Since I am a huge Narnia fan and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader is premiering in December, I’m making costumes for some of my friends I to wear to the premiere. So far there are only two costumes to make, Rumandu’s Daughter and Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit. I don’t know if I’ll end up making any more, but I’ll let you know if I do.
I’m making myself Rumandu’s Daughter’s dress. So far the pictures that available of her are when she’s transforming into a star. So she’s all whited out. I have no idea what her dress’s colors are or even what color her hair is. I can only guess. I can make out some of her dress’s construction though. So I’m combining my own concept of Rumandu’s Daughter’s dress with a very basic idea of the movie version. I’m not trying to get it screen accurate, I’m just adding my own take to her basic movie concept.
So far I have all the materials for the dress. It’s going to be gorgeous. I found this white sparkly fabric for 50% off and a really nice light blue georgette for the same discount. They were exactly what I envisioned for her dress. I’m using the white for a formfitting strapless undress and the georgette for a loose parted over dress/ covering. It’s going to be gorgeous. I’m also going to make a bracelet though I don’t have the materials for it yet.
I’ve always imagined Rumandu’s Daughter to be a shining rich blonde. This mainly comes from the fact that she is heavenly being and most heavenly beings are depicted with blonde hair. I also think it’s fitting because she’s a star and stars glow a bright white. I found the perfect wig to use as well. It’s even at a discounted price!!!
As for Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit, I’m making that for my sister. The pictures for this costume are spectacular! I nearly know how the entire outfit was constructed as well as what the special designs are. The Wardrobe Door has plenty of pictures of this costume as well as an in-depth description as to how the costume is made. Since the description is based on the images present, it is subject to adaption but nonetheless extremely helpful. The Wardrobe Door is a wonderfully helpful website that has talks about all of the known costumes from the new movie series. It also features lots of pictures to each costume in question as well as construction details to each.
Back to my project. I have a quarter to half of the fabric I need to make Lucy’s costume. I’m using costume suede for the jacket/jerkin. It’s closest to the color of the jacket/jerkin in the movie and the color looks great. The fabric was also on sale for 30% off. I never by fabric that I can’t get a discount for. I’m going to hand embroider the gold designs on. The self embroidery works for both a 4-H project and I can get the designs as close as possible to the original design. I am trying to make this costume screen accurate or at least as screen accurate as I can for what’s available to me.
I also have the fabric for the breeches as well. I got a velvet that was the perfect color. It too was on sale for 50% off. There are embroidered designs on the breeches as well but I’m going to wait to embroider those on since the design is still too fuzzy to decipher. I still have to get the fabric for the shirt, boots (yes, I’m making the boots too), jacket/jerkin lining and maybe the add on sleeves to the jerkin. I’m not sure if I’m going to line the breeches or not yet.
Here are few of the pictures I’m using as reference for Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit.
All these pictures give me a pretty good idea as to how the costume is constructed, what fabrics are used, and what most of the bells-and-whistles are. I still have no idea what do for either of her belt or any of her props. Clothing is easy. Props are not.
I’m hoping to get some more people to wear costumes to the premiere. It would be so cool to have an entire group assembled. I’ll keep you posted on updates and any changes or additions to plans. I have to start on Lucy’s jacket/jerkin soon if I’m going to get it done in time. I’m going to make the Lucy costume first since it requires the most work. Rumandu’s Daughter is relatively easy to make so I’m not worried about it as much. The only thing I’m worried about is the time limit. I only have until December. Not to mention I have a commission, at least one cosplay, and lots of school work. I know I’ll get it done even if I have to postpone the cosplay and focus just on the commission and premiere costumes. As always, thank you for reading and supporting this blog and my costuming endeavors.