ROTK Opening as DernhelmSeveral friends and I went to the opening of ROTK in costume. We also dressed up for Halloween. I dressed up as Dernhelm for both.
My mom helped me a lot on all the sewing. she isn't a seamstress by trade but she's pretty handy with a sewing machine. I am a totally clueless beginner and I wouldn't have dreamed of attempting to make my own patterns etc., but I found it quite simple.
I used tar paper for the "armor", boots, helmet, and vambraces. the boots didn't hold up very well. I ended up wrapping them with clear packing tape.
Attached are measurements and a pattern for the helmet. Instructions are for assembling helmet:
For the maille I used a silver/black fabric, I don't know the name, but it had about the texture of tinsel. I cut out pieces and sewed them to a shirt, and wore it under the armor.
For the green tunic I used some thin, tough green fabric. I attached a description of the pattern.
I also made an evenstar pendant. I used sculpey clay and some sparkly "stampendous" scrapbooking stickers from Michaels for the jewels on it, and also some wire, 28 gauge I think.
I printed out an actual size picture of the real evenstar (I also printed out a large picture of it for details). I used this picture and placed the clay directly on it. then I formed the clay so it was the exact size. then I drew the leaf lines in it with a toothpick. then I put six oval shapes in the center to put the stickers on. then I put the wire on it. then I baked it. then I sprayed it with silver spray paint. then I placed the stickers on it, and voila!
Costumes with Friends
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This page was last updated 11/21/09