Padme Amidala Rainbow dress

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Princess1, Dec 5, 2001.

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  1. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    Nov 15, 2002
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    I hope not, that model's arms are a bit hairy *ouch* lol.
    I noticed it while I was studying the photos a few weeks ago and wondered if maybe there was a type of bracelet structure on the inside. Maybe the model has a skinnier wrist than Nat so you really notice the gap.
  2. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    Jan 19, 2001
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    Oh argh, I made a mistake in one of my picture links-- this should be the correct picture:

    "Assuming I'm correct and that is a gore, it looks to be quite large. In the next picture you can see a bit of the right front panel/gore seam, but nothing else:

    [image=http://queenc.com/rainbow/rainbow_seams_6_arrows.jpg]

  3. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    Yay! After *mumblemumble* years, I finally finished the construction/making-of page for my rainbow dress! It is here.
  4. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    How did everyone do the gathering at the sleeves? I am thinking of doing a zigzag stitch and using elastic thread, stretching as I sew. Thoughts?
  5. Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Knight

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    Great job, Jaina. Thanks so much for sharing. :)


    princessleia -- Zigzag with elastic sounds about right. 2 rows of long stitches close together might work, as well (at least, that's what I'm planning on doing).
  6. spacelady Force Ghost

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    This is going to sound real silly, I bet, but since we're briefly on the gathering topic, um...could anyone tell me how to do it...? [face_blush] I've looked through sewing books and even after four years of sewing...I still don't know how to. :(

    ~Spacelady
  7. Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Knight

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    Gathering's pretty easy. There are 2 ways to do it (that I know of):
    1. 2 long, basic running stitches (basting, basically), or
    2. A Large zig-zag stitch placed over a thin cord.

    To gather, just pull on either one edge of the 2 running stitches or the cord until the fabric area is the specified length.
  8. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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  9. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Unlocked for recent query. :)
  10. Ame_V Jedi Knight

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    Thanks Sister_Sola!

    Wow, I can't believe no one has posted in this thread in almost two years! Not that there wasn't a ton of information in it already... I've just finished reading through the whole thing, but it took me about a week! :p But I think I have a fairly good grasp of how to do this, at least in my head. We'll see how it all translates when I start making it. :p

    I have I think eight yards (it's seven or eight) of chiffon that I've been sitting on for years. :p I don't remember how much it was, but it's a home dec type, very wide. Polyester, I'm sure. I don't love the way it drapes, but I will make it up anyway since I have it, and if I like how it turns out then I'll keep it. If not, I'll have learned the process of dyeing and putting it together, and I'll redo the whole thing in silk. That's my plan, anyway.

    I want to wear this costume at Celebration V, so whatever version I get done by then is what I'll use.

    I want to thank everyone who posted in this thread with their thoughts, tips and tutorials, as well as pictures of their costumes. I wish all the image links still worked, but the ones I have seen are all quite stunning. You should all be proud of the excellent work you have done. =D=
  11. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Good luck with the dress, I hope it will turn out beautifully. :)
  12. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    Ooh, I'm glad this has opened up again.

    You know looking at the above photo crops (of B_Q's photos I'm thinking?) it looks like the front of the underdress is actually a half circle.
    If it were on the bias there would only be piecing on one side. With the even piecing on both sides it is clearly cut with both sides of the piece on the same grain.
    http://articles.glittersweet.com/howto/skirttutorial.htm
    See under "Cutting the skirt with one vertical seam"
    http://articles.glittersweet.com/howto/skirttutorial7.jpg
    In this case though switch the fold (f) and selvage (s) around. Then the side
  13. nia_naberrie Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 29, 2010
    hi !!

    I´m new in this forums, and only join for this topics XD
    I really love SW and all of Padme outfits... but, well.. to the topic, this dress (lake gown, pastel dress, rainbow dress, etc) is my first recreation intent for a "dificult" dress

    this is what I have done until now XD is not much, but I spect to finish all the dress in one month

    armbands and necklace made with air cly


    http://crystal-studio.deviantart.com/art/Padme-Amidala-cosplayadvance-152176479
    http://crystal-studio.deviantart.com/art/Padme-Amidala-armband-WIP-152235048

    and a extra: Opera Twilek from TRotS (my sister cosplay, made by me of curse) in reallity, this photo is from the morning, at night I have finish one flower
    http://crystal-studio.deviantart.com/art/Opera-Twelik-work-in-progres-152212719


    some critics please ??

    P.D. sorry my bad english, im not from US
  14. luminousbeing78 Jedi Knight

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    The shape of the armbands and necklace is really good! I know that I really worried about getting the necklace just right, and went through both sculpy clay and sintra before I settled on craft foam. Have you painted them yet? If you haven't, a good option is a sheer mother-of-pearl nail polish (several coats) and a gold leafing pen for the edges. Hope that helps--be sure to post some more pictures! :)
  15. nia_naberrie Jedi Padawan

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    hi ! I really was worried how to do them, but at last minute my fhater buy me airclay (cheers for my dad,that suport me doing cosplay) in the end, I do my patern in paper, then cut it out in foam and then adjust it to fit my arms, then I cover all the foam with clay ^^
    My gold metalic paint ends before I could paint the inter part of the armbands, but at last I finish the front parts XD I use some nail glaze I have buy in winter hollidays, and in the end I use it in my props jeje...

    I have finished my accesories last weekend, so, here are some photos

    http://fav.me/d2ja46e
    http://fav.me/d2ja3bs

    Opera Twilek Headdress and embroidered progress ^^
    http://fav.me/d2ja75v
    http://fav.me/d2ja8hk
  16. -Solari_Wielder- Jedi Padawan

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    Question:

    I'm looking into this gown for Celebration V. However, I have a large (and heavy) chest, and I'm not sure how that would work with this costume. Backless bras probably wouldn't work for me.

    Any brilliant ideas?

    ^_^
  17. jedilucass Jedi Master

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    Dec 1, 2002
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    This has been my problem with making this dress. I made mine way back in 2003, and in the end I had to raise the back. However, since then I was able to make the Atonement Green Dress (which is backless) by basically making a sorta long line bra slash corsety layer under the dress itself. I've thought about maybe adapting that under layer (which had one of my own bras sewn into it) to this dress. Maybey making a sort of long line bra but have the straps convertible, so you could have them cross in front, leaving the majority of the back bare? Does that make sense? any line made at the waist by the under layer would not be noticeable due to the front draping.

    Hope that helps some!
  18. -Solari_Wielder- Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 17, 2007
    It does help! Thank you!

    I've found a few possibilities online, I might try them out. Here are the links, in case others were interested:

    http://senselingerie.com/D-Up-Cups-P652C26.aspx

    http://www.shapefx.com/store/Shapewear___Featured_Collections___Body_Betrayals___Bust_Plunge___Backless_Demi_Bra___F200707036?cmp=datafeed_shopzilla&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=19-40655533-2

  19. spacelady Force Ghost

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    It's been a while since I've last posted in here and unfortunately I only have one picture to share. This is either my fifth or sixth version of this dress...I forget which now. :p

    [image=http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/MilBrcrsan/Pastel%20III/100_3787.jpg]

    I took this picture before I dyed the front, but like I said, I only have the one to share. Instead of the usual dye bath method, because of lack of room and material, I ended up using the sponge brush method, and this way I was able to ensure the colors ended up where they needed to be. Though because of the sponge brush, I ended up making the colors deeper and darker than they should be and when the overlay is on the dress form on top of the undergown, it makes the undergown look really white since the material I chose didn't soak the color in too well.

    So, really, all that's left on this version is the pearl pieces and I'll probably end up re-dying the undergown. :p But overall, I'm pretty happy with my results.
  20. Doberman Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Meant to do this a while ago, but here's a few pics of my girlfriend and I, Halloween 2007.

    I made the necklace and the arm bands out of Sintra. Painted it with a sorta mix of white & pink, with a pearl topcoat sprayed over. Then masked it off and painted the endging with gold metallic.

    She hand dyed the fabric, but that's about all I remember of those construction details. If anyone has any specific questions, I'm sure she'd pop in here and answer them.

    These shots were all taken at a Halloween swing dance I was DJing. We're both swing dancers.

    The Anakin costume is all made by me, but eh. You seen one Jedi, you seen 'em all. Her outfit is the focus here. :)

    Click on the thumbnails for a larger version.

    Star Wars prom shot. :) This one is a pretty high res, so you can see the details of her necklace & armbands a bit.
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/1.jpg]


    Dancing with our friend Orlando.
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/2.jpg]
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/3.jpg]
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/4.jpg]
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/5.jpg]


    Not a good shot since the photog was concentrating on us, but here's our friends as a girl Han and a white Lando. :) We didn't know they were doing Star Wars costumes this year.
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/6.jpg]


    Coupla shots that show the necklace pretty well.
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/7.jpg]
    [image=https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/lakes/8.jpg]
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