Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones 2003


It was an exciting time in Sydney Australia in 2003 when George Lucas and his team came to Australia to film the Star Wars 2: Attach of the Clones movie. The costume designer Trisha Biggar led a team of talented designers, ct was an exciting time in Sydney Australia in 2003 when George Lucas and his team came to Australia to film the Star Wars 2: Attach of the Clones movie. The costumes were also to be made in Sydney Australia which was extremely exciting at the time. Costume designer Trisha Biggar led a team of talented designers, cutters, sewers and artisans toward producing these wonderfully elaborate costumes.

Star Wars was such an ultimate film to work on. Being a child in the 1970’s meant that working on this film would revive my child hood nostalgia of the movies and a chance to play a part in this technical journey. I worked on the following costumes for the film.

Senator Amidala : Lake Retreat Dining Gown: This black gown was accented with a beaded tabard piece at the front of the gown. This piece hung all the way from the neck to the hem. Black jet coloured beads were used in all different shapes and sizes combined with crystals and sequins and stitched down in a whip stitch and loop formations.

Senator Amidala Senate Costume: This elaborate costume had Victorian beaded pieces at the neckline. The beading I did on this costume was the chevron lines spaced down the dress. I used beads that were similar to the beads on the Victorian piece, faceted glass seed beads, and stitched the beads on to cover the seams using a roping stitch and enhancing the edge with the picot edging technique.

Senator Amidala Peacock and Brown Ensemble: Beaded tassels finished off each point of this elaborate costume. The tassels had a large beaded ball at the top and hanging fringing made of seed beads and wooden beads.

Senator Amidala African Elizabethan Outfit: The inset panel at the front bust area was covered in tiny cupped sequins for maximum glitter effect. I also beaded a round brooch that looked very much like a flower with seed beads, bugle beads and sequins. The colour of the costume was a deep navy almost purple blue.

A Black Victorian inspired tabard was beaded in black jet tiny faceted seed beads sewn onto cord. It was worn over a white costume so the effect was magnificent and clear. The tabard went from the bust area to near the floor