wig but will the hairline still look ok?
  7. Amidala-Leia Jedi Padawan

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    I think that a lot of people actually construct the hairpiece. I've never actually done it though, so my best idea would be to tell you to go to a site called [link=http://www.padawansguide.com]Padawan's Guide[/link]. It's a great site for SW costumes. It also has a little how to section that will have tips making all the parts of the costume. Hope this helps you Rose. :)
  8. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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  9. polynesian_padme Jedi Youngling

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    Hey Everybody!
    Um yeah I'm working on the EP 1 White celebration dress...and i have offically run out of ideas on the parasol i know everybody says its so easy just make a wire from but how do i even do that? I tried Padawans Guide but I'm still stuck got any advise?

    p.s Sister Sola...LOVE the costumes you make!!!!!!!!!! ok now that i got that out of th way...
  10. Queen_Apailana Jedi Youngling

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    I am just wondering does this cape look like the one from the movie or is it two diffrent looking (I also had only a month to construct the entire outfit) But is it at least decent looking I am just wondering if i should redo this part of the outfit

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/queen_apailana_of_naboo/detail?.dir=d888&.dnm=d4ae.jpg&.src=ph

    By the way I did not dye the petals i ordered diffrent colored organza and tried to creat the look that way
  11. kellilla Jedi Master

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    polynesian_padme - I think I replied to you on the Rebel Legion board (if that was you, I mean), but here is how I did mine...
    For my parasol, I used rods (bought them at Home Depot) - I bent two of them into the two circles I'd need (one for the outside, one smaller one for the inside), then used a fine wire (like floral wire) to wire each of the "spokes" onto both of the hoops, so it ended up looking sort of like a bike wheel. Then I covered it in the fabric. I attached it to the cape by making two small loops of fabric on the back of the cape, hidden under the petals, that would loop around two of the bottom spokes of the parasol. In the center of the parasol I attached a little tab of fabric with velcro on it that would tuck into the back of the cape and velcro there (at the base of my neck).
  12. Queen_Apailana Jedi Youngling

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    http://www.geocities.com/queen_apailana_of_naboo/paradegown.html
    My Parade Gown page sorry the pictures are so bad but i do not have a scanner so I took a picture of a picture lol what do you think
  13. polynesian_padme Jedi Youngling

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    Kellilla yeah i got you're message on the Rebel Legion board! thank you so much! my parsol turned out rather well, to put it this way, it was easier then i though it was going to be my friend and i had a couple of pops and really just went to town on the baby all night it was a lot of fun! I'll take you're advise on how to attach it to the cape! thank for you're help!
  14. Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations

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    I've started material scouting for the Return to Naboo gown, but I have one question. Approximately how much fabric do you need for the purple velvet coat?
  15. Alishu06 Jedi Padawan

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    YAY - other ppl making Amidala's dresses. My friend and I are making around four costumes and the first one that we're making is the Steel Nightgown. Yeah and I have to teach her how to sew. lol Has anyone made this dress and if you have do you have any pointers???
  16. Benae_Quee Jedi Padawan

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    The Steel Blue nightgown is a fun costume to make, and fairly simple. I've made 3 so far and am working on a fourth for someone. We have a thread devoted to it here http://boards.theforce.net/Costuming_and_Props/b10019/19188665/?0

    Padawans Guide also has GREAT pictures of the costume on her site, plus she has insider tips to making it. http://www.padawnsguide.com

    I look forward to seeing pictures of yours when its done :)
  17. Alishu06 Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks- yeah I love the Padawan's Guide. Maggie has done an awesome job.
  18. gaiatha Jedi Knight

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    I've been scanning pics of the Padme Parade gown from my Dressing a Galaxy book for research reasons.

    For those of you interested I'd like to chare them with you.

    I have a scan of a fabric close up and of the shoes:

    [image=http://www.petridish.net/pics/23438/Paradefabric.jpg]
    [image=http://www.petridish.net/pics/23438/Paradeshoes.jpg]

    The embroidery on the shoes looks a lot like flowers to me.
    Btw I've never realised that the dress has leaves.

    :)
  19. jedilucass Jedi Youngling

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    Wow, those pics are great! Embroideried shoes... very pretty. And if it is flowers and leaves (which it kinda looks like to me) it would fit the visual dictionary's theme of the dress resembling a flower.

    ~Laura
  20. kreleia Jedi Knight

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    They look kinda like bridal shoes - probably a typical satin charmeuse. Yeah, I know, Trisha Biggars never did anything "typical," but in this case, you could probably find a really close match with satin bridal shoes in ivory. :)
  21. Queen_Apailana Jedi Youngling

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    I was looking at pictures at padawansguide and I noticed where the V seam on the velvet bodice is it almost looks like it is not a seam rather two layers layered over each other I drew a line to show where I am talking about. Does it look like two layers of velvet to anyone else?

    [image=http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c375/queenapailana/Future%20Costumes/caroline1.jpg]

  22. Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations

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    I'm bumping this since I was at the SW exhibit in London and took a bunch of photos of the Return to Naboo gown. My favourites are these:

    [link=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/bandykullan/costumes%20exhibit/naboodetalj.jpg]bodice[/link] there were a couple of seems that I've marked and that I hadn't seen before. I also think one of the hooks that attaches the stomacher to the bodice is visible.

    [link=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/bandykullan/costumes%20exhibit/P1010111.jpg]this one[/link] really shows the small buttons on the shoulders, there's a row of buttons on each shoulder.

    The [link=http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/bandykullan/costumes%20exhibit/]rest[/link] of my photos, together with the gold handmaiden outfit, are there. I also have everything in bigger resolution if you are interested in getting them.
  23. kreleia Jedi Knight

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    Just ordered some curved 1.5 x 10mm tube beads from [link=http://www.beadsandpieces.com]Beads and Pieces.com[/link]. Hoping to use these for the white parade gown tiara (re-build). They don't look curved enough, but since they're sterling silver, they should be soft enough to bend... gently. We'll see.
  24. Sakara Jedi Youngling

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    surlygirlie if your still watching this thread lol id love your advice and input on how you made your Amidala Black Decoy gown headdress. I have some ideas of how the feathers are put into the snood..but yours looks amazing id love to know how you did it!
  25. Polly_Padme Jedi Youngling

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    I'am found on Ebay perfect fabrics for Senate gown from Ep.I
    I'am in making that gown but,I'am afraid to choose wrong fabric.Here are links:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/100-THAI-SILK-TAFFETA-CLOTHING-FABRIC-SUPER-ORANGE_W0QQitemZ150260380483QQihZ005QQcategoryZ28158QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-of-2-Orange-Wrap-Shawl-Wedding-Bridal-Satin-Taffeta_W0QQitemZ160183183326QQihZ006QQcategoryZ63861QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Silk-Taffeta-fabric-iridescent-orange-54-wide-bridal_W0QQitemZ230263596361QQihZ013QQcategoryZ28158QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Silk-TAFFETA-Fabric-BRIGHT-ORANGE-By-The-Yard_W0QQitemZ380038359343QQihZ025QQcategoryZ28158QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    I'am found them and so afraid to choose wrong fabric((Girls,help me to choose identicate fabric!)
    Anybody know how can I contact with Scalper?She's create a very perfect replica of Senate gown..
    I'am so want to order silk velvet fabric,which she used..
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