Slave Leia

Star Wars

Last Updated: 09-18-2012

My first Cosplay! Everything was handmade by me as best as I could and I've very pleased with the turn out.

The Armour Panels and hip spacers are made from Cereal box cardboard and craft foam. I first wet the cardboard and pinned it to my mannequin till it dried so it would better keep its form. I did a lot of research on the designs for the metal plates and settled on a design that I thought was accurate enough then cut and glued the raised pieces from Crafter's foam. The Edging is shoelace string, twine and jute string (I used as many varieties as I could for added texture).

For assembly I sewed beige elastic sections to the ends of the Hip spacers with a Zig stitch and sewed snaps to the ends, and glued the positive of the snap to the armour panel. I used snaps and Velcro to keep the Skirts attached too, but in retrospect I think I should have attached the skirts to my underwear instead in case I had an accident and the Armour were to fall off I'd still be covered. Luckily that didn't happen and I ended up using a lot of hidden safety pins for added peace-of-mind.

The Bra frameature was build twice; first in heave gauge wire and covered in Scuply Air.. It looked like crap, so I started over. This time I used finer copper wire for the frame and covered it in Sculpy Original and the overall effect was MUCH nicer.
The only issue I had with that bra Frame was that I built it on my mannequin, which has a smaller chest than me. So when I was finally done it was a bit too small, my solution (which was actually my mother's idea) was to attach a 'flange' or a 'flare' of skin colored craft foam to the outer edge of the frame. It worked great; I felt a LOT more comfortable and it was practically unnoticeable from even 5' away.

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Character Slave Leia
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Upload Date 08-02-2012
Debuted Montreal ComicCon 2012

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