Series : Star Wars
Variant : ANH Ceremonial Gown
Date : 2019
Made For : DragonCon 2019
Status : Active
Also Worn : N/A
Updates : I need to hem the sleeves a bit shorter.
About the Costume: The gown is a basic A-line dress with an empire bodice that comes to a point at the front w/an inverted V. It is made from a knit under dress and chiffon overlay with 10″ train. The sleeves are large “wings” attached at the shoulder and bodice seam at the front to the side seams, which is actually incorporated into the front bodice piece (that includes the fold over the left side). The belt is made from silver vinyl and canvas and closes with snaps at the back. The metal plates are cut and sanded aluminum flashing and the button covers were used to make the round circles, which are all held on using chicago screws. The original belt was made by Christine at CCcostumefactory but I added the additional two plates required for RL approval. The shoes are a low silver comfort heel I found on Amazon, which worked perfectly while running through hotels at DragonCon. The Necklace and Bracelet are both by Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia (Kalevala). The bracelet is a vintage piece, while I purchased the necklace new. Let me tell you, it’s worth paying the extra $500 to get the real deal rather than spending $2000 on a replica at Disney (there went my tax return last year LMAO). The hair is made from my own hair pulled up into a high ponytail/bun, and then with a bun cover and extensions added. I will write a tutorial regarding this hairstyle and link it here.
This has been an absolute dream costume to make and wear, and I felt absolutely gorgeous in it. I cannot wait to wear it again (and again, and again, and again….), but I may have to find a wig since I’m currently not a brunette. Oops.
Leia Organa is the iconic princess and heroine of the Star Wars legacy