Padme Amidala Padme's Wedding Dress

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Jedi_Samantha, Apr 8, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Moderators: Commander-DWH
  1. ecila Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2002
    star 2
    ObI-WaN-JeDi-GuRl,
    Those veils are actually made by www.belgian-lace.com. They are beautiful, and I am actually considering ordering one for my wedding this fall. This one in particular is very nice:
    [image=http://members.aol.com/dbkveils/v90633.jpg]

    Here is a link to a wedding thread with some pics of a bride with a belgian lace veil:

    pics

    More mantilla veil pics in this thread (great pictures!):
    wedding channel link

    Now Padme's veil looks a little different to me in that it:
    - has beads
    - has elaborate lace throughout, with very few sheer areas
    - is shaped to her head on what looks like a Juliet cap

    Here are some more veils that I think are similar:
    [image=http://www.honitonlace.com/veils/largeveils/lv_images/lv135c.JPG]

    [image=http://www.honitonlace.com/veils/largeveils/lv_images/lv112a.JPG]

    [image=http://www.ericakoesler.com/catalog2002f/veils/images/534-90_JPG.jpg]

    [image=http://www.affordable-bride.com/Veils%202001%20large/AB-V1028-Face-large.jpg]

    And the headpiece is sort of like Grace Kelly's:
    [image=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b2df35b3127cce9c01b36f67ec0000004410]

    The movie definately made me want one of those veils!

    Here is also a little more information that might be helpful:
    making a veil


    yes, I am obsessed!

    :D
    ecila
  2. ObI-WaN-JeDi-GuRl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2002
    star 4
    LOL. Last night I did find a cap that looked esactly like hers...

    Here is a link I found of A WONDERFUL ALMOST THE SAME REPLICA!!!!!!! YEA!

    http://www.vintagewedding.com/veils.html

  3. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
    star 3
    See? That's why I asked. :) Always better to have more than one opinion. (Especially on things like "What color is this dress?"...)

  4. ObI-WaN-JeDi-GuRl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2002
    star 4
    I thnx u again Stromtrooper Princess.

    Ok, well can't we ask Lucas or his costume people the patterns??? IS there any way?
  5. caliman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 26, 2000
    star 1
    Here's a great new Picture:

    http://www.salo.cl/clones/g-w.asp?art=199


    Finally something different. We're going to get fabrics in San Jose, CA today. Gonna be "fun". I'll let you all know what types we purchase. Thanks for all your info. IT's D-Day.
  6. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 4
    Wow! caliman, thanks for the picture! It's beautiful and sheds some more light on this dress. :D
  7. queenseamstress TFN Costumes Staff

    VIP
    Member Since:
    Jan 30, 2002
    star 3
    Great updates on this dress everyone...great pics!
  8. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2002
    star 3
    Great picture! Thanks so much :)
    YEAH! We're actually seeing more of this beautiful dress f-i-n-a-l-ly!!!

    Oh, tell me if you share this observation--I knew that we figured they had seamed the veil along the crown to give it a more cap like appearance-but in this most recent photo doesn't it appear to be elastized in the back to kind of hug the hairline near the neckline?
    :) Ferd
  9. ObI-WaN-JeDi-GuRl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2002
    star 4
    My mom has that same vail, so I was looking at it. It looks so beautiful....

    I think I will put a digital picture of it on here....

    I will ask her very soon so you can see for yourself...

  10. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
    star 3
    Yes, it does look bunched up in the back, possibly the effect of elastic. It also looks like the veil could be a rectangle of lace, the way one edge pokes out way up high in the back, and the ends are more towards her waist. Interesting.
  11. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 14, 2002
    star 4
  12. Julia_aka_JJ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2002
    star 1
    That is a very good picture, but it does get a little frustrating when there are so FEW pictures of this wedding dress. There are some full gown shots, but they're really tiny or have horrible quality.

    When will we get some large, good quality, and full shot of this gorgeous gown? - there have to be some somewhere!
  13. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 14, 2002
    star 4
    I personally can't wait for the DVD to come out!

    Does anyone else think that the release of info. is severely lacking for AOTC? It's like they overdid everything with TPM, and have tons of extra crap laying around in KayBee stores. Now, as a result, they aren't releasing enough stuff for this movie! No CD-Rom, no 12" Padme dolls, no calendar....This stinks!
  14. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 4
    I know Mrs_M, it really is frustrating and stinky! :(
  15. Astra-Khan Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Hey,

    Aorry to bug everybody but, has anybody notice what Obi-Dawn's done for the Yellow Picnic Dress thread? Her summarized version. It's absolutely wonderful, and I was just wondering, is there a chance that somebody might do that for this dress too?

    Thank you!

    -Khan
  16. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2002
    star 3
    Well, there's not really enough information on this dress to do something like that yet. Unfortunately. And I think Ferd's the only one actively working on a copy of this dress. So far most of the posts in this thread are comments about how pretty it is, and how irritating it is to not have good pictures of it. :(
  17. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2002
    star 3
    Yeah that is a great picture :) I don't know why they are STILL keeping those pics secret--I guess November isn't that far away--I do think that maybe there was a little too much merchandising for TPM that maybe they scaled back this time around (maybe a little too much)
    I am working on this dress (among other things) I have told anyone else who might inquire that I would be much more comfortable waiting until for DVD before tackling this again. A lot of handwork and beading to be done without Excellent pics to work from. I do feel like I've got a good feel for the structure and fabrics, and even the beading and look of the veil--but I just want to see more. Don't we all??
    :) Ferd
  18. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 14, 2002
    star 4
    Here's an OOAK someone did for this dress. It's gorgeous, if not completely accurate!
    [image=http://www.pandorasattic.com/pandorasattic/Commissions/IMAG0007.JPG]
    check it out!
  19. rvqavalon Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2002
    star 2
    Wow! That's gorgeous, even if it isn't completely true to the original.

    Can someone define OOAK, please? Forgive my ignorance...hehe...^^;;

    Kate
  20. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2002
    star 3
    OOAK= One Of A Kind
    That dress is really great! I'm always envious of people who can work in such a small scale :)
    Very Pretty!
  21. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 14, 2002
    star 4
    Explore that website a bit. She did some other really nice work, including a replica of the picnic dress.
  22. rvqavalon Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2002
    star 2
    Thanks, Ferd. That sheds light on lots.

    Where in the world do you GET sixteen-inch dolls. I be confused.

    Kate
  23. Spity Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2002
    Well the dol lshe used for the Padme doll is named Tyler Wrentworth..from Robert Tonner.

    I personally don't like this doll but I have the 15 1/2" Rose from Titanic doll with all her wardrobe, she is made by Franklinmint.com but her clothes are very expensive and the doll itself cost 135$.
    but I really enjoy her and I am missing only 4 dresses right now :):):):)
  24. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 4
    Ack! I want the picnic doll! [face_mischief]
  25. rvqavalon Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2002
    star 2
    I feel myself being inspired. Ack, no more costume ideas!!

    Though maybe I could do these for 18-inch dolls...NoOOO! *runs* I don't have TIME!

    Kate
Moderators: Commander-DWH
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.