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Offline Christianjones

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Newcomer. Need advice! LOTR STRIDER GARB
« on: June 17, 2015, 10:33:17 AM »
I am interested in garb and cosplay for local ren fairs and cons that come to my area. I have always been a fan of LOTR and ultimately I would like to build a kit that mimics Strider's style in the Fellowship of the Ring. I would like to at least get a good base to build off of first though as I source pieces from the web. I would prefer to buy as many pieces As possible due to my busy work schedule. My main problem at this point would be that I don't have a proper understanding of how base layering works all the way up to outer layers and leather. I can't tell from pictures what belongs where and would appreciate some insight on how to build a proper kit. I have been through a few of the approved websites but it's a little overwhelming. I know most of this stuff is trial and error so I figured I would ask the pros how they would do it. Like I said, I'd like to build a ranger/woodsman kit that would mimic strider in the first part of the fellowship( mostly black and dark Browns, very little leather armor) minus my weapon and other large accessories I am working with a budget of about 6 to 8 hundred dollars. Thank you and please help me spend my money wisely!

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Re: Newcomer. Need advice! LOTR STRIDER GARB
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 12:31:32 PM »
  Greetings!  Welcome to the RF forums!

  From the reference photo christianjones provided-looks like 4 basic parts:

  Black fitted breeches, black leather or canvas jerkin with frog closures, and a black leather duster length coat along with a pair of fold over pirate boots.
   These are the only visible parts-what you wear under them is up to you; but I would invest in a simple natural fiber ren shirt so that you can ditch the jacket if needed and you aren't standing around in a T-shirt with a Jerkin over it.
   All have been 'distressed' to look well used and dirty.
  IMHO- Looks uncomfortably hot for summer.

  I would find pair of cotton  breeches like these:


I would google the coat- there are a few leather makers who recreate movie pieces.
Do the same for the fold over boots-lots of vendors make them.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2015, 12:57:39 PM by Rowan MacD »
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Re: Newcomer. Need advice! LOTR STRIDER GARB
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 08:58:12 AM »
thanks for the reply. looking in to your suggestions

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Re: Newcomer. Need advice! LOTR STRIDER GARB
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 12:10:01 AM »
Hope I  am not too late to chime in. This site is very helpful for LOTR fans. Check this site out for DIY Costumes. Information on detail, etc.

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