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Obi Anne (Johanna Nybelius)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Need Amidala make up feedback Reply with quote

So last weekend I trooped in my Amidala Purple Travel gown at a con. At the troop there was also a daughter of one of our members and she wore the red invasion gown. (She's 15 so not a member). As this picture shows we have taken different approaches to the white face make up


I have chosen to go with a make up that isn't totally transparent, so a bit of my natural skin tone shines through. It's cake make up so it makes me look a bit dry in the face.

She uses a cream based make up that is totally covering her skin, and makes her look very much like a porcelain doll.

Here's a reference pic for the make up to the travel gown.


My question is simply, which one looks the best for the travel gown? Should I change to the one that is more bright white? I'm definitely going to start using it on the lips since it stayed on a lot better than my make up there.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally think it's more accurate to have it be less-bright white, and more in the style of having it be as if your own skin tone was just made a gazillion times lighter. White still, yes, but not bright-white.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the process of sewing this gown myself! You have done an amazing job!
Personally I feel both look alright providing the makeup is well applied on the persons face. While on this particular gown the cannon face is a lot more naturally colored

The two of you side by side in that photo look perfect!



When I had originally set out to make an Amidala I looked into what they did for her makeup. I read a snipit somewhere that said that they did not use white on her face, that the color is a off white and more natural occurring color.

Hope this helps!

..also I would like to thank you. I fear I would have overlooked this color issue myself in my application of the makeup.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Travel gown, just beautiful Smile one of my favorite ep I costumes. You did a great job Obi Anne

Dawn I can't wait to see your costume! I love your black invasion gown, looks like it came straight out of the movie!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, both for the compliments on the gown and the feedback on the make up. I've also read that they didn't use clown white make up, but I got a bit unsure when I saw her perfect porcelain-looking face.

I'll continue with my make up, but I'm going to use the heavier cream based make up on the lips, since that one held on a lot better.

If you are interested in my work with the travel gown I have most pictures of the project here, and I have uploaded some recent ones to show the full glory of the gown. My first tries with make up weren't exactly the best and I've changed some of the fit as well since I finished it. pictures here
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! I have scoured your photos! Lots of great visual information. I have never burned velvet, I admit I am a bit shaky in doing this! I am still researching a bit more before I do real work on the gown! I typically spend as many (or more) hours researching before sewing! So sites where people have made the dress are so helpful! =)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made an original Aimdala gown that was black and purple so I was really worried about being too deathly pale. I ended up doing a whole bunch of tests and ended up using Ben Nye cream makeup in white mixed with my skin tone. I added slight blush in a natural shade for contouring.

Don't forget to put on a coat of powder after applying cream makeup.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with what everyone has said here. Your make up looks spot on so I wouldn't change it. I think you've find the right shade.

Great costume BTW
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my face, I use a white cream makeup sponged on and then a slightly damp sponge to just barely remove some of the cream before I set it with white powder.
But for the lip I use a white Ben Nye Color Cake Foundation. I find the Cake stays on best for the lip, but was not as easy/smooth to apply for the full face.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From http://www.padawansguide.com/amidala.shtml
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According to the Parts of Star Wars http://www.partsofsw.com/site:

The Queen's makeup was designed with a Japanese Kabuki style. For the porcelain white base color makeup artist Paul Engelen used RCMA Ivory (He found clown white was too bright and made the eyes look red). The powder applied after the ivory base was Channel 01 Aube Power Lumiere PressÈ. The circles on either cheek were done with red "lake" lip pencil. This same color was used on her top lip and the center section of her lower lip. Nars "Fire Down Below" is the brand and exact color. A white base color was used on either side of the red mark on the bottom lip. Other makeup used included Lancome Elancil black mascara and Givenchy Prizm Topaz (eyeliner?). The eyebrows were sculpted in brown/black.


But the RCMA site http://rcmamakeup.net/Foundations/Pages/Specialty_colors.html#grid list Porcelain (and not Ivory) as the correct color:
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Porcelain http://rcmamakeup.net/Foundations/Pages/Specialty_colors.html#1
Very pale effect: made for young queen character in “Star Wars”
Ivory http://rcmamakeup.net/Foundations/Pages/Specialty_colors.html#0
Slightly deeper then porcelain, but still very pale

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