What would Aravis wear? Update: Calormin style in general

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What would Aravis wear? Update: Calormin style in general

Postby Anfinwen » Apr 04, 2011 10:14 am

There is finally a thread for the character of Aravis, but I thought it would be fun to have a section for her clothes. I found some patterns a while back on Simplicity that I thought would be nice for Aravis or for Calormins in general.
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This pic is from my spanish program. you can't see much of the outfit, but it struck me as nice for HHB.
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This is a Royal Persian scimitar with 1,295 rose-cut diamonds, 50 karats worth of rubies, and a single 11-carat emerald, set in 3 lb. of gold, first owned by Abbas I and given in tribute to Catherine the Great. I thought it look great for Aravis or at least for a Tarkaan.
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Update: I've decided to change this topic so we can discuss Calormin style in general.
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lucy of Narnia » Apr 04, 2011 3:45 pm

Pretty costumes! Fit for Aravis her majesty. I don't personally like jewel-encrusted daggers, but that is a nice one and is what the Calormines would most likely have. Neat! :ymapplause:
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby outlier » Apr 06, 2011 11:08 am

I liked the jewels on the scimitar, but it seems more fitting for someone like Rabadash or Tisoric who'd be more flashy with their wealth.... if Aravis had jewels on hers, they probably should have fewer little stones, and perhaps more of the big ones (like just the big red stones in the picture)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lu_valient » Apr 08, 2011 2:02 pm

This is the one, Aravis, design that I have done.
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Anfinwen » Apr 09, 2011 10:03 am

Lu_valient, that's a lot how I thought she should look too!
outlier wrote: if Aravis had jewels on hers, they probably should have fewer little stones, and perhaps more of the big ones

There definitely should be less jewels on Aravis' scimitar, although I was thinking less of the big ones because they're worth more.
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Jill » Apr 11, 2011 12:50 am

Lady Arewns first costume I think would be perfect if she was dressed as a girl but we need to remember that it will start with her dressed in her brothers clothes, probably. The trousers under the skirt on outfit 1 could maybe be worn without the skirt and that way suit Aravis but not be openly female.
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Eustace » Apr 13, 2011 7:42 am

I really love the second picture The Lady Arwen Undómiel had. I could really imagine Aravis wearing it. Of course I assume it would have to durning her time with Lasaraleen. The swords are definitely Calormine too.
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby outlier » Apr 13, 2011 11:04 am

The Lady Arwen Undómiel wrote:There definitely should be less jewels on Aravis' scimitar, although I was thinking less of the big ones because they're worth more.


Hmmm well my thinking behind it was that the more stones there were, the more ornate the scimitar would become and Aravis seems like that's something she wouldn't flaunt that much. As for jewel size, I just thought it might look pretty to see one big stone in the center :)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Anfinwen » Apr 14, 2011 9:33 am

I see what you mean; it wouldn't be as sparkly if it had less small stones.
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby lioness13 » Apr 15, 2011 8:26 pm

Just to inspire some ideas, C.S. Lewis based Calormine culture almost completely on Turkish/Ottoman culture... maybe this includes costume? ;)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lucia » May 17, 2011 7:29 pm

I think she wears clothes not only beautiful but also comfortable :)
Anyway she have to ride Hwin's back,so too many jewelry will be obstacle!
But in Anvard,I think she wears a beautiful dress ;)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lucy of Narnia » May 17, 2011 7:54 pm

Great ideas, Lucia! I would love it if her clothes were rather casual at first, like they could look nice on her but not be very pretty, and then she could have a gorgeous dress at the end when she visits Cor's family (is that Anvard?). :)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lucia » May 18, 2011 11:26 pm

Yes,Lu,it's Anvard ;)
Then,what kind of shoes she wears??
Maybe pretty flipflops?(because Calormen is hot place)
Hum,but it's not comfortable for the journey...
I think it must be strappy :)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lu_valient » May 19, 2011 4:02 am

maybe gladiators? :-\
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby Lucia » May 19, 2011 5:17 pm

That's good! :)
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Re: What would Aravis wear?

Postby ChristProclamer » May 21, 2011 7:39 am

What would Aravis wear?

Well, in her home and at Lasaraleen's palace, I'd say she'd wear some sort of sari, though nothing too suggestive of one culture. No veils; they look too Muslim to the casual viewer. Something like this:

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Then she'd wear her brother's armour. I always pictured it as being sort of gold-coloured and scaly, light armour.

Then a beggar's outfit--torn oversized pants and a ragged tunic stolen from some local village.

And lastly, a real Narnian dress, I'd like to see her in something bright coloured, maybe yellow against her dark skin, and something in the style of Susan and Lucy's dresses of LWW/PC.
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