Padme Amidala Episode 3 Dresses (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by The_Lady_THX, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Oh geez....if the proper fabrics are available to make this...then how will I be able to resist it? =P~
  2. gaiatha Jedi Grand Master

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    //EDIT: GRRR the links I posted don't work...

    Well, I will ink to a German page now. There are pics of the peacock-dress in Hi-Res with some nice details about the arm part.
    And a little lower on the page is another Padme-costume pic... I don't know how you call it. It's the one she wears earrings with.

    Here is the link to Star Wars Union:

    http://www.starwars-union.de/index.php?id=news&mrubrik=episode3&rubrik=episode3&newsid=6670&PHPSESSID=5de1238d74ce0dbb23a7b266b7413cc1#6670
  3. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    The purple cloak costume (pic that Surly posted) might actually use this burnout from Thai Silks called "Dots" at the neck and the edges rather than the burnout I posted from silk connection called flagstone.

    http://www.thaisilks.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TS&Product_Code=040J

    - Kay Dee

  4. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Wow, that looks even better kay_dee. :)

    I've been trying to dig up the interview with Trisha where she apparently talks about this costume. I believe she described it as being a really dark blue....I'll keep looking for it.

    edit: spelling mistake
  5. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    kay_dee, you are downright dangerous with your burnout velvet links...
    I already have too long a list! Stop tempting me with beautiful things!

    Rahhhhhhrrrrrrr!


    :p

  6. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I found the quotes from Trisha about this costume (thanks to Maggie's site ;) ):

    ...Padme first appears in Episode III on Coruscant, awaiting the return of her secret husband whom she has not seen in months. "The first time we see her, it's sort of a mysterious scene where she's hiding behind pillars, waiting for Anakin to finish talking to Bail Organa," describes Biggar. "I wanted to use a dark color that would allow her to be in the shadows, but as soon as she stepped into the light, the light could catch the fabric."

    A combination of velvet fabrics provided the contrasting interplay of light and darkness. "I used navy blue panne velvet, which is velvet with a flat pile so it has a shine on it," she describes. When the lights catch the fabric, areas of the pile catch the light, providing large areas of highlight. "I lined that with a devore velvet, where the pattern has been burned out of it, and you get the color of the lining of the velvet. You end up with two very different shades."

    Further concealing Padme is the shape of the costume. "I wanted to her to be swathed in this velvet cloak. If we saw her full length before that moment, we wouldn't know she was pregnant," says Biggar. "But it's very easy for her to move the drape of the cloak, and then we would see the shape of her pregnancy through the dress if she wanted to reveal it."


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    So there we go, it's a dark navy blue panne velvet lined with a devore velvet. Right on!
  7. Aure Jedi Knight

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    Please, go and visit again the previosuly mentioned star wars union (to be accurate, the link gaiathaposted). There is another hi-res picture of Padme and Anakin on the balcony (or somewhere like that). It's a beautiful picture and it shows the beading of the sleeves similar to the one around the neck.

    Edit: Also the other pictures are very hi-res and clear.
  8. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, it is a beautiful picture and shows the beading on the cuff of her revelation gown very nicely. :)
  9. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Master

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    Wow! That picture looks excellent!

    Seems like the costume team has had a thing for velvet this time, everything has some kind of velvet in it! Oy!
  10. jedilucass Jedi Master

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    Wow on the new pics! *drools over the cloak... just might make it to wear around places* It's good news tan padme action figure pic- my design for the buckle brooch is almost dead on! I added a little thing at the bottom, but it's all good! Now, I just need to make one for the top...

    Anyway, great fabric finds, Kay_Dee!
    ~Laura
  11. nya Jedi Knight

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    Another amazing image from the ROTS spoiler front. It's a picture of Padme in her final moments. Not too much can be discerned about her costume in this pic. *sigh* But rumor has it that there is another angle on this shot that features Obi Wan more prominantly that may show up on the 'net at any moment. I am hoping that this new angled shot will show more of Padme's garb. Anyway, the image is here:

    http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/movie_news/

    Scroll down to see it. Beware, some heavy spoilers there.
  12. nya Jedi Knight

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    The link in my previous post was updated at T-Bone's site so the pic is not on the page linked there. Try this:

    http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/movie_news/#tblog021405

    Or go to T-Blog 2/14/05

    Again, not much Padme costuming news there (except I guess now we know what color eyeshadow she is wearing at this point in the film :p )

    Also On the newest T-Blog there is a pic of a character named Baron Papanoida. He is a familiar face in some not-so-familiar clothes.
  13. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Baron Papanoida makes me laugh and laugh... [face_laugh]
  14. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Master

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    So I found some stuff to use with the blue nightgown to make it look more like the dress...

    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/jedisamantha/costumes/padmsbluenightgownepisode3/websize/HPIM1368.JPG]

    That should work nicely.
  15. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    Yet another tiny scrap of information, but in the new "Episode III Images" gallery on Hyperspace, pic. #22 shows a smidgen of shoulder of one of Padme's costumes.



  16. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Well, at least we have the shoulder areas of her costumes sort of figured out. [face_plain]
  17. joelle Jedi Knight

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    yes and we could probably replicate her makeup ;)
  18. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    And her hair. :p

    Maybe we should just make head and shoulder costumes and just wear white sheets from the shoulders down. [face_laugh]
  19. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    I was just thinking the same thing, but in my vision, everyone wears black from the shoulders down!

    [face_laugh]


  20. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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  21. Jedi_Samantha Jedi Master

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    lol i wish i had hyperspace to see these images.. oh well lol
  22. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    There's a new full length shot of Padmé in her tan pants outfit on T-Bone' site.

    The url is in this 3SA thread: T-Blog 2/17/2005

    (I think I read in 3SA that he prefers we not link to his site over here (at the JC) so I'll just play it safe and point you all to the thread in 3SA.)

    edit: It looks like she has the Naboo seal on the gauntlet of her upper left arm. Cool.
  23. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    cool, looks like its embroidered on, i'm getting very tempted to make that one :)
  24. jedilucass Jedi Master

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    I'm really liking the sleeveless costume the more and more I see of it- I'm now positively going to use leather for the straps- however, in the center of the buckle, I'm getting the impression that it's a version of the naboo symbol... any thoughts?


    ~Laura
  25. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    The buckle definitely isn't a solid piece, like it's made on the little action figure. It's more like her AOTC pilot belt buckle with openings in the design. You can see the brown leather of the straps beneath it.

    It could be a stylized version of the Naboo seal. :)

    edit: And now that I've looked through all the other photos of this costume, it looks like this new pic is actually the same one used for the action figure packaging.
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