Methods For Drafting Star Wars Patterns Part – 1 Piece & Preexisting Patterns

There are no patterns as of yet that are available for the movie accurate Costumes of Star Wars. So where to start? Well it depends on what you want to costume for? Assuming that you want the costume for movie accurate costuming purposes then there are 3 basic options. In this post we’ll talk about the piece together preexisting patterns options.

Note: As to date none of the official or none official sold Star Wars costume patterns are accurate to the screen (that you can buy in stores such as Simplicity, Butterick or Jo-ann’s Fabric ect.).  This includes the patterns sold in the 1970’s and though they are good places to start if your interested in them, however, don’t drop a lot of money on them and expect your getting the real thing. We’ve seen them being resold by online sellers from $40 – $60+ and we really think this is not grate as they originally retail for much less and again are not accurate to the movie. So here are some other options.

Overview:

Maybe the lest intimidating piecing together or using already existing patterns can be a good place to start. You can find a pattern that already is similar to your needs and use it strait without any alteration. You can use a pattern that is similar and alter it to be more accurate. Or piece several existing pastern together to make a more accurate version of the pattern you need.

Maggie’s Costuming Site talks a little about this in her wright up of the making of her Padme Tatooine Pancho costume. Here she talks about what patterns she used that already where made by a pattern company. As you can see from her pictures she had very good results from this method of creating a pattern. KayDeealso has a grate example of using already existing patterns are a starting point for her costume making.

Pros:

  • Similar for beginner sowers
  • Easily accessible for almost everyone
  • Saves time of pattern drafting

Cons:

  • If buying knew can be expensive
  • Lots of time looking for a pattern that is the right
  • Having to alter patterns to be the right

AOTC: Naboo Royal Makeup: Queen Jamillia

The royal makeup worn by the Queens of Naboo though often similar, is in fact unique to each individual Queen. Jamillia is the Queen of Naboo during Episode II Attack of the Clones. Jamillia’s makeup is the closest in look to the makeup worn by Queen Amidala but it is not the same. There are differences between these two Queens makeup, however, some of the application techniques used in Amidala’s makeup will be helpful in applying Jamillia’s makeup.

Cheek Dots:

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Like with Amidala’s makeup the red cheek dots are placed under the eye with the center of the dots lines up roughly under the outer edge of the iris ring.

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The cheek dots center are roughly in line with the tip of the nose.

Lips:

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The lips are the same color as the cheek dots, the top lip in filled in naturally with no over drawing. the bottom lip is filled in white with the face base with a small rectangle of the red lip color in the center of the lip. This lower stripe of lip color is squared at the bottom, though some pictures show a slightly more pointed angle to it bottom lip, the majority of the images show it to be square. This lower lip stripe is also roughly the width of the philtrum.

Eyes:

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The eyeliner is one of the biggest differences between Amidala’s makeup and Jamillia. Jamillia has thick black eyeliner on the top lid that ends in a very small wig. she also has her water line filled in on the lower lid. Note: there may be a white colored eye shadow setting the white face base makeup on her eyelids. It also looks like there is black mascara worn on the lashes.

Eye-Brows:

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The eyebrows are filled in quite heavily but also naturally, no over drawing, this makes a simple darker more dramatic line.

 

Aesthetic Influences Part-4: The Clone Wars: Duchess Satine Kryze

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The pearls that Queen Elizabeth I wears in her hair are similar to the placement to the white shell or flower like hair decor that Satine wears. The collar is also similar, the large collar that extends over and around her face and head as well as extending over the top head and onto the for head. Satine’s entire aesthetic is recalls Queen Elizabeth I in many ways.

The Phantom Menace: Queen Amidala Royal Makeup: Part – 2

Queen Amidala, and other queens of Naboo, have some very recognizable makeup, this post is about Queen Amidala’s makeup, which, while having similar makeup, other Queen’s of Neboo have slightly different makeup and will not be featured in this Amidala specific post. 

These are good videos the show the application technique for the Queen Amidala makeup.

(Note: That the makeup technique for applying is helpful, however, it it not movie accurate.)

(Note: These may also help with the application of makeup for other Queens from Naboo, however, other Queens of Naboo’s royal makeup is not the same as Amidala’s even though it is similar so there will be some differences.)

 

Makeup Application To Avoid For Movie Accurate Makeup:

  • Winged Eyeliner
  • Eye Shadow (of any kind, other then white for setting powder)
  • Tight Lining Or Lining The Water Line
  • Colors Other Then White For The Setting Powder
    • (Note: using setting powder other then true no color or if you can’t get that white will change the color of the cream base)
  • Forgetting To Use Red Setting Powder For The Lips And Dots, which can result in smearing
  • Colors Other Than White For The Base
    • (Note: the makeup used in the movie was a porciline white, it is a warmer softer white not as harsh as clown white.)
    • (When its suggest that colors other then white should not be used, this means that even the lightest shade of regular foundation is not going to be light enough for Queen Amidala’s face base makeup, the makeup used in the film was a specific movie foundation.)
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(TPM: Queen Amidala: Royal Naboo Makeup Chart) (Images From: Fit For A Queen)

A Transcript Of The Queen Amidala’s Makeup Chart Is Below:

(Note: Underlined words are words that can not be clearly deciphered)

PORCELAIN ‘WHITE’  BASE COLOUR: RCMA IVORY. CHANNEL 01 EAVB, PONDER LUMERE PRESSE

SCULPT EYES, BROWS: (BROWN/BLACK)

EYE LINER (BROWN/BLACK) + MASCARA: GIVENCHY PRIZM TOME

*PILLAR BOX* OR BRIGHT RED

DOTS EITHER SIDE OF CHEEKS

‘LIKE’ LIP PEN

+ SAME COLOUR ON TOP LIP

+ SEMI-CIRCLE ON LOWER LIP.

