My white dress will be floor length since I want to be able to actually do cool things in it. Trains are nice, but you can't do much more then pose for pictures or get married in them, and I want something I can actually slay fell beasts in. Kind of. Ok I know she was wearing boys clothes then, but it just feels cooler to think of it that way.
Those were the easy parts. Now, drumroll, the sleeves. This is by far the most difficult part of this dress. How to do it? I looked online at other peoples beautiful recreations of this dress. Katherine at koska-the-cat.com did a gorgeous faithful recreation from the film.
|I want my sleeves to be a little less dramatic then this one, though it is quite beautiful, from koshka-the-cat.com|
Eowyn at cosplay also made a beautiful one here. (she also made every single one of Eowyn's dresses if you look up her cosplay id)
|By Eowyn at http://new.cosplaylab.com/cosplayers/complete.asp?memberid=34153|
However, I like the sleeves on the cosplay one better. I guess I don't want the sleeves to hang down q at 90 degree angles when I hold my arms out straight. In this image, you can see how Katherine cut out her sleeves (the construction of her dress with helpful tips is all on her website).
|I love the drape of these sleeves|