So when I was planning on attending Retro Con we were doing a small Star Wars group. My girl friend was Slave Leia and there is no chance of anyone getting me into those side buns. Just like Carrie Fisher I have a roundish face (diamond actually) and those buns will turn me into a football. So I picked Padme Amidala in her torn up white battle gear. I am sure there is another term for it, but as much as I enjoy Star Wars I am definitely not up on the lingo. I can't tell the difference between any of the Jedi. They all look the same to me, except Yoda.
Anyway, this costume is a bagged Secret Wishes costume (and probably doesn't fall under retro, but I don't care). It's a pretty good retail costume. I bought it second hand, as it is no longer current and I have to wonder with the less is more attitude to Halloween costumes these days what might they have done to Padme if she was a current costume? I am so-so on the "sexy" Halloween costumes. This is only because many of them I find silly or inappropriate, but a lot of them are really cute. I like the bar maids the best. Padme appears to be pretty accurate to the movie. That makes me happy.
I have a few fit issues with the costume. Personally, I think it must run a tad large, because I bought a small and it's big on me. It's a little big in the pants. The belt barely stays on. I have it scraped as far in as I can and it's still falling off. The arm band is WAY too big. It falls off. I don't even need to wiggle my arm. It just falls right off. The boot covers are not the best. However, I don't have sexy heels like the Secret Wishes model does. I used my white snow boots since Padme wears flat boots, not heels. See I did some homework. My boots pushed the boot covers out pretty oddly. If I was wearing it this weekend its not something I would fret over, but it's not attractive either.
So the arm band needs to be remade or tightened. I also need to attempt to make a belt which might not be too difficult since I have this one to work from. We will see. In the meantime, here are some test pictures! For the first time ever, I changed my eyebrow shape. I didn't do it very well, but it was interesting.
|Arm band should be way higher.|