Day 17: Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Favorite Fictional Fashion Sense
I’m sure most of you, gentle readers, already know about my love of fashion. I studied fashion design in college and moved to New York expressly to pursue a career in fashion. I did my internship here and had big dreams of creating my own fashion label. As we all know, dreams change!
Here are the characters who’s fashion I love the most. I think the photos speak for themselves!!
#1 – Carrie Bradshaw
#2 – Daenarys Targaryen
#3 – Padme Amidala
#4 – The Pink Ladies
#5 – The Doctor
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!!
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???
May the hair be with you…always.
Day 30: Padme Skywalker Amidala from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Today is day 30, friends. And you know what that means… this is the last day of the series. Thank you for watching me and my shennanigans. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have a favorite, as usual, I’d love to hear. Comment below, tweet me, email me, whatever!
The next series of 30 Days of Nerdy Hair won’t be till Nov. 2014. That’s plenty of time to get your suggestions in!
Thanks nerds!!! Have a happy holidays. Next up… 25 days of nerdy Christmas. (Incidentally, starting later today.)
Day 18: Padme Amidala from Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
I know, I know. You’re thinking ‘she calls herself the Nerd in the City and she chooses hair from the prequels?’ But have no fear, Leia is still on the way.
And guess what, whatever the prequels are to you, they still have some of the kickin’ assiest hair in cinema history…fact!
And so what, I like them. So here you have it. My inspiration for my last day at the beach.
I’m even wearing my Celebration III shirt in honor.
Given my beachy texture, thanks to my vacation, this was a little difficult to acheive. But I started off with a defined middle part and pulled my hair into a low ponytail. Then I took small section of the ponytail and twisted and pinned them to create a bun.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 10 – Black Swan
Today’s inspiration is Natalie Portman in Black Swan.
The key to this look is a classic ballerina bun and a killer feather headpiece. I created my own, but one could easily be bought for the craft challenged out there. I started with rhinestones and a string of pearl beads.
Then I took as assortment of feathers including long feather quills and shorter maribou feathers.
Then I took my handy Magna-Tac glue and got to work.
And here’s what I made….
Then I created a sleek and very tight ballerina bun and threw the clip in my hair.