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Postby GwenElf » Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:18 pm

Good point. I do know what I'm talking about after all. No, that's not true... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Who are you going as? (Legolas, most likely, if you're doing his hairstyle...) Is this for the Gathering or the midnight showing? I'm going to the MS in costume, but just as an Elf, not any specific character. I'd love to be Legolas, but I have not found any fabric I like for his outfit yet, and I'm too cheap...<BR><BR>~Sil
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:29 pm

Well, I'm kinda going as a cross between Eowyn and Legolas...Eowyn, 'cause I already have a good costume for her, and Legolas 'cause Eowyn's hairstyles are boring...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I like his.<BR><BR>I'm actually not going till Christmas Day. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> I don't have transportation, and my parents aren't exactly supportive of my obsession. So, That's when I've gone to see it for the first time every year. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> I wanta see it sooner....
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:47 pm

Poor Tiger.... *sends out sympathy hugs*<BR>I like Eowyn's hair, personally... I've been going around a lot with that side-twisty thing (I think it's the style she has with the green dress that you see her in first) a lot in RL lately. (I'm a complete idiot when it comes to styling my hair, so I was excited to find something I could do. Something as complicated as fishtail braids, forget it!!)<BR>I may go as Eowyn, if I get my Shieldmaiden dress done in time. Or maybe just a non-blonde Rohirric woman who dresses exactly like her. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:04 pm

Fishtails aren't really hard at all! It took me just a few minutes with the instructions to figure it out- it's just seperating the hair into two strands, then taking a smal section from the outside of one side, and bringing it over to the other side, and repeating on the other side. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I was personally thinkibg that the side-twisty deal looked hard.
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:21 am

Still sounds complicated! And the twisty thing is really easy- it works better while your hair is still damp though. You just take a bit of hair in the front, like you're going to do a half-pony, and twist it. Then I usually just use a clip to hold it while I do the other side. Sometimes I bring them together with a rubber band, sometimes I just use those little butterfly clips to hold them seperately.
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Postby GwenElf » Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:09 pm

Aww, I'm sorry Tiger. *hugses, precioius!!* My parents aren't overly supportive of my obsession either, especially my dad, who is on the brink on anti-LOTR, but my mom is taking me to the MS, and she is dressing up as Sam. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I could take myself, but I'm not keen on driving at 3a.m. in the morning, especially on a sheet of ice, which was what happened last year..<BR><BR>I was surprised at how easy fishtails actually are. It's probably easier to understand if you can see someone doing it.<BR><BR>~Sil
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Postby indril_greenleaf » Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:42 pm

Luthie, of course you can join! *hugs*<BR><BR>Alleycatscratch tells how to do Legolas's hair??????? *indy opens another window and waits for the page to download* <BR><BR>Some of you are going to the gathering? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> I really wanted to go, but I am too young to get a job to pay for the stuff that you have to pay for so....<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Me and a couple of my Lotr obsessed friends are going to see the Rotk at our local cinema in costume though. (I really want to go to the mall in costumes. My sister and I did that once and everyone stared at us <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> )<BR><BR>--indy <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:58 pm

Indy- poor grad student + a final on the DAY OF the premier <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif"border=0> = no Gathering for SMOR. So me dressing up is just to freak out my friendly neighborhood moviegoers. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:33 pm

Alleycatscratch= Pretty much anything you ever need to know about making LotR costumes. Except for a few Large details that make you very mad at them. Like not having specific details for things you need. Otherwise- Luverly site.<BR><BR>My Dad is netrual*Sp?* on my obsession, but Mom just recently sad, while we were wtaching part of TTT before bed time, "I think you're starting to get obsessed." <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> She doesn't know the half of it!
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:34 pm

Alleycatscratch= Pretty much anything you ever need to know about making LotR costumes. Except for a few Large details that make you very mad at them. Like not having specific details for things you need. Otherwise- Luverly site.<BR><BR>My Dad is netrual*Sp?* on my obsession, but Mom just recently said, while we were watching part of TTT before bed time, "I think you're starting to get obsessed." <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> She doesn't know the half of it!
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:45 am

