Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Wardrobe: Thranduil, Outfit Five

Howdy, ya'll!!
I'm so glad that ya'll are enjoying my new label, The Wardrobe. Well, here's another one!
Thranduil's Outfit Number 5.
Hope ya'll enjoy.

This outfit that Thranduil wears in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, is a more fancy over robe then the one Mr. Pace wore in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. (Outfit Two) He wears this the night before the big battle starts.

1. Robe 1. Robe 1 is the long sleeved, detailed over robe that Mr. Pace wore. It's detail is, what I believe, like another kind of tree bark.

I love how the fabric is very shimmery, and a silvery grey color.
The red fabric for the sleeves look like they are made from a velvet fabric, in a wine-red shade. It looks very comfortable to wear.

2. Robe 2: robe 2 is the same as Robe 2 of Outfit Three.

3. Accessories: The accessories are the same as the other outfits, (Outfit One, Outfit Two, Outfit Three, Outfit Four)

4. The Crown: The crown that was made for Mr. Pace in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, is different, and more simple, then the crown that he wears in Outfit One and Four.

The crown is twisted and turned to imitate thorns, and the gem in the middle imitates a single leaf.
The thorns are a silver metal, and the leaf is made from a green crystal.

Well, this looks pretty comfortable to wear, before battling Orcs and Dwarves.

The Wardrobe: Thranduil, Outfit Four

Hey ya'll! Here's another Wardrobe post! I hope ya'll enjoy!
So this outfit is the outfit that you first see Thranduil wearing in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey prologue.
 This one is a shorter post, like Outfit Two, but I hope you enjoy it!.

1. Robe 1: Robe one is a long, silver robe, with beautiful detail. It probably is the fanciest kingly robe that Mr. Lee wore in all three Hobbit movies.

The collar is high, as usual, and it has long sleeves. Of course, the robe, has a long train. :)

2. Robe 2: Robe 2 is a sleevles over robe, with pointed shoulders.

It is about as long as Robe 1, but it has a different detail. The detail is more bar looking then Robe 1, which has a more fancy look. The robe is a silver color as Robe 1.

3. The Belt: Not every Thranduil outfit has a belt, and this is one of the very few that does. It is a golden color, and long.

It has a gold/brown gem in the middle, which looks like it is the same shape as Thranduil's brooch.

4. The Arm Guards: The arm guards are a softer fabric then the metal ones that he wears in The Hobbit: Battle of the Fives Armies.

The beautiful design goes well with the outfit, a fancy, kingly detail.

5. The Crown and Accessories: The crown and accessories are the same as Outfit One.

Well, there you are! I hope you enjoyed it!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Wardrobe: Thranduil, Outfit Three

Howdy ya'll!!
I'm so glad that ya'll have been enjoying my newest label, The Wardrobe.
Here is Thranduil's Outfit Three!

Okay, so Outfit Three is another one of my favorite outfits that Mr. Lee wore in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. (Outfit One is my favorite.)

1. Robe 1: The blood red robe that Thranduil wears looks very comfortable, and easy to fight in, though you never see him fight in it.

It has long, loose sleeves, (but not has long as the sleeves as Outfit Two.)

They fit over nicely the robe that he wears under it. It also has a long train, which is one of his trademarks as the King of Mirkwood.

2. Robe 2: Under the red robe, Thranduil wears a shorter version of the Outfit One robe. It is of a silver/green color, and has long sleeves.

It has the same high collar, and the same design. But the only difference is that the hem of the robe comes to about his knees, probably at the top of his knee-high boots.

3. The Accessories: The accessories are the same as Outfit One.

4. The Sword: The sword that was made for Mr. Lee was made out of one, long block of iron. It's details are very beautiful, and you get to see him use it in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. (He actually uses two of the same sword in this movie. But in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, he's only using one.)

5. The Staff: Thranduil only really has his staff in one scene, and that is when you first see glimpses of him in Mirkwood with Outfit One.

You don't actually see him with the staff in this outfit, but it does look great with it.

Well, I hoped ya'll enjoyed, and if so, please leave a comment below!

The Wardrobe: Thranduil, Outfit Two

Hey, ya'll! I'm doing another Wardrobe post! I hope ya'll enjoyed my first one about Thranduil's Outfit One. Now, I'm doing his Outfit Two!
Hope ya'll enjoy!

Outfit Two is not as detailed as Outfit One, but it does look comfortable.  Mr. Pace wore this outfit in the scene, (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug) with Tauriel, when his line goes, "Do not give him hope when there is none" It looks like the robe that Thranduil is wearing over another, shorter robe, is supposed to be an over robe, but, who knows!

1. The Robe: The robe looks like its detail is to represent tree bark. The sleeves of the robe are VERY long, and loose for comfort. It is of a silvery grey color, with black spots all over for detail.

