Costume :Gil-Galad
Source :Lord of The Rings
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Gil Galad

Close up

Maille Progress


Costume Information

Tolkien is my first love when it comes to literature, and I simply love the work that has gone into the films. I particularly enjoy making complex costume, and armour!

In the past I have tended to produce "authentic" costumes for my LOTR projects, with involved making real steel armour ( with my BF)

I sort of grew out of that after the Elven armour, as much as I love the costume, it's a nightmare to put on and not very comfy to wear.

Although I'm not planning to make this with metal, I still plan to make as screen accurate as I possibly can, with a very small budget...that's where the fun is for me!


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of him the harpers sadly sing :( cant wait to see this im a mega LOTR fan and this is gonna be cool looking at your other costumes :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 2 December, 2009 - 00:00
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Im commenting again as the new pics is awesome!!! your work is amazing!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 12:41
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Yeeeeee! So looking forward to this. I'm sure you'll look amazing.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 18:32
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That chainmail is so cool!! 8D

by MikeJenks on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 19:51
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I love Gil-Galad! Im a huge LOTR fan, your armour is SO well made, whats the secret?

by eXpatient on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 16:33
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The Armour is a reference picture! I've only done half the maille :p but thanks! I hope it looks half as good as that when its done!

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 03:24
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I still can't wait to see this you're going to look fab!

by naurarwen on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 16:31
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Really hope to have this done for the LOTR con this November !

by Wyrdsister on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 01:28
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Yeah I'm hoping to have my 3rd age elf done by then too not even started buying stuff yet....oops

by naurarwen on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 15:44
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I think I have pretty much all I need to make this, I have the fabric, the maille rings ( might need some more!) the thermoplastic for the armour, I just need the will to put it all together! We can do it Sam!!

by Wyrdsister on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 01:22
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I'm making mine from craft foam which I've never done before so this could be interesting. I have so many things to make this year its driving me nuts. Need to get more organised me thinks.

by naurarwen on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 14:51
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Likewise! And I've taken on a commission as well!I must be mad :p I really need to get my Elven armour fixed up as well! Much work to do ! I think I still have patterns etc from my Elven armour, and I have spent 8 months making it, so If you need help, tell me, cause I'm pretty sure I'll be able to help!

by Wyrdsister on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 15:47
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Thanks hun well I got the templates from JediElfQueens site and I found one of the links off there that shows you how to do the craft foam but it only really shows you how to do the smaller pieces so not sure how well its gonna work for the hip and chest armour. I'm sure I'll work it out atleast I have a dressmakers dummy now to help keep it all together. Just need to stop using it as a coat rack first lol.

by naurarwen on Saturday, 12 March, 2011 - 14:20

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maille HighIn Progress


Maille (Posted 10th April 2010)

Hands hurt from cutting the rings...I fingers are superglued up...and it's going to cost nearly as much as a metal mail Hauberk! On a positive note, it's light, will require no WD40 and will never rust! So all in all a sound investment. I hope I'll be able to use this for other cosies too.