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Possible Change of Dawn Treader Premiere Costume

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As the premiere nears and more friends join the group my excitement grows stronger.  Now there might be at least two others who might go to the premiere in costume as well!!  This is really good news!  The only sad part is that I might have to change my costume plans.  I’m hoping to be able to get enough people who want to dress in costume for the premiere that we get the entire main crew!  It would be awesome! 

So far there are four girls, my sister and I included who want to or are going in costume.  The only thing is, is that there are only, roughly, four girls in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and two of them were added by the producers.  That means that each of us will, most likely, have to be each a different character.  All this to say that I might not end up being Rumandu’s Daughter for the premiere.  The entire costume hangs on whether or not I can get the wig I mentioned in my first Dawn Treader post.  So far it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get the wig and one of the girls would make a great Rumandu’s Daughter.  She even has blond curly hair!  It doesn’t bother me at all if she ends up being Rumandu’s Daughter.  I only wish I would have known before I went out and bought the fabric for the pattern.  It’ll take me a while before I get enough money to get the fabric for another costume but it’ll work out.  That’s why I have back up costumes. 

Since I might not end up being Rumandu’s Daughter for the premiere I have come up with a back up costume idea.  Ever since the release of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, I’ve gone as Lucy’s older sister, Susan.  Well Susan makes a small cameo in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader so I might end up being her.  It’s become sort of a tradition for my sister and I to go as Susan and Lucy.  I’m not about ready to break it now, even if Susan wasn’t in the book.  Luckily Susan does wear a Narnia outfit in a scene where all the Pevensie siblings are present.  It is this costume that I’m using as a back up. 

It is a beautiful gray, floor-length dress with front pleats and I believe a belt.  The pictures are still fuzzy and the first trailer is the only reference I have to by so the actual design of the costume is unsure.  I don’t even known if there will be any promotional pictures released of this dress because it has so little screen time, as far as I can tell.  Either way, I love this dress and don’t mind having to put some of my own interpretations into the design. 

Here are a few pictures of the dress so far.

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These are the only pictures of the dress so far.  From what I can tell, it looks as if the collar is made out of velvet with a leaf design etched into it.  It also appears that there are ten to twelve pleats on the front of the dress that run the entire length.  I don’t know what types of pleats they are for certain, though I do believe that they are either knife or box pleats.  Another idea is that they are pin tucks, though I don’t know how or why pin tucks would run the entire length of the dress.  The dress is indeed floor-length and has elbow length sleeves.  There also appears to be a light brown to tan belt worn around the waist.  The hair style appears to be the same as Susan’s hairstyle in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when she was in Aslan’s camp.  Other than that, there are no other definable features about this dress.  I’m still unsure as to how the dress was constructed and why there appears to be no shoulder seams in the first picture. 

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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.

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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.