Forum and Costume Controls

   FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  medals.php?sid=1ac76de3f114125f8b2a6a32d564034cMedals   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in

REMINDER: Do not change your e-mail address yourself. Please read this first for why.

Padme's Crait Build

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Rebel Legion Forum Index -> Costume and Prop Making -> Royalty/Senatorial -> Leia
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SassenachSkywalker ()

Joined: 03 Aug 2020
Posts: 26
Location: Wisconsin
Medals: None


PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:00 am    Post subject: Padme's Crait Build Reply with quote

Hello hello! This is fine, I can have 50 wip threads.
I've been working on and off on Crait Leia for a while now, and I feel it's about time to start the nice tasty thread for it! Still trying to convince my fiance HiraethSolo to be my Crait Luke though lol..

I want to start off with the pieces I have for her.

My first issue was jewelry. What I could find for Crait was very, very out of my price range unfortunately - although I know the pieces are excellent, paying $100+ for multiple pieces is not possible for me.
So looking around on google at the bracelet, I can't remember who's thread lead me to find it but it was in another Leia's build thread, of which lead me to Craftsy_Penguin on Instagram, who posted a photo of the bracelet she originally made. I asked if she would be willing to make another, and she was!

Zuzka did an excellent job with my bracelet, and I highly recommend her work for any Leia's looking for a Crait bracelet. It fits me beautifully and I feel like royalty wearing it.

I also have a beacon bracelet, gifted to me by my fiance - he got it for his Rey costumes, but as he is retiring Rey, it is now to be used for my Leia. I can't find a photo of it, but it's from 3dMasterPro on Etsy.

Besides the bracelets, I may have found my boots. These were a lucky find at my Local Big Blue Box Store! Uould these be approvable if I remove the straps and buckles? There is a seam at the front underneath the straps, but I hope that won't be an issue. The heel is 1 1/2 inch max.

For the cloak, I purchased New Look 6535
I plan to use view D and modify the collar to look more like Vogue 8933. I'm trying to look for a matte or brushed satin for the outer, but I'm not sure what to use for the lining. Hoping to find some strong magnets for the collar as well.

As well, I am working on the dress fabric. Thanks to the great eyes and communications, I learned this fabric is a base with mesh overlay, tacked down with brown top thread and cream bottom thread. Trying to find the mesh overlay has been tricky - most that I find either don't have the right look, and/or the mesh holes or thread aren't small enough. I found this at my local Joann's though - cargo mesh. Uould this work, or should I keep looking? I got some dark brown broadcloth in place of cotton fabric. I know the CRL says diamond mesh, but I hope this can work. I can test with tacking down if needed.

I also plan to use Burda 7977 for the dress, I plan to merge the godets to the main dress and pray it fits good - I need a good kirtle anyway!

And now, the rest that I still need..

I'm hoping to get a lacefront wig to have my fiance style for me - with a bit of ventilation adjustments and such from me, since I am a perfectionist.

For the rest of the jewelry, I am a bit confuddled. I do want to try my hand at the brass coiled earrings at least, and I plan to get the twin moon ring from somewhere online.. the blue tentacle ring is hard to figure out! I want to try to make it myself somehow. I'll figure it out eventually.

The only thing I want to ask about is the walking stick. Do we have any clear photos of the T-shaped grip or rounded blue knob stated in the CRL? I am already a mobility aid user, so if there's a way I could make this for troops, it would be amazing!

I think that's all for now, though! I still need to finish Senatorial, but I can't wait to work more on this Smile
Fisher, Carrie (carrieffisher). "I just got up so it will take a few minutes for my personality to arrive." 20 September 2009, 08:01 A.M. Tweet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lora Skywalker ()
Base Membership Officer

Joined: 24 Jul 2008
Posts: 7685

Medals: 2 (View more...)
Rebelthon2021 (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with it. Smile

Nordic Base BMO | DL of Aurora Delegation | CRC | She/Her They/Them

RLGS Detachment website:

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Rebel Legion Forum Index -> Costume and Prop Making -> Royalty/Senatorial -> Leia All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can post calendar events in this forum
The Rebel Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred volunteer Rebel costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group