I loved being Endor Leia, especially when you have the cutest little ewok. In case you have missed our family Halloween theme for our costumes this year we are doing Return of the Jedi. My boys were really excited and wondered if I was going to be Leia when she visits Jabba the Hut. As in Slave Leia. Not really my style. I told them I was going to be Endor Leia. I have already been the traditional Leia and I wanted to switch it up.
My costume was fairly simple. I used my favorite grey jeans from Old Navy and borrowed some boots from my mother-in-law. My tunic was really easy to make. And I just added a blaster and a large black belt. Years ago my hubby spray painted our nerf gun to look more like a blaster. He kept the orange part there so everyone would know it was just a toy.
Princess Leia Tunic
White Guaze material
Spread your material nice and flat. I put mine under an old curtain I use for painting things. Fill your water bottle with water and pour in your Rit Dye. I started with the Apple Green. I love crafting with Rit Dye! I save so much money. And because I only used a small part of my dye I know I have more options for future crafts. I must have like 12 bottles now. And if you check out their Archive Colors you can find the link to formula Guide for the old colors. Or you can click around and see what is new.
Keep spraying in small sections using the fine mist mode. I started with Green, then did camel and then grey. Because I wanted the green to be the main color I went back over it again with green making sure to cover the material so there was no more white showing.
It took some time but I was able to finish it in one day. I just kept doing it all day long in between all my other tasks. Make sure to do both sides. It would probably go faster if I used three different spray bottles. I also felt like the color got darker if it sat in the water bottle longer. Like maybe it oxidizing. I like the effect of having different shades of green. I was really happy with how it turned out. It’s nice when you have a vision and things go according to plan.
I cut a hole in the middle for my head to go through for this costume. I also cut a long strip of material and then folded it in half. You can then sew the frayed edges to your opening to create that collar.
I mean look at how well my Tunic blends in. Those pesky Storm Troopers will never be able to find me. And if they do I know a cute Ewok who would be more than happy to help me out.
We were loosing light fast with all our Saturday events going on. I was able to talk my hubby Grady from This Mormon Life to snap these pictures for me. He likes to remind me he is a collegiate photographer. But he is keeping status amateur so he can still compete in the photography Olympics. I am really excited to shoot our family pictures!!!
Best part of being Leia is that she kicks butt! I have always loved her. She is by far my favorite Star Wars character. Obi Wan is a close second. But I do hope one day to be able to make my daughter a Queen Amidala Costume. I mean how fun would that dress and hair be?
But if you are looking for the New Hope Leia check out this post. My little girl makes a cute Leia too!
And watch out for my Endor Leia Hair Style Tutorial I will be posting next week. I think I need to wear my hair like this on normal days. It’s really fun and easy. Be sure to check out my hubby’s blog as they will be discussing the movies in preparation for the 7th movie coming out this year. And check back soon for the rest of my family’s costumes. And be sure to click on the Star Wars tag for more Force-filled posts.
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