My Padme was recently accepted to Rebel Legion. Specifically, Senator Padme Amidala in her pastel Lake gown dress in which she first kisses Anakin. It has been accepted as Canon/Formal. It means that I can be invited to appear as Padme at events and even sign autographs as her. It makes me a sort of professional character, which is exciting.
I am ridiculously excited about this.
I made the dress out of 20 yards each of Chiffon Silk and Charmuese Silk, the second cut on the bias, or at a 45 degree angle, which uses about 1.5 times the normal amount of fabric, but lets the dress flow really nicely. Both the overdress and the underdress were hand dyed with RIT and idye. The necklace is made of real mother of pearl pieces, and the base is sanded and painted paperclay. The headbands are also sanded and painted paperclay with gold embellishments. The dress is lined with regular pale yellow lining material.
It was a lot of work, but well worth it.