Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Costume to see a movie in by FenigDurak Costume to see a movie in by FenigDurak
Due to a lack of pattern that was to my liking -I'm anal retentive, what can I say?- I drafted this one. Though it's hard to see in this photo, there is extensive beadwork on the cream colored fabric.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconrsjguardian11:
RSJguardian11 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
:) It's very pretty. I wish I had the figure and the guts to wear something like that to a movie.
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's the beauty of this dress. It hides all manner of sins. ;)
Reply
:iconrsjguardian11:
RSJguardian11 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
He, he. :)
Reply
:iconladylucrezia:
ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
I like how you used the dark trim around the neckline and cuffs rather than the light stuff used in the movie. It looks very comfy ^^
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's ridiculously comfy. Perfect for winter too sicne it's three layers. Too bad I never wear it.
Reply
:iconsephiroth012000:
sephiroth012000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
i love this pic! could i use it?
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
Use it for what?
Reply
:icontrinity-lea:
trinity-lea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
that looks amazing! the best one ive seen anywhere, of any of her dresses!!
Reply
:iconeyesofunknow:
EyesOfUnknow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004   Photographer
that's a beauitful dress. I want to make my own clothes but i've never done it before can you give me some tips on how to get started?
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Best way to get started would either to know someone who sews that can give you nudges in the right direction during your project, or to go into the local fabric store and ask the ladies there for advice.

I recommend starting with a Simplicity Sew Easy pattern, usually simple tunics and draw stringpants. They aren't always pretty, but they can be great clothes to lounge in! Buy some inexpensive fabric so if you mess up and have to start over, it's not a tragedy. I started with some simple cotton gym shorts (though I never finished them, so I don't really count that. :) )

Eacy pattern you buy comes with sheets of directions. Best thing to do at first is to read through the ones applicable to your desired project (sometimes patterns come with options) to familarize yourself with the pattern and to get any confusion or questions out of the way.
Reply
:iconeyesofunknow:
EyesOfUnknow Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004   Photographer
thank you for the help It' means alot to me that someone will help me out. I will fid someone that sews and get some tips too. and things you said too :D :hug: thank you.
Reply
:icongoth-lolita:
Goth-Lolita Featured By Owner May 31, 2004
very very cool
I love the dresses in LOTR and this seriously could be in the movie
Very nice!
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 31, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I made it from a teaser picture of the last dress Arwen wears in RoTK. I should do a detail shot of it one of these days to show all the pearl bead work I did to get it to match the picture. And I need the headdress.

But it was way comfy. I live in Colorado, and so walking around downtown at midnight to see a movie in December in a costume I couldn't wear a coat over... I made sure to make that thing warm. SUcks for indoor conventions though. Those sleeves are great blankets.
Reply
:icongoth-lolita:
Goth-Lolita Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
ooo awesome! yeah, get a deatail shot !! :D

anywho lol yay for warmth!!
Nice job
blanket sleeves... and very pretty!
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 17, 2004
... I like them.

:sniff:
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 17, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Then that's all that matters. :D
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
Not a bad idea.

I'd rather wear trousers though.
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 16, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pff. Are they at least interesting trousers?
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
... and you wear pants.
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 16, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pants are overrated. -=nodnod=- I saw the world should just wear sarongs all the time. We'd be too busy making sure we're fully covered to fight with anyone else. It'd be a world peace sweep!
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
:lol:
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 15, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
But you have to be sure it's a real kilt, and not a skirt. -=nodnod=-
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
Yeah... I'm not Scottish, so I have no excuse.

Unless I went to see Brave Heart II or something.
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 15, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Kilts are great! You don't necessarily have to be Scottish to wear one. Some friends of mine wear theirs to conventions and Renaissance Festivals. I'm in the process of making an orange one for my friend Ed. Good times. Bright colors.
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2004
Cool. You get many looks?

I hope so. I'd love to do something crazy like that.



Well... not in a dress.
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 14, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
I got a few looks, but it was more 'Hey! Look at that! It's Arwen!' which is so much better than 'Hey look at the freak!'

I bet you'd do well in a dress. They're so liberating.
Reply
:iconiamyoz:
IamYOZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
Revolutions are liberating.

I'll stick to trousers.

:lol:
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner May 15, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
How about a kilt? It's not a skirt. It's a kilt.
Reply
:iconbongoshock:
bongoshock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003
that's really pretty. I can't sew. that looks very flowy and shimmery. nice.
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was way comfy too. Like a bit velvet nightie.
Reply
:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's some good drafting!
And a very beautiful dress.

Is the cream coloured fabric velvet?
And how much of it did you use? The sleeves and hem look so wonderfully full.

Good work indeed. :nod:
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
The cream colored fabric was a semi stretch polyblend that I found at the Denver Fabrics Annex. Less than $2 a yard, so it was adopted to be modified heavily for the underdress. Since the premier was in December and it's cold out here, I made a full under dress (3 yards) and a full over dress (10+ yards velvet). However, I'll be stitching the two together soon and trimming off the underdress since I won't be needing it any longer.
Reply
:iconkatra:
katra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003
Beautiful, worthy of the movie. :D And you drafted the pattern yourself? Even more amazing. *applauds*
Reply
:iconfae:
fae Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2003
That is BEYOND awesome. I went to the midnight showing of "The Return of the King" here in Lakewood.... oh man. I wish I had had a costume... I had a serious lack of money as well as time (finals week) and was disappointed that I couldn't dress up. I sat in line for 8 hours - second in line ;) - and made a tshirt that says "FRODO LIVES" on the front, and part of one of the songs in RotK on the back. Hehehe. What pattern did you use, if any at all? I'd love to know so I could make one for myself come Ren Fest this summer!

You look lovely :)
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awe :blush: Thank you! I didn't use a pattern from any store. I drafted a pattern based off of a boatneck shirt that I used to wear alot. I made it into a muslin pattern.

You're in Lakewood? As in Colorado? If so, I'd be more than happy to make a copy of the pattern for you to use for Festival. It's actually a simple enough pattern, though I'll need to make a few modifications to it that I had made on the dress for ease of wear. Just lemme know!
Reply
:iconfae:
fae Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003
Yes, Lakewood as in Lakewood Colorado :) I take it you don't live too far away then? lol. That would be WONDERFUL if I could get a copy of the pattern from you, if possible!
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely! I'll pick up some muslin tomorrow at work (I work at Denver FAbrics on Belleview) and get started. Feel free to email your measurements to me so I can get the size right for you.
Reply
:iconfae:
fae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2003
:o you're going to make it for me? Oh my gosh! -bounce- I don't know what to say... uh... how much will this cost? I would feel guilty if I didn't at least pay for some of it... I was just expecting a pattern or something! :lol:
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, I mean I need some kinda of base measurement to make a new pattern off of. The one I drafted for me was based off of my favorite shirt.
I'm all about sharing patterns! And I'll be happy to help in construction anywhere I can. :D
Reply
:iconfae:
fae Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2003
Ooooooh... alrighty, I get it ;) Hehe. What measurements do you need? I can note you with them as soon as I know what I need to take! :D
Reply
:iconfenigdurak:
FenigDurak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
Easiest way to do it is to have someone else with the tape measure while you stand there with your arms out. lol

I'll need your height from shoulders to floor, bust, waist and hips. It's a simple enough dress, so simple measurements are all that's needed!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 27, 2003
Image Size
52.4 KB
Resolution
583×972
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,412
Favourites
15 (who?)
Comments
41
Downloads
181
×