Non Star Wars lord of the rings costumes

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by sithgoblin3, Dec 10, 2002.

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  1. sithgoblin3 Jedi Knight

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    i know this has been asked before, but could someone please point me in the direction of the site that had lotr costume tips?

    thanks
  2. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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  3. DARTHLARS Force Ghost

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    I have had problems finding information on how to make a good wizard's hat, and Alleyscratch does not help me too much there besides from providing reference pictures of Gandalf's.

    I have managed to sew quite a good shape in wool fabric. I have formed the shape of the brim by stretching it with metal wire while wet. Now, my only problem is how to get it stiff ...
    Vinyl-based wood glue is my best bet so far, because it is hard when dry... only that it dissolves if it rains.
  4. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    Simplicity has a bunch of patterns for LOTR. Just look them up in the costumes section, including the hat.
  5. pivy Jedi Knight

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    Aleene's makes a pretty good fabric stiffener.

    --Ivy
  6. Monterra Force Ghost

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    I'm working on a white Eowyn dress for the Dec 18th premiere here ;) *dances*
  7. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Try Potato Starch? Cook it with some water to a semi-transparent constitute and then dip the fabric into it. Dry the starched fabric and iron it. Think after that, it'll stand on it own. :p

    Oh yes, about LOTR costuming too, joining the Mailing List can be quite beneficial (but set the subsciption to Digest Mode as it has 50-100+ e-mails per day!)

    Hmm, I'm going as Arwen in Blood Red Gown this Dec 19th Premiere here (hope someone will recognized the costume as it WAS in the teaser[?] trailer and on some promotion posters in Taiwan and in some magazines too). Funny thing is, I'll be wearing my grandma's (aka mine too) Plain Gold Ring on a necklace like the One Ring. :D
  8. pivy Jedi Knight

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    Hey, that's the dress I'm doing! :)
  9. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    That's great! :) I'm currently not doing mine myself (sent it off to the seamstress) as it's a whole lots of expansive fabrics to handle (as I'm still learning to sew beyond cloaks & other easy stuffs) but I'm pretty happy I had kept the total cost to around USD100 (SGD185+) while still using Silk Velvet, expansive laces and such. :D

    Hmm, we should post all the report photos in this thread after Dec 19th eh? ;)
  10. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    I've made my Eowyn white dress:) And I have some red and silver brocade that would be brilliant for the red (actually blue and red) dress of Arwen's.

    http://members.fortunecity.com/christine_daae_1881/heraldarwen.htm for the info on Arwen's dress. Midnight blue silk velvet with antique brocade and red silk velvet sleeves...
  11. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Oh may! :eek: Where did you get that article from? Has it been posted over at the LOTR Costuming Mailing List yet?

    Arrhhh!!! So far I can only find Black Silk Velvet in Singapore (or until one of the shops at Arab Street finally revealed that they do have Silk Velvet in other colors. :( )
  12. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

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    It's been posted over there. :) The other half of the article is about Eowyn's brown and cream fighting ensemble.
  13. Jedi_Knight150 Jedi Master

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    Anybody know where to find elf ears like the ones in the movies?
  14. Smiling-Otter Jedi Knight

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    According to Liv Tyler in one of the behind-the-scenes documentaries, the ear tips were almost a gelatinous substance. She said they'd melt if it started to rain.
  15. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    This page has a list of online places that sell ears or ear tips; this page demonstrates how to make your own gelatin ears.
  16. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    Yeah:) I posted it to the group first thing:)

    Now for the midnight blue.. aparatently they dyed it that colour, so if you can't find that deep deep blue, you could either get a blue and overdye it, probably a mix of blues and black, not too much black though, or see if you can use a colour remover (Dylon pre dye works very well on new dyed silk) and overdye the black.

    Or if you can only get white, dye that;)

    Oh, to get the pile back, you can iron it with a special cloth on the board, pile of the velvet facing down (a towel aparently can work.. but I haven't tried it, I can imagine it wouldn't be so effectve, and I'm sure it'll come out textured...) or you could steam it. You'll need to keep the fabric in the bathroom and not have a fan going if you do it that way, or there is steaming equipment (maybe you can get it done for you too).
  17. skywalker325 Jedi Master

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    My brother, sister and I are going to watch the movie at 11:59pm on December 17. I'm watching a preview on TV right now!! ooooh Whenever I see it, I get soooo excited!!!

    anyway, back on-topic:

    My sister is going to try for a Galadriel costume. I'm planning to do either Uruviel (one of Galadriel's maidens, an elf) or one of Arwen's new ones (I like that light blue one, but I've only ever seen the shoulders! it's in a picture of her talking to (and probably about to kiss) Aragorn)

    And I made a very fast and inexpensive Aragorn costume for a friend in October. It looks GREAT! I'm hoping to borrow it back from him for my brother to wear.

    In any case, it will be FUN!!

    -Wendy
  18. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    Has anyone looked trough the costuming stuff on the archive DVD that comes in the director's cut edition? Great information!

    My personal favorite costume is Arwen's hunter green riding habit that she wears in Fellowship, when she's rescuing Frodo. That costume is unbelievably gorgeous!
  19. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

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    Actually, I'm just not as enthused about most of Arwen's wardrobe as I am about Eowyn's. Maybe because Eowyn's wardrobe reminds me of a lot of pre-Raphaelite paintings, which I love. *shrug*

    Still have to get around to hemming my dress & surcoat/tabbard by Wednesday night.
  20. Mirax H TFN Costumes Staff

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    I have a co-worker that is really into LOTR and was asking if I knew about any conventions. Does anyone have any info that I could pass onto her?
  21. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    Mrs_Mayim, I made the dress you were talking about (Arwen's chase dress) for Halloween. :) My pictures are here if you want to see them. :) The dress is actually a dove-grey color, but they did *so* much color tweaking in post production that it's tough to tell!
  22. JediToren Jedi Master

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    Mirax: I don't know of any LOTR only conventions, but there's always a good LOTR presence at DragonCon. Last year they had their own Tolkien track with lots of panels, inccluding one on speaking Elvish.

    You could try checking out a few major LOTR fan websites or visiting a place that lists SF and Fantasy conventions:
    SF Site Convention Listings
    Convention Listings by JENGA
    Convention Listings
    LexFA: SF & Fantasy Convention Links

    I also recommend that any con goer, whether you are a newbie considering your first a seasoned veteran with a dozen cons or more under your belt, you should read SFCon Survival Guide for Neo Fans.
  23. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

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  24. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    I htink my preference for Eowyn's costumes is more about my fondness for the character;) But I do love the simpler lines of her costumes.

    Though I do adore Awen's midnight blue and red dress, and the black and red dress. They too are very PRB but perhaps more later end of the followers than the likes of Waterhouse:)
  25. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    JainaM, your costume is beautiful!
    Thanks for linking to the ear info. I've been contemplating making an elf costume for DragonCon next year, but decided I would only do it if I could make or buy realistic looking ears, so thanks again. You just saved me some research time online. ;)
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