Re: Gandalf the White
--- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "Lay, Toni" <toni@s...> wrote:
> I don't know if you've seen closeup photos of Gandalf's white
outfit, but he
> appears to be wearing three layers. A cape or outter coat of really
> wool with a silver clasp and embroidery trim down the edges; a gown or
> houppeland-like garment with a quilted bodice, and there appears to be a
> lacy shirt under that.
Actually he's got at least 4 layers. Sometimes he wears a grey
wrap, he's got that lovely white cape/ruana, the quilted vest is a
totally separate item, and then the houpeland thing with the baggy
sleeves and a lighter weight robe with tight sleeves under that. Not
sure if there's another sleeveless layer in between or not. and of
course he has his white pants. Poor many must have died in all of
- At 03:23 PM 7/31/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>The costumes are one thing that few LotR fansI just saw the one-sheet for Return of the King, and Aragorn finally has
>can complain about (though some are complaining about everything (I
>ignore them)). :-P
the right sword. It is the only plot point that has really vexed me about
these three movies. You have to have the correct accessories, y'know. LOL!
The costumes for LOTR are beautifully made, but very "typical" in
style/silhouette. Then again, the LOTR books are what spawned fannish
costuming and those archetypes, and now it has come around full circle.
Personally, I love all the Elvish jewelry, which seems to be some really
interesting cross between Art Nouveau and Celtic knotwork. But I can't
afford even the replica stuff.