So, Halloween is my most favorite holiday ever. And this year was my first at college (even though I was home for the weekend) which meant it was my first halloween without a readily available sewing mechine and without my best friends at home to dress up with. Though it depressed me, I managed to find some plans and my friend and I decided to dress as Lord of the Rings style elves (but not a specific character, we were going to go as Aragorn and Arwen, but there was no way I could whip up an Arwen dress in such a short time). So, I basically got home from college at 10pm and had less than one full day to pull together my outfit. Here's what came of it:
The cloak is light brown crushed velvet (under $10) (using a modified version of several of these patterns http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/) and has a pointed hood like the ones in the movies. The dress is strapless, made of green jersey material (from my stash, $0), strapless but with elastic in the top to hold it up. the bottom is cut, gathered, and tied. All was freehanded. The belt was an awesome dollar store find ($1), the leggings ($6) and boots ($30) were store bought. The elf ears are actually Spock ears ($3), store bought. I had to settle for them after I checked for elven ears in four different costume stores. I also made the Leaf of Lorian that is at my neck from craft foam and pipe cleaners (from stash). Basically, excluding boots, which I bought for everyday wear, my costume was fairly cheap, under $25. I don't have a close up of the Leaf, but I used a tutorial found on the same website as the cloak pattern (great website for LOTR costumes!!) Questions, comments, and concerns welcome!!