silk habotai


Rare personal post…..

Since my financial situation hasn’t improved much (meaning I’ve got a contract and a job, but won’t get paid any money because it is on hold for some stupid internal city council reasons, and no one knows when it will become available), I have to take some drastic measures.

I don’t want to beg for donations, hence I am selling some of my costumes:

Top to bottom: Arwen-style Elven dress; Éowyn’s Refugee Gown; Viking / Medieval style Gown. Please read the descriptions for more info.

Arwen Gown:

Floor-length, trained gown made from luscious silk/rayon velvet in midnight black. Huge bell sleeves made from sheer yellow fabric with flocked-on flowers, lined in the most gorgeous golden yellow habotai silk. Neckline was hand-beaded with yellow/iridescent small tube beads. Chiffon-and-silk beaded trim with tiny sequins and silver embroidery. Metal eyelets for lacing up at the back. Overall length 167 cm excluding train. UK size 10-12; European 38-40; US 6-8. Please contact me for any measurements you might need.
Price: $240 plus shipping.

Éowyn Gown:

Two-part dress; underdress uses the same fabric that was used for the original movie gown. Sky blue with gold threads, gold detail lacing at the back and wrists. Overdress made from brown wool imitation fabric with braid detail at the neckline and side lacing at the waist. Overdress is slightly shorter than underdress. Overall length 164 cm. UK size 8-10; European 36-38; US 4-6. Might also fit one size down due to the lacing. Please contact me for any measurements you might need.
Price: $180 plus shipping.

Viking Gown:

Two part dress made from heavy duty linen with hand woven trim at the neckline and hem. Dark blue “tabard” style overdress with side lacing and rectangular neckline. Underdress from nature coloured linen, long sleeves, simple pull-over style. Slighty longer at the sides than at back and front. Overall length 166 ccm. UK size 12; European 40; US 8. Might also fit half a size up or one size down due to the lacing.
Please contact me for any measurements you might need.
Price: $90 plus shipping.

All dresses have been worn once, were cleaned and stored in a dry, cool place. I am 167 cm tall myself and all the gowns were more or less floor length on me depending on the shoes worn. I’ll happily take measurements off the garments should you want to check back with your own.

I have a Paypal account and I ship to anywhere in the world! I’ll try to figure out the cheapest shipping rate for you (I ship from Europe). If you buy more than 1 gown, shipping is free.

I really hate to see them go for they were made with love and passion in hours of work, using only the best fabrics available; but as to date I have been without any money for 4 months and I am not really sure my boss is going to pay me at all. I have rent and bills to pay, two cats to feed and I just can’t go on like this…so I’ll part way with those babies and hope they’ll find a good new home.

Thank you for reading this. If you can’t buy or they don’t fit, please at least reblog the shit out of this ;-) Thanks!!!

P.S.: If none of those fits and you still want one, I could also sew one for you….