Lady of the Green Kirtle
The other day Pattertwig's Pal and I were discussing what the LotGK might wear at the fountain, and I drew her description...
Well, I haven't scanned the drawing yet, but that's okay because I found something really similar in a Giorgio Armani fashion show.
Just imagine it in really vibrant green...
Ooh yes! Shiny and textured and clingy! That could probably be animated to swirl around her and then stick and become skin as she transforms into a snake, something like the animation for the transformation in "Beauty and the Beast." I have a whole Pinterest board of costumes that remind me of SC, mostly for LotGK. Most of them are snaky and metallic, but there are some similar to that pic.
https://www.pinterest.com/Anfinwen/narn ... ver-chair/
I'd really love to see your drawing too, even though you found a similar pic.
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That is such an awesome dress, Mel! I love how soft and non-threatening it looks... I mean, it slays in terms of fashion sense, but it's hardly combat-ready. You wouldn't expect someone dressed like that to be a physical threat, making her transformation into the snake all the more shocking. It would be a great look for the fountain, but I can also easily imagine her wearing something like that in the enchantment scene, with the sparkling folds of the dress glinting in the green firelight.
Your pinterest board is awesome, Anfinwen! And I concur, I'd like to see Mel's drawing as well!
Your pinterest board is awesome, Anfinwen!
Ditto! Very inspiring!
This is not the original drawing, it's more closely based on one of the gowns from the pinterest board, and I did a slightly better job at representing the transparent wrap this time around... but it's the same idea.
Ooh, I like it! Beautiful job, Meltintalle! The sheer wrap really adds to the air of mystery and makes her look almost like Baynes' illustrations of dryads in LWW (the first pic of Aslan and his followers).
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I love it, Mel! It's beautiful I especially like that you added sleeves. That's a great point about it resembling the LWW dryad illustrations, Anfinwen. I hope they draw a lot of inspiration from nymphs for her outfits, especially the one at the fountain!
I like the idea of taking the transparent wrap concept and having it be an element present in all of the outfits she wears... her final gown might even have a veil reminiscent of a bridal veil, given that she is anticipating marrying Rilian and becoming Queen of Narnia.
I ran across this from the Sony World Photography Awards.
I can imagine TLotGK looking like this (someone brought up the possibility of her having red hair, but that's not essential). Not the dress (no bare arms please) so much, as the accessories: that is, the cat.
Someone else is sure to have thought of this before, but when she mentions the comparison of her world vs. Narnia (sun/lamp, Aslan/cat) I never pictured her actually having a cat. It would be difficult to thrum on a lute while stroking her pet, I suppose, but it would be interesting if she had a cat or two hanging about her apartments. No doubt there would be an outcry from felinophiles worldwide, condemning the stereotyping of cat-lovers, but it might be worth it.
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I'm fond of cats myself (though have never had one as a pet ) and I can imagine her having a few cats around her apartments as well, but I can also think of one major problem with including them. When the Witch has been killed and the questers and Rilian are escaping the flooding kingdom, I really don't want to be thinking "But you've got to save the cat!!!" And if they did try to bring Fluffy along with them, I'm pretty sure its typical feline antics around the rising floodwaters would be a little distracting.
The topic of accessories is a good one, though! For instance, in her last appearance, she is introduced as the Queen of Underland, and it would make sense that she would wear a crown. I've never imagined her as wearing a normal crown, though; in the Pauline Baynes' illustrations, she wears what appears to be a wisp of a garland, or just some small twigs strewn through her hair and pinned to her dress. (It's a bit hard to tell, but it definitely has a wood nymph-ish vibe.) So they may end up going more "woodland fairy" than "regal queen"... I really like the Pauline Baynes' drawings, so anything inspired by them is a-okay with me.
Ok so bare arms they are just arms and shoulders. Lol The possibility of some of the dresses being arm baring will probably be what happens in the movie. There are wraps like shown above other options are sheer sleeves cloaks and form fitted but Haute couture avaunt garde styled coat jacket blazers with snake skin, feathers, and the like.
These are a few ideas I've had in my mind awhile. Which styles are more suitable for the character. Tried to look for a few images that were sleeve worthy and came upon partial sleeves instead! Does it give off an air of mystery and subtle intrigue or enchantment? What do you all think?
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I just had fun going through a lot of the old posts in this thread and one thing I noticed was hanging sleeves were mentioned quite a few times, which I thought was interesting. I was also going through Anfinwen's pinterest boards and noticed this:
The border print of her dress got me to thinking, it would be interesting to see a variety of snakelike elements throughout all of her costumes, whether through the shape of the gown itself (a la https://images.moviepilot.com/image/upload/c_fill,h_470,q_auto:good,w_620/q0bc2elcss7y8sjuom2o.jpg-in which her shoulders I think are supposed to be reminiscent of a viper), the textures (a la http://www.shortlistdubai.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_small_picture/public/images/2016/07/04/Emilia-Clarke-Youtube.jpg?itok=_xsxVe4G-the fabric of her gown is pleated to look like dragonscales), or shapes on the hardware (in this case I was thinking about celtic knots, its pretty easy to look up celtic serpents and think of things like what you find).
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