Archive for the ‘Costuming’ Category

Elhoffer Design’s Padmé-Inspired Fashion

October 5, 2018

Elhoffer Design has up for pre-order pullovers, hoods, and cardigans/capes inspired by Padmé’s famous white battle outfit from AOTC.


Available in white and plum, pre-order prices run from $20 to $90.

Obitine Wedding Video

September 10, 2018

Also at Fan X last weekend was this wedding, between an Obi-Wan and a Satine cosplayer, and officiated by TCW alumni James Arnold Taylor and Anna Graves.  How awesome is that?

Video by Andrew Gallup


Galactic Royalty Collection

February 24, 2017

Elhoffer Design finally has for pre-order its Galactic Royalty collection, mostly pieces inspired by Padmé’s amazing wardrobe (and one piece based off of Leia’s Bespin gown from TESB).  Pick from the Galactic Eclipse Oversize Sweater ($68), Galactic Picnic Cardi ($55 + $25 if you want roses sewn onto the sweater), and the Galactic Twilight Dolman ($60).  First 50 orders will be delivered in time for SWCO; otherwise they will ship later in April.  These are pre-order prices and will go up after a few more weeks.

For the record, I ordered all three and I may get the Leia one too.

Prequel Goodies News

January 19, 2017

I wish I’d jumped on this quickly but due to distractions such as work, I missed out on these exclusive prints by Eric Tan and sold by Bottleneck Gallery.  They went on sale Thursday at noon EST/9 a.m. PST for $50 apiece or $140 for the set and were gone in 10 minutes.  Sad face.  But it goes to show you, the prequels ARE popular and I hope licensees take note.

Bandai is going to release a Yoda figure this year.  You can switch out OT and PT heads and give him a cane or a lightsaber, depending upon your mood.

The Padmé Amidala (AOTC) figure from SH Figuarts is due out in June; pre-orders begin tomorrow.  (This one is MINE.)

H/T Star Wars:  The Prequel Trilogy Facebook Page 

Gentle Giant is taking pre-orders for a Jango Fett mini bust due out later this year.

Video On Padmé Cosplay

October 1, 2016

Remember the Norwegian cosplayer who dressed up in Padmé’s picnic gown at some European con last spring?  She has a video (posted back in April) on how she put the gown together:

Bonus: A video slideshow of several Padmé cosplayers:

Some Great Cosplay

June 2, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve posted cosplay photos.  These were posted on the Star Wars:  The Prequel Trilogy Facebook page:

Bebe’s TPM Handmaiden Inspired Maxi Dress

May 5, 2016

The Galactic Fashion Twitter posted yesterday a picture of a maxi dress from Bebe’s current collection:


This just happens to resemble the so-called “flame gown” handmaidens and a disguised Padmé wore in TPM:


Available in Bebe stores and online for $159, in both regular and petite lengths.  Better jump on it fast because it’s selling out online.

Amazing Padmé Cosplay

April 9, 2016

The Costume Player Facebook page posted this video of cosplayer who was representing Norway at an event called the Polymanga Global Easter Cosplay.  In competitive cosplay, you kind of have to act out the character and this girl did an amazing job even if she didn’t take the top prize.

If you follow links to her Facebook page, she also cosplays as Elsa from “Frozen,” Katniss Everdeen, Khaleesi, Rey, and a whole mess of other characters.

Awesome Cosplay On Display

October 1, 2013

First up, Annie Foursait in the parade dress from TPM:

Padme Amidala by ~Annie-Forsait on deviantART

You can check out her whole gallery here.

And here’s Jonh Martinez in his ROTS Anakin gear:

Anakin Skywalker -Star Wars Ep III by ~JonhMartinezSky on deviantART

Here’s his DeviantART page.

PT Reference On “Heroes Of Cosplay”

August 28, 2013

It was actually in last week’s episode of SyFy’s “Heroes Of Cosplay,” not the one that aired 8/27, but there were some clips from the recap of the 8/21 episode.

The show follows a group of BNFs, er, cosplayers who compete in contests on the convention circuit. One competitor–not a featured member of the “cast”–got on the stage at Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con in a rather splendid Queen Amidala getup from TPM. You can see a pic of it here.