NARS FIRE DOWN BELOW.

LANCOME EW?VCIL BLACK MAICAEA? OR MAICACA

WHITE BASE COLOUR

THE RESULT OF THIS MAKE UP GIVER A JAMNESE ‘KISUKI’ EFFERT, SO MUST BE EXECUTED WITH BOLDNESS FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT,

Makeup Suggestions:

  • When applying Queen Amidala makeup remember to color in the eyebrows and pay attention to the shape that is seen in the movie.
  • Use brown/black instead of true black may help keep the dark color without having a harsh line. 
  • RCMA has a no color powder that may be helpful for setting the base face makeup without changing the color and without using a white powder which may also change the color a little.

Makeup:

The Phantom Menace: Queen Amidala Royal Makeup Part – 1

Queen Amidala’s Royal Naboo Makeup, though similar to other queens of Naboo, is unique to her. This is a breakdown of the approximation of Amidala’s makeup placement and techniques. We will be looking at both Padme and Sabe wearing the makeup because Sabe is wearing the Amidala makeup as her decoy. Colors and brands will be covered more in part – 2 of this post.

Breakdown:

Face Base:

Queen Amidala’s white face makeup is cream makeup base from RCMA. This was made special for the Star Wars movies by the company. An important note about this makeup is that though it is called Porcelain, other makeup’s with that name are not the same shade. In this case it means that it is a specific shade of white with a warm under tone to it which was special made for the Star Wars’s movies. The white base covers the entire face and is lightly applied over the ears and down the neck. Note that the white base is blended more with the skin on the ears and neck so make a less harsh white color.

 

Eyes & Eyebrows:

the royal Amidala makeup has a eyeliner and masquara as well, both are applied lightly, the liner applied above and blew the lashes, not at all on the water lines. The liner is also slightly smudgy so it is not a harsh line.

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(Amidala eyeliner lightly applied)
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(Sabe eyeliner lightly applied)

The eyebrows are filled in too lightly, the brow is filled in naturally, not over drawn, but simply to make a darker more dramatic line.

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(Amidala eyebrows filled in, natural shape)

The image of Amidala in the makeup chair is very nice because it shows not only the application of the brow liner, but also shows the lid clearly, though this is in the middle of the makeup so we cannot know for sure, it is a good bet that only setting powder is applied to the lids, no real color. We do think that maybe it’s a white or pearl white possibly, however, a no color setting powder would also do very well.

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(Amidala in makeup chair, filling in eyebrows)

Cheek Dots:

The cheek dots are the same color as the lips, which in this case is Nars Fire Down Red.

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(Amidala cheek dots, center lines up with outer edge of eye ring)
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(Amidala cheek dots, center lines up with outer edge of eye ring)

Looking at the placement of the cheek dots we can see that the center of the dots lines up roughly under the outer edge of the iris ring.

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(Outer edge of cheek dot lines up with outer corner of eye)
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(Outer edge of cheek dot lines up with outer corner of eye)

The outer edge of the cheek dots line up roughly with the outer corner of the eye.

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(Center of cheek dots line up with center tip of nose)

The cheek dots center are roughly in line with the tip of Padme’s nose, as you can see in the images below for both Padme and Sabe the lines below and above the dots are more or less in line with the tip of their noses. amidala makeup 11

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Lips:

The lips are the same color as the cheek dots, the top lip in filled in naturally with no over drawing. the bottom lip is filled in white with the face base with a small rectangle of the red lip color in the center of the lip. This lower stripe of lip color is squared at the bottom, though some pictures show a slightly more pointed angle to it bottom lip, the majority of the images show it to be square. This lower lip stripe is also roughly the width of the philtrum.

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Aesthetic Influences Part-2: Star Wars: Fortuny Pleating

Mock-Fortuny pleating is featured in several Star Wars Costumes, all of them from Naboo. It seems to be a Naboo easthetic in the Galaxy Far Far Away. Unfortunately Fortuny Pleating is a lost wonder of the fashion world, in a nutshell the means to create the pleating died with Mariano Fortuny the man who invented it and as of yet has not fully been recovered. The Padawan’s Guide has already touched on the similarities between many of the Naboo clothing and Fortuny Pleating.

The Fortuny Dresses are sometimes refereed to as The Delphos Gown, and where very created to be a house dress and later a tea gown worn by wealthy woman at the turn of the 19th’s century. The wonderful thing about these original gowns is that they must be twisted into a small ball for storage, which means they take up very little room.

In Star Wars, Padme and her Handmaidens wear gowns with a similar pleating. Though it is not stated anywhere we have found yet that this was that the Delphos Gowns where an influence on the Naboo aesthetic, the light silks and unique pleating of the gowns makes a good case that they where.

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