of old, strangers from distant lands,
Mae govannen and well met...
this site I'm showing you my attempts at recreating some of the
costumes from Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings"
movies. I have been a fan of beautiful dresses for a long time already,
from medieval fashion to 18th century princess gowns, from wedding
dresses to fantasy wear. When LotR came out, I was fascinated by
the costumes, especially the ones worn by the elves.
This site is meant to be a research project. You will find general
descriptions of the costumes as well as sewing tips how to make
a quality costume yourself. Please note that this is NOT a
commercial site, i.e. I don't sell any costumes! My research
so far focusses mainly on the dresses worn by Arwen, Galadriel and
female elf extras, as well as Éowyn, though I'm also very
interested in the male outfits and will add write-ups on them whenever
I have time.
A note on the technical side. Most of the images on my site open
in extra browser windows *or* pop-up windows. Some browsers and
blocker softwares recognize this as spam, and block it. In case
your computer asks you whether you want to unblock, you can do so
without fear. I also have some flash and shockwave elements on my
site for which you'll need to have Macromedia Flash Player installed
(availabale for free download on macromedia.com). Without this,
you won't be able to see large parts of this site properly!
"What's new" gives you an overview of all the recent
updates on my page. "The closets" takes you directly
to the movie costumes. My version of each dress as far as I made
one is shown on the respective research page, usually below the
description of the original dress. Make sure to visit the FAQs
whenever something's not clear (there's also an index of abbreviations
on this page). If you like my site, I would be happy about a note
in the Guestbook
Elen sila lúmen omentielvo
work is protected by intellectual property laws. No copyright infringement
is intended - copyrighted images are being used for costume study purposes
only. © for images from 'The Lord of the Rings' movies is with New Line
Cinema / the Saul Zaentz Company. Names of places, people and things from
'The Lord of the Rings' books are © The Tolkien Estate. Site design,
graphics, and content is copyright © Ela unless otherwise indicated.