Blood Red Dress Costume
Includes: Underdress with paisley upper sleeves and dark blue (or black) body, trimmed with wide gold at neckline and junction of upper and lower sleeves, with red velvet lower sleeves. Overdress of dark blue or black (your choice), trimmed at the neck with the same paisley as the upper sleeves.
The actual dress is made with silk, silk velvets and exquisite sari trims. I can make this dress within almost any price range, depending on the quality of the materials. An inexpensive cotton paisley (or Christmas design, as on the dress pictured above) with acetate velvet would cost about $75 for the materials, while silk velvets and more accurate trims would cost upwards of $400 for the materials.
Cost: $800 and up.
Click here for a detailed description of how I made this costume and more photos.
Photos from books and the internet
LotR Costumes at Alley Cat Scratch