The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum


Visit The *EVEN NEWER* Barrow-Downs Photo Page

Go Back   The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum > Middle-Earth Discussions > The Movies
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
Knight of Gondor
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Knight of Gondor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 744
Knight of Gondor has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via Yahoo to Knight of Gondor
Sting Costumes!!

From experience, I can already see that many of you are planning to go in costume. I do too, if I can. But I thought it would be fun for us to share ideas, websites, etc. Of course, the best place to find out ideas about costumes is <A HREF="http://www.alleycatscratch.com" TARGET=_blank>AlleyCatScratch.com</A>, but I am not exactly the creative one, and I just want to buy my way in to one. <P>I already have a maroon shirt and black jeans. I hope my sister (who is sewing a White Dress of Eowyn's) can sew me a tunic, which I hope to put the White Tree motif on. Then perhaps a cloak from armsofvalor.com and then vambraces from BladesbyBrown.com. I also have the Elven Brooch, which I got on sale.<P>What about you guys? Who're you going as, and how are your costumes coming?
__________________
Eagerly awaiting the REAL Return of the King - Jesus Christ! Revelation 19:11-16
Knight of Gondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 07:40 AM   #2
Meela
Denethor's True Love
 
Meela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Mirkwood. With Thranduil... *swoon*
Posts: 2,118
Meela has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

Hey! A fellow White Tree person! I was thinking of the 'white tree on tunic' thing as well <BR>I'm hoping to make a black dress and add the White Tree to that, instead of the tunic. And I'm creating a Palantir from a magic 8 ball, so I can be a cross between Denethor and Mrs Denethor. Oh, and I'm also taking matches. Or perhaps sparklers and fireworks.<P>I don't know any sites myself, but the site you listed looks really good!
__________________
'The Hobbit' 1st impressions: 1. Thorin is hot... Oh god, I fancy a dwarf. 2. Thranduil is hotter. 3. Is that... Figwit! 4. Does Elijah Wood never age?
2nd: It's all about Fili & Kili, really. 3rd: BARD! OMG, Bard.
Meela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 08:30 AM   #3
Elentįri_O_Most_Mighty_1
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
Elentįri_O_Most_Mighty_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Up a tree somewhere in Caras Galadhon...or England
Posts: 364
Elentįri_O_Most_Mighty_1 has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

Wear costumes where? RotK?
__________________
'"Forweg can lead you no longer; for he is dead...I slew him...I will govern this fellowship now, or leave it."
"As it was when he joined us, so it is again. He kills to make room."'
Elentįri_O_Most_Mighty_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 09:03 AM   #4
Silmiel of Imladris
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
Silmiel of Imladris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Looking into a crystal ball- still see nothing
Posts: 395
Silmiel of Imladris has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Silmiel of Imladris
Sting

While were talking about this we might as well talk Halloween too. It was amazing but I actually found a dress at Shopko that looks remarkably like the red colored dress Arwen wears in ROTK. Even better my Evenstar pendant should be here this week.
__________________
Legolas 20 ales later: I feel something, a slight tingling in my fingers. I think it's affecting me.

Figwit on his name: Are you suggesting that I have the wit of a fig?
Silmiel of Imladris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 01:38 PM   #5
Daisy Brambleburr
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 334
Daisy Brambleburr has just left Hobbiton.
Pipe

Ooh, halloween! I'm going to a Halloween school social and I'm going to dress up, a lotr costume would be great! Does anyone know of any (british) shops that have elvish-like dresses?<BR>But yesterday I saw some people dressed as elves, it was one of the scariest moments of my life. I felt like going up to them and saying 'excuse me, did you know you have bread rolls stuck on your ears?' But to be fair, their dressed were quite nice.
__________________
'What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.'
Daisy Brambleburr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 02:14 PM   #6
Orofaniel
Mighty Mouse of Mordor
 
Orofaniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Lands of the North, where no man can reach....
Posts: 827
Orofaniel has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Orofaniel
Sting

