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Wear This LOTR Middle-Earth Map Dress To Someone’s 111th Birthday


When J.R.R. Tolkien was writing The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, did you think he ever considered someone wearing the maps of the land he created as a dress? My guess is no. The photo was taken by Matt & Kristy on Flickr of an attendee at Dragon*Con. Ma’am, we salute you.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1173720171 Megan Christie

    That is TOO CUTE.

  • RH

    Love the cloak and brooch, just perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/l0v3i5av3rb Melissa Jean Filanc

    I wanna know how they got the fabric…painted it perhaps?

  • http://twitter.com/vertdragain Karen E Conway

    yes, 2nd that – where did they get the fabric!!!

  • http://twitter.com/JessiSee25 Jessica Seeser

    Yes, yes, that’s nice. Now either give me a tutorial or a link where I can spend way obscene amounts of money on it. Or at least a source for the fabric… For realz, yo.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    I wish I could have! There was no more information at either link. I’m hoping this lovely lady sees the post and can let us know! *crosses fingers*

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashe.samuels Ashe P. Samuels

    Hmm. Yes.

    This is perfect.

  • Life Lessons

    I want this dress. Now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cressie Cressie Teague Lewis

    Hi! I’m the one who created this. Thanks for all of the nice comments! This was very fun to design and create. I worked with a graphic designer who created the “repeat” map pattern and Spoonflower.com printed the map on cotton sateen fabric. I used a vintage Simplicity pattern #3422 as a base for the dress and altered it with scalloping. The clutch was my own design and the “ring” was recycled from an old circle belt buckle. Hope this inspires others! See you in line on December 14th!

  • Kim Salazar

    Very well done! The fabric, the choice of style, which displayed it so well, the capelet collar and pin, echoic of the cloaks, the Elvish around the hem and the purse with its ring clasp. Simply brilliant.

  • http://profiles.google.com/designchick77 Michelle Burnett

    Beautiful work and very creative, and you are just cute as a button yourself, if I may say so :) Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.

  • Anonymous

    That is amazing! I wish I had crafting skills. I would absolutely wear this. Beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/PegoingGal Pego Rice

    Cressie, what a fabulous job. What do they call that fabric?

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  • Lady Arwen Legolas Wilson

    If you are willing to shell out probably around a $1000 bucks There is a way to make this dress. It can be done. But it is time consuming, because the maps would have to be painted onto the dress and that takes time.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Fantastic job.

  • http://twitter.com/Selkiechick Selkiechick

    That whole outfit is wonderful! Can other folks buy the fabric on Spoonflower?

  • http://www.cashforiphones.com/cfi/news Twila Berkley

    Amazing job! How about doing a Marauder’s Map version? LOL

  • Libby

    Would you be willing make the dress and or clutch again for a price?