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Princess Leia Non Original Trilogy Leias?

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Neimhaille, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    I know there are a few out there and it is difficult to hunt out what people have done be looking through older posts, so I thought I'd start a thread to make it easier.

    I was intrigued by Kell's version of the Gentle Giant animated style Leia and then when I saw photos of the statue I was smitten and really loved it. At last a costume for curvy girls especially! I decided to make it for a convention in April (2007) and have finally written up how I made it. I still have to fix the wig and belt though before I give any thought to submitting it to the Rebel Legion.
    How I made it:
    http://costumes.glittersweet.com/other/leia.htm
    Photos from when I wore it:
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=760&view=findpost&p=10877
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=760&view=findpost&p=11027
    http://nzphotographic.exposuremanager.com/p/christchurch_2007/dsc_046052

    No costume photos though (showing all angles) because no wig yet;) It is sitting behind me, taunting me with its little buns saying "make me better, you know you want to. I think the local dairy might have hair pins in fact...
     
  2. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    You look GREAT Neimhaille! Nice work on the animated Leia dress - it looks fantastic!

    I think I've seen Kell's too, but I honestly don't remember...
     
  3. Kelldar

    Kelldar Jedi Youngling

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    thanks Neimhaille, it's a fun costume isn't it!

    This is my maquette version --
    [image=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/68/194369664_c2f7d9daff_o.jpg]

    [image=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/95/244577244_9c658221b1_o.jpg]

    [image=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/59/194369620_c6887caf5b_o.jpg]

    I've also done a couple of other "odd ball" Leias, but that one is my favourite :)
     
  4. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    Oh do post the others:) I meant to edit my post to clarify that it's not just the GG version:)

    I just tested how the additional hair pieces might work and they make a lovely huge bun on the side so I'll get some more gel (though I'm seriously considering some sort of glue if I'm not reusing this wig again). I also had a tidy up of my room and found my belt, new boots and dress so hopefully I can get some piccies this week of what I had intended the costume to be. Now to decide if I want to make the hood a single layer or leave it as a double.
     
  5. lavagrrrl

    lavagrrrl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The costume is cute, but is it eligible for RL membership?
     
  6. Last_Chael

    Last_Chael Jedi Padawan star 4

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    As soon as I saw the statue, I fell in love with this costume! I just love that animated style so much! I'm hoping to make the costume next year sometime :D

    As for other Leia costumes, last year I was going to make Leia's jedi outfit from the 'Infinities' comic, though I realised that I would need parts of her Hoth costume to do that. I also want to do the imperial uniform dress she wears in that comic.
     
  7. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yep! :) It would fall under "Informal/Non-canon" (or possibly EU), but it's definitely eligible for RL membership.
     
  8. lavagrrrl

    lavagrrrl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks for that info, Kell! :D
     
  9. kreleia

    kreleia Jedi Knight star 5

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  10. lavagrrrl

    lavagrrrl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Geez, I can't pay attention sometimes. I was thinking about Kell with the lovely Gentle Giant Leia costume. :)

    I meant to say, thank you Kreleia! :D

     
  11. JainaMSolo

    JainaMSolo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I don't know if this counts, but my friends and I did "Dreamgirls"-style Leias for this year's San Diego Comic-Con:

    [image=http://queenc.com/leiadg/leiadg_grimreaper4u_1.jpg]

    More pictures [link=http://queenc.com/leiadg/photos.html]here[/link], and there's also video of our skit from Masquerade: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jeoBgycI06M
     
  12. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    I love cross overs! Very fun :)

    I have just done the bulk of reworking my wig!
    [link=http://costumes.glittersweet.com/other/leia.htm]my page on the making of this costume[/link]
    [image=http://costumes.glittersweet.com/other/leiawig13.jpg] [image=http://costumes.glittersweet.com/other/leiawig12.jpg]
     
  13. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow! All of your Leias look GREAT!!! =D= =D=

    As for me, I had been wanting to do the Manga Version of Leia's ANH Outfits for years now, think ever since Dark Horse Comic released the Manga and I went into SW Costuming. I know, wrong choice for a Fat girl like me [face_blush] as Leia skirts are so body-hugging but what the heck, I just love those outfits and want to be different from other Leia. And of course, Manga Leia seems to have better and more "modern" hairstyle! :*

    Had actually gotten all the materials for the Manga ANH Ceremonial Dress but some other costumes took priority right now as I'm not able to sew my own gown (yet!) so rely on a tailor. Maybe a couple of months, I can get this gown done finally. As for the Senator one, I did go about "converting clothings parts into it" years ago but the project fell through. My plan now is to get everything done with Cotton Lycra. Will get to them eventually. ;)
     
  14. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    Just had to give a shout out to A. who now has my GG Leia as a totally different take:
    Lando and Leia's secret daughter;)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13633306@N06/1850704195/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/raenef/1702723128/
    That's me barely in the corner of the photo ;)
     
  15. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    So I totally remade this costume;)
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/glittersweet/P1030252.jpg]

    If you are bored here a whole bunch of pics:


