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on: October 27, 2004 04:24
Well, I just got back from my party with my costume, and It was a smash. One guy kept on showing me off to just about everyone there, several people thought I bought the costume from somewhere, It was great! I looked so much like Frodo. I wish there was a contest around. I'll see if I can get some pics up. Buuut unfortunately it'll probably take a month or two. Oh well, we'll see.

[Edited on 28/10/2004 by The_seventh_Ringbearer]
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on: January 02, 2005 08:41
Eldirn -- your costume is gorgeous! And you look equally as lovely! I'm envious of your skill.

The_seventh_Ringbearer -- looking forward to your photos!

Does anyone here know how to link chain mail? I'm just getting interested in the craft and need a point in the right direction.
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on: January 03, 2005 01:03
Here's a good place to start, just for an explanation and a few pointers. It used to be part of a much bigger website but I've lost the link and google can't seem to find it. I expect it's still out there somewhere if you look. I'd love to try my hand at making chainmail LotR style, with slices of plastic tubing
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on: January 03, 2005 06:08
Wish I had seen that several months ago. Probably would've saved me the trouble of making chain mail from wire. It was tedious and took forever to get one little square. Oh well. Still looked cool. :disco:
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on: January 03, 2005 05:25
Awesome! Thanks Faramirs_first_kiss !
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on: February 15, 2005 12:50
It looks like you've linked to it from your computer, which means you'll be able to see it but the rest of us won't. Try uploading it into a journal entry, then right-clicking on the picture and going to 'properties' and copying the location there, then putting that in the [img ][/ img] tags. I can't wait to see your costume!

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on: February 15, 2005 04:13
As I've said in my failed attempt to put up my pic, it's blurry, but for a first try, it's the best I could do. Hope you like!

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on: February 15, 2005 04:38
I found a slightly better pic. I look more like Frodo in the other one, but the quality of this one on the computer is better. The one on the right is my sister. She was Rebecca St. James. http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=1qq1js
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on: February 16, 2005 12:45
Excellent! You cheated with the sandals, though Still, I don't blame you... I know someone who dressed as Sam and went round in barefeet all day... the soles of her feet at the end were literally pitch black. Definitely a cool costume, well done!
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on: February 16, 2005 04:33
Thanks! And actually, I didn'tcheat with the sandals. I had figured out a trick that allowed some old stockings to be recycled and my feet to stay clean, but I didn't wanna destroy then on my driveway before I got to the church. Once I got there, the sandals got thrown into a closet. :disco:

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on: July 17, 2006 02:59
does n e 1 know where i can get/ how i can make a compass like Jack Sparrow's???

also - you know those pipes that Peter Pan has... n e 1 know how to make them?

thanx.
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on: August 21, 2006 02:17
Hey...does anyoneknow what wouldbe the best material to make arwens coronation crown...and how to do it...i made a costume for halloween which took alot of my time, as i wanted to make it in as much as an elven way as possible,so i hand cut and stitched...ive posted a pic below ,and wud appreciate to know what u think and what i cud do to make it better..

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on: June 20, 2011 10:54
I was wondering how many here have carved their own walking sticks?
I have done a few but I am by no means a master carver of wood...
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on: June 20, 2011 10:55
Carve? No. I have cut down apple branches and maple saplings for "swords" or quarterstaffs, though. If you want to know, apple wood is excellent for hard, tough wood, and a coat of varnish probably wouldn't do any harm. Walnut or oak would probably be your next best bet. I'll tell you what, though, we have dozens of sticks around the house, either for walking, so-called "lances", or practice swords. The only carving we do for these sticks, however, is peeling bark and stubs where little branches were. They're pretty crude.
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on: June 20, 2011 10:55
Well I don't usually cut down saplings but when the City of Portland does their tree pruning I usually ask for a few straight branches.
The city workers will cut the limbs down to size and take off most of the branches clost to the limb so I get a rough shaped stave...
I tend to wait a few months before pealing the bark and sanding the bumps prior to the actual carving which I do after 3 to 8 years of the stave drying...
Silverleaf prefers to wait 12 years before carving his staves and he likes to work in birch when he can...
I've a half dozen staves that have been drying 5 years now that I may carve up this summer...

