I first got the idea to make a Twi'lek costume while I was standing in the endless
lines of Star Wars Celebration II. There were a number of Twi'lek costumes around
me, and I found myself repeatedly caught somewhere between two thoughts:
"There's another Aayla! That's really cool!"
"C'mon, people... stuffed nylons? We can do better than that!"
And so, I set about the task of creating a Twi'lek costume of my own. Stuffed nylons
were not an option I was willing to entertain, and neither was sewing a pair of lekku
out of fabric; so I spent the next few months researching. Eventually I settled on
a method commonly used to make latex masks, and I began the challenge of learning
about using latex and body paints.
I designed this web page to chronicle how it all worked out, and to share the information
that I have learned along the way. Hopefully it will come in handy for other Twi’lek
enthusiasts out there!
I have also included a gallery to showcase the stunning Twi’lek creations that have
been designed by other Twi’lek costumers. There are some incredible costumes out