Elven Archer - Lord of The Rings - The Two Towers


Believe it or not, this is my first costume. I had help from my boyfriend Paul, who used to make historical armour.

This is a pretty complexe costume, and has an insane number of componants.

The Underdress...Fairly simple. Made from o couple of sparkly shirts from a charity shop, inside out and redesigned to make a dress.

The Shirt. Similar to a waistcoat, zips at the back. the collar is layered with gold leaves. These were in strips, hand cut...there were many!

THe Bodice. Made of about twelve pieces of red vinyl, hand sawn and weathered with acrylics.

The Skirt. Adapted a 1960's A skirt pattern. Again, indiviually sawn strips of leaves. Many, many strips and it took hours. Back breaking!

The Gloves. Possibly the hardest things I had to make. It took many attempts! but I'm fairly pleased with them.

The Armour. Made the pattern from card, armour made from mild steel. Shaped and embossed. We had to make the tools to emboss it. Painted with car spray paint. Harness is made of leather and vinyl.

Sephirayne posted on 1 December, 2009 - 03:18
Wow! This is my fav costume of your so far. I really love how you did the armour and seeing it in person is truely epic. I would love to make one one day.

Wyrdsister posted on 1 December, 2009 - 03:23
You will..I'm redoing most of it, so I'll have patterns. You're welcome to them anytime :)

stripey_dani posted on 1 December, 2009 - 11:06

Wyrdsister posted on 1 December, 2009 - 12:56
Thank you xx

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 December, 2009 - 14:13
Amazing. What did you use for the solid armour parts?

Wyrdsister posted on 1 December, 2009 - 14:14
Mild steel...

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 December, 2009 - 23:25
lol ..just when I was thinking "don't say shaped metal" Ah. That'll be why they look so good then. ^^) Wow you have amazing skills. *_*

Wyrdsister posted on 2 December, 2009 - 01:43
I can't take all the credit, Paul (my lovely boyfriend, you met him) and I made this together. He did a lot of the metalwork. That's his hobby...plus he wouldn't let me make it out of anything else!

Broseidon posted on 2 December, 2009 - 21:15
This is amazing :O

Ranma1-2 posted on 3 December, 2009 - 01:18
What a great team you are! ..you must get him into some sort of costume. =P

Wyrdsister posted on 3 December, 2009 - 01:31
Working on it...

thoetmosis posted on 31 December, 2009 - 13:58
This costume is just AMAZING ! I'm really impressed

Metamorphica Cosplay posted on 18 August, 2010 - 23:38
wow wow wow! stunning, such beautiful armour!

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