Leia Organa (Cloud City)

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
Leia Organa Solo (born Leia Amidala Skywalker) was, at various stages of her life, a politician, revolutionary, and Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order. The daughter of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Leia was the younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker, and, shortly after her birth, she became the adopted daughter of Bail Organa and Queen Breha of Alderaan, making her a Princess of Alderaan. An accomplished Senator, Leia Organa was most famous for her strong leadership during the Galactic Civil War and other subsequent galactic conflicts, making her one of the galaxy’s greatest heroes. (Source Wookieepedia)


REQUIRED ITEMS:

1. Tunic

a. Rust red or brick red colored tunic made in a non-shiny fabric or a fabric with a light pearl sheen, silk crepe de chine or similar. The tunic should be lined in a fabric of a similar or lighter weight and texture.

b. The neckline of the tunic is a boat neck style, slightly curved from shoulder to shoulder, which should reach the collar bone.

c. The tunic has a slit in each side seam that starts no higher than the waist and extends down to the hem.

d. The sleeves of the tunic are fitted, but not skin tight, and reach down to the hand. The ends of the sleeves should end in a rounded point over the lower part of the hand.

e. The tunic should reach down to just above the knee.

f. All edges of the tunic have a metallic copper braid trim.

2. Belt

a. The belt is stiff and must be covered in the same fabric as the tunic and pants.

b. The shape of the belt is a large diamond/rhombus 4-5″/10-13 cm with curved points. Belt must be proportional to the wearer.

c. The belt is fitted snugly to the wearer’s waist.

3. Pants

a. Loose fitted harem pants that are made in the same fabric as the tunic.

b. The pants are gathered to a 1-1.5″/2.5-4 cm cuff at the ankles.

4. Cloak

a. The yoke of the cloak is made of an off-white, non-shiny or a fabric with a light pearl sheen, silk crepe de chine or similar, and is lightly padded. The off-white fabric is interlined with the same rust red or brick red fabric used in the tunic and pants.

b. The yoke is quilted with straight quilted lines that are closer together and become further apart towards the bottom of the yoke in a spoke-like fashion. There should be an average of 17 to 25 quilting lines so it is proportional to the wearer while maintaining the proportions. The original had 21 quilting lines. (Always an odd number of lines). The thread of the quilting should match the color of the tunic and pants.

c. The front of the yoke does not close at the center front and lies open to reveal the tunic.

d. The yoke comes to a rounded point in the center of the back; this point should reach down roughly to the lower edge of the shoulder blades.

e. The sides of the yoke should reach just over the ends of the shoulder.

f. The collar of the yoke is a standing collar, approximately 2”/5cm.

g. The yoke has the same metallic copper braid trim as the tunic, trimming all edges, including the neckline seam of the collar.

h. The cloak should be a semi-sheer off white, non-shiny or a fabric with a light pearl sheen, silk crepe de chine or similar, that is attached to the cloak.

i. The cloak must be attached to the yoke with neat knife pleats.

j. The cloak is decorated with five of the same paisley motifs, filled with small, thick, contoured X shaped patterns, complete with five mini-rosettes in the middle and five larger rosettes at the bottom of each of the five patterns. Optional: Portions of the pattern have a method of shading or shadow stitching (also known as a reverse herringbone stitch) on the wrong side of the fabric to provide depth when viewed from the right side of the fabric.

k. There is one pattern on the center back, one on each side, and one on each side of the front. The two front patterns are cut off at the upper right and upper left large rosettes that flank the center front, with the finished center front edges of the cloak cutting off each of these outer rosettes just at the outer dark brown stitch ring.

l. The five patterns may be embroidered or printed onto the fabric and must have the following accurate colors all included: butter yellow/dark cream, light/medium yellow, dusty rose pink, rust red or brick red (same color as tunic and pants), dark burgundy red, and dark brown. The intricate X patterns are outlined with the light/medium yellow in lines of stitching (stem stitch or similar stitching) to enhance the overall shape.

m. The patterns must be scaled proportionally to the wearer

n. The lining of the cloak is a sheer silk chiffon or similar rust red or brick red fabric that should match the color of the tunic and pants. The lining and outer fabric of the cloak should be pleated and sewn together with no top stitching. The lining can have side seams if necessary.

o. The cloak should reach down to the ankles.

p. The cloak has the same metallic copper braid trim as the tunic and pants on all edges.

5. Shoes

a. The shoes are flat (ballet) slippers or similar, dyed to match the tunic and pants.

6. Hair

a. Hair is pulled back to the crown of the head and into a twisted bun.

b. Descending from the under bun are two looped braids. These braids should be full and thick and reach down to the base of the neck.

c. The side hairs over the ears should be loose and curly.

d. Naturally occurring hair colors only; no bangs. Brown hair recommended. If a wig or hair pieces are used, they should be of high quality and appear like real hair.

Optional:

1. Matte red-brown lipstick.

2. Black non-liquid (solid) eyeliner and mascara.

3. Brown eye shadow.

4. Rose blush.

5. Brown contact lenses.

Note: Makeup used must enhance a natural look.


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Revised 17 August 2017




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