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> While were talking about this we might as well talk Halloween too. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>There is already one thread disussing Halloween costumes, right <A HREF="http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=17&t=000200" TARGET=_blank>here! </A>
__________________
I lost my old sig...somehow....*screams and shouts* ..............What is this?- Now isn't this fun? >_<
.....and yes, the jumping mouse is my new avatar. ^_^
Orofaniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 06:00 PM   #7
dragoneyes
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
dragoneyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Completely lost track, sorry!
Posts: 743
dragoneyes has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I saw a Frodo costume in Hamleys and nearly burst out laughing when I saw that you even got fake dirt with it. (or maybe it could be real dirt, who knows?)
__________________
"We might succeed in roasting Pippin alive inside." - Frodo.
dragoneyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 03:41 PM   #8
kittygirl02
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 61
kittygirl02 has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to kittygirl02
Sting

I was going to make an Elf costume,but I'm being a cat/Josie from Josie and the *****cats.(it'll go with my red hair) I don't have time to make one. Mebe next year. I'll plan before hand.
__________________
Flames are your source of faith.A tool of good, not evil.

I may be different, but differences don't make you special.It's what you do with your differences that make you special.
kittygirl02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 04:10 PM   #9
Morquesse
Wight
 
Morquesse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Past the fields we know....
Posts: 202
Morquesse has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

For RotK, it was either Merry or Frodo that I would dress as. I picked Frodo because I already have the hair on my head. <BR>I bought an off-white shirt, vest and jacket at second-hand shops. I made the pants (shorts?) and I'm finishing up the Elven cloak. I made the Elven brooch out of aluminum foil, wire and glass paint. It was cheaper than buying one.<BR>It's not a carbon-copy of Elijah's costume, but you get the idea.<BR>I can't wait till the day! About 71 days away, isn't it?<BR>See you later! <BR>~M
__________________
I'm not ashamed to let you know I want this light in me to show. I'm not ashamed to speak the name of Jesus Christ.~Newsboys
Morquesse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2003, 08:47 PM   #10
Knight of Gondor
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Knight of Gondor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 744
Knight of Gondor has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via Yahoo to Knight of Gondor
Shield

There is a great costume version of the Elven Brooch for only four bucks at TolkienTown.com, but I can't seem to access the site right now, it must be down.
__________________
Eagerly awaiting the REAL Return of the King - Jesus Christ! Revelation 19:11-16
Knight of Gondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 12:11 PM   #11
Feared Half-Elf
Wight
 
Feared Half-Elf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Up a tree.
Posts: 213
Feared Half-Elf has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

For the movie, an elf, obviously. I'm going to improvise, I've already ot a cloak and I know where to get fabric for the coat and stuff!
__________________
"You will find the Holy Grail in Castle Aaaaaaahhhhhh *leans sideways*"

Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Feared Half-Elf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 02:13 PM   #12
peonydeepdelver
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
peonydeepdelver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Alas, I hail from Massachusetts
Posts: 256
peonydeepdelver has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to peonydeepdelver
Shield

I'm planning on going in this year's Halloween costume, which is....<P><BR><I>drumroll please....</I><P>Farmer Maggot!
__________________
"Nazgul, Nazgul! You speak of what is deep beyond the reach of your muddy dreams, Ugluk! Nazgul! Ah! All that they make out! One day you'll wish that you had not said that. Ape! You ought to know that they're the apple of the Great Eye." ~Grishnakh
peonydeepdelver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 07:31 PM   #13
kittygirl02
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 61
kittygirl02 has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to kittygirl02
Sting

that's cool. Josie seemed ideal for me, because I liked the movie, and the message. LOTR costumes are the coolest ones besides matirx, *****cats, and mystry men.Another one of the best movies ever.
__________________
Flames are your source of faith.A tool of good, not evil.

