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Princess Leia Costume
Are you ready to pull of a Princess Leia Costume? Really? The sexiest most beautiful woman in Star Wars? Are you? Hell yes you are and you’re in the right place! Princess Leia rocked several looks over the Star Wars series so you have lots of options or, you skip down to the options to buy a Leia costume.
Princess Leia’s Slave Metal Bikini
The slave costume is by far Leia’s sexist costume and Carrie Fisher is smokin’ hot in it!
If you’re crafty you can make this costume yourself pretty cheaply. Kiki Vader gives detailed instruction to make your own metal bikini on this site.
Her hair is in a long braid with pretty gold hairpieces and her makeup is a smoky eye and light lips. She’s wearing gold hoop earrings and a snake arm cuff.
This picture doesn’t show it but don’t forget the chain. You can use a headband or choker as the collar and get some plastic chain to attach to it.
Princess Leia’s Ceremonial Gown
Princess Leia is so pretty in this gown from A New Hope!
This dress isn’t widely sold as a Princess Leia costume so you’ll have to make it yourself or have it made for you. If you can’t sew, ask your Grandma or your tailor.
Jedi Academy has a great set of instructions for making Princess Leia’s Ceremonial Gown and Accessories.
For the hair, you’ll probably need some braid extensions. Pull your hair up into a ponytail, wrap the braid extensions around it, and add a long braid extension going down your back. Jedi Academy also has a great page explaining how to do Princess Leia’s ceremony hair.
Princess Leia’s Alderaan Princess Gown
This is the dress most everyone remembers Leia wearing.
It is simple to make, and Jedi Academy explains it best here.
Princess Leia's Cinnamon Bun Hairstyle
Everyone always asks how to do Princess Leia’s hair. Well, it’s not hard but you need very long hair to accomplish this style without a wig or hair extensions.
Start by parting your hair or wig down the middle. Put each side in a ponytail right by your ear. Then, while holding the hair straight out twist it around a couple of times (some people braid it instead of twisting). Then wrap the hair in a bun, securing it with bobby pins. Hairspray away to make sure it holds.
If you just want to use extensions, clip them into the ponytail by your ear.
And of course, you can always skip all this and buy a Star Wars-Princess Leia Headband.
Princess Leia’s Ewok Village Dress
Here’s another Princess Leia costume that cannot be bought. Lucky for us, Padme’s Closet has created great instructions for Princess Leia’s Ewok Village Dress.
As with all of Leia’s hair, this look requires a lot of it. This long brown wig will work for this look.
Getting Into Character
Princess Leia Organa is a driven, dedicated individual with a forceful, sometimes abrasive personality. She has a quirky sense of humor and is the most beautiful woman in the Star Wars universe. As for Leia’s abilities, she was an excellent marksman and a Jedi Knight.
Use the Princess Leia look as part of a Star Wars Group Costume