Arwen, Elven Princess
Arwen’s role has been expanded though out Lord of the Rings. While she barely appears in the 1st book, Fellowship of the Ring, she has a couple of memorable scenes in Peter Jackson’s original movie. For the first movie, even with her limited screen time she has an amazing amount of costume changes. More dresses are in the extended version.
The Two Towers continues Arwen's amazing costume changes, though we will have to wait for the extended version for some of the dresses.
The Return of the King brings old classics. However, they are some of the most beautiful.
Below you will find an intro study of what we know about her outfits, photos we were able to find on the web, comments from published pictures and some guesses for recreating them.
Arwen's dresses are the most reproduced of any of the female costumes, check out Scrapbook to see our examples.
(most of the dresses are on a separate page to speed up the load time.) Here is a quick index, scroll down a picture review of the dresses
Dresses confirmed in the original cut of the movie (in order seen).
Angel dress / Halo dress
Full page of notes <here>
Chase Outfit (V4)
The extended version also shows Rivendell Farewell dress
Arwen is only in The Two Towers in remembrance though Aragorn's dreams. Once again she has an amazing wardrobe for someone who isn't there.
Rivendell Farewell - Purple Metallic Brocade
Dream Dress (was Periwinkle Lingerie)
See our page write-up <here>
Hope Dress - Off the shoulder - Burgundy Velvet -
Requiem Outfit (aka Traveling)
On a glimpse. It is a luscious cranberry velvet, low scooped neck with two inch wide bullion trim.
For a page of our info, click here
Blood Red - two part
Cloak of midnight blue. Seen here and in the flash forward in TTT
Click here for page
Ceremonial gown - Green dress
May be seen in the extended version of ROTK
Arch dress - w/ Elrond (also Blue Lace)
Cut from the Movies
From a deleted storyline when Arwen was going to fight at the battle of Helm's Deep. Can be seen some in the extended extra features of TTT
For a page of detail, <click here>
Head on over to the Things section for pics!
Also see the Rivendell Farewell dress for more pics
Note how delicate Arwen's circlet is. It's bits of chain that hook in the back. It's formed from a couple of pieces with jump rings between.
Weta notes: Arwen's farewell tiara is just a last-minute thrown-together piece! They said they needed a tiara for her and shooting was about to start, so Jasmine took 5 existing pieces of her old jewelry and wired them together in an hour or two.
This page was last updated 04/22/08