How to Make a Princess Leia Costume Part 2: The Dress

How to Make a Princess Leia Costume Part 2: The Dress

This is based on the Princess Leia costume that she wore in A New Hope. This is the looser version of the white dress that Leia wore through most of the movie (not the tighter award ceremony version at the end). Leia’s dress in the Star Wars movie was almost completely seamless, the whole thing being cut out of a single piece of material. I didn’t have material wide enough to do that, however, so mine has a few seams in it. However, by making it out of a turtleneck, it does save you having to sew a collar on the dress, as the turtleneck already provides one (and a turtleneck is generally thicker than most knit material, so you won’t have to worry about it being see-through)

For Part 1 of the Princess Leia costume tutorial; the hair, visit:
For part 3, the Princess Leia boots and belt, visit:

Hope you enjoy this tutorial. If you have any questions or requests for future tutorials, feel free to leave me a comment below. I post a new cosplay tutorial every Thursday and a new crafting tutorial every other Monday, so check back next week for more DIY goodness.

Categories: Hair DIY


  1. Gavin's Hellhole
    Gavin's Hellhole 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    Thank you! I just bought all my fabric for this ($50 in total). This has been so helpful for my cosplay!

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  2. thefunkymerman
    thefunkymerman 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    thank you for making this, It has helped so much with making my own dress!

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  3. DeadRaymanWalking
    DeadRaymanWalking 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    I love this DIY. I might think about making a Princess Leia costume for myself, although I'm plus sized, so I might modify the costume.

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  4. KaremClark
    KaremClark 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    Thank you for posting this!!!

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  5. Kostas Gnaf
    Kostas Gnaf 16 July, 2017, 16:40


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  6. Adeline Horst
    Adeline Horst 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    Very cool and well done! Just a question: how many yards of the white fabric did you end up using?

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  7. Roman Entertainment
    Roman Entertainment 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    Awesome! Finally an easy diy xD

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  8. Oficina do Universo
    Oficina do Universo 16 July, 2017, 16:40

    verry good!

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