Tutorial » Whipperberry. The Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes. Eowyn "Shieldmaiden" Gown This Eowyn gown was used in the advertising for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, but was cut from the movie.
It was supposed to turn up in Return of the King. And it did - but in one long shot. It was featured quite prominently in other parts of the movie, but with a brown skirt over it. LotR Costumes has a page on the Shieldmaiden Gown. Reference Images From the Return of the King Extended Edition DVD From The Two Towers Extended Edition DVD. This gown was on display in the window of Neiman Marcus in December '03. Here are a few shots more of it.
This gown was on display at the FIDM in Los Angeles. There are, however, pics of it here: Other Images Same outfit worn with a brown overskirt: Costume Analysis Like many of Eowyn's costumes, the parts of this costume seem to be mixed and matched. From the New Zealand Herald: This ensemble is a pretty accurate portrayal of medieval style, give or take the odd liberty Dickson took. Sketches from FIDM The Vest & Corset. Recycled glove chipmunk. Make a Dress from a Button-Down Shirt. If you don't already have an old shirt you can recycle for this purpose, you should be able to find one easily at a thrift store.
Hold the collar under your arms, and make sure it's long enough that you'll be comfortable wearing it as a dress. Short sleeves are ok, but make sure they're long to reach around your chest and overlap in the back. Also, try and find a shirt that has darts in the middle of the back. If the darts are at the shoulders, it won't fit as well. It seems like women's shirts mostly have darts in the middle, and men's shirts have darts at the shoulders. I used a blue polka-dot shirt for my first dress, and a red plaid one for the second.
Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee Tutorial. I have these two t-shirts that I love.
They're soft, comfortable, and have good worn (and sentimental) designs on them. But, I never wear them for anything other than around the house because they are large men's t-shirts and look completely shapeless on me. Then I found this great tutorial on YouTube for how to make a big t-shirt a fitted shirt! - T-Shirt Surgery: How to Make a Shirt Fit So, while I was staying with my mom at her camper this summer (she lives & travels in an RV), I asked her to help me try it out. First, a before & after look at the t-shirt we did. So, here's how it's done. Start with a t-shirt you love that's just too big Turn the shirt inside out and lay a shirt that DOES fit you on top of it, lining up the collars so that you can be sure it is centered over your large t-shirt. Thanks to brianagayle for the video tutorial & tips! No time to make your own? The 30 Minute $6 Dress Tutorial. Guest post by Rachael at Talk 2 the Trees.
The perfect dress is hard to come by. I like my dresses to be cheap, and long enough. (I’m not a fan of super short dresses!) Cheap and long dresses don’t seem to go hand in hand.. so, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself! Here is a tutorial for a simple yet cute dress. Here’s Your Supplies List: 1. Here’s How you Make it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Here’s the tutorial in pictures… Believe it or not, this dress only took about 30 minutes to make.