The robe also has a long train, which is another one of Thranduil's trademarks.

2. The Hair: Thranduil's hair is a white-blond color, and he always has it styled very interestingly comfortable, slicked back on the top, with strains of hair, in front on either side of his ear. In this outfit, he is not wearing his crown, which makes more sense for the robe to be a dressing gown, as he is not wearing very crazy things.

3. The Rings: The rings that he is wearing are the same rings that he wears in Outfit One.

Well, there you are. A shorter post, but a comfortable one though. I hope you enjoyed. If so, please leave a comment below!

The Wardrobe: Thranduil, Outfit One

Hey, ya'll! I've decided that I'm doing a group of posts about my favorite costume wardrobes from my favorite movies. I hope ya'll enjoy!

First off, for Outfit One, Lee Pace wore an amazing robe outfit in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

1. The Robe: The robe is a silvery/green color, probably made that way to show that he is the King of the Woodland Realm, and it imitates the bark of the trees.

I like how the collar is large and open near the neck, then is closed all the way down to the beginning of his leggings. The train of the robe is amazingly long.

I love the beautiful design that the robe has, also imitating the bark of the trees. It is very unique, and creative.

2. The Leggings: The leggings look like they are either a dark brownish black, or just black. They are hard to tell, because they only peek out when he walks, and this is really the only time that you see the color of his leggings.

They are not quite as tight as leggings are usually; they have a bit of a loose hold, to allow Mr. Pace to walk easily without being uncomfortable. I believe that they are long leggings, but you can't tell because of his knee-high boots.

3. The Boots. Thranduil's boots are knee length, and look very comfortable. I believe that they were easy to walk in, since he wore them with every other outfit.

The boots are made of a black material, probably leather, (as usual), and are loosely fitted to his leg for comfort. I love how it has two layers!

4. The Accessories: Mr. Pace had amazing accessories for his outfits. They added great taste to the colors.
First, is the brooch. It is of a beautiful silver, and designed, what looks like, the horns of his pet elk.

The jewel is a golden/light brown color, and is a teardrop shape. The horns around it is a silvery white color.

The rings are next. Mr. Pace had four rings on his fingers! WOW!!

The rings that Thranduil had moved to different places in these pictures. I guess Mr. Jackson wanted them switched around, to make it more sensible to wear. The 1. hand has three rings on it, while the hand in the background only had one. But, it looks like it moved to the ring finger of hand 4. (ring finger on the lower hand. Background hand on 1.)
Then, the ring on hand 1. (gold one) moved to the ring finger of upper hand 4.
The background hand's ring on 1. moved to index finger (lower hand) 4.
And the famous, giant ring on hand 1. moved to the index finger of upper hand 4.
(One Big Switch!!! My Goodness!!!)

Well, I guess it doesn't matter where you put the rings, just as long as they are comfortable.

5. The Crown: Thranduil's crown is mostly his trademark. It is to look like twigs and leaves, another indication that he is the King of Mirkwood.

The twigs, or roots, (either way) is painted a light brown, and red leaves are intwined all around. I love how the crown curls over his cheek, and the how tall the crown is. It frames his face in a kingly way.

Well, I hope you enjoyed Outfit One of Thranduil's amazing costumes in the Hobbit.
Please leave a comment below, and tell me your thoughts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ashenputtle by the Brothers Grimm: The Original Cinderella Story

Hey ya'll! A few months ago, I got to see the new Cinderella movie, and fell in LOVE with it!! I decided that for the formal this year, I was going as Cinderella in her BEAUTIFUL ballgown.
Anyways, I thought that it would be fun to post the original Cinderella story by the Brothers Grimm, just for a fun thing for my readers. So, I hope you enjoy, and please leave a comment below if you liked it, or if you would want me to put more original Disney Princesses stories up!

(Abbreviated in my own words from the Sixty Fairytales of The Brothers Grimm by Weathervane Books)

A rich man's wife became ill, and when she knew that her life was ending, she sent or her only child, a young girl, and said to her, "My dear girl, go on being a devoted and kind girl, and God will always help you, and I will be watching you from Heaven."
Soon after, she died.
The girl visited her mother's grave daily, and cried. She kept her promise to her mother of being a devoted and good girl.

When spring came, the girl's father married again. The new Step-mother brought with her her two daughters, who were beautiful to look at, but had selfish hearts. Soon, the girl's life turned around.
They forced her to eat with the servants in the kitchen, and made her wear ugly clothes. They made her work from morning until late at night, doing the dishes, washing their clothes, and carry water in heavy buckets.

They made fun of her, and threw food into the ashes, and had her clean it up. At night, she did not have a bed to sleep in, so she slept by the hearth. The ashes from the fireplace covered her very day, that soon, they called her Ashenputtle.

