A little cardboard and some scrapbooking paper can make a simple little fairy door to decorate your house. Continue reading
This is a tutorial for the Evenstar necklace that Arwen gives to Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies. Continue reading
This Galadriel costume is based on one of the versions Galadriel wore in Lord of the Rings. Continue reading
Though this Galadriel crown looks metallic, it actually just started out as some string. Continue reading
This is the third part of the Legolas costume tutorial, the Legolas bow, quiver, arrows, and hair. Continue reading
This Legolas costume can be made fairly inexpensively and with just some fairly basic sewing. Continue reading
The elven cloak is a very simple design, so it’s easy to cut freehand. Continue reading
A little clay and some paint give you a fairly convincing Lord of the Rings elven leaf brooch for a fraction of the cost of a replica. Continue reading
For shirt I used light green broadcloth, double-layered on the torso part, and single-layered on the sleeves. It’s one of the Renaissance style, large shirts. I kept it fairly short so there wouldn’t be a lot to stuff into the corset. The collar was a two inch wide piece of fabric that I did a running stitch on, and pulled it up tight, then I sewed it between the two layers of the shirt. To make the sleeves poofy, I cut them in a shape sort of like a half moon, and sewed the curved edge to the body of the shirt. The flat edges I made sure to cut on the bias so I wouldn’t have to hem them. Then to enhance the “poof” I sewed some half-inch brown ribbon onto the sleeve-bottoms, sewing only at the very edges which left a tunnel in between. Through the tunnel, I ran a thinner piece of brown ribbon so the sleeves can be pulled up tight for added “poofyness” and a good fit on the arms. The olive green piece of cloth at the bottom is a sash/belt that goes around the waist.
The costume was finished off with a pair of latex elf ears.
To make the shorts, I took a pair of brown pants, kinda like sweatpants, but not quite so thick, and cut them off below the knee. Then I rolled the bottoms up a couple inches and sewed the roll in place. The pants had pockets in them, so instead of sewing them out, I left them in, figuring they might be convienent. And since the skirt will go over them, they won’t show anyway. I cut the slits in the sides about an inch wide and sewed the seams wit keep them from unravelling. I didn’t use metal lacing holes for these, I just did the whipstitch holes as I was afraid the metal might be uncomfortable on bare skin. The ribbon lacing is the same 1/4 inch thick satin brown I used for the the cloak closure. The waist is drawstring again, like the skirt, to ensure good fit.