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Leia Organa Solo (born Leia Amidala Skywalker) was, at various stages of her life, a politician, revolutionary, and Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order. The daughter of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Leia was the younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker, and, shortly after her birth, she became the adopted daughter of Bail Organa and Queen Breha of Alderaan, making her a Princess of Alderaan. An accomplished Senator, Leia Organa was most famous for her strong leadership during the Galactic Civil War and other subsequent galactic conflicts, making her one of the galaxy’s greatest heroes. (Source Wookieepedia)
A. The bodice is fitted and has princess seams and a center seam. Front and back mirrors each other. Center seams are optional. The princess seams are decorated with thin cords in an X pattern. The cords are made from the same hide as the dress. The cords must match the dress. The front of the bodice has a low V neck with a thicker hide cord at the bottom. The V neck has three holes to thread the cord through on each side of the bottom of the V and they are tied between the top set. The cord for the V neck should be approximately 2/5” / 1 cm wide. No grommets.
B. The sleeves go down to the biceps and stop about 2” / 5 cm above the elbow. They are not tightly fitted around the arm. The top of the armhole seam is decorated with the same X pattern as the princess seams. The cords go from princess seam in front to princess seam in back.
C.The skirts consist of two layers. Shortest length is just above knee and longest is mid shin. It has three long points.
C.1. Under layer goes all the way around and starts and stop over the right leg. It has a small overlap between the two sides, but splits open. It starts just over right knee, goes diagonally down to the left, curves up to knee height at the left side. It then curves around the back and down on the right side to end in one of the low points.
C.2. Over layer only covers the left side and front and back mirrors each other, starting and ending in a low point. The hide is folded back at start and stop to expose the lighter backside of it. It curves upwards on the left side to just above knee height and then down again towards the back.
2. Black non-liquid eyeliner and mascara.
3. Brown lenses.
Note: Makeup used must enhance a natural look.
Revised 21 March 2017
PLEASE NOTE: The costume standards are a guide, yet are not an all inclusive outline of required elements. The judges will be looking for quality of workmanship, accurate execution and use of materials in addition to these general standards check lists. If you have a question about fabrics, colors, and parts choices for your build please contact the LCJs for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build.