One day, the Father decided to go to the Fair. He asked his step-daughters what they wanted him to bring back.
"Beautiful clothes." One said
"Jewels." The other one replied.
Turning to Ashenputtle, he asked her what she wanted.
"Bring me the first branch that touches your hat when you return home." She answered.
He returned with the clothes, the jewels, and the twig, from a hazel bush, that had knocked his hat off when he returned home.
Ashenputtle thanked him, and went to visit her mother's grave. There, she planted the twig, then she began to cry. Her tears watered the twig, and it began to grow into a fine tree.

She went to the grave three times each day, crying and praying. Every time, a little, white bird came, and sat on the tree that she had planted, and gave her what she wanted when she made a wish.
It happened that the King sent word that there was to be a ball that would last for three days. All the beautiful maidens in the land were invited, so that the Prince could choose whom he was to marry.

When the sisters heard the news, they called Ashenputtle, and said, "Clean our shoes, and brush our hair. We are going to the King's ball!"
Ashenputtle obeyed, then went to her Step-mother and asked if she could go as well.
"You," the Step-mother said, "You can't go. You're covered in ashes. Besides, you don't have any clothes to wear there, yet you want to go!"
Ashenputtle asked again.

"Well, I threw a bowl of lentils into the ashes. If you pick out each one within two hours, you may go." The Step-mother replied.
Ashenputtle went to the backdoor, and cried,

                                                     "The good into a dish to throw,
                                                      The bad into your crops can go."

Then two, white doves came, who were followed by two turtle doves and all the little birds. They all began to collect the lentils, until every one was in the dish.
Then Ashenputtle brought the dish back to the Step-mother, smiling.
But the Step-mother shook her head, and said, "You still don't have anything to wear. The people will laugh at you."
Ashenputtle began to cry.
"If you can pick out two dishes of lentils within two hours, you may go." The Step-mother said, thinking that it would be impossible for the girl to achieve.
But, again, the girl went to the backdoor, and cried the same thing again.

Once again, the birds arrived, and clean the lentils out of the ashes. Ashenputtle brought the dishes to her Step-mother with a smile. But the Step-mother shook her head again, saying, "No good. You have no clothes, and you can't dance. It would be embarrassing if you came with us."
She then went to help her two daughters.
When everyone left, Ashenputtle went to her mother's grave, and cried,

"Shiver and shake, dear little tree,
Gold and silver shower on me"

The same white bird threw down a beautiful gold and silver robe, with embroidered slippers. Ashenputtle slipped them on, then went to the ball. 

When her step-sisters and their mother saw her, they thought that she was a foreign Princess, instead of Ashenputtle, whom they thought that they left behind.
The Prince fell in love with her, and danced with her all night. She stayed until midnight, then secretly left without anyone knowing where she went. 

For two more nights, Ashenputtle would repeat the same thing every time. But the third night, as midnight struck, while she was leaving. she accidentally left one of her golden slippers that the bird gave her. The Prince, who was following her that night, found her shoe, and kept it with him.
The very next day, he went to Ashenputtle's Father, whom he knew very well, and told him that he would not marry until he found the girl who's foot fit the golden slipper he had found the night before.

The step-sisters were excited, for they both wanted to try on the slipper.
The eldest went with the Prince, and tried on the slipper, but her big toe was too big.  Her mother handed her a knife, and told her to cut it off! ( :( ) She did so, and the slipper fit. The Prince was excited, and took the eldest sister away with him.
But, as they passed Ashenputtle's mother's grave, two doves sat in the hazel-tree and said,

"Prithee, look back, prithee look back,
There's blood on the track,
The shoe is too small, 
At home the true Bride is waiting thy call."

The Prince saw the bleeding toe, and took the eldest back home. The second sister tried on the slipper, but her heel was to large. Her mother handed her a knife, and told her to cut off some of her heel! Ouch! The sister did so, then shoved her foot into the slipper. The Prince was excited once more, and took her away, thinking she was the Bride.
But, as they passed the mother's grave again, the two doves said the same rhyme. The Prince saw the bleeding foot, and took the youngest back home.

He went to the Father, and asked if he had any more daughters. Ashenputtle's father answered yes, but told the Prince that she was puny, the daughter of his late wife and not as beautiful as his step-daughters. The Prince sent for her anyways. Ashenputtle was sent for, and the Prince handed her the golden slipper. She slipped the slipper onto her foot, and looked at the Prince. When she rose, the Prince recognised her as the maiden he met at the ball.

The Prince took Ashenputtle to his palace, and they married happily. The sisters came to Ashenputtle, and asked for her forgiveness, and for their punishment, the two doves pecked one of their eyes out when they stood beside Ashenputtle. When they left, the Doves pecked out the other eye of each sister. They were punished for their wickedness, and were blind forever.

I thought this story was pretty interesting, and I hope that ya'll enjoyed it!