Cosplay Costumes

Classic Princess Leia Hair Buns and Makeup

Get ready with me as I transform into the into the classic Princess Leia look from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. I start with the makeup and then do the Leia hair buns around the one minute mark.

Find the full costume, blaster and hair color spray on my Amazon page:

Products used:


 @IL MAKIAGE  F*ck I’m Flawless Concealer

Manna Kadar Beauty Sculpting Expert Kit

Jackalope Cosmetics Pixie Blush in Rose Quartz *Use code GEEKMAMA and save 15%


Lawless The Little One palette

Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil, 01 Softsmudge Black  

@revlon  Colorstay sharp line liquid eye pen Blackest Black

Lashes by KISS Beauty  

@Thrive Causemetics  Instant Brow Fix in Audrey


Estee Lauder Pure Color Exotic Orchid


Beyond the Zone Spike It hair cement – This stuff is thick and gooey! It makes it so you can easily sculpt your hair and make the buns look thicker.

Jerome Russell Temp’ry spray in Dark Brown – I highly recommend this color spray! I’ve been using it for years and it washes out easily and doesn’t stain my blond hair.

About the Author

Candy Keane is a digital content creator and long-time cosplayer, most well-known for being on the cover of the Star Wars documentary Jedi Junkies. After making costumes professionally for over a decade, she now writes about about geek culture and mom life, and continues to cosplay for fun, while sharing her love of costumes on Instagram @SewGeekMama. Her first children’s book, I’m Going to My First Comic Convention, was published in 2020 and won a Story Monsters Approved award for Excellence in Literature.

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