Throwback Thursday! Princess Leia from Star Wars

Today I take you back to the summer of 2005! I had been working on my Princess Leia costume for a few months and premiered it at Connecticon 2005! I also made an Amidala costume for my sister, Han Solo for Mark, and my sister and I together made an Anakin costume for her boyfriend, Tom. My Leia dress was made as screen accurate as possible. I spent a lot of time researching how they made the original dress! My belt was a combination of pleather and metal. I cut the metal pieces with a jewelers saw in my jewelry class at school. The domes on the belt were the button pieces from a covered button kit.

The other 3 costumes were in many ways much more difficult and took up a lot more of my time when preparing for Connecticon. The Amidala dress was extremely difficult and I could say a lot about it, but I will save that for another post! We won First Place in our division at the Connecticon masquerade for a really stupid skit we made up in the car on the way to the convention! All around that was an awesome convention, there was also a Harry Potter book release party at the convention!  I will be honest, I do not remember who exactly took these photos, most likely Tim Colose.