This has been a costume I have wanted to do for a LONG time! I mean, who can resist the hair buns and the awesome dress with the draping sleeves and the dramatic hood? Its a classic costume that had to be done!
Sadly, the hair is not my own, but a wonderfully styled wig. I thought about getting hair buns that match my own hair color that I could just tie on, but when I think of this version of Leia, I think brunette, which my hair is not. And for Rebel Legion events when I need to be in costume quick, a full wig is really the better option.
The belt is leather with metal plates that was made for me by the very talented katarra8, and matches a pair of white leatherette mid-calf flat boots.
Because I was pleased with her job on my Eleanor gown from Bioshock 2, I turned to my friend ShepherdsBrookStudio to make the dress so I would have it in time for the library event I hoped to debut it at (never try to put together 4 costumes for one date and another close date at once, it gets rather stressful). She once again wowed me with her skill - it turned out wonderfully and truly makes me feel like the princess!
For a prop I have a custom E-11 stormtrooper blaster :)
Accepted as a Formal costume by the Rebel Legion costuming group 09/16/2011.