How to Dress Up Like Princess Leia
You want to dress up like the ever-famous Princess Leia from Star Wars? Well, now you can!
Master the Princess Leia locks. The most essential part of a Leia costume is the cinnamon-bun style hair. For long locks, part hair straight down the middle and twist both sides until they are in tight rolls. Take each roll and twist it in a swirl close to the head. Fasten with a clip. For shorter hair, borrow a long haired wig, or fasten dark-colored scarves in the cinnamon-bun style on both sides of your head.
Decide on material. Leia wore a white, robe-like material with a high neck and flowing sleeves. The easiest way to copy this is to use a plain white gown or bathrobe. You also can purchase any kind of white fabric or cut a white bed sheet.
Add a hood. To match Leia's hooded white gown, use a bathrobe with a hood or pin a white pillowcase to the back of your gown. Fold the pillowcase (or other white fabric) in a triangle shape and pin two ends to the back shoulder area of the gown.
Fasten your costume with a belt. A white belt with silver pieces that sits just about the waist is another Princess Leia essential. If you don't have a silver and white belt, a black belt will work. You also can make a belt out of a white towel, t-shirt or bed sheet and attach some silver jewelry onto it. Space each piece a few inches apart.
Put on your biggest, clunkiest white boots. Black boots will also work. Cowgirl boots would work too.
Accessorize with a black blaster. Leia carried both a small blaster (similar to a gun) and a larger storm trooper blaster. The blasters are plain and easy to imitate. Any black metal or plastic item that remotely resembles a gun will suffice.
- You may want to search online for pictures of princess Leia, so you can do your makeup like hers.The Simplicity pattern #4795 works with an addition of a hood
- Never use a real gun for this costume!