Narnia Wardrobe, or the Narnia costumes are inspired by the book and film series, “The Chronicles Of Narnia”. However, the main inspiration that paved the way for the creation of the Narnia wardrobe was the succession of the award•winning movies itself.
I. Quick Background Of The Movies
III. Custom Made Narnia Wardrobe
A. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
B. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian
IV. Pre-made Narnia Wardrobe Available In Stores
I. QUICK BACKGROUND OF THE MOVIE:
The movie series was based on the series of novels, “The Chronicles Of Narnia” written by C.S. Lewis during the 1950s. The movie adaptation of the famous novel series however, was released beginning the year 2005 was distributed by Walden Media, which is also owned by Walt Disney Pictures. The first installment of the epic fantasy movie, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” was released into theaters on December 09, 2005, and more than two(2) years after that, the second movie, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Of Caspian” was released, particularly on the 16th of May 2008. Both movies were released by Walden Media and was directed by Andrew Adamson and produced by Mark Johnson. The third installment entitled “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader” will be released to theaters this coming December 10, 2010. The third upcoming movie, unlike it’s predecessors will be co•produced and co•released by 20th Century Fox, and was directed by Michael Apted.
Another notable fact regarding the two prior movies was that The first movie, “The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe”, garnered a total gross of $748, 806.957 from December 07, 2005 until April 2006, thereby making it the 28th highest grossing movie worldwide of all time. The second film, however, had a total gross of $419,490,26, thus having a total gross of $1,168,297,243 for both films.
For the first and second movies, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, mostly, each of the significant characters’ ensembles are being duplicated with a nearly identical costume for those who are avid watchers of the said movie especially during the time of Halloween and those who are fond of collecting items related to the said movie and/or book.
As mentioned, the Chronicles of Narnia movies 1&2 offers its fans with inspiration not only for Halloween costumes, but for the movie aficionados as well. Girls and women can dress as the medieval princess Lucy and Susan Pevensies while boys and males may wear knight costumes to portray themselves as Sir Peter or Prince Caspian.
III. CUSTOM MADE NARNIA WARDROBE
Individuals who prefer sewing their own costumes, or would rather like to have costumes that are different from those you can avail from other stores, may find these websites of great help, especially for those who love the book and/or the movies “The Chronicles of Narnia 1&2”. Tailor made costumes would also enable you to create the wardrobe according to your own liking, but still basing it to the original style. You see, those costumes which can be usually bought at the stores are normally either too small or too large for an average consumer, and some will just be pretty lucky enough to find something that will really fit to your entire body without using at least one safety pin or a number of alterations.
A. “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe”
Starting from the very first movie, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe”, especially “The White Witch”, with her seven transformations, each of Queen Jadis’ outfits have been described in detail in a number of websites, meaning that if you are blessed with the talent of sewing, you’d be able to create these seven transformation gowns in no time.
The first movie mainly involved the following characters:
⦿ The White Witch
⦿ The Pevensies
➣ Aslan’s Followers
• Mr. Tummus
• Father Christmas
• Giant Rumblebuffin
• Red Dwarfs
➣ The Witch’s Army
• Black Dwarfs
➣ Professor Digory Kirke
➣ Mrs. Macready
As previously mentioned, each of these characters’ costumes have been scrutinized and explained thoroughly with regards to how to create if not the exact, at least the identical style of the said costume on some websites. Further, a couple of websites suggest or recommend the name of the materials which were used to create the exact outfit. Frequently, they get the information regarding the materials which are and/or can be used from the designer of the said outfits themselves.. However, there are still some suggested materials that only bear resemblance to the exact item used to to form the costume it was supposed to be made of. Nevertheless, these materials are either only suggested as an alternative for the following scenarios:
- The materials are less expensive, but only have a few differences apart from the exact material used
- The materials can be hard to find, therefore, alternative materials are usually suggested.
As expected, the movie and the book dealt with the four Pevensie siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, all four of them and their outfits per scene are described in detail in certain websites, and as mentioned. If you are indeed proficient in sewing, then you will encounter no problem with regard to patching these things together at all. Other characters in this particular movie, such as the Narnians (including Aslan’s Followers and Witch’s Army) and our two characters from England, Professor Digory Kirke and Mrs Macready are also among those characters which also wears an outfit which were described thoroughly by certain Narnia fan-based websites.
B. “The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian”
Similar to the the very first movie, it’s sequel, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, also have all of their characters’ provided with a a meticulous description of each of their wardrobe per scene. Listed below are a couple of the main characters of the mentioned movie:
⦿ Prince Caspian
⦿ The Pevensies
➣ Lord Glozelle
➣ Lord Sopespian
➣ Lord Donnon
➣ Telemarine Soldiers
➣ Doctor Cornelius
Another similarity to the first movie is that this second one also have each of the significant characters’ wardrobe per scene described thoroughly in certain Narnia fan-based websites. Usually, these websites are being updated whenever they also have formal updates from the movie itself. Furthermore, the first and second movie wardrobe custom-made how-to instructions are usually included in a particular section of one of those fan-based Narnia website, since they belong in the same category.
IV. COSTUMES AVAILABLE IN STORES
Narnia wardrobe or costumes are those which are available either in malls or can be ordered online. These pre-made costumes are available for mostly the lead characters of the two movies. However, majority of the costumes which are usually being sold for the two movies are only for kids and for the Pevensies and Prince Caspian only.
Compared to the custom made outfits, pre-made wardrobes only offer one design per character and has a very limited rage of sizes per customer as well. Further, due to the restricted number of designs, there may be several individuals who practically own the same kind of wardrobe.
Moreover, due to the fact that these costumes are widely purchased during halloween, especially by children, there may only be a few costumes which are in fact rarely available for teenager and adult customers who wish to purchase the wardrobes for themselves.
To basically summarize, the movies, Chronicles Of Narnia 1&2 as mentioned purely gave way and inspired the creation of each of the costumes whether custom made nor pre-made. It really depends on the individual whether he/she wishes to use a custom-made or a pre-made wardrobe. If he/she prefers to use something a lot more affordable and does not really wish to splurge a considerable amount of money for something that can only be used either once or twice, he/she may opt to purchase the pre-made Narnia wardrobe. However, if he/she has always been a fan of the book and/or movie series, doesn’t mind to splurge an extra sum of money, and wishes to have a unique and a custom-fitted wardrobe specifically tailor made for him/her then go on and have a custom made Narnia wardrobe.
There are a lot of places as to where you can purchase your pre-made costumes or materials for your custom-made wardrobe. Use the internet as a major reference, anything can be found in the internet these days, and by one simple click, you can find everything that you need.