Non Star Wars lord of the rings costumes

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

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  1. Paradoxigirl Jedi Knight

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    Hi everyone!

    I was wondering--does anyone know where to get an Evenstar here in Asia? I'm very keen to get my hands on one, especially as I heard that they'll be stopping production soon. I'm looking to either buy one here in Singapore or to find some place which will ship it here.

    Can any of you help me? Thanks so much!
  2. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Hehehehehehe, check your PM! ;)
  3. spacelady Force Ghost

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    Here are some weapons from LotR:

    http://armsofvalour.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AOVL&Category_Code=LR
  4. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    You already posted that . . . ?[face_plain]

    Anyhow, it's isn't good to post the address of sites that also sell unofficial stuffs in public forums like this.
  5. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    [imagae=http://glittersweet.com/costumes/galfull.jpg
    :D

    I won a costume contest with this today:)

    For those who can't work it out, it's [link=http://glittersweet.com/costumes/galadriel]Galadriel[/link] under the influence of the One Ring.
  6. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Wow Neimhaille, it does look great! :eek: :) I'm very impressed with it!

    Now we only need big fans and Sunset-like lighting to make it look even more realistic. ;)
  7. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

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    That is absolutely amazing. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you. :)
  8. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    lol! Yes I had wanted up to get a fan going, but it just wasn't going to happen;)

    Thank you both:)
  9. FarmboyKatarn Jedi Knight

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    I am making a costume, part of which is based on Boromir's leather coat.(or jerkin or whatever you call it) I am wondering if anybody knows what pattern to use for this? Or of a pattern available on the Net?
  10. jedimelis Force Ghost

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    Wow that is really nice, the bodice is quite impressive. Nice concept, do a piece that is featured in such a dramatic way in the movie. Congratulations! [face_devil]
  11. BriaTharen Jedi Master

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    I finally got around to getting the fabric for my Chase Dress. I decided to go with a cheap option- $3.99! It isn't suade though. It is a polyester and cotton blend, right color, has a somewhat fuzzy nap, etc. The only thing I'm not happy about it the weight. It is entirely to light. I'm probably going to have to end up lining it. I'll try to put up some production pictures soon!
  12. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    Bria Tharen: I used a fake suede for my chase dress-- right texture, wrong weight. So I interfaced the entire bodice with heavy interfacing, and it looks very good!

    Caitlin
  13. Neimhaille Force Ghost

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    No idea what happened to the image above but oh well;)

    Yep interfacing:) Also seeing as the suede is two sided (got to see it for real as mentioned earlier) I'd suggest using iron on interfacing. A high quality cloth one though. There's a great one called.. magic dot.. I think... it's a white firm weave cotton with little solid dots that melt into the fabric. The dots almost look and feel rubbery. This is much more likely to hold up to washing than most fusable interfacing. It's pretty expensice though, but worth using for longevity. And make sure you read about heat setting fusables. Temp too high can cause as many problems as too low.. as steam can too.

    For the skirts I'd also suggest lining in the faux suede too. as they will probably flap open a fair bit and the original is a single piece of suede for each panel.
  14. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    I was actually able to use a non-iron on, because the kind I used-- no idea what it's actually called, I got it from the costume shop's stock-- stuck to the wrong side of the faux suede all on its own. It was like natural Velcro. :)

    And now, at last, I am able to present you with pictures of my best friend's Eowyn dress!

    Caitlin
  15. BriaTharen Jedi Master

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    yea, what i was planning on doing is lining the bodice, but not the skirt...well i guess it is time to go back to the fabric store!
  16. Koshka-the-Cat Jedi Knight

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    Caitlin, the dress looks great!

    I just love this dress. I'm making a version too. I finished the corset a few minutes ago and only have the underdress to go.

    I love seeing how different people make the same dress, all the different ways of doing it :)

    Katherine
  17. BucketHead8723 Jedi Knight

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    I am new to all the costume stuff. Can anyone give me a site where I can find directions on how to make a LOTR costume (preferably Legolas)? And how much will it probably cost me?
  18. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Buckethead-
    for a LoTR costume (Legolas) get some tight earth colored pants and look at some medievil men patterns on McCalls or Simplicty. I will try and look. Thats all you really needs, ohhhhh and then some boots. Sorry cant help ya there.


    *SOLO*
  19. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    BucketHead8723, check out the first page of this thread for the address to Alleycatscratch LOTR Costumes Research Home.

    As for the cost, it'll depend greatly on the kind of materials u used for your LOTR Costume. High level of accuracy means high cost. ;)
  20. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    you can use this one
    http://www.simplicity.com/s2b.htm
    Major modifactions though. sorrie if this didnt help you.


    *SOLO*
  21. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    That link leads to the Simplicity Catalog main page.
  22. QueenLaniAmidala Jedi Knight

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    BucketHead8723: Alleycat Scratch is a great site. You should check out the Of the Valar LoTR costuming forum too. :)
  23. SithLordBryJaTomarr Jedi Knight

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    I am in need of the Ring Wraiths gauntlets. Just wondering if anyone knows how they can be made or if there is a substitute on the market. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated! :)
  24. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Kropserkel had did an excellent job in replicating the actual costume and armor. He got many large pictures of his armor that can be used as a reference (I am using his as my main references).

    You can also check out this page for a little write-up on how the person did the costume and armor for her husband (a more easier version and I'm also using their tutorial later):
    Ringwraith costume

    And don't forget the Fan Costumes at Alleycatscratch LOTR Costume page for more tips/write ups:
    Nasties

    For my gauntlets, I'll be using Aluminium sheets gotten from the Arts Supply stores. Some people use "roof flashing" (a very thin metal you can buy a Home Depot). The boots (if I do get to do it) will be using this thick vinyl I gotten cheaply on Sat or vinyl floor mat. :D

    As for substitutes for the gauntlets, I understand some people use one of those Medieval Metal Gauntlets. Can try eBay for the occasional bargain or get from online/your nearest Medieval Costumes/Props/LARP shops.

    For a very budget version, try silver or black gloves.
  25. BriaTharen Jedi Master

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    Sep 29, 2002
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    wow- you guys have quite an adventure in store for you. those gauntlets and boot things look tricky.
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