Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gabrielle Costume Elements

shed11costumehouse is a reliable eBay seller from New Zealand.  Recently, they auctioned several costume elements that come from the private collection of Jane Holland who was the Xena: Warrior Princess costume designer for seasons 5-6 after Ngila Dickson left to work on The Lord of the Rings.  These pieces provide great insight into the construction of the costumes.


First, a hero Gabrielle bodice worn by Renee O'Connor.  This piece is great because it has a sewed in label indicating it was worn by Renee.  Countless copies of this piece were made for stunt use but it's rare that a hero one pops up.  The rarity is reflected in the price; this sold for over $2000!










Second, Gabrielle's gauntlets and necklace.  Replicas of these are highly sought after so it was no surprise that the necklace sold for more than $600 and the gauntlets sold for more than $700.





3 comments:

  1. I cannot thank you enough for posting these photos. I'm attempting to create a replica of this costume and they have been some of the BEST pictures for coloring and ribbon placement. THANK YOU.

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  2. Please send me some photos of your costume. I'd love to see it!

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    1. Hello! I know it's been a while since I posted on your page, but I wanted to show you the finished Gabrielle costume. I used reference images from the show and the images you posted here to try and get something close to similar!

      Here's the link to the Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilacwire/sets/72157632554144200/

      Thank you again for providing these amazing photos. They were live savers for the weaving on the bra!

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