Costume Competition

Discussion in 'Historical Re-enactment' started by King Eomer, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    M'Lady Doleniel,
    What an extraordinary job you have done in recreating this costume, or as we say Garb. I should think you would have no problem finding a kindly gentleman to escort you most anywhere you should choose to go!

    I enjoyed your comments about bits and pieces of modern materials used to recreate the look. Just a minor point, while the tassle serves the purpose, ladys of period actually wore their purses on these exceptionally long cords. Instead of a tassle it would have been a small purse that had fringe affixed upon it. Personally I should think this an easy target for street pick pockets and neferious characters, but then a lady dressed so would have more than one appropriately equiped male escort to protect her virtues from such brigons!

    Well done M'Lady!

    :balrog:
     
  2. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Art House Member

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    Would it be alright it I turned my entry in today? I wasent able to get pictures yesterday.
     
  3. LadyLaurelin

    LadyLaurelin Crazy 88 Member (#19)

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    ........eh..........
    I'm not in charge, but I would post all that you need anyway just in case they let you enter.
     
  4. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    Indiana,
    King and I await your entry. Fear not those who have already entered. Watch your PMs.

    :balrog:
     
  5. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Art House Member

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    Thank you so much!!!
    http://gallery.fantasyvault.net/showphoto.php?photo=1067&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

    There it is!
    The Cloak I made myself, sewing and all, there was no pattern, I just rounded the edges. Being a 14 year old boy, this wasnt the easiest task, but I did it, and it turned out great. The sword is UC 1299 Striders Ranger Sword, and the scabbard is a leather one that I used a silver paint pen to draw fittings on (Im not sure if theyre visable in the pics), the satchel is a ranger bag that has green wool on the strap, it matched the cloak. The pants are blue wool and the shirt is a linen "Old tyme" shirt. The sword belt is an old belt of my dads, and I made the fittings for the scabbard. I also made the bracers myself. I'd say thats about it!
    By the way, the art work with the pic is what I drew inspiration from, not based it on. This is my version of what Strider/Aragorn looked like.
     
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  6. LadyLaurelin

    LadyLaurelin Crazy 88 Member (#19)

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    good job on the cloak, especially with no pattern and all. :)
     
  7. King Eomer

    King Eomer King of Rohan

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    And the Winner of this costume competition is CURUNIR!!!!!!!!!1
    Congratulations please pm Christopher The Grey for shipping details about your prize.
    Well done to all who entered you all did a fab job nice work.
     
  8. Curunir

    Curunir Keyholder of Orthanc

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    Thanks King...and good job everyone else too. I really enjoyed your costumes as well. Hopefully with my school semester ending soon I'll be able to put the finishing touches on my costume. I'll post pictures as I get more and more work done on it. Thanks again!
     
  9. Yasmar

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    Congrats, Curunir! Great job on the duds! Please do continue posting updates when you get more done on it...



    (Hooray! This was my 100th post, so now I'm a Ranger! Yay for me!) :banana: :banana:
     
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  10. LadyLaurelin

    LadyLaurelin Crazy 88 Member (#19)

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    go you!
    Congrats Curunir!
    Will you please re-post pictures of your award-winning costume ?! :D
     
  11. Curunir

    Curunir Keyholder of Orthanc

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    okay...here's the link again to my costume pics. I'll be taking new ones soon since I just added frog closures. I also want pictures with my UC Staff and not the cheap one that I'm holding in this photo. so keep your eyes posted. Enjoy!

    Curunir's Saruman Costume
     
  12. Yasmar

    Yasmar New Member

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    Hi everybody! I thought I'd post a pic Christophe of Grey sent me of the vambraces he so graciously made for me as one of the costume contest prizes. Here's the link:
    http://gallery.fantasyvault.net/showphoto.php?photo=1203&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

    They are currently on their way to me so I haven't seen them in person yet, but the pic looks great! I'm really happy with how they turned out. They are exactly what I wanted! A big thanks to Christophe for allowing me to request a particular design, and executing it so well! I will post more pics when I can...

    Anybody else have Christophe prize pics to share yet? Have you guys seen his Elven quiver in the gallery? Isn't it incredible?!
     
  13. Curunir

    Curunir Keyholder of Orthanc

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    I just received my leather tankard a couple of days ago and it looks magnificent. I'll see if I can get a couple of snap shots of it soon. On a side note, I was ironing the outer layer of my Saruman costume the other day and melted a patch of it!!! Someone else had turned the iron to its highest setting!! anyway, at least its fixable...its really starting to come along now. all I need to finish up now is that patch, the embroidery along the outer robe and the belt.
     
  14. Wisconsin

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    i gota leather tankard, and i love it!
     
  15. LadyLaurelin

    LadyLaurelin Crazy 88 Member (#19)

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    oh no!
    how are you going to repair the melted patch?
    ...and how did it melt? is it a synthetic fabric or something?
     
  16. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    OK folks. Thanks for the favorable comments BUT the recipients are the ones who did the most work creating those great costumes for the rest of us to enjoy! Should you b interested, I just finished uploading pictures of two new archery quivers I've finished. The first is s stickup quiver. It is worn side style, hanging off your belt. I put a metal spike on one side so you can stick the spike in the ground and the quiver with arrows becomes free standing. The second style is also a side quiver patterned after a 15th century Italian quiver. I stamped a geometric pattern in it as I plan to use it with my Moorish personna. (Religion prevented the Moores from using anything living in their art work - hence the geometry.) It also has round edge lacing which is tedious to do but very pretty when finished.

    I hope you enjoy. Comments and commisions welcomed!
     
  17. Yasmar

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    I just received my vambraces today, and I love them! Christophe, is there anything I need to do to protect them from cracking or the dye scraping off if I accidentally rub against something? I plan on these being more "dress" than "armor" vambraces, so I don't necessarily want them to look all battle-worn!
     
  18. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    Yasmar,
    I am pleased that you like your vambraces. I use an alcohol based dye which penetrates the leather so, unless you get a deep scratch, they should be OK for minor scrapes. I also use Atom Wax on them to give them a finished coat and luster. You can occasionally buff them with neutral shoe wax. Realize that over time as you wear them and sweat in them they will tend to harden a bit. Generally that's OK though as they will also custom form to you. You may want to turn up the leading edge as you wear them to help with the sharp edge that sometimes gets irritating at the wrist. Other than that, wear them proudly, tell everyone my email address, and feel proud that you have the "original pair".

    In reality, my goal in making leather things for folks is that they enjoy the item and use it. That is what brings me the most joy.
     
  19. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    OPPS!!! Forgot. How about a picture of you in your outfit with them on?
     
  20. Yasmar

    Yasmar New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Christophe. I will take a photo or three, but I don't have a digital camera, so it will take time until I get them developed. Will definitely post here when I do...