Princess Leia Organa was one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire. Daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, sister of Luke Skywalker, and with a soft spot for scoundrels, Leia ranks among the galaxy’s great heroes. But life under the New Republic has not been easy for Leia. Sidelined by a new generation of political leaders, she struck out on her own to oppose the First Order as founder of the Resistance. These setbacks in her political career have been accompanied by more personal losses. Star Wars Databank
- Light green or spring green floor length gown made from opaque, crinkled fabric. Fabric must drape well. (No stiff fabrics).
- Gown has a wide V neck at the front that starts approximately 1”/ 2.5 cm from the edge of the shoulder and dips down to form approximately a 90 degree angle at the top of the breasts. Back has a V cut similar to the front.
- Neckline has a white and gold trim approximately 1”/ 2.5 cm wide. Design of the white and gold trim is similar to a jacquard trim. White and gold trim must compliment the color of the gown and not clash.
- Fabric is gathered from the shoulder in a diagonal direction towards the center bottom of the bust.
- Under the bust is a seam with thick piping. Piping is gold or golden-green in color. The seam is a slight inverted V and approximately follows the line of the bust. (Empire waist seam).
- The skirt is very full and evenly pleated or gathered at the bust seam.
- The gown hangs to the floor in front. In the back there is an approximately 8-12”/ 20-30 cm train.
- There are two slits in the skirt in front of either leg. They open to approximately mid thigh.
- Slits have piping trim along the edges in a golden or golden-green color.
- Gold (and green) border along bottom edge of gown (can be appliqué, embroidered, printed, stamped or jacquard trim) in colors complimenting the gown and other trim. The border is approximately 1.5”/ 3.5-4 cm wide. Similar in design to jacquard trim or embroidered borders on a saree.
- On the back of the skirt is a flower and leaf design (embroidered or appliqué, printed, stamped, or finely painted) that starts approximately at or just above the knee at a point and fans out toward the bottom of the gown. Motif stops approximately 3”/ 7.5 cm from the edge of the skirt. Must closely match reference.
- Upper sleeves are form fitting, but not skin tight, from the shoulder to just above the elbow. Thick piping trim separates upper and lower parts of the sleeves. Material is the same as the trim used at bust.
- Lower sleeves hang or flare open and do not cover the forearm. They end just below the knee (approximately 3”/ 7.5 below the start of the flower and leaf design on the back of the gown). Piping trim along front edges from elbow down is the same as trim as along the slits.
- Sleeves have the same border as the bottom of the skirt on both inside and outside edges of the sleeve.
- Lower sleeves are quite full and have small pleats at regular intervals where they attach to the upper sleeves.
- The bottom of the skirt may also have the same design on the inside. (Recommended).
Note: The piping trim at the bust and elbows are thicker than the piping trim at the slits and sides of the sleeves.
- Belt is made of a gold (or white and gold) jacquard trim or similar and is approximately 1”/ 2.5 cm wide. Color must compliment the color of the gown and other trim.
- Belt is wrapped around the waist with the middle of the belt starting at the front and wrapping towards the back, then wrapping back towards the front and meeting at the middle with one wrap around itself to secure it. Belt hangs down in a V in the front, separating the two layers. Belt sits at the natural waist.
- On each end of the belt are two round, golden beads, (approximately 14-20 mm), then an approximately 3”/ 7.5 cm tassel matching the gold of the belt. The beads start at knee height and are separate from each other and the tassel.
- There may be small gold bead cones after the large round beads on the ends of the belt ribbon.
- Belt may be secured with invisible snaps or similar to keep it in place.
- Brass may be used as a golden color.
- Cream or light grey suede or leather (or similar) mid-calf boots. Boots have a back panel that wraps around to the front and is closed with a thin strap of the same material. The straps wraps around the arch of foot, again at the ankle, and form a crossing along the length of the boot. There are two more crossing wraps around the leg above the boot.
- Boots have a tuft of white “fur” or fur-like material around the top edge of the boot.
- Zipper on the back of the boot is acceptable.
- Natural color hair that goes past the waist as a minimum. (Brown preferred).
- Hair has a soft curl or soft wave. (Braid waves).
- Hair is pulled back from the face with no center part or bangs (fringe). It is smooth in front of the braid.
- Braid goes over the top of the head and hangs down on each side of the head to the top of the bust. Braid has a sheer cream colored ribbon braided into it from ears down and tied at the ends.
- Attached to the sides of the braid above the temples and sweeping back to the base of the head is an assortment of small, mainly white and pink flowers.
- Costumer may have two braids instead of one, where the right side braid crosses to the left side and the left side braid crosses to the right side. (Similar to Leia’s hair in the Ewok village in Return of the Jedi).
- Made of mainly pink and white flowers, and green leaves in a full bouquet. Wrapped with a sheer cream colored ribbon.
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Updated: April 3, 2023
For Face Characters: Tattoos and body piercings – No tattoos or body piercings may be visible unless it is a tattoo/piercing the character has. They must be covered with makeup or by the costume.
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.