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Queen Padme Amidala
Aglarwen (Elizabeth Martinez)
Base Membership Officer
Ra Kura Base
||Queen Padme Amidala
||Old Republic Royalty/Senatorial
This is the Red Invasion outfit from the
beginning of Episode 1. Everything
pictures was handmade or altered by
The panels of the gown are made from
a bengaline weave fabric and the
piping is all made from a duchess satin.
The bottom of the gown is trimmed
with dark brown fur. There are 24
panels in the body of the gown and 16
panels in the outer sleeve. There are a
total of 3 sleeves. The outer sleeve is
halfway lined in fur. The middle sleeve
has a fur cuff. The inner sleeve is form
fitting and has no fur trim. 6 egg
shaped lanterns are attached to the
gown. There are small orange LED
lights glued in them to give them a
nice glow. There is a hoop steel skirt
underneath to support the shape of the
There are two tabards that sit over the
dress trimmed in the same brown fur.
Gold embroidery done by my machine
with a pattern done by a seller on Etsy
extends down the front. The hood is
attached to the lower tabard. Cording
is hand sewn to upper collar.
The headdress was made out of worbla
and shaped to my own head. Used a
leather stamp to add a geometric
pattern to some of the pieces, which
were painted with a light coat of white
pearlized paint to give it a color
difference from the rest of the gold.
Raised crinkled detail on the yellow
gold pieces was achieved by applying
thin strips of scrap worbla in random
patterns, and sanding down the surface
a bit before painting.
Wrapped a few pieces in lace before
gluing to the headdress. The red bead
at the top is a Chinese cinnabar bead.
Used a Swarovski gem in color Ultra
Ruby for the forehead. The headroll is a
styrofoam base with wig hair glued to
it. Clip in wefts are used for the braids
down the back.
The face makeup is done with a light
coat of white cake makeup and finished
with powder. Basic brown liner,
mascara, and brow pencil is used. Red
liquid lipstick for the lips and red dots
on the cheeks.