costume was originally worn by Natalie Portman in the movie "Star
Wars II - Attack Of The Clones" during the loyalist committee
scene on Coruscant as well when Padme reunites with her new protector,
Padawan Anakin Skywalker.
original costume (Designated "P1 during production) is made
of purple silk burnout velvet, and what appears to be purple silk
satin or silk taffeta (exact type of silk is unknown at this time).
It is embellished with black iridescent sequins and beading as well
as what appears to be hand embroidered cording.
was inspired to recreate
this gown in November 2002 after seeing Ferdalump's
recreation, and discovering that the silk burnout velvet used
on the costume was obtainable from Silk
Connection. Photos of the costume from Celebration II were also
a great help. After working on this project on and off, I finally
completed it in June 2005.
detailed costume description,
research notes, and reference images (which I have helped contribute
to) can be seen at The
Padawan's Guide. Special thanks to Maggie and the members of
Council Costuming Forum for all the helpful advise and encouragement
along the way.
Kathy S. (Kay Dee) nightheron @ pacbell.net