Shieldmaiden Gown


picture from LOTR Costuming Site
"I am always asked which costumes are my favorites and my answer has always been none, but here is one of the exceptions.  This dress epitomized for me the crossover between woman and warrior, the enduring conflict in Eowyn's character.  The fabric of the dress is the softest silk, with very detailed pin-tucking and embroidery at the neck.  We hand-wove the lacing that holds the sleeve back - an important element for fighting as we didn't want Eowyn to be inhibited by the volume of fabric in the sleeve.  The rich brown suede of the corset is quilted, then embroidered in a delicate gold thread.  It took a lot of experimentation to get the balance of the embroidery right - adding decoration while still keeping a practical value to the garment as a whole." ~ Ngila Dickson
from Art of ROTK

Picture References:
Two Towers Poster
Picture from ROTK calendar
ROTK still #1
ROTK still #2
TTT promotional picture #1
TTT promotional picture #2
TTT still
Action Figure picture

picture from The Art of ROTK


picture from the EE TTT DVD
Pattern Suggestions:
Simplicity 4940
McCall's M4340

Online Fabric Retailers:
Denver Fabrics (great for chemise)
Denver Fabrics (great for chemise)
Thai Silks (good for chemise)
Thai Silks (great for chemise)
A1Fabric (great for corset)
M&J Trimming (trim suggestion)
Swords N Silk (good selection of silks and velvets)

Tutorial Sites:
LOTR Costuming Site (Alley Cat Scratch)
The Costumer's Guide
Koshka's Tutorial
Le Courtisane De Mode
Cynthia's Costumes
MedievalRose.net
Horse Feathers Studio
Diana's Eowyn
Eowyn's Shieldmaiden Gown
Violent Whisper
Jess's "My Lord of the Rings Costumes" Page
Yvette's

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