Arwen Undůmiel

Mourning gown

The Lord of the Rings

Last Updated: 01-15-2012

The dress is made of night blue velveteen. It has a waist seam and a false opening in front with eleven golden bottons. Iíve found identical buttons than the original ones at a flea market. The original gown has twelve buttons at the front opening. But Iím not as tall as Liv Tyler, so we took eleven buttons instead to keep the proportions right. The funnel sleeves are lined with anthracite taffeta. The V-shaped insert at the neckline and the girdle are made of a red satin.
We took a red metallic jacquard trim as trim for the elbow and the neckline. A little gold trim with loops was added on both sides to imitate the bullion loops of the original dress. I didnít manage to embroider the trim in time for RingCon 2007. Iím satisfied with the appearance of the dress, so Iím not sure if I put more effort in the dress than to improve the fit.

Crown and veil:
The veil is made of anthracite crepe chiffon. The crown is made by a friend of mine.

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Character Arwen Undůmiel
Series The Lord of the Rings
Costume Views 4000
Favorites 4
Comments 0
Upload Date 11-18-2007
Debuted October 2007

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