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Princess Leia      Dress Pattern      Dress Assembly      Belt      Hair      Accessories      Gallery
Princess Leia      Dress Pattern      Dress Assembly      Belt      Hair      Accessories      Gallery
Princess 
          Leia

The truly dedicated Star Wars fans know who Princess Leia is.  They know her costumes, they know her personality.  Many even know how much her character and family have continued to grow beyond what was seen in Return of the Jedi.

 

For casual Star Wars fans, however, Princess Leia can be any female character who happens to be seen in the vicinity of a stormtrooper, Darth Vader, or anyone carrying a lightsaber.  I’ve been called “Princess Leia” while I was dressed as Mara Jade, as a Jedi, and even while dressed as Aayla!

 

After years of laughing it off, I finally decided that if everyone was going to call me Princess Leia, I may as well dress like her!  I considered making the ceremonial gown, since it is quite beautiful, but in the end I decided to go with her more iconic look.  I’d seen the senatorial dress and had taken photos of it during the Magic of Myth exhibition at the Smithsonian in 1998, but back then I never would have dreamed that one day I would be making the costume myself.  If I had, I would have taken a lot more pictures!