The Basics: Women of Star Wars (Style to Bound to Cosplay)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is showing in just a few days! I cannot believe this trilogy is coming to a close. It feels like it was just yesterday when I was sitting in the theater cheering with what felt like the entire galaxy when that blue text appeared on screen for the first time in years. Lightsabers were in the air, ecstatic screams filled the cinema, buckets of tears were shed. And just like that, it’s over. Another era is coming to an end.

IMG_2488.JPG

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ve decided to do Star Wars week over on my Instagram and on this blog – starting with this one. In honor of the 3 trilogies, I’ve decided to dedicate this month’s SBC (Style to Bound to Cosplay) blog to 3 women – one from each generation of the films.

If you are new to this blog, it’s a monthly series that I do where I choose one theme (be it a movie or a character) and I interpret them in the 3 types of dressing in Disney. To recap:

DISNEY STYLE
Adding Disney magic to your personal style without dressing as a particular character. Disney Style is dressing in Disney as no other person but yourself. 

DISNEYBOUND
Creating character looks by using elements like colors/placement of colors and accessories without actually wearing the character’s costume.

COSPLAY
Wearing an exact replica of the character’s costume. 

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”

 

DISNEY STYLE
(Princess Leia)

IMG_7810.JPG

For my Disney Style outfit, I decided to pay tribute to our Princess Leia/General Organa. Though this is not a Disneybound (as you can see none of these colors are reminiscent of anything she’s ever worn), I wanted to make it sort of Leia-themed by incorporating a few elements.

IMG_7811.JPG

Wore my “Don’t mess with this Princess” Leia shirt, and put my hair up in little buns. Then instead of wearing this with her signature white to make it a Disneybound, I added a sparkly black blazer, black high waisted jeans, and a pair of fun silver ankle boots. This would be the perfect comfy fit to wear to the premiere.

IMG_7813.JPG

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
– Leia Organa

 

DISNEYBOUND
(Rey)

I’ve got a special guest for this one! My very own little Wookie. Krunch is the furrier of my two babies, so Koko had to sit this one out lol. (If you’re interested to see my other Disneybounds with my pups, I’ll link the blogs below)

1.JPG

For Rey, all I did was wear a cream colored cap sleeve shirt, then I pinned strips of cream fabric to the shoulders and added a brown belt around my waist. Also tore up some old canvas and wrapped it around my arms. Though it isn’t pictured, I was just wearing brown corduroy pants and  heeled ankle boots with this – still making this more of a bound than a cosplay.

2.JPG

For Krunch, I just made him this little sash out of scrap fabric, index cards, and silver packing tape. Look how adorable he looks bounding as Chewie!

3.JPG

“Something inside me has always been there, but now it’s awake.”
– Rey

 

COSPLAY
(Padme Amidala)

IMG_4797 copy.jpg

I will admit, out of these three incredible women, Padme is at the bottom of my list. However, her costumes are definitely at the top. Especially this pink Naboo one – so light and so elegant.

IMG_4800.jpg

This was one of the first costumes I ever made. Most of which was hand stitched since I didn’t have a proper machine yet – which made dyeing this fabric all the more terrifying since it took so long to sew lol.  Everything turned out quite well though, thankfully. The neckpiece, armbands, and hairbands I also made from scratch.

IMG_4802.JPG

“Are you allowed to love? I thought that was forbidden for a Jedi.”
– Padme Amidala

Three women, three trilogies.

Though there is so much I love about the Star Wars fandom, having such fearless, strong, and inspiring women at the helm of these films is a victory I could not pass celebrating – even if it was through something as simple as style.

Looking forward to sharing more Star Wars content with you this week, so make sure to follow me on Instagram for the latest updates!

May the Force be with you.

*PREVIOUS SBC BLOGS:
FROZEN
MALEFICENT
BELLE (BALLGOWN) 
BELLE (CELEBRATION DRESS)
MARY POPPINS 
*DISNEYBOUNDS WITH PUPS
LADY AND THE TRAMP
CINDERELLA

 

One thought on “The Basics: Women of Star Wars (Style to Bound to Cosplay)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s