Totally just getting started here. It's not a costume, but since it's a major accessory for the movie, we're going to carry a bit here.
Until we get organized here, see our LOTR Costume yahoo archives
Legolas' arrows are either narrow blade or the 'bodkin' type, which is correct for medieval warfare arrows as opposed to the wide cutting blades that are used for hunting. The 'bodkin' will pierce link armor and between the joints of plate armor.
Hand fetching: http://www.primitiveways.com/fletching_by_hand.html
To match Legolas' arrows, if you don't do your own fletching (gluing the feather fletches to the arrows) you need to tell whoever makes up your arrows to straight fletch them, not helical or spiral. Quite frankly, helical fletching on arrows this big, although not authentic for either SCA or LOTR, is much better for aerodynamics as it makes the arrows spin better and therefore more stable in flight.
How to make Costume Arrows
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This page was last updated 04/22/08