Do you suppose that stave carving is a rare art now, or is it only normal practice for Elven and Half-Elven folk and fallen out of fashion among Humans?


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on: June 20, 2011 10:55
I carve many things but not wood. I did take a hike through the gumtrees near my grandam's house and found a really nice branch (that had already fallen off). It was perfect but I haven't gotten around to actually carving any wood. But Gum is nice for walking sticks/ staves.

I have a friend who's great grandfather made his own walkingstick. He said it was for when he gets old! Honestly a ninety-year-old talking about WHEN he gets old! I thought he was old already!

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on: June 20, 2011 10:55
Perhaps your friends great-grandfather is thinking like an Elf not counting the years and expecting aches and pains when he finally does get old!

As for me I'm 45 and already I have aches and pains but I'm not old yet...
Walking sticks do help on the steep trails whether they are carved or not.

We don't have gum trees around here so I am deprived of such wonders.
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on: March 24, 2012 05:26
http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/lembas.html
for all of you who want to fare like an elf, here is an awesome web site. They have a tutorial on how to make your own Mallorn Leaves (it works, trust me- ive tried it)and... LEMBAS!!! their recipe rocks, just to let ya know so yeah, this is the site forLembas and Mallorn leaves!
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on: June 15, 2013 06:58
Am putting a Sauron costume together and just finished up a quick version of his mace, so I thought I'd put it up here
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on: June 29, 2013 07:02
That's very nice for a quick version of his mace. It looks very cool.
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on: August 20, 2013 12:30
Well, here is my Nazgul costume. The gloves aren't finished yet, and the sword was not done by me (though I really want to build it!)
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on: August 20, 2013 01:15
Wow, Ella, that is amazing!
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on: August 20, 2013 03:19
Thank you! And yes, it is me though my size is more to cosplay a hobbit
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on: August 20, 2013 03:33
WOW. O.O That's a great costume, Ella!! You should wear it to The Hobbit and freak everyone out 'o their skins!
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on: August 20, 2013 04:05
Thank you Mareth! If only they let me in, you bet I would!
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on: August 22, 2013 05:42
Thats why you stash it in a bag and put it on once your in your seat!
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on: July 12, 2014 12:40
I just saw that up above people were talking about chainmail. A really good way to make it is, I've heard, to sew paper clips onto a white t-shirt. Never done it before, though, but it sounds easy enough! I'm just about finished with making Anduril. I'll post a picture here soon! And, if anyone has any suggestions for a Strider ranger costume, please tell me. I'm going as him for halloween, and I'm trying to get a head start on making the costume, seeing as how I don't already have any of the pieces in my wardrobe.

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on: July 13, 2014 01:53
I've also heard that you can make chainmail with pop can tabs. Or soda can, if you don't live in the Northeast. If I can find a decent link, I will post it.
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on: July 14, 2014 01:36
You can also take a look at this thread with Ranger costume discussion.
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on: July 18, 2014 09:02
findemaxam48 said:I've also heard that you can make chainmail with pop can tabs. Or soda can, if you don't live in the Northeast. If I can find a decent link, I will post it.


I knew a guy in college who did that, you need a lot of tabs and a lot of string/twine. I prefer making mine the old fashioned way though.
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on: July 20, 2014 12:09
I started to make a little chain mail outfit for my sister's doll using pop can tabs, and it worked out to be pretty good. I'll have to find a picture.
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Post Eowyn's shield (1:1 screen accurate prop replica)
on: February 18, 2017 01:14
Hello to all. How are you?
I want to present a work I did a long time ago, about 5 years ago, and that I still doing for some interested collectors.

It is Eowyn's shield, which he uses when confronting the Witch King.

It is made entirely by hand in wood, resin and metal. All the marks, hits and aging is as it is seen in the film, being for now the best reproduction of this iconic shield.

The one I show you is my personal copy. It has the wooden handle. But what I do now, the handle is resin, since I have improved the design, being more realistic and faithful to the original seen on the screen.

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I hope you like it.
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on: February 18, 2017 01:18
Great job, Buffalo Bill. Welcome to CoE, and the Creations Forum. Post often and long, and of you have any more prop or costume creations, do share them with us. This one is impressive, I wonder how many of our LARPers would gladly buy such a one.
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