Hollywood lost an iconic female role model when Carrie Fisher suddenly passed away last December. Fisher was most known for playing the badass Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, but she appeared in many other films, and even published several novels and memoirs. Fisher solidified Princess Leia’s heroic spirit off-screen, and she was truly one of the most inspirational female influences of our time. Posters of Fisher as Princess Leia even became a symbol of hope during the Women’s March this past January. If you’re looking for a powerful female figure (because, girl power) to replicate for your Halloween costume this year, pay homage to Fisher and recreate her most notorious look, cinnamon bun hairstyle and all. Here’s everything you need to dress up as Princess Leia this Halloween.
Naturally, you need a long white turtleneck frock to start. It’s super perfect timing to wear her well-known outfit because bell sleeves are having a moment right now. If you’re of the crafty nature (power to ya), you can actually find the pattern for her dress free online. If not, you can easily get an affordable version at a costume store. This costume from Jet.com has the whole Princess Leia package, complete with a hood, belt and white shoe covers. For a sexier version of the shapeless tunic, check out this one from Walmart for $25.93. You can also wear the costume version of her slave outfit from the Star Wars films for $44.99.
If you make your own dress or your costume doesn’t come with footwear, you definitely need white space boots. A princess can’t walk around in space in just any old boots, after all. This sturdy pair will stand the tests of space time and see you from planet to planet.
White Princess Boots ($29.99)
Princess Leia was the OG space bun queen (sorry, Miley Cyrus), and you can’t NOT recreate her hairstyle. If you already have long brown hair, then you picked the perfect costume. Part your hair into two ponytails on the farthest outer spots of your head, twist the sections as tight as you can, coil them into buns and secure with as many bobby pins as you can find. If you don’t have long brunette locks, this headpiece from J. C. Penny has you covered. You can even get a wig for $12.99 from Party City for the full effect.
Star Wars Princess Leia Headband ($16.99)
Since you’re a princess defending a galaxy far, far away, you obviously need to be armed and ready. Leia had a black gun in the film, but this white and orange one from the Official Star Wars Costumes website looks just like it. Sadly, you don’t get to carry a light saber. But a gun is cooler, tbh.
Princess Leia Blaster ($11.99)
For more DIY 2017 Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, a “cash me outside girl” costume, a Gigi and Bella Hadid costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, a Beauty and the Beast costume, and a fidget spinner costume.