I may be different, but differences don't make you special.It's what you do with your differences that make you special.
kittygirl02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:38 PM   #14
Finwe
Deathless Sun
 
Finwe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Royal Suite in the Halls of Mandos
Posts: 2,609
Finwe has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Finwe
Sting

I was originally planning on going as an Easterling spy, but now I changed my mind, and I'm going as a Marchwarden of Rivendell. My costume is:<P>- a long, black panne velvet cloak<BR>- black pants tucked into black boots (that go up to the middle of my calf)<BR>- beige, linen long-sleeved shirt<BR>- a maroon/dark purple panne velvet tunic <BR>- a silver belt<BR>- my beautiful (albeit slightly small) sword Soronnaro<BR>- a gorgeous silver Elvish ring that I found with a blood-red stone and the Ring of Barahir (just because I like it, and I just bought it from tolkientown.com)<P>I'm going to use that costume for the RotK premiere, Halloween, and my school's Renaissance Festival. (Well, perhaps not the sword, that one will only be for the Renaissance Festival).
__________________
But Melkor also was there, and he came to the house of Fėanor, and there he slew Finwė King of the Noldor before his doors, and spilled the first blood in the Blessed Realm; for Finwė alone had not fled from the horror of the Dark.
Finwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2003, 01:08 PM   #15
Daisy Brambleburr
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 334
Daisy Brambleburr has just left Hobbiton.
Pipe

Silmiel of Imladris, where or what is Shopko? Is there a website I can visit? I'm looking for a ready made dress to wear for a party, I need help!
__________________
'What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.'
Daisy Brambleburr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2003, 07:43 PM   #16
kittygirl02
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 61
kittygirl02 has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to kittygirl02
Sting

What color or style?
__________________
Flames are your source of faith.A tool of good, not evil.

I may be different, but differences don't make you special.It's what you do with your differences that make you special.
kittygirl02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2003, 09:16 PM   #17
Knight of Gondor
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Knight of Gondor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 744
Knight of Gondor has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via Yahoo to Knight of Gondor
Sting

Lots of good costume goodies can be found at TolkienTown.com<P>You can, for those of you with fatter walets, visit armsofvalour.com (try excluding the U of "valor" if it don't work) for authentic medieval clothes.<P>And yeah, I sorta meant for the opening. Halloween isn't my thing, I think it's a night for the Orcs.
__________________
Eagerly awaiting the REAL Return of the King - Jesus Christ! Revelation 19:11-16
Knight of Gondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2003, 01:05 PM   #18
Daisy Brambleburr
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 334
Daisy Brambleburr has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

kittygirl02, I'm not too bothered about style or colour (I hope it was me you were asking or I'm going to look silly). I've been contemplating the Arwen dress in the Newline store for a while now, but I can't afford the delux one and the regular one at Tolkientown.com isn't as nice. So something like that one, really.
__________________
'What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.'
Daisy Brambleburr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2003, 02:10 AM   #19
Everdawn
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Everdawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: On the sand dunes outside of Ilium, watching it burn.
Posts: 1,291
Everdawn has just left Hobbiton.
Silmaril

Wow, I should really get Elen Ilśvitauri onto this one, she is mad about costume design. Ill have to get her to post pictures of hte three elvish inspired dresses she made which won her the award for, jeez, i cant quite remember what it was called, but it meant that she won a Queensland-wide comp with her line.
__________________
"Athena, stepping up behind him, visible to no one but Achillies, gripped his red-gold hair. Startled he made a half turn, and he knew her upon the instant for Athena." ~The Iliad~

~My lord, Éomer~
Everdawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2003, 01:51 PM   #20
Finwe
Deathless Sun
 
Finwe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Royal Suite in the Halls of Mandos
Posts: 2,609
Finwe has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Finwe
Sting

Oh my God! I'm so excited! I found the perfect thing for my costume. It's an ankle-length tunic/surcoat that is open at the front, and has one hook at the very top. It's got really colorful Indian embroidery on a cream-colored, silk background, and little mirrors on it. With my beige linen shirt, black leggings, black mid-calf boots, and black cloak, it would be absolutely perfect!
__________________
But Melkor also was there, and he came to the house of Fėanor, and there he slew Finwė King of the Noldor before his doors, and spilled the first blood in the Blessed Realm; for Finwė alone had not fled from the horror of the Dark.
Finwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2003, 07:29 PM   #21
Knight of Gondor
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Knight of Gondor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 744
Knight of Gondor has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via Yahoo to Knight of Gondor
Thumbs up

