Saturday, November 9, 2013

MEC Day Nine: One of My Passions

Arwen: Noro lim, Asfaloth!  Noro lim!


 

DAY NINE ~ PRETTIEST DRESS


AAAAAUUGGGHHHH!!!!  CHOICES!!!!

Costumes are one of my passions.  I absolutely love watching movies with lots of beautiful costumes.  I'll spend hours and hours at a time looking up costumes online, reading costume books, or planning and sketching costumes.  I plan out, in detail, the costumes for all of my stories (though I don't always load the story itself down with all those details).

That said, the costumes, especially the dresses, in the Lord of the Rings movies are a costume fan's dream come true.  Ngila Dickson, the costume designer, did an absolutely magnificent job.

I simply cannot choose only one, so I will choose one dress for each of the three main female characters of LOTR and The Hobbit.


Galadriel:
The gorgeous gray coat and dress she is wearing when the White Coucil meets in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  All of Galadriel's gowns have this ethereal feel that adds to the aura of otherworldliness and wisdom that surrounds her.
Coat:
HERE

Dress:
HERE
And a close up of the bodice:
HERE


Eowyn:
The dress she wears to Aragorn's coronation.  It is a beautiful shade of pale yellow and the design and embellishment has a very regal feel to it, while keeping the atmosphere of Rohan.
HERE
HERE
HERE  (a very good picture)


Arwen:
Choosing my favorite/the prettiest of Arwen's dresses was the hardest choice for me.  Galadriel and Eowyn were somewhat easier- while I love all of their costumes, I have a few top favorites.  But, practically all of Arwen's dresses are top favorites of mine.  :D

I mentioned yesterday that I personally don't consider Arwen's riding outfit one of her dresses, but rather simply a costume.  (I adore the outfit and would love to make one like it someday.)  To me, it just doesn't have the same feel that all of her majestic dresses do.  I think, as far as Arwen's gowns go, I consider her prettiest dress to be a tie between what is known as her 'blood red' dress and her coronation gown.

Coronation:
HERE

Blood Red:
HERE
HERE

Another top favorite is a dress that was from a deleted scene in Fellowship of the Ring.  The scene was Arwen meeting Aragorn in Rivendell, while Frodo watched them from a balcony (I do wish they had put it into the extended edition!)  Anyway, she wears this STUNNING red velvet dress and cloak over a paler underdress.
HERE
And the concept art for the gown:
HERE

Doesn't it look AMAZING?


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Miss Melody Muffin

2 comments:

  1. Ok...Favorite dress.
    I pick for my top favorite dress...Arwen's Requiem Dress and Cloak. It is absolutely gorgeous and the cloak has an almost frosty look that I love.
    Here is the Dress:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/requiem/ref3.jpg
    http://www.costumersguide.com/requiem/ref1.jpg

    And here is the Cloak:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/requiem/cloak1.jpg
    http://www.costumersguide.com/requiem/cloak3.jpg

    It is amazing what lighting can do. I have seen this dress appear in a few different colors. Like on the front of the Return of the King DVD the dress appears red, and I have also seen it a deep purple.

    I also had to pick a favorite of all the other girls, well the other two.
    For Galadriel I picked the dress that she is wearing when the Fellowship comes to Lothlorien. I know that it is like the only dress of her's that you ever see.
    Here are the pictures:
    http://www.theargonath.cc/pictures/galadrielceleborn/galadrielceleborn4.jpg
    http://www.theargonath.cc/pictures/galadrielceleborn/galadrielceleborn7.jpg
    http://www.theargonath.cc/pictures/galadrielceleborn/galadrielceleborn1.jpg
    http://www.theargonath.cc/pictures/galadrielceleborn/galadrielceleborn2.jpg
    These aren't very good but they were the best I could find. It is absolutely gorgeous and I think that it would make an amazing wedding dress.

    For Eowyn I picked her Green Dress:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/green/art_ttt.jpg
    http://www.costumersguide.com/green/ref2.jpg
    And I really like the necklace she is wearing:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/green/nobel_psd.jpg
    And her Coronation Dress:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/eowyn_coronation/ee1.jpghttp:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/eowyn_coronation/ee5.jpg
    http://www.costumersguide.com/eowyn_coronation/ref3.jpg

    And my favorite other dress of Arwen's is her Blood Red Dress:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/BR/ref28.jpg
    This is one of my favorite pictures:
    http://www.costumersguide.com/BR/ref28.jpg
    The costumes in these movies are all really amazing an I am looking forward to seeing what kind of costumes Tariel will have in The Hobbit movies.
    ButterflyBailey

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  2. What? What?! WHAT?!?! How did I not know about this deleted scene with Arwen?!??! It's AMAZING!!!

    *pouts* Why isn't this in the extended edition?

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