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Construction and Completion

Postby jadis of narnia » Sep 05, 2009 2:35 am

Hey all,

Well, we had a topic like this in the old forum, so why not here? :)

The is a place for all users to post their Narnia related costumes (any character welcomed..) or share tips or ask questions about how to make their costumes and/or props.. Feel free to ask if you have questions..

I'll get this going with this one.. Here's a link to my gallery for the white witch battle costume I made this past week..


my battle dress


Comments welcomed...

The rest of you with costumes or ideas.. or questions.. can take over now.. ^_^

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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby checkers » Sep 07, 2009 7:18 pm

Help me!! I would like my sister to make me Susan's farewell dress for the Dawn Treader premier, and she has agreed, but she wants 2 things:
1) A pattern of a long strapless princess seam dress for the blue part
2) A pattern of a long princess-y dress for the white part. However, she doesn't want to do the poofy sleeves (which is okay, because I don't like them) so we're going to have to find some with just long sleeves, but not like, to the floor. The length and overall size of Susan's, just not so poofy. And, one more problem: The neck needs to come up higher than it does in the movie, to cover my shoulders and so it won't be so low in the neck and whatnot.

I have no idea where I'm going to get either of them, and was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I know at least one person has made the dress (though I can't remember who), and just thought y'all might have some ideas. :) Thanks for any help you can give.
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Lady Artemis » Sep 08, 2009 5:50 am

Here's the link to the old thread, if you would like to look at it. It has tons of ideas.
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Sep 12, 2009 1:17 pm

My friends and I wore our Narnia costumes at Dragon*con last weekend... here's a pic. I'm Caspian.

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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby IloveFauns » Sep 14, 2009 3:34 am

Thats cool that top look a heck of a lot similar to the one Caspian wore in the movie. Is it Susan or Lucy on the far left?.
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Sep 17, 2009 6:14 am

Actually, the costume is nearly identical to the one Caspian wore in the movie (except the belt.) I made it as a copy. ;)

That's "grown-up" Queen Lucy on the left. Susan was late to the photo shoot.
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby DeLancey » Sep 17, 2009 7:52 am

Your costumes are fabulously detailed, Wicked Swann! I'd love more info!


How did you do the embroidery on Peter's Overtunic?

What about the embroidery on Edmund's Tabard?

Real chainmaille? What are Edmund's gauntlets(?) made of?

Do you have any more pictures?!


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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Sep 17, 2009 8:08 am

Thank you! Each person in the photo did her own costume. I only made the Caspian. My friends are crazy talented, though. ;)

Peter's and Edmund's embroidery is done in paint - it looks STUNNING even close up!

Edmund made her chain maille herself! I'd have to ask about the gauntlets since I don't recall taking a close look at them.

Here are more photos from the photo shoot. I'll just list the links so as not to overwhelm the message board.

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia1.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia2.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia3.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia4.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia6.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia7.jpg

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia9.jpg

Caspian & Susan - trying not to giggle:

http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/narnia20.jpg

I really need to make a better belt for Caspian.

Oh, and here's one of my "normal" Caspian...

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Some very silly Caspian photos:

Caspian has a drink
http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/09dc25.jpg

Caspian makes a hot dog
http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/09dc34.jpg

Caspian and Edmund
http://www.admiralsarms.com/dragoncon2009/09dc49.jpg
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Scarlet_Trefoil » Sep 24, 2009 5:57 pm

Incredible costumes, Wicked Swann! B-) Especially your top - how did you do the embroidery? Was it by hand or machine? Did you draft the shirt pattern yourself?

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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Sep 24, 2009 7:49 pm

Thank you! I actually did the embroidery on the shirt in fabric paint. I first tried to do it with machine embroidery, on a friend's machine, but neither of us knew how to use the machine and it came out horrible. I imagine if I had my own machine and plenty of time, I could eventually learn it, but it was not to be. I decided to try doing one with fabric paint as a test, and it came out really great, so I kept it. Eventually I plan to attempt to hand embroider one. I just need a year or so to do it! I hand embroidered the pants and they came out fairly well. I had never embroidered before.

I started with a pirate shirt pattern and modified the shoulders and cuffs. If I do a second one, I will add the smocking on the arms and the trim on the collar and cuffs.
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Scarlet_Trefoil » Sep 25, 2009 12:04 pm

Wicked Swann wrote:I actually did the embroidery on the shirt in fabric paint....

I started with a pirate shirt pattern and modified the shoulders and cuffs. If I do a second one, I will add the smocking on the arms and the trim on the collar and cuffs.

Really?!? Well, it certainly looks like embroidery in the pictures - I think it is beautiful!

Thanks for the details on the top. :D I want to sew a Narnian-style blouse and I *think* I now have some ideas as to how to do it. Photos of other people's projects are always an inspiration to me! 8-| :D

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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Sep 25, 2009 12:41 pm

I'm very pleased with how the whole outfit photographs. The embroidery/paint is a little bigger than the one on the actual shirt because I thought it would stand out better in photos (and it took less time that way than to do it tiny, heh.)

Good luck with your projects - I'm always happy to answer questions on what I make or give suggestions if you need them! Be sure to post photos when you're done! :)
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Horse_Lover » Oct 09, 2009 6:54 am

:-o VERY nice Wicked Swann!! :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Oct 10, 2009 11:31 am

Thank you! :)
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Haldir » Oct 19, 2009 9:35 am

Wow, great job done Wicked Swann! ;)
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Re: Construction and Completion

Postby Wicked Swann » Oct 19, 2009 1:56 pm

Thank you!
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