war in a dress

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Progress on Padme’s lake dress 


The underdress is made from silk satin and the outer dress from chiffon. The underdress is a simple backless dress with a full skirt, and is fastened at the neck with ribbon. The overdress is a loop that is gathered at the front, back and sleeves. The arm cuffs are there to hold the chiffon in place. I ombré dyed both layers with yellow, pink, purple and blue dye to give the sunset effect. I sewed silk ribbon onto the top and bottom border of the chiffon, and down the centre. At the front the chiffon is bunched at the bottom too. At the back I made a mother of pearl brooch with glass beads attached.


The necklace and armbands were made from black worbla, shaped with heat and painted gold. I then added some mother of pearl over the top, which looks really shiny and pretty in the light 

Now all that’s left is the crazy seashell wig, wish me luck! 😭

This is the most wholesome thing I’ve ever freaking seen.

[Photo caption: a screencapture of a tweet from twitter user jynersos.  Text: why does this look like a picture that a school would put on its website to encourage parents to send their kids there.  Photo: Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, dressed as their Star Wars Characters on set, smile winningly at the camera.]

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Day 21: Favorite RotS Costume

The Funeral Gown

The last thing she is ever seen wearing. She and the dress are so beyond beautiful. She looks like an angel almost. The dress looks like she’s wearing a waterfall, and all those sequins catch the light in such a sparkling way. The flowers in her hair are beautiful too, looking almost like stars. The flowers and resemblance of water seem to represent the natural world, and is a stark contrast to what Anakin has become. Vader’s costume is dark, cold, and terrifying. He is a man-made machine, nearly devoid of life, where as Padme seems to represent things that grow and give life, despite the fact that she is the one that has died. 

The designer, Trisha Biggar, said the costume was meant to resemble the lakes of Naboo and symbolize her spiritual return to the lake. Natalie Portman once said the dress reminded her of Ophelia in that Padme looks like she’s drowning. I think these are interesting ways to interpret the dress. And I’m so glad they decided to include the japor snippet, calling back to her love for who Anakin once was.

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Reference: R2-D2

Model: Sara Jean Underwood

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