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Maid Marian - Robin Hood: Men