My parents just roll their eyes at me. My closest friends are (not quite as obsessed as me but still pretty) obsessed too, so it works out nicely. <BR>One of my friends enlisted me to help her make a costume- she's decided she wants to learn how to sew, and even though I'll end up doing most of the work, I figured I can still teach her some of the basics like how to cut out a pattern. We're going to go fabric shopping tomorrow... I'm excited. (BTW, for you sewers... any suggestions on what would be a good, easy beginner project if she wants to try something herself? I was thinking maybe a pillow or something, but those get boring fast.)<BR>I'd better go... since I don't have classes or anything until 4 today <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I want to dye the lining of my vest (I'm using the muslin I used to cut the pattern for, but it's white and my vest is brown, so that's no good.), so if I want to get any of my practicing done today I'd better get on it.
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:15 pm

Did you all see the front page? They're doing a costume contest on this site, and Sting is the first prize!!!! I really hope I finish Eowyn in time...
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:15 pm

I suggest a Simplicity or some of the Butterick patterns- I used Butterick 4998, Dress B, for the Jumper of the Eowyn dress. Get a pattern for something that she wants to wear, a pillowcase isn't terribly exciting, so if she gets bored with it, she'll probably never finish it. If she wants to wear it, she'll actually finish it.
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Postby GwenElf » Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:57 am

For Indy and all those who cannot attend the Gathering--unless someone else does it, I am starting a "Those Left Behind" thread for all of us who are too poor, or have parents who are too mean to let us go. Dunno when I am going to start it, but when I do, I'll be sure to letcha know.<BR><BR>Easy sewing projects....a basic cloak is really not too hard, until you get to the gathering at the neck for the hood. What else....umm... shirts are a pain because of the sleeves, but a tunic would not be too hard if it is sleeveless.<BR><BR>I was at a mini-Ren Faire at GVSU today, and saw a beautifullll full-circle cloak, forest-green crushed velvety like fabric. I wantedddd it, but even though it was pretty reasonable (I thought), I was still to cheap to buy it. So I'll make my own. Sil's solution to everything: If you want it and it's too expensive, make it yourself! (Right Sil, and what happens when I want a saddle?)<BR><BR>Namárië!<BR>~Sil
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Postby Ulugz » Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:26 pm

Saddle making classes start on Oct. 10th or so, at Tandy Leather shops.....<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0> They are having sales on garment leather too. Hmmm, didn't someone mention a leather cloak recently??? Actually I probably have enough leather left over from other projects to make a cloak, as long as it's patchwork that is. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:31 pm

Sil, what happens when you want a saddle is this: You learn to ride bareback. You're an Elf, aren't ye?<BR><BR>I just realised: I have a pattern for a Rennisance *Yes, I know that's not spelled right- tell me how to spell it, and I will* dress that I got four years ago, and I realised that one of the patterns is how to make a cloak!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Excited* So...all I need is to get the material, and a female parental unit to help me! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> The pattern number is McCall's 8937.
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:31 pm

Sil, you're not the only one. I'm trying to figure out how to do a convincing sword. (Meaning nothing like cardboard wrapped in duct tape, which is what I had to resort to the last time I needed a weapon for a costume, but I had a very short amount of time then.)<BR><BR>I finished my boots! They look pretty darn good too, when they're on anyway. The lining of my vest didn't turn out so well though.... I wasn't aware that chocolate brown=pink. Because that's what color it turned out, and I don't have time to redo it so my vest is just going to have to have a pink lining. Grrrr.... I hate pink. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> I'm hoping to get all the machine work on it done tonight, because the trim is going to take forever to sew on.<BR><BR>Tigerlily- keep us posted on the cloak!
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Sat Oct 04, 2003 4:08 pm

*Is hoping that she can find some material like they used in LotR* Unfortunately, Since my Sister's wedding is in two weeks *AI!!!!!! TOO SOON!!!!!!*, we probably won't be able to start it until November, though I could probably do most of it myself, I do know a little about sewing...Just getting the material will be the worst...oh, and getting a proper Brooch...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby GwenElf » Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:29 pm

Rennaisance--there ya go. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I guess I can ride bareback...actually, I know I can. And I'd love to make a sword....*goes off into dreamland*<BR><BR>~Sil
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Sun Oct 05, 2003 6:07 pm

