Megacon was this past weekend! I redid my Steampunk Princess Leia AGAIN and this time it came out really nice I think. Everyone liked it, and I actually really like it this time. Other people liked the last two I did, but I hated both of them so... yep. Glad I redid it!
I used a much more flowy, synthetic fabric this time. In the past two versions I tried to use very natural fabrics in an effort to give a more Victorian aesthetic to the design, but I found that only resulted in making the dress look a little too stiff, almost crunchy. So this time, I used a fabric much more similar to the fabric that was actually used for Leia's dress in the movie. I also went with a completely different pattern base this time; Butterick pattern 4229.
I found this photo on Flickr of Danny -
in his Steampunk Boba Fett with me. Thanks to Kiira-Chan for the photo! - [link]
As soon as I get them I will be uploading more photos from a shoot the group did. But until then, this is the best photo I have found.
I'm requesting critique because I would like to know what you all think I could do to further improve the costume. I am already working on a dark brown faux leather neck corset with brass chain embellishments, an underbust corset in the same faux leather, and a holster/belt combo for the blaster. I would also like for her to have goggles and fingerless gloves. I might also wear the Hand of Glory with this costume from now on. If you are unfamiliar, it is here: [link]
In addition to all that I want to get a new pair of boots with brass buckles on them, but until I can afford those these crappy Goodwill finds will do I guess. ^_^
I would be interested in your opinions on any of those options or other things I might add/change. Do you think the costume is easily recognizable as Leia, despite being my own design in the Steampunk style?
Thanks in advance for any advice, guys!
All costuming is by our costuming and fabrication company - Outland Armour