Tuesday, 26 June 2012

King Arthur Costumes


I nearly fell asleep several times while watching this film. Only the costumes, Ioan Gruffudd and Clive Owen kept me in the cinema. I'm of the old-school of Arthurian legends, and this film wanders off in a different direction. But anyway, the costumes are pretty. They were designed by Penny Rose and I found some new photos of the archer dress and the wedding dress which Keira Knightley wore. Costumersguide have lots of photos from when they were on display at exhibitions and previous sales on prop store


I also thought you might be interested in the costume maker's website - janelaw.co.uk. Her team have worked on many films and it's well worth looking through their gallery as the skill of the makers there is first class. Their King Arthur gallery is here.


More photos under the cut...



The Archer Dress


There are some nice details such as the eyelets and beads running down the slits in the sleeves, and I love the texture of the fabric. It looks like there was a fair amount of hand sewing details, such as the stitches on the armscye. As a hand sewing nerd, this pleases me muchly.


Prop store have it listed as a "rough pale turquoise cotton".  I would have put a fiver on it being wool, but consensus is that it's a homespun cotton. I think that it's been cut on the bias so that it drapes beautifully.

photo credit: costumersguide


photo credit: costumersguide

 photo credit: costumersguide

 photo credit: costumersguide





Petticoat

"King Arthur Costume: Petticoat

"King Arthur" Costume: Petticoat

"King Arthur" Costume: Petticoat

The other dress I'm going to picspam is the wedding dress from the end of the film. It's a light, pale green cotton with an interesting pattern. The tucks at the front of the bodice remind me a little of 1850s fashions, and the cut of the back of the bodice reminds me of Regency fashions, so that's odd. The embroidered floral trim is gorgeous and the eggshell colours add a Spring-like, traditional purity.









"King Arthur" Costume -Wedding Dress

"King Arthur" Costume -Wedding Dress

"King Arthur" Costume -Wedding Dress

"King Arthur" Costume -Wedding Dress

"King Arthur" Costume -Wedding Dress

"King Arthur" Costume -Wedding Dress
wedding dress photo credit: costumersguide

"King Arthur" Costume - Wedding Veil

"King Arthur" Costume: Wedding Veil

"King Arthur" Costume: Wedding Veil

"King Arthur" Costume: Wedding Veil





screencap credit: ladymason

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