This 'Star Wars' dress is messing with our minds in the best way
There are so many iconic character designs out of Star Wars, but two of the most enduring and adorable ones: Those delightful little droids, R2-D2 and BB-8. They’re scene-stealers, comic relief, and also pivotal to the stories of the films — and now, they’re the inspiration for one of the coolest Star Wars-related fashion projects we’ve ever seen.
Carolina Huamani, who shares her costume designs as part of Lemon Drop Cosplay, was originally going to create a dress in honor of just R2-D2, but like many of us, fell in love with BB-8 in the run-up to The Force Awakens. So she created a dress that celebrates both: Her skirt, depending on which way she twirls, changes from R2 to BB-8 and vice versa. Just look at her go:
In an interview with The Daily Dot, Huamani explains that she created the unique design herself: “This dress was supposed to be a simpler construction since it’s purely fabric, but having to draft my own pattern and the fact that the skirt part was made out of several dozen panels meant it took a lot longer than originally anticipated.” The total time she spent working on the dress: About 40 hours, and she did it all while also working as an electrical and software engineer in her “spare time” aka her day job.
We bow down to Huamani’s amazing dress; she’s currently figuring out a way to sell them to fans, but until that happens, we’ll just watch this video of her spinning in it forever: