Hats

Discussion in 'Season 2' started by Haerangil, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Haerangil

    Haerangil Well-Known Member

    I've thought a bit about the Hat-thing...

    I've found these beautiful pics of mesopotamian hats on pinterest:
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    do you think it would be too far fetched to go a bit mesopotamian/Iranian with elven hats?

    "(...)Above her brow her
    head was covered with a cap of silver lace netted with small gems, glittering
    white; but her soft grey raiment had no ornament save a girdle of leaves
    wrought in silver.(...)"

    I also wonder what arwen#s cap would have looked like...

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  2. amysrevenge

    amysrevenge Well-Known Member

    Yeah yeah hats. Those Persian beards though...

    lol
     
  3. Haerangil

    Haerangil Well-Known Member

    well it's antique near-east... though i'd like some of those crazy beards for the dwarves or some valar...
     
  4. amysrevenge

    amysrevenge Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah maybe my tone didn't' come through correctly (on the internet of all places!) but I'm ALL ABOUT THOSE BEARDS. That Median king at the very top - words fail me....
     
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  5. Nicholas Palazzo

    Nicholas Palazzo Well-Known Member

    What about the guy in the lower right of the second image.
     
  6. amysrevenge

    amysrevenge Well-Known Member

    OK about the hats. There's something I quite like about the flat-top hats, but they seem... Mannish to me, rather than Elvish.

    For Elves, I'm thinking smaller, more close to the skull - closer to baseball hat than top hat in profile. There are several like that scattered through the images.
     
  7. MithLuin

    MithLuin Well-Known Member

    Anke Eissmann portrays Arwen's 'cap of silver lace' like so in her painting of the Hall of Fire:
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  8. Haerangil

    Haerangil Well-Known Member

    a bit like the wild 20ies jazz age? no i quite like it.it's not that far from some medieval or antique near eastern models also... btw. i totally love anke eismanns illustrations!

    as for hats... i've always thought of elven hats as more conical or slightly pointed models, like those in the middle picture, but i have to admit that i quite like the flat high hats in the first pic!
     
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  9. Marielle

    Marielle Well-Known Member

    I really like the idea of breaking out of the "medieval-esque" world of sword and sorcery films to create a unique fusion-look for the elves. And I'm not just saying that because the flapper hats are awesome, though.... they are. http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/six-1920s-headband-styles-you-can-wear-today/
     
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  10. Haerangil

    Haerangil Well-Known Member

    i'm a bit divided on that topic... we read tolkien's writings and there are fantastic and fairytale elements... but on the other hand a mix of antique and medieval... a bit bayeux tapestry meets arthurian meets celtic meets bronze age meets egypt meets victorian... often seems to me what he had in mind. but i agree about the sword& sorcery aesthetics... i don't like those either.
     
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  11. Marielle

    Marielle Well-Known Member

    Some sword & sorcery wouldn't bother me.... but it's very easily spotted and tends to date/kitsch-ify the production. I'm not saying Arwen should be dressed like a flapper... but taking and modifying a 1920's headdress (modifying, because for some reason, as fond of it as I am personally, cloth/thread lace doesn't really seem to fit elven costuming. at all) to make it something neat and unique and beautiful would be great.
     

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