Friday, June 29, 2012

Past Projects - Padmé Corset Gown

This costume, inspired by the fireside scene from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, was one of the most challenging, but rewarding costumes I have made.  As with all my earliest work, I took no in-progress pictures. It is a bit hot and uncomfortable (three words: tight satin corset) but this costume was certainly fun to wear!  I made it in 2005 for the Star Wars Celebration III convention.  

Construction details and pics after the break...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Past Projects - Padmé Family Gown

The Family Gown - so named because Padmé wears it when she takes Anakin home to meet her parents.  
I originally did not plan to make this costume.  But when I found the perfect fabric for $0.99 a yard, I couldn't pass it up! I bought it at Mill End Textiles in Rochester, MN in early August of 2004.  That purchase really solidified in my mind that I was going to go to Star Wars Celebration III the following May, come hell or high water!  

More details and pics after the break...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Obligatory Introduction Post

Hello, my name is Chelsea and I've been a costumer since 2005.  I have always loved movie costumes, especially historical ones, but my interest really peaked with the Star Wars prequel trilogy.  I found fellow costumers through's Costuming and Props message boards, which is how I discovered the world of conventions.  In May of 2005, I attended Celebration III, wearing three Padmé costumes I had made for myself.

Me as an action figure
I'm second from the right - pictured with friends of mine from the boards

Our Costuming & Props costume pageant group - I'm second from the left
I had a ton of fun and met some amazing costumers.  I look forward to attending this year's Celebration VI in Orlando!