Even with two layers of polyester, I found that the dress was somewhat revealing
of what I wore under it. The fabric reveals some colors worn underneath it, and
since the fabric is so relaxed, bulky straps show through as well. I solved both
problems quite easily by purchasing a skin-tone dancerís bodysuit, which has an attached
bra. The bodysuit minimizes any lines that might have shown from bra straps, and
the color doesnít stand out because itís the same color as me! I also bought a
skin-tone slip to wear, which reaches almost to my knees. Itís short enough that
it doesnít show through the open slits on the sides of the dress, but long enough
to help with the drape and flow of the dress when Iím walking.
Carrie wears a distinctive style of boots under her dress. Theyíre nearly knee high,
and have a decorative inset on the sides. Iíve never seen anything like them in
stores or online, so I had to settle for a pair of plain white boots instead. Iím
always on the lookout for boots that will be a better match, but for now Iím content
with what Iíve found. Leiaís boots should have flat soles, with minimal heels.
Thereís a very distinctive look to Leiaís makeup, and it does play a big part in
the overall look of the costume. Study the movie stills and promo pictures, and
then do your best to replicate the look! I just canít picture Leia without remembering
that heavy eye makeup, blush, and those glossy lips!