    There were people actually worried what would happen if we "met" in the same costume. So we decided to play it up!
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1593.jpg (bun fight)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1594.jpg (bun fight)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1595.jpg (bun fight)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1596.jpg (bun fight)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1597.jpg (ganging up on Endor Leia)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1598.jpg (ganging up on Endor Leia)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1601.jpg (Charlie's Leias)
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1602.jpg(Charlie's Leias)

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16460572597
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1355&view=findpost&p=19331
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1355&view=findpost&p=19334
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/cpg147/displayimage.php?album=170&pos=7
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/cpg147/displayimage.php?album=170&pos=16
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v417/icyrose019/Armageddon%20Christchurch%202008/?action=view&current=P1010546.jpg
    http://outpost42.dr-maul.com/cpg147/displayimage.php?album=170&pos=16
    http://willu.net/photo_galleries/Arm_2008_CHCH_Sun/photos/IMG_0083.JPG
    http://willu.net/photo_galleries/Arm_2008_CHCH_Sun/photos/IMG_0096.JPG
    http://willu.net/photo_galleries/Arm_2008_CHCH_Sun/photos/IMG_0097.JPG
    http://willu.net/photo_galleries/Arm_2008_CHCH_Sun/photos/IMG_0109.JPG
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1588.jpg
    http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/darthviathan/Armageddon%2008/?action=view&current=IMGP1589.jpg
    http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb184/captain_boskey/Armageddon%202008/?action=view&current=ArmageddonPopCulture08075.jpg (Three Leias).
    http://s205.photobucket.com/albums/bb134/jdeechan/Armageddon%202008/?action=view&current=141.jpg (Leias vs Playboy Mansion)
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v417/icyrose019/Armageddon%20Christchurch%202008/?action=view&current=P1010546.jpg
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v417/icyrose019/Armageddon%20Christchurch%202008/?action=view&current=P1010580.jpg
     
  16. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually, it's been being put as a formal costume lately. :)
     
  17. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    I know! I was most surprised but happy :) Now I have a Padme and a Leia costume accepted as formal which is rather fun. Definitely made me more keen to work on more projects :D
     
  18. Falls_the_Shadow

    Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Leia wears a beautiful headdress and then later dark gray or black rebel body armor in the [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Rebellion:_Small_Victories_%28TPB%29]Star Wars: Rebellion "Small Victories"[/link] story arc.

    Usually, the EU is not my cup of tea, but I like the story and I like the opportunity to have Leia to have 1/100th of the accessories of Amidala.
     
  19. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    That sounds interesting. ;) Got any pictures online of it yet?


    Anyhow, over a year ago, I read Chewbacca Comics (ya, I know I was late [face_blush] ) and saw the Black-and-Yellow Outfit Leia wore in one of the story. Feel so tempted to do it too as the bodysuit seems so easy to get (and can be reused later for Trooper? [face_laugh] ); the dress is another story all together to figure out how to do! [face_thinking]
     
  20. Falls_the_Shadow

    Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    For the comic, other rebels in the suit (including women) are in the hyperlinks in my post. Wookiepedia and the Dark Horse comic site are good starts. No scans of Leia in the comic online yet.

    If you mean ME in a skin-tight neoprene catsuit? Only after hitting the gym daily for six months would I even think of it. Actually, putting a photocopy of that comic by my alarm clock could be good motivation.
     
  21. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    LOL! Tell me about that. ;) A long, long time ago, just before AOTC came out, I was so eager to do Zam and even went around looking for sources for certain materials locally and collected stuffs I thot will work for it, but a look at photos of me in AOTC Padme Battlesuit tell me "NAH"! [face_shame_on_you]
     
  22. StormtrooperPrincess

    StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Leia as a Jedi, anyone? I just threw together Leia's outfit from the end of the ESB Infinities comic series for an event last weekend. It's the best of both worlds--I can run around as a Jedi with a purple lightsaber blade, and still be Leia. :) Plus, it uses the Hoth boots so I get more than one costume use out of them.

    One half-way decent picture: http://tinyurl.com/6gf76g
     
  23. spacelady

    spacelady Jedi Master star 5

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    ...Can't believe I'm doing this, but hey, why not? :p

    Well today was an odd day for me, haven't had one like it in a long time. I just had to sew not long after waking up and getting things done. Wasn't sure what, like always, but this outfit had always caught my interest and I had spandex-like fabric laying around. It's not white, but I felt like giving it a try. :p

    Got everything done (which surprises me :p ) except for hemming the skirt portion and the sleeves and gotta make a belt. The hood and the collar didn't turn out the best, but hey, if I ever decide to make another version, I'll learn from the mistakes I made.

    [image=http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/MilBrcrsan/Leia%20Gentle%20Giant/100_3263.jpg]

    [image=http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/MilBrcrsan/Leia%20Gentle%20Giant/100_3264.jpg]

    [image=http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/MilBrcrsan/Leia%20Gentle%20Giant/100_3266.jpg]

    The next time I'm at WalMart, I'll have to look for some white fabric. LOL

    ~Spacelady
     
  24. Jedi-Loreen

    Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey, StP, your link leads to a MySpace page and it says the profile is set to Private, so we can't all see your photo.
     
  25. StormtrooperPrincess

    StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oops, sorry.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v16/leiacost/jedileiafromchris.jpg]
     
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