High elven warrior costume build LOTR

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Kelsohighlander

Active Member
Ok, here's the build so far. I've weathered the breastplate, giving it lots more texture.
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And we are just about done fitting the skirt. It feels snug, especially since I've got a larger rump, but my wife seems to have cut it to accommodate my build. We still have yet to weather this piece and do the leather straps.
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The sash will add a lot, tying the two halves together. so here's the project 'thus far.' I kind of feel like one of those roly-poly pill bugs in this...
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TheElfTailor

New Member
Wow dude, that looks amazing. I adore all the different elven armour, and you are doing a fantastic job. Looking forward to watching as everything progresses!
 

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Ghostsoldier

Sr Member
Thanks for directing me to that awesome website. By any chance, would you know if the bows are functional on the website?
Can't help you there, Aiden, because all I've ever bought from them was their LOTR Ringwraith sword (which is pretty cool).

Rob
 

Kelsohighlander

Active Member
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Getting the gauntlets weathered. I think in 2 to 3 more days then this sucker will be done (minus the chain mail)! Am working on the lacing for the skirt and the leather pieces that attach the pauldrons. Anyone got any good leads on a similar chain mail to what the 2nd age folks used? It's a bit different than standard, with a unique high neck and close coif...
 

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Tuckanator

Well-Known Member
wow with the shield it now looks just amazing! i almost picked up one a few weeks ago for a bargain price but missed out, so envious now
 

Ghostsoldier

Sr Member
I've got a quick question: My son wants to build one of these, and since we're new to the LOTR costuming realm, can you (or anyone here) tell me where I can find templates or patterns for this type of elven armor? I have found several patterns for the Third Age versions, but none (yet) for the Second Age....thanks!

Rob
 

Kelsohighlander

Active Member
I got reference Picts from alleycatscratch.com for the 2nd age stuff. I actually downloaded a hundred different Picts from searching online so that I could see every angle. You kind of have to wing it a little bit, as every body shape is different. I made a whole breastplate out of poster board from the dollar store before I started with the linoleum. Better to fit it to your body with the cheap stuff before you cut the expensive stuff. (Except in this case the linoleum was the cheap stuff!)
and for the Brits, linoleum is a plastic like flooring material that is really flexible but can take years of punishment and abuse from high heels! Kind of like a thick vinyl. Not sure what it's called over there.
 

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