Bumping this because of Lord Elrond's post, but he just bumped me into action a little sooner, because I was going to come back to this anyway.<P>My sister did indeed sew a tunic, but she didn't tell me until recently, as a Christmas present. It's in hopes of the Pellenor Fields Aragorn suit, or, more correctly, the clothing he wears on the road to the Black Gate. The tunic is a vinyl that looks leathery. We printed out a White Tree design to put on. A cloak of navy blue and red will come soon. She got a fabric that has the appearance of chain mail.
__________________
Eagerly awaiting the REAL Return of the King - Jesus Christ! Revelation 19:11-16
Knight of Gondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2003, 07:56 PM   #22
StarJewel
Wight
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: I'm in my dear Maedhros' arms, dreaming the day away. Oh, who am I kidding, Chicago is nothing like that!
Posts: 116
StarJewel has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to StarJewel
Silmaril

I put together an Elf-lady costume for RotK, as well as for an after-party. It's a long, green satin dress, chiffon sleeves, and a cord belt. I got a circlet online, an elvish necklace, and, yes, I will even do elvish makeup.<p>[ 8:57 PM November 27, 2003: Message edited by: StarJewel ]
__________________
Visit my writing site...if you dare
http://www.fanfiction.net/~mirielamarian
StarJewel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2003, 08:46 PM   #23
Oddwen
Drummer in the Deep
 
Oddwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Next Sunday A.D.
Posts: 2,218
Oddwen is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Oddwen is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Send a message via Skype™ to Oddwen
Sting

Well, I'm afraid it's a bit too late for me to make the blood red dress, so I'm settling on making a cloak, beading a brooch, and I've a sweater and a pair of pants that will work. Also, one of my bookmark Rings on a chain. My sister, however, I believe, still has her heart set on a hobbity dress.<BR>Twenty days! *squee!*
__________________
But all the while I sit and think of times there were before
I listen for returning feet and voices at the door

Oddwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2003, 10:01 AM   #24
Sindae
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: a messy room in the world's best city
Posts: 95
Sindae has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

i'm sewing on a dark blue elven dress with these huge sleeves, i really love them looks quite good, but i'm not finished yet...hope i'll manage till 16th.<BR>uploaded a pic of it <A HREF="http://iceland.bravehost.com/KLEID1b.jpg" TARGET=_blank>here</A>, if you're interested.
__________________
My page about Iceland
Sindae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2003, 05:27 PM   #25
Enorėiel
Wight
 
Enorėiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hobbiton, U.S.A.
Posts: 165
Enorėiel has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

My beautiful wonderful aunt sewed me one of Eowyn's dresses. It's the shieldmaiden dress and (if i may say so) looks very close to the actual thing. I love it! All I'm lacking is a cape (it's going to be FREEZING the night of the premere) then I'm all set.
__________________
You can take a hobbit out of the Shire but you can't take the Shire out of a hobbit.

Whoever said "Nothing is impossible" never tried to slam a revolving door.
Enorėiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2003, 05:51 PM   #26
Tigerlily Gamgee
Hostess of Spirits
 
Tigerlily Gamgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Meduseld
Posts: 1,056
Tigerlily Gamgee has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Tigerlily Gamgee
Silmaril

I love to see people's costumes for LOTR, so I devoted a page to it at my Line Party's site. If you want to see some of the Chicago Line Party members in costume, then go here:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.elvishinspirations.com/lineparty" TARGET=_blank>http://www.elvishinspirations.com/lineparty</A> - and click on "costumes"<P>One of the women in my group is a regular at Costume-Con and she does some great work!<P>In other news... I was recently searching Ebay for LOTR costumes and I found a bunch listed. It's someone who has an Ebay store... the only thing is, they charge around $450 for the costumes. Now, I don't know what fabric they're using, but it seems that they are making a huge profut for themselves (not to mention that the pictures in their descriptions are pictures from the museum exhibits, so you don't even know what this person's final product looks like).
Tigerlily Gamgee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2003, 10:21 PM   #27
Jack
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rohan or some where there abouts (probably lost!)
Posts: 92
Jack has just left Hobbiton.
Tolkien

