Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

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Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Mon May 06, 2019 9:47 am

I've wanted to do this one since I saw the film but knew my sewing skills were nowhere near up to it - (have you seen that collar?!) - but I've been incredibly fortunate in getting Kat to agree, as a special one-off, to do the dress and cloak for me. :grin: Hooray, hooray :grin: Suitable fabrics seem to have taken decades to source and I will post photos here. The standards are not quite finalised but there has been A LOT of discussion about colour and texture for both the dress and the cloak. This is what we have at the moment - (it's at the bottom of the page)
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I'm also in the Facebook costuming group for this. At least this is one occasion where being short, middle-aged and greying are assets!
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Post by dragonhawkz » Mon May 06, 2019 10:11 am

Awesome to see you doing this. I can't think of anyone better for this version.

Very excited to see you get this sorted Alex

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Post by tenebris » Mon May 06, 2019 5:23 pm

Really lovely choice Alex, I do like older leias costumes. Look forward to seeing it come together.

Also pics for you :)

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Post by Leia 77 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Can’t wait to see this one, good luck


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Post by stripeythecat » Tue May 07, 2019 9:09 am

Jewellery wise, she wears gold cuff earrings, a double stoned blue/gold ring and a three stranded gold bracelet on her right hand, with an amazing large opal type ring on her left hand. Both the rings are worn with her other Last Jedi outfit.
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This was the ring from Etsy -www.etsy.com/listing/684447898/decorati ... ch_click=1
and this is what I should have got for the earrings - www.etsy.com/listing/622787617/leia-org ... ck=1&bes=1
I think I had to pay customs on both (which was more than I'd thought it would be)
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Post by PrincessLivia » Thu May 09, 2019 3:28 pm

Really can't wait to see this! We will have to recreate the pics that Carrie and Billie did for Vanity Fair when it's done!!


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Post by Maahes » Fri May 10, 2019 1:43 pm

Best costume from the film for me. I had better get started on my Crait Luke then.

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Post by dutchal74 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:42 pm

This is my fave Leia costume from T.L.J. Can't wait to see it all come together.

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Wed May 29, 2019 4:53 pm

This is the beautiful opal type ring Leia wears on her left hand.
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There is one on Etsy but it's rather pricey so this is what I've made, using an existing dichroic glass cabochon ring which I bought online.
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Post by stripeythecat » Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm

Why do I often manage to get two photos up ...?
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Post by stripeythecat » Wed May 29, 2019 5:00 pm

I tried various methods to create the gold "claws" which were apparently made by trickling wax. I attempted gold ceiling wax but that came out in big blotches. The best version I tried was a type of gold cord (to hang a pendant from), with an added blob of gold paint at the end. It was nice and 3D but it wouldn't curve, bend or stick where I wanted it to.
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Post by stripeythecat » Wed May 29, 2019 5:04 pm

In the end I used this tube of "paint" which I found to be the best of the puff/glitter pens. I'm sure a more able hand could get thinner lines which would have looked better. I applied each line two or three times to get more depth.
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