Sooo, October is Right-To-Life month? Cool. Now, I wonder if I have anything I could use for that... Did you know that a baby's heart start beating 3 weeks after conception? I think that's so cool.<BR><BR>Anyway, back on topic...<BR><BR>How long should a cloak be? Ankle or mid Calf length?<BR><BR>Also, does anybody have ideas for a brooch to clip it shut with? I want the Lorien brroch, but that'll cost 60 bucks or so. Ouch! I'm not into spending that much money on something like that...
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Sun Oct 05, 2003 7:31 pm

Yay, Right to Life month!! Now I wish I had a siggy pic. (p.s. Sil, I like your new one and the quote.)<BR>Tigerlily, it depends on the cloak. If you're going for a Fellowship cloak kind of look, I'd say mid-calf (and from what I've gathered from your comments, it sounds like you're going for a kind of more athletic look so that might be best.) Ankle-length would be better for a more elegant or feminine look IMHO. <BR>Just my 2 cents... off to sew more of the endless trim!!<BR>
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:19 am

Feminine? Me? You're kidding, right?<BR><BR>I'm thinking something that will sorta go with Eowyn's refugee dress. One main reason for the cloak is that then, I won't need to wear a jacket over the prettyful dress! Not that I like long sleeves or dresses...Plegh. Give me breeches, boots, and a long tunic any day. But, for authenticity purposes, I needed a dress. Humph. Also the fact that I couldn't find ANYTHING for a Dernhelm costume, which was I was going for at first. Which ticked me off into the extreme. Grr.
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Postby myrn_morgul » Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:34 am

Does anyone know how to make a good ranger suit?<BR>It doesn't have to be just like Aragorn's just as it is a ranger suit.<BR><BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:06 pm

Try going to <a href='www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr' target=_blank>www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr</a> for a great deal of ideas for costumes. Btw, Hi, Jok!
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Postby GwenElf » Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:47 pm

<i>Give me breeches, boots, and a long tunic any day.</i><BR><BR>Amen to that! I much prefer that to dresses, although they are fun to wear.<BR><BR>I prefer longer cloaks, I just think they look more elegant, even if that means more feminine. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> I will say, however, that shorter ones are a lot easier to wear. You don't have to worry about tripping over them. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Namárië!<BR>~Sil
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Mon Oct 06, 2003 1:30 pm

When, if ever, I get to prom, I'll willingly wear dresses, and I'll definitely wear a dress at my wedding, but I'd much prefer pants.<BR><BR>I love those really pretty dresses, the ones you wear for special occasions- the ones with the full skirts and the satin materials, but I just don't like wearing jean skirts or normal dresses. It needs to be really pretty for me to want to wear it. It also can't have ruffles, lace, long sleeves, lots of bead work. I like very simple, but elegant dresses- velvet, silk, that kind of thing. Maybe a little beading, but none of this "you-can't-see-the-bodice/dress-because-of-all-the-beads"! That's way too fancy.<BR><BR>For my wedding- I can't imagine wearing pants- I've heard aboput people who do that, and it just isn't right. You have to wear a dress!! <BR><BR>Other than for very special occasions, you should see Mom and I when she wants me to wear a dress...Take cover! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby myrn_morgul » Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:58 pm

Zanks, Tigerlily!<BR><BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tigerlily_Goldworthy » Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:08 pm

<i>Jean</i>lily. You must get zis right if you're ever gonna be a decent Pea! Anyway, no problem.
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Postby Tari_Niphredil » Mon Oct 06, 2003 7:56 pm

Cool! A costume guild! My family is the costume wearhouse. We have tons of costumes at our house for all time periods. My favorite costumes are the Renaissance costumes. Guess what! I am going to be Eowyn for Halloween! It looks like this: <a href='http://www.quintessentialwebsites.com/lordoftherings/movieshots_ttt/bei_eowyn_darkdress_small.jpg' target=_blank>Eowyn costume </a><BR>It is actually going to be deep rose color, but practically the same look to it. And I have already made a cloak. I am not sure whether or not if I should enter into the contest... would manufactured be considered like a simplicity pattern? I am not sure...
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Postby Ulugz » Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:14 am

I honestly think that anything you've made yourself is OK, no matter what or where the pattern came from. By manufactured I think they mean something like the Lurtz outfit at Costumes Inc., pre-made costume-in-a-bag stuff.<BR>I think that cloaks should be two to three fingers shorter than the dress your wearing. That way the trim on your hem showes, but the cloak doesn't look too short.
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