Is it allowed to post dream of what your costume would look like if you had the money to get one?<P>I want a black cloak like the one Aragorn has, and brown boots. I like long swords that get in the way, and if I ever get one I would name it Ringy. I also want a horse but thats a little outside the costume feald. <P>Forever the only Jack<P>And thats my wish list.
__________________
I have been: eating sugar, drinking caffeinated soda, doing the wave, the disco and various other dances just as, if not more humiliating, and all in all, acting like the deranged Pirate that I am…
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2003, 06:22 PM   #28
Fire-Galad
Animated Skeleton
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: a labtop in Elessar's throne room
Posts: 49
Fire-Galad has just left Hobbiton.
Silmaril

I'm not sure if you other fellow fans are doing this but I think I'll be Galaderial(hope I spelled that right). I all ready naturally have her hair and a sliver ring with a white stone on it(actually it's a clear stone but who says it has to true to the book or movie) and I have another natural elvan characteristic, my ears.
__________________
It's right here, between you and Jack.
Fire-Galad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2003, 09:57 PM   #29
Gorwingel
Beholder of the Mists
 
Gorwingel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Somewhere in the Northwest... for now
Posts: 1,436
Gorwingel has just left Hobbiton.
Eye

Oh Tigerlily, that Eowyn dress is oh so beautiful!<BR>I really want to wear my currently-in-production white wool Eowyn dress, but I am having a hard time getting my mother to start working on it again. I originally was going to wear it for Halloween. But we have been busy recently so it is still not done. It looks wonderful so far though.
__________________
Wanted - Wonderfully witty quote that consists of pure brilliance
Gorwingel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2003, 10:36 PM   #30
Knight of Gondor
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Knight of Gondor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 744
Knight of Gondor has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via Yahoo to Knight of Gondor
Sting

I'm not a part of that group, but y'all might be interested to see my costume once it's done. My only misgiving is that I have nothing whatsoever to do with its making. It's my seamstress sister that is making it. So far, the "chain mail" is done, a fabric that looks a lot like chain mail. The tunic is nearly done, just need to get the White Tree insignia put on it. Then comes the cloak! I already have the brooch. Wish I were allowed to take Narsil with me.
__________________
Eagerly awaiting the REAL Return of the King - Jesus Christ! Revelation 19:11-16
Knight of Gondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2003, 04:46 PM   #31
Nuranar
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Nuranar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: STILL a drought
Posts: 554
Nuranar has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Nuranar
Sting

Imagine this...After two years of surfing sites, imagining what I'd like to do if I had time and money, and searching endlessly for fabric, I can finally post on one of these costume threads!<P>Not to imply that I'll be completely outfitted or anything. But over Thanksgiving I <I>finally</I> found wool for a cloak! I've been wanting to do the pattern on alleycatscratch.com, but I've had to wait for the material (and the time). See, I'm a Civil War reenactor and most of my money goes into that. It also means I'm dedicated to natural fibers. Now that I finally found my lightweight (but not too light, like men's suiting) wool, I can have cloak to wear at events that aren't cold enough for my heavy wool-lined-with-flannel cape.<P>So the fabric itself is made of dark gray, light gray, and blue threads, with a little dark green. From a distance it blends into a nice blue-gray. And it's smooth, but the light gray keeps the texture from appearing too slick, since it's not fuzzy like the actual fabric. I've got it cut out, though, and it flows oh-so-nicely.<P>And incidentally, did I mention I'm sewing this by hand? Hey, when you're away at college, you make do with what you have! I can't exactly lug a sewing machine and all its paraphenelia with me, but my hands work just as well. I love handsewing!<P>I got a nice pin on eBay - NOT a leaf brooch. (Part of being a living historian - I don't like to copy things exactly; I want to portray someone who <I>could</I> be there, not an actual character.) I'm very pleased with it - it's a 2-inch Maltese cross (or similar to a Maltese cross) set with several ebony-like round stones. It looks a bit Ranger-ish or Gondorian to me.<P>Unfortunately, I've hardly progressed on the rest of the ensemble. So I'll be wearing jeans (since I lack other trousers at the moment), brown riding boots, and some kind of shirt. Oh, but I do have my wooden sword - hehe. Amazing what you (and your brothers) can whittle out of yard sign stakes. (Just don't use the ones with knots in them - they tend to break right there when you're sparring. )
__________________
I admit it is better fun to punt than be punted, and that a desire to have all the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry.
Lord Peter Wimsey
Nuranar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2003, 10:44 PM   #32
Oddwen
Drummer in the Deep
 
Oddwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Next Sunday A.D.
Posts: 2,218
Oddwen is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Oddwen is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Send a message via Skype™ to Oddwen
Sting

Well, at first I wanted to do Eowyn's green dress, then it was Arwen's blood red dress, and now it's just a cloak that I'm making. I think the material is too brown, now that I look at it though.<P>I have a burgundy sweater that belonged to my great-grandfather, some black pants, a disco-silver shirt which I will wear under the sweater to simulate mithril, my One Ring necklace, and finally I am beading a brooch which reads "Do the Wave for Boromir the Disco King". Quite interesting, no?
__________________
But all the while I sit and think of times there were before
I listen for returning feet and voices at the door

Oddwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 01:42 PM   #33
Annalaliath
Shade of Carn Dūm
 
Annalaliath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 380
Annalaliath has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Annalaliath Send a message via Yahoo to Annalaliath
Sting

I have a white mideaval dress(I know mideaval is spelled wrong I just can't remember how to at the moment) that I also have a maching bodice. I am going to wear this with whatever shoes I can find for it cause I don't want to wear my big heals buut i may get to Old Town or Clines Corners and get me sone knee high leather mokasins(SP?). that be my costumes.
__________________
Bloody Stumps!!!
Annalaliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 04:46 PM   #34
Knight of Gondor
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Knight of Gondor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 744
Knight of Gondor has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via Yahoo to Knight of Gondor
Sting

Mine is all done, too! If I can find someone to host my image, I will put up my costume picture so you can see it. I must again give all credit to my lovely sister. She's a great seamstress already, and she's barely begun.<P>I have a chain mail shirt (it's not real, it's just fabric that looks like chain mail) underneath, and then a tunic that goes over that. It fastens (the tunic does) in four places with little hooks. Then I have my cloak, which she fastened hooks to to close it. I have my Elven Broach on it, but 1, it orients itself vertically (hate that) and 2, it looks kind of small, actually, in the folds of the cloak. I'm looking into wigs and beards (my little beard is just too scrawny, and long hair looks hippy without a costume), and I also have arm vambraces. (Just toy armor foot guards with leather sewn over top of them) <P>It's very convincing, if I do say so myself! She (my sister) also made herself an Eowyn dress. And they get their first breath of theater air coming up in just a few short days, wahoo!
__________________
Eagerly awaiting the REAL Return of the King - Jesus Christ! Revelation 19:11-16
Knight of Gondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 05:37 PM   #35
Orominuialwen
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Orominuialwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Umbar, but before the corsairs took over. (Ave Maria University, FL, USA)
Posts: 705
Orominuialwen has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I'm going in Éowyn's white dress. It's all done, except that one sleeve and the bottom need to be hemmed. Also, since I have no wig, I will have my own, reddish-brown, curly hair, which is rather un-Éowyn-like. My little brother is going in his Frodo costume, except with shoes. The climate here does not let you go shoeless in December (it was -2F this morning!). Knight of Gondor, you can send your picture into the <A HREF="http://breeunderbreehill.com/barrow_downs_members.htm" TARGET=_blank>Barrow-Downs Members Photo Page</A>. There's a <A HREF="http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=14&t=001068" TARGET=_blank>thread</A> telling abot the page, too.
__________________
Gone for lentSeeyou at Easter! (And on Sundays too, maybe.)
Orominuialwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:15 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.