30 Days of Nerdy Hair – Day 16

Day 16: Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

I was going to save this one for Thursday, the 18th, which will mark that we only have 6 months till Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens in theaters. But today I woke up with great Padme hair texture, so I had to bump it up a couple days. Padme Amidala starts off in Episode 1 as the queen of Naboo. Her hair is very strategic and massive. It’s part of her costume and her persona as queen. It’s meant to intimidate. By Episode III she has softened her hairstyles, rocking curls and waves. The hair becomes far less intimidating and much more feminine. Representing a change, not only in her political status (she is no longer queen of Naboo in Ep. III) but also in her personal life. She is married and pregnant, about to give birth to her and Anakin’s child. This is a much different Padme and her hair is a reflection of that. Hair can tell you a lot of things about a person!!

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I used a clip in place of her headpiece and just let the curls cascade down. I also added a coral lip gloss like she’s wearing in the above picture. Now all I need is a flowy, Naboo nightgown and a very angry, confused Jedi husband and my journey to Padme cosplay will be complete.

 Is anyone else so freaking ready for The Force Awakens??? Is it December yet???

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 17 – Padme Amidala

Today’s inspiration come from Padme Amidala in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. (Enter the nerd) Formally Queen Amidala of Naboo, Padme is a senator in this movie and tones down her costumes and hair significantly from the first film. (Incidentally, this is the second Natalie Portman hairstyle copied so far.)

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I shopped around for a headband to mimic the one Natalie wears in the movie, but was unsuccessful. Instead I used this $0.79 ribbon from Michael’s Craft Store or any gift wrapping store, that gives the same effect.

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This is another example of me flying by the seat of my pants. I twisted sections in the front all the way to back to the base of my neck and secured it.

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Then, I braided the majority of my hair down my back, leaving out 3 chunks to wrap around the braid. I twisted those sections and made a criss-cross pattern on the outside of the braid and secured the ends with bobby pins.

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Finally, I wrapped both pony tail holders, at the base of the braid and at the start of it, with a section of twisted hair.

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