|Arwen's mourning gown|
However, I do try to keep up with costume movies and fantasy movies, because those genres give me extra bang for the buck and for the time spent. Thus, my first Movie Monday post is about The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which were released from 2001 to 2003.
These were truly amazing films to me, as I have been a HUGE Tolkien fan almost since birth. My mom told me the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as bedtime tales when I was very little, and I started reading the books when I was in third grade. This was my first and dearest fandom, and I feel that the movies came very close to recreating the world of the books and telling the story accurately.
|Arwen's Rivendell farewell gown|
I sewed two faithful movie recreation costumes and one riff on an Arwen gown (the third I haven't added back to my new costume website yet). I made Arwen's Rivendell farewell gown that she wears in a brief scene in The Fellowship of the Ring and in a flashback scene in The Two Towers. I also made her super-goth mourning gown that she wears in The Two Towers.
Finally, today I'm wearing a little bit of Arwen jewelry. My dear husband gave me both the Arwen ring and brooch (from The Noble Collection) around the time the movies came out, knowing what a huge Lord of the Rings fan I am.
What I'm wearing:
Black lace jacket, Macy's | Black T-shirt, NY & Company | Plum satin skirt, Newport News, gift from Lisa | Black tights, Calvin Klein | Black ribbon-tie pumps, Clarks | Arwen butterfly brooch, gift from my husband | Arwen butterfly ring, gift from my husband | Silver filigree earrings, Target
|Need to get the stone replaced in this ring!|