Leia Organa Solo (born Leia Amidala Skywalker) was, at various stages of her life, a politician, revolutionary, and Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order. The daughter of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Leia was the younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker, and, shortly after her birth, she became the adopted daughter of Bail Organa and Queen Breha of Alderaan, making her a Princess of Alderaan. An accomplished Senator, Leia Organa was most famous for her strong leadership during the Galactic Civil War and other subsequent galactic conflicts, making her one of the galaxy’s greatest heroes. (Source Wookieepedia)
a. Large tan to light-brown colored cloak wrapped around the body with a loose, baklava-shaped cowl hood. The cloak should be made of a medium to heavy weight fabric with a visible woven texture (wool recommended). The cowl hood should be made of a matte, medium to heavy-weight tan/cream fabric with a visible woven texture. The cloak should be very full and loose and should not be wrapped tightly around the body. The cloak should be between knee and floor-length. Cloak fabric should be matte and not shiny.
b. There are wide cream and medium-brown colored stripes around the bottom of the cloak made of a matte fabric with no visible woven texture. From bottom to top the stripes are as follows: 1) medium-brown stripe, roughly 2.5″ (6.5 cm) thick; 2) cream stripe, roughly 5″-6″ (13-16 cm) thick; 3) medium-brown stripe, roughly 1″ (2.5 cm) thick; 4) cream stripe, roughly 1″ (2.5 cm) thick; 5) medium-brown stripe, roughly 1/2″ (1-1.5 cm) thick; 6) cream stripe, roughly 1″ (2.5 cm) thick; 7) medium-brown stripe, roughly 1″ (2.5 cm) thick; 8 ) cream stripe, roughly 5″-6″ (13-16 cm) thick. The wide cream stripes (stripes #2 and #8 ) should also have a light yellow colored stripe inside them (stripes #4 and #6).
c. The stripes can be sewn, woven, or neatly painted. Painted stripes should look like they are part of the fabric.
Large black goggles that seal against the face and extend across the entire forehead. The goggles should have two separate lenses for each eyes, that are clear or tinted gray or black. The goggles have rectangular black greeblies between the two lenses in the center, across the top of the right lens, and along the left side of the goggles.
a. The bra is a burnished Gold/Copper/Brass Metallic Bikini top with a humped curvature on the side of each bra “cup” with another similar shaped curvature inside of the bra cups.
b. The bra has an underpiece below the bra cups with two “arms” extending from the sides.
c. The bra has thin black or brown leather or elastic cording straps that criss-crosses in the back and attaches at the top of the bra cups and sides of the bra’s underpiece. The straps have two burnished golden/copper/brass metallic tear-drop shapes on them in the front of the bikini.
d. The bra cups are lined with suede fabric in the following approvable colors: olive green, medium gray, or dark taupe.
a. The bikini bottom is made up of two burnished gold/copper/brass metallic plates, one in the front area below the belly button, and one in the back that covers the buttocks.
b. The plates are slightly semi-circle shaped and slightly narrow towards the bottom.
c. The plates have two orb shapes on each side and two curved designs below the orb shapes. The designs are surrounded by many decorative bumps and ridges.
d. The plates are connected by black or brown elastic or leather strips connected to burnished gold/copper/brass metallic oval shaped loops on each side of the hips.
e. The belly button should be exposed.
a. There are two gathered skirt panels, one connected to each plate.
b. The skirts should be in the following approvable colors: burgundy, wine, berry purple.
c. The skirts are an opaque, non-shiny smooth fabric that reaches down to the ankles. No crushed velvet.
a. A burnished gold/copper/brass metallic coiled snake shaped armband is worn on the upper left arm.
b. The armband’s snake coils are connected and not loose.
c. The armband should have small detailed bumps for accuracy.
a. A large burnished gold/copper/brass metallic cuff bracelet is worn on the right wrist.
b. The bracelet has a hole in the middle of it and with two small decorative orb shapes on each side of the hole.
c. The bracelet has ridge designs toward the end extending in the direction of the forearm.
a. Suede or faux suede flat or low heeled boots (heels should be no higher than half an inch.)
b. The boots should come in the following approvable colors: medium or light gray, olive green, or dark taupe. The boots should be about similar in color to the bra suede lining.
c. The boots are cut on a diagonal angle, and are high in the back (reaching up to at least mid–calf high)
d. The boots have burnished gold/copper/brass metallic boot tops that act as a top trim to the boots and go in the same diagonal angle. The boot tops have 4 decorative claw-like shapes in the front of the boots. The claws should be secured down onto the boots.
e. Tailored boots only, no Ugg boots or Chunky winter boots.
f. Adding boning to the spine of the boots is recommended to give the boots structure and to support the weight of the boot tops.
a. The hair is pulled back in a large loosely twisted bun at the crown of the head with a long, thick braid descending from it.
b. The braid should reach at least to the mid-back.
c. The hair bun has two burnished gold/copper/brass metallic pieces on each side. These pieces have orb shapes in the middle with four finger-like shapes that partially cover each sides of the hair bun.
d. The braid has a burnished gold/copper/brass metallic tooth-shaped ornamental tie at the end of the braid. There should be at least 2-3 inches of loose hair at the end of the braid.
e. Naturally occurring hair colors only (brown hair color recommended); no bangs; if a wig or hair pieces are used, they must be high quality appear like real hair.
a. Burnished gold/copper/brass metallic collar with 6 curved snake-head like shapes on the front opening of the collar.
b. The collar should have at least a minimum of 4 chain links on it.
c. The chain links are silver (gold/copper/brass accents on the chain links are optional.)
a. Gold/copper/brass round earrings that have claw-like shaped pieces at the bottom ends.
b. Medium-sized gold hoop earrings are also acceptable.
c. Pierced or clip-on earrings are acceptable.
Standard written by Author:
Standard reviewed by the Costume Standards Committee: 25 January 2017
PLEASE NOTE: The costume standards are a guide, yet are not an all inclusive outline of required elements. The judges will be looking for quality of workmanship, accurate execution and use of materials in addition to these general standards check lists. If you have a question about fabrics, colours, and parts choices for your build please contact the Detachment Officer for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build, or post a ‘Work in Progress’ (WIP) thread on the forum. (LCJ listing here)