Legolas (Coronation outfit) - Lord of The Rings - Return of the King


This is a dream costume I've always wanted to do ever since I saw it at the cinema.

The crown I'll make out of my favourite material FoamluxPVC (Cintra in the US). The robe will have to be hand printed. Either with block printing or with screen printing. Both of which I have done as part of my degree. There will be a lot of fine detail work which I am looking forward to making.

kiichan posted on 19 August, 2009 - 22:52

Leonie Heartilly posted on 19 August, 2009 - 22:55
Oooo I would LOVE to see this!

Sephirayne posted on 19 August, 2009 - 22:57
Aw. Thanks you guys. Also thanks for posting comments so quickly. XXX

stripey_dani posted on 19 August, 2009 - 23:02
OMG! WOW! This would be AMAZING to see! Im soooo tempted to do Coronation Arwen now xD

kirokitsune posted on 19 August, 2009 - 23:08
oooo pretty pretty! I can't wait to see this!

Sephirayne posted on 19 August, 2009 - 23:15
Dani, I would love it if you did Coronation Arwen. That would be epic. Thanks Jbsy XX

sonia_leong posted on 26 August, 2009 - 18:45
OMG SO HOT!!! :Q___ You would really do this justice <3

Anonymous posted on 26 August, 2009 - 18:55
Wow Emma! What can I say? You're going to look stunning in this. But my goodness, it looks... BEYOND difficult! I know that if anyone can realise this outfit perfectly, it will be you! X

caylithe posted on 3 November, 2009 - 08:42
Thanks for the nice comment :D. I'd really love to see this done, is such a pretty outfit and I'm sure you'd look fantastic ^^

Sephirayne posted on 30 November, 2012 - 03:49
Thank you ever so much for the encouragement, Sonia, PKNIVES and Caylithe.

Freyarule posted on 30 November, 2012 - 09:08
Oh man, those details :O I'd love to see this, it would be so amazing!

Deathblow_Prime posted on 24 January, 2013 - 20:29
Wow! Really hope to see this :)

Sephirayne posted on 24 January, 2013 - 20:30
Thank you Freyarule and _Aeon_ ^_^

NixieThePixie posted on 6 March, 2013 - 17:41
I am super looking forward to seeing this! Knowing you, it's gonna be amazing!!

naurarwen posted on 23 April, 2013 - 12:56
Are you planning on doing this any other time than LFCC? Just I might be interested in doing coronation Eowyn at some point

Sephirayne posted on 24 April, 2013 - 11:50
Currently have no other events listed for it but I do plan on wearing it again as I will be putting a lot of work into it. YES!!! Do the Eowyn coronation costume. You would look stunning. I did want to do a Coronation group at some point as Jack did mention a while back that he would be up for doing Elrond (or even Aragorn if he was feeling brave XD).

Make main robe
Make under robe
Make Crown
Make belt
Make Broches
Sort out footwear
Make leggings
Silver/brown stretch velvet for leggings
light grey fabric for under tunic

Total cost: £0.00

23rd April 2013

Leggings finished and under robe started.

Finally got around to finishing the leggings. Really pleased how they turned out and they are really comfortable. I'm now starting on the under robe. Managed to find a lovely silver fabric in a sale that I thought would work perfectly for this. The plan is to make this as if it was Elven clothing rather than as part of a costume. Even if the details won't be seen I'll be making this with the right style of Elven details.

24th January 2013

Crown Progress 1

Cut out the base crown in Sintra using a Dremel multi tool. Now shaping it to fit using a heat gun. I'm moulding it around a curved tin so that the curves in it are smooth. You may noticed that the centre sections haven't been cut out yet. This is because its easier to shape this way to get a even curve. Once I have gotten a fit I'm happy with I'll be cutting out the centre sections and tidying up the lines. ©E J Sephirayne

4th December 2012

Leggings progress 1

I found the same pattern that I used for my previous Legolas costume and decided to use it for this. It is a quick and easy pattern to use so I would able to put these together quite easily. The fabric is quite stretchy so I used an combination of stretch stitch and overlocker to seal the seams. I did all of this with a dislocated shoulder XD. My shoulder does do that a few times since an old injury. I find it best to carry on as normal. I will hopefully have the leggings finished very soon before going onto the more complicated parts ie, the rest of the costume XD.

30th November 2012

Finished the Brooch

I sanded the brooch and cleaned it ready for painting. I added the pin during this step. Once ready I did a primer coat in black. Then did two coats in a silver. Finally, finished with a varnish. Even though it is one of my more basic pieces I am really pleased on how it turned out. It had a slight wobble in the centre but it adds to the handmade quality of it. I hope it will work well with the costume. It is photographed on the fabric that will be used for the robe. (edited from the now cancelled 'Elrond Council Robe Legolas' plans).

30th November 2012

Brooch progress 2

Once the desired shape once created I let the base cool down. While it did that I mixed together some Milliput (in the standard colour) ready for adding some depth to it. Once fully mixed till it was a uniform colour I added it to the brooch on the front. Using it to create the right depth and shape. I used dabs of water to smooth it off so that it would require very little sanding. I then let it dry over night. I used finer modelling putty to finish the back and tidy the edges. It is now ready to be sanded. (edited from the now cancelled 'Elrond Council Robe Legolas' plans).

30th November 2012

Brooch progress 1

Ref for the brooch has proven very tricky to find so I'm doing my best guess on what its meant to look like based on Legolas' costume designs. I have some spare Wonderflex so I decided to use a piece of that for the base. That way it can be curved for the angle I need and still be lightweight. I drew on the design freehand then cut it out using craft scissors. I finally shaped it by hand using a hair dryer and a jar to mould it round. The pic shows one of the ref images I used to work out the rough shape for it. (edited from the now cancelled 'Elrond Council Robe Legolas' plans).

30th November 2012

Costume changes

Due to having real trouble matching the fabric for my planned 'Elrond Council Robe' Legolas costume I have now cancelled it. Rather than waste the brooch I have built for it I'm going to be using it for this costume. What little fabric I did find for the same costume will now be used for this costume's leggings as they are a very close match.

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