While on a diplomatic mission to her home planet of Alderaan, Princess Leia’s and her ship, the Tantive IV, is captured by the clutches of the imperial empire. Darth Vader ruthlessly interrogates her and keeps her prisoner. The strong princess is even forced to watch her beloved home planet crumble into dust. Leia is helped by two unlikely heroes, two droids, and even a Wookiee! Leia wears her classic senatorial gown through the long journey.
The gallery for the Empire Strikes Back version of this dress can be found here.
Ready to make this costume? Check out the Costume Standard for Leia’s Senatorial Gown for a checklist of the required and optional details for Rebel Legion membership.
- Darkstar Photography at “The Power of Costume” Part 1 | Part 2
- Kay-Dee at “The Power of Costume”
- 37 O’clock Cosplay at “The Power of Costume”
- Julie Black at “The Power of Costume”
- Song of Amazon at “Science Meets Imagination”
- Kay-Dee at “Science Meets Imagination”
Tutorials & Build Journals
- Rebel Legion Member Build Threads
- RLGS Tutorial Thread
- P&S Costume Creations Leia Tutorial
- Kay-Dee Senatorial Gown Tutorial
- Miel Deneb Hair Bun Tutorial
- Wig Bun Tutorial
- Bun Tutorial Video
- Artoo Anna’s Bun Tutorial
- Caroldax’s Leia Dress and Belt Tutorial (Spanish)
- Song of Amazon’s Leia Bun Tutorial
Patterns and Files
- 3D Print File – Princess Leia Defender Sporting Blaster