Lovely picture - I like the idea of Nienna being defined by her veils
I couldn't decide whether to edit my previous post or make a new one, but since I am uploading an image, I thought a new one would be best. I have drawn a rough costume sketch of Bre's Nienna (Post elf-contact)
[GALLERY=media, 52]P1000976 by Anastasia posted Feb 18, 2016 at 8:12 PM[/GALLERY]
What do you think of my interpretation of your artwork Bre? I changed the shape of the sleeves, since I thought a bell sleeve would evoke a teardrop, does that work for you?
My only concern with this costume is one of practicality. I am worried about the veil impeding the audience's view of the actor's face, and thus impeding the performance. We have to keep a hood or veil, since that is literally the only physical costume item that Tolkien describes her having, but I'm not entirely sure how to make it work. There are indeed very transparent fabrics in the world, but I haven't seen any that would not obscure the actor's performance in some way. Bre's drawing has a slit in the front of the veil, which will be helpful, since the set costumers will have the option of pinning back the veil to allow the camera to see her face, while keeping this key piece of costuming on her head. But does pinning back the veil, or uncovering her face in some way defeat the purpose of having a veil at all? I'm having trouble visualizing the logistics of it.
Then we can tick this off our to-do list.So here are some photos taken of our group that were not blurry selfies in a mirror....
These group shots by Chris and Nadine:
The Valar...aka, yards upon yards of chiffon and endless beads!
All photos below credited to Nathaniel Dukes. Album may be viewed here: https://natedukes.smugmug.com/Bree2019/
Photos were taken at Evening At Bree at DragonCon 2019 in Atlanta, GA on Friday August 30th. Unless otherwise noted, everyone designed and made their own costumes/makeup.
Manwë and Varda:
Manwë: Kathleen https://www.facebook.com/silivrencostuming/
Mandos (Námo): Celia https://www.facebook.com/AvalloneCos/
Lorien (Irmo): Marianne
Tulkas: Jon* (costume made by Celia)
Oromë: AJ* (costume made by Grace)
Ulmo: Nax* (crowd-sourced costume made by Kathleen, Celia, and Kelly)
Nienna: Me!!!! Thanks to Bre Melvin for inspiration for the costume design
And lastly, Melkor: Ben