White Wool Dress


White Wool Dress

Eowyn wears this dress in “The Two Towers.”  It is fitted through side seams, with sleeves tight to the elbow then flaring to trumpet shapes.  The upper sleeves are bound with cord I made from white thread.  Tight inner sleeves are also worn; they are not attached to anything–just slipped on to the arms.  Gold glitter paint decorates the neck and sleeve hems.  The belt is made from white fabric ribbon, on which I used gold paint to make the decorations.  It closes in the back with ties.

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Green dress


Green dress

This dress is actually a composite of 2 movie costumes. Both Eowyn in “The Two Towers” and Susan Pevensie in the first “Narnia” movie wear a gorgeous green dress. I decided to combine them…and here’s what I came up with. 🙂

I started off of a pattern on which I made adjustments. There is an underdress of tan leaves on a dark green background. The overdress is a lightweight dark green.

As for the design, I incorporated the elements I like best from each dress. The overdress skirt, rather than having a gap in the front which a panel covers (as in Eowyn’s dress), is a full circle only split toward the side. This is so it can be worn like either Susan’s or Eowyn’s skirt.The sleeves are smaller, more like Susan’s than Eowyn’s. I added ties on the upper arms because they were an element of Eowyn’s dresses that I liked but hadn’t used much. I left off Eowyn’s gold yoke and collar, and Susan’s white upper arm decorations.

The belt is 2 Indian gold-plated necklaces.  The doll’s hairstyle is the Narnian style–2 braids pulled back into a half-ponytail.

Brown Coat


Brown Coat

This dress I did not make–it was one of the ones that come with the dolls from the store.

The coat I made in the style of Eowyn’s coat she wears with the Refugee Jumper in “The Two Towers”; however, I wanted mine to have a more modern look so I made the sleeves smaller and the neckline higher.  Instead of fur trim, I used chenille stems.  My coat is made of felt, which gives a nice look. It’s also quite stiff.  Since my trim has wire, that helps fix the problem and shape the coat.  There’s a dart in the back to improve fit.

The coat closes in front with hooks and eyes.

Shieldmaiden


Shieldmaiden

This Eowyn dress is a really pretty one featured in “The Return of the King.” It is shown in 1 long shot like this; then the brown skirt is worn with it when Eowyn wears the outfit in the Rohan camp.

This outfit is the first Eowyn dress I made.  The white chemise and skirt were made from a T-shirt and the vest and corset from brown felt, embellished with gold glitter paint.  If I’d had brown material I would’ve made the camp skirt, but I didn’t, so I couldn’t  😦

The dolls


Most of my doll costumes are patterned after movie costumes.  The movies I mostly use are “The Lord of the Rings” series, “The Princess Bride,” and the “Narnia” series–3 of my faves.

I also like to make back stories for my costumed dolls.  The dolls wearing the LOTR costumes I got from Hobby Lobby–they have nice long, thick hair.  The brunettes are supposed to be Aragorn and Arwen’s daughter; the blondes, Faramir and Eowyn’s daughter.

The black-haired dolls model “Princess Bride” dresses as well as other, non-movie outfits.

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