Wonder Warrior Cosplay's senator Padme gown is certainly a beautiful recreation from the Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The outer coat fabric was designed and printed through Spoonflower to ensure the purple flame pattern was screen-accurate. All the embroidered swirls on the sleeves and skirt were created by hand-sewing thin soutache cord against a penciled design on an embroidering hoop. The skirt alone took 20 hours, with an estimate of about 50 hours all together. There are also beads and glitter embedded into the elegant detail. The headpiece was created with braided drapery rope and made to look like an elaborate up-do.
The original cosplay was completed for Star Wars Celebration, but her upgrades brought her to wear it at the C2E2 Crown Championships of cosplay. She's most proud of the hand-embroidery on this costume and all of the time put in to sewing the individual sequins. She was drawn to Padme's costumes, especially the political and regal outfits she dons throughout the early movies. While Padme is most certainly a fighter, she was most drawn to her character's knowledge and understanding for all peoples. While she worked off of patterns I'd previously used, she heavily altered the shapes to match the reference photos for this outfit.
Wonder Warrior Cosplay certainly did an amazing job on her Senator Padme gown! If you would like to see it in action on stage from C2E2, be sure to check out the Crown Championships of Cosplay competition!