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Elven Grove, Part 5
Here we feature even more costumes from our folks who have recreated some of the
wonders of the Elven folks.
Work here represents recreations at all skill levels.
Picture hyperlinks will open to more details about the costumes.
Arwen's Rose Dress
we actually only used one
pattern - which was for the 3/4 sleeves, and that was McCall's P305. The
rest of the dress was basically put together just by eyeing it. It is
made of burgundy velvet, dark mauve lace sleeves, and a dark mauve
underdress (probably polyester). All the fabric except for the belt,
came from dresses we bought at the thrift store. The belt is a piece of
fabric we found in the sale bin at Joann's.
Our website is:
Arwen's Chase Outfit
|J_B_brouwer / Steelweaver - Netherlands
The ubiquitous modified Simplicity 9891 pattern. Made in a suedecloth
with a subtle vine print that can only be seen in a certain light and
some crinkle polyester that is light grey, but looks white next to the
||Trystan -- California, USA
& fabric: Good ol' reliable Simplicity 9891 for the body of the dress &
McCall's 3663 for the sleeves, with lots of tinkering on both. The gown
is made of black velvet with gold lace/braid trim, plus a black chiffon
veil. The crown is papier-mache.
A full dress diary, research notes, & photos are at:
Also check out the Rivendell Farewell outfit <here>
Arwen's Rivendell Farewell Dress
Pattern: Simplicity 9891 with modifications on the sleeves, sash,
and bottom hem.
Ang - Rhode Island, USA
Fabric: The dress was made of Art Nouveau Ming
Brocade in lavender with silver swirls. The under sleeves and sash were
dull satin in lavender and plum respectively, and the underskirt was
lavender chiffon georgette.
Notes: For the embroidery on the sash and collar,
I used pearlesque fabric paint, silver on the collar and lavender on the
sash. The buttons I chose for down the front were small, pea-sized,
silvertone Celtic knots. The ears were Woochie latex appliances, and the
wig (which is too light in color) is a 30 inch parted straight wig which
I styled myself. All in all I spent a little over a week putting it
together, however it took me a lot longer to gather all the materials,
since they were rather costly.
For more information and pictures, please visit my site
devoted to the costume at:
This was my first time ever actually following and slightly modifying a
pattern to create a complete garment. Usually I would take bits and
pieces, sew very little, and add on to current garments for previous
costume creations. Prior to this costume I worked mainly with anime
character costumes for conventions.
||Jana - Slovakia
the pics to see these and more dresses by Jana inspired by LOTR
dresses from both Arwen and Galadriel
Elven inspired gown
Formal, inspired by the Requiem Dress
Arwen's Chase Dress
||Maggie - USA|
This is an Arwen Chase outfit,
made from a very modified Simplicity 9891 and Butterick 5689. It was
made out of gray suede fabric.
Follow the detail steps on Maggie making the dress and see more
pictures on her web site