Second Age Elf Armor
Second Age Armor - FOTR
Notes: from DVD and Making-of
The elf armour was made out of PVC sheet, which was individually cut and folded to give each 'leaf' a central vein. Then they spray painted each bit with an airbrush.
Notes on the garments under the armor: the petal pieces look to be a greyish blue silk velvet. The pants look like Palazzo pants out of the same material. The cloak is a sari silk that I have seen in our Little India district and is two tone in color - gold and black. I've also seen Dupioni silk very close to this gold/black two tone color as well.
The second age elf 'maille' is an open kind of fabric, consisting of V-shapes joined at the top and bottom by straight horizontal lines. There must be a seam in the CF of the layer, because the right body part is running different from all the other parts. Only looks anything like maille from a distance. (Sketch JB/Xander)
These photos from the opening of the Te Papa exhibit. Thanks to Lyric.
These photos from the London Exhibit. Thank you to Torn for these pictures. Full gallery here: http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/group/987
ROTK photos thanks to Green Leaf, Sytske, and ToRN's Wellington gallery
Elven Shield - from Prologue
Shield pictures from the Archlight display. Thanks to Ronda.
Major Study pages for 2nd Age Elf Armor
The following are all advance techniques.
This page was last updated 04/22/08