Costume :Eowyn
Variant :Eowyn as Durnhelm
Source :Lord of The Rings - Return of the King
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Memorabilia 2009

Costume Photos

Fellowship Festival


Tolkien festival

side view




Cuirasse full



Costume Information

Cost : <£100
Time Taken : months

This is my favourite costume and the third one I made. I am fortunate that my partner makes armour as a hobby and helped with the helmet and shield. He raised the shield boss from flat. He aslo helped with embossing the leather as we were running out of time.

I got the leather really cheaply at a closing down sale so all the leather elements ( helmet, belt body armour and vambraces came in under £20, and I have much left over for other projects.

I also got lucky with the mail, It cost £30 and came as a long strip and started life as a shop display. I took it to bits and made the tailored hauberk. It's realy heavy to wear though at 7 kilos, so I'm remaking it outof plastic, in the Weta tradition. Making the original butted mail too about 3 months, I'm guessing the plastic one will take about the same, but I plan to use it for my Gil-Galad costume, with is in the planing stages.

I sculpted the sword out of plasticine and casted it in resine. It was a rush job over a weekend to get it ready on time and it could be better, so I'd like to make a new sword at some point but no rush.

This is the most authentic looking costume I have made. I was fortunate to meet the guys from Weta who designed and made the original. They said it could have walked off the set... It's not the most flamboyant but like I said, my favorite costume.


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I love your Eowyn as Durnhelm. You have put so much epic detail into it I love it. XX

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 03:17
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Thanks, this is my favorite costume...I'll never retire it...lol. I'm remaking the hauberk out of plastic maille...the steel one is 15 pounds and really heavy!

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 03:25
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Incredible costume!

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 11:06
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This is just stunning! :O

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 13:55
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Wow yeah, Very authentic! Nice work.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 14:08
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Wow, gorgeous work!! :O The materials you chose are awesome!

by Yuka on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 11:31
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Really fantastic stuff, your work strays into professional film quality so much so as I always enjoy having a look :)I take it from the comment your going to midlands?

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 13:35
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Just had a quick scan of the piccys, well impressed!

by Joshua on Friday, 12 March, 2010 - 00:16
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brilliant replica!

by LittleMissMetamorph on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 22:30
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Wow, this outfit is amazing! Definitely my favourite of yours :D The armour bits look very authentic!

by Hawkeye on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 07:50