How to Be Princess Leia in Her *Bikini* Costume
Star Wars has been a game-changing series since the ’70s and still continues to release movies that have us jumping at the chance to replicate, channel and become their iconic characters (like Rey and Finn!). At the end of the day, a classic is a classic, and often with the release of a new film that packs as much punch as the new Star Wars movie, it reignites our obsession with the OG’s. In this case, we are obsessing over Princess Leia and her super sexy (even by today’s standards) bikini costume — that braid, though! We chose to DIY this look because, let’s be real — not every gal is going to feel comfortable in such teeny-tiny garments, so we love to give an option that creates the vibe in an approachable way for all women.
How to Make Princess Leia’s Bikini Dress Outfit
— gold spray paint
— scissors/X-ACTO knife
— brown booties
— hot glue gun/glue
Top: Start off by spray painting your rope gold (or buy gold rope — I wanted to use what we had so I made it gold myself). Once that dries, hot glue it onto the bralette to create a similar silhouette as the one on her bikini!
Skirt: Easy!! Just cut the sides out of the maxi to create the sexy slits (you can make these as big or small as you feel comfortable with).
Accessories: This includes her hair pieces and belt. I cut out the shapes that replicate the shape of her belt armor and hair pieces and then spray painted them gold. Finally, I hot glued them to the maxi skirt. I decided to buy the armband because it looked so sharp and was inexpensive.
Such a babe!!! That’s one happy Leia! One more piece of advice if this is still too little clothing for your comfort level: Grab an army green tank top to deck out instead!
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Costume DIY/Styling/Hair/Makeup/Creative Direction: Misty Spinney
Photographer: Kurt Andre
Model: Sarah Vogt