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Padme Amidala by Cosmic-Empress Padme Amidala by Cosmic-Empress
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Amidala model: Myself and/or Shoul(not on DA on other forums)

Amidala dress made by: myself and Shoul


Story part 2

As 17 and 18 year-olds with little cash and little experience this was way over our heads. Yet, we were determined. Shoul had a keen eye for shapes and geometry. She carefully crafted the dress pattern herself. It was cut and sewn before I even knew she was working on it.

She also sketched out the embroidery that went down the front of the dress. Unfortunately, we could not afford to have that machined, nor did we know how to get the file into a computer, which might not have even been possible then. She cut out the pieces that would need the gold thread on them and got to work. Handing me a piece I looked at its sad spaced out stiches. She didnít have the patience to embroider nicely. I took over that part and for roughly ten years would work on it on and off, as it took about 1 hour per inch(since I was watching TV at the same time).

In high school Shoul had taken the jewelry course with a most kind teacher who allowed her back to work on items despite being graduated. She created the top of the crown. We then found gold foil for the ears and thin craft metal sheets for the rest, but how to shape them was beyond me.

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:iconpgwainbenn:
PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
You worked *ten* years on the embroidy? Wow, what a patience! What a work!
Totally awesome! You two really deserve the DD! Concratulations!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thanks. It was over ambitious of us to try when we did. We didn't have an embrodery machine.. and still don't!
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:iconpgwainbenn:
PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
You made this fantastic and no one will notice the missing Maschine - it's perfect!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
missing Maschine ?
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:iconpgwainbenn:
PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
That you made the embroidy by hand. It looks very professional and no one will notice, that it wasn't made by a maschine!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you! I can tell from 10" away.
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Xandraluv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Beautiful wig did you style it?
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:iconcosmic-empress:
Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Yes I did the wig.
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:iconxandraluv:
Xandraluv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It's amazing :) you got some skills
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thanks.
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:iconxandraluv:
Xandraluv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Welcome
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RoxannaMeta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Oh my god, TEN YEARS?? You are AMAZING! It looks incredible!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
It was definatly not every day, or even very often that we worked on it. But we never gave up.
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RoxannaMeta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I understand :) But still, to keep the dedication, to keep it in your heart over so long? Admirable.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
If I hadn't really gotton into cosplay 5 years ago I don't know if it ever would have been finished. But since conventions were such a good oppurtunity to share the work it gave us more motivation to finish.
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HaniaJedi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Seems like that was worth it, because it looks exactly like from the movie! :iconepicclapplz:
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconhaniajedi:
HaniaJedi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :iconimhappyplz:
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magic-needle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! The costume is fantastic but your story is even more wonderful! What determination and perseverance! Just amazing!
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:iconcosmic-empress:
Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks. We are so happy that the dress is finally finished.
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Green-Makakas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! :)
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
TY
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YoruNoYami Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome work with the wig.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thank you, we worked on it for a whole weekend +
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YoruNoYami Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
one can see how much work's in there and it really was worth it ^^
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
It's a beautiful cosplay, the work you put in really shows.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thanks!
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cautioncone16 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You look just like her! Excellent cosplay!!!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
ty
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cautioncone16 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Your welcome!
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