Thursday, November 01, 2012

{Handmade} Princess Leia Costume

My daughter Brooklyn as Princess Leia.
Perfect character for her: girly and strong and super sassy.

 My little Leia was asked a couple times if her freckles were real.
Yep. Straight from Jesus, super real.

Her hair got so much attention at the Halloween Carnivals we went to.
People kept wondering how we got them so perfect.
Sock Buns!!!

For the belt I used Jess from Craftiness is not Optional's tutorial.
I just added a couple inches to make it fit my daughter and it came out perfectly!
Thanks Jess!

The "hood" is not a normal hood, but is actually a rectangle of fabric with the short sides sewn into the collar. I made hers a little long, but I'm not stressing over it. She loved it.

The collar I had to free style and I am not thrilled with how it came out, but it was the best of the 4 that I tried. Yeah...4 collars that I sewed on and ripped off (gently with a seam ripper...not all Hulk-y).
I decided that I love it.

For the dress part I used the same pattern that I used last Christmas to make

Brooklyn was treated like a celebrity all night and was even bowed to by a few people running booths.
I am not going to get away with store bought costumes for this girl anymore...
she loved how authentic she looked.

Poor cat.

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Essence Photography said...

I LOVE THIS! You did a fantastic job!!

April said...

She looks gorgeous, Amy! And you did an amazing job on the costume!

TDJ said...

great job with the costume.

love the freckles.

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable is your darling daughter. I've always wanted to be Princess Leia! The costume looks fantastic. May the force be with you!

Warmly, Michelle
Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

Mary Ann (ovationstudio.etsy) said...

The dress and hair are perfect. Beautiful.

Ashley and Kevin said...

any chance you'd make one of these for my 7 year old this year? if so, i'd LOVE to pay you to do it.

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
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