Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: the Star Wars series (prequels)
Known For: grace, representin' Naboo
It's another Star Wars leading lady! I always loved the costuming for the queen, which help to define her character. I decided to look into it, and discovered the dress to the left was inspired by Mongolian royalty. Her heavily made up face and ornate hair helps to distinguish her as a royal since the queen was only a young teen when she took the throne. I like how Padme is shown both in and out of the makeup and heavy clothes, so her early friendship with Anakin feels more genuine--they're both kids, only a handful of years apart. There's even a book written by the award-winning costume designer Trish Biggar called Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars.
Speaking of costumes, Star Wars characters make very popular Halloween costumes. Have you or someone you've known ever dressed as a character from Star Wars?
(*raises hand* I've been Princess Leia--still have the wig!)