kwills (Kimberly Wills-Starin)
Blue Ridge Base CO
Blue Ridge Base
||Old Republic Royalty/Senatorial
Battle Dress Padme from Phantom
This costume was approved as
'informal' rather than 'formal', so
I'm going with handmaiden rather
than Padme as a descriptor.
I got most of the fabric from Cher,
as it was the same fabric she used
for her own Battle Padme - Pink and
Red. I bought the ribbon on ebay
after scouring for many many hours
trying to find something appropriate.
The bottom inside of the coat also
has attached hand-sewn ribbon, but
it is not not visible in most of the
photos. The boots are black man-
made material with a hard sole. I
found the shirt material and
machine stitched a ribbing texture
into it for better accuracy. The coat
closes at the front with a dozen or
so hook-and-eye closures.
The belt buckle is handmade with a
metal back and Sculpey baked
directly onto the metal blank face.
Sculpey was then painted with gold
and silver flake paint.