It's a great costume that is not only easy to make but is refreshingly non mainstream. And that's really something rare for Star Wars costumes. Here's what it takes to make this costume
Step 1: What You'll Need
- green catsuit or zentai
- golf netting
- elastic band (black)
- polyfill stuffing
- black bikini bottom
- Sculpty or Fimo
- egg carton (white styrofoam)
- black vinyl or similar fabric
Step 2: The Body
Now for the "overalls". Believe it or not, this was made from the netting used at gold ranges. As this netting is obviously made mainly of holes, you don't have to be a good or even passable seamstress (tailor) to easily put together the overalls. Just remember there are two shoulder straps in the front that meet in a single strap in the back (I apologize for lack of pics of the back). Sew a little elastic band around the ankles of the overalls to tighten up the bottoms.
Then all you'll need over that is a pair of black bikini bottoms
Step 3: The Headpiece
For the headband, there are three easy steps.
1) Measure your head for the headband and cut out a thick headband strap from your black vinyl fabric. Make the closure at the back of the headband with velcro for easy removal.
2) Create the symbol on Oola's headpiece using Sculpty or Fimo. For those unfarmiliar, this is a clay like product that you bake in the oven to harden. Once the symbol is hardened, attach it to the front of the headband using hot glue
3) To make the small, bony nubs sticking out from the side of her head, cut off half of one of the egg cups from a carton of eggs and glue gun them to either side of the headpiece. They get the desired look and don't add extra weight to the headpiece. Go ahead and paint some detailing on them if you'd like to give them a real bony look.
And that's it! You're Oola!