Disney purchasing Lucasfilm in October 2012 led to a lot of comments about Princess Leia Organa joining the ranks of Disney Princesses. There have been parodies exploring this possibility and even Carrie Fisher has made jokes about it. The Star Wars character stands apart from Sleeping Beauty and Ariel, but as far as cosplay goes, it makes for a good mash-up. Elizabeth Oldak made this gorgeous ball gown take on Leia’s attire from A New Hope. She created the costume for Star Wars Celebration from over 20 feet of fabric. The most amazing part about this costume? Elizabeth made it in one night.
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