Monday, December 10, 2012

Haradrim - Back with a new costume! - L

Robin talked me into going to a Lord of the Rings dance in costume.  I spent a lot of time looking at Elf dresses and Rohirrim dresses.  At pretty dresses on willowy girls.   I just couldn't do it.  I'm a bit more hobbit shaped, but I'm awful tall for a hobbit.

The one thing that DID appeal to me was being a bad guy again.  And female baddies don't exist in the films so I had a free hand to create something thematically similar without losing touch with my source material.

I decided to make a corset vest that looked like armor. The undervest would be attached but like it's separate.  Then I would have the bedraggled shirt and trousers with front and back skirting.

The brown leather on the vest is a faux distressed leather remnant.  The metallic designs are painted bits of maroon faux leather.  I used paper brads (scrapbooking materials) to look like rivets. Once I have this under control I'll be making shoulder and arm armor.  Maybe a stomacher...  And, of course, a turban and veil.  I have some fun plastic swords to use too.  I also get to distress the fabric.  Which I'm looking forward to.  Here are a couple of the pictures I used for inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. The haradrim were not bad guys, in fact the men of the west were bad in the fact that with all the fertile land and wter they had yet they refused to help the starving people of harad. The harad sided with sauron because he offered them water, fertile land and gold