This costume has been a long time in the making. You can read more about how it was created over at my blog. Here is the link to where you can read more about that process.
The gown was highly inspired by Arwen's Coronation Gown from Return of the King.You can see the movie gown below in the photos.
The velvet I used was a bit more sage green...and a shade darker than her lime hue...however, I really like my color. It still captures that "elven princess" look I think.
For the dress I used yards and yards of green velvet and very large amounts of beads.
The low scooped neckline is designed to flow and hang off of the shoulders in an elegant fashion.
Fitted through the bust and gracefully falls to the floor. The entire look of this gown is designed to bring attention to your face and shoulders and creat a long lean line.
In this photo you can see some of my bead work. Everything is carefully hand beaded upon a silken brocade in a light green shade.
All the beads are clear crystal lined with silver. Such a sparkle they create!
The camera does not due them justice....or capture the glow.
The giant full sleeves cascade to the floor and are fully lined with light green chiffon. (not pictured)
The back of the gown features a very long train....I promise there is no discoloration on the velvet, the light was just showing up funny. Once I do a photoshoot outdoors that will look better.
Here is one last picture of the beading....and real silk thread!
oh! I made the shoes. Recovered with velvet, crystal beading and velvet trim.
I thought they would be perfect for any elven Coronation. Here are some close up shots.
Thank you for reading! I shall be doing a photo shoot of me wearing this costume as soon as the weather turns less stormy. I shall also, hopefully be making a butterfly crown as well.
Have a magical day!