Gil-Galad - Lord of The Rings

In Progress




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!


Captain_Marvelous posted on 2 December, 2009 - 00:00
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 :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 27 February, 2010 - 12:41
Im commenting again as the new pics is awesome!!! your work is amazing!

Sephirayne posted on 12 April, 2010 - 18:32
Yeeeeee! So looking forward to this. I'm sure you'll look amazing.

MikeJenks posted on 7 May, 2010 - 19:51
That chainmail is so cool!! 8D

eXpatient posted on 7 March, 2011 - 16:33
I love Gil-Galad! Im a huge LOTR fan, your armour is SO well made, whats the secret?

Wyrdsister posted on 8 March, 2011 - 03:24
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!

naurarwen posted on 8 March, 2011 - 16:31
I still can't wait to see this you're going to look fab!

Wyrdsister posted on 9 March, 2011 - 01:28
Really hope to have this done for the LOTR con this November !

naurarwen posted on 9 March, 2011 - 15:44
Yeah I'm hoping to have my 3rd age elf done by then too not even started buying stuff yet....oops

Wyrdsister posted on 11 March, 2011 - 01:22
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!!

naurarwen posted on 11 March, 2011 - 14:51
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.

Wyrdsister posted on 11 March, 2011 - 15:47
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!

naurarwen posted on 12 March, 2011 - 14:20
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.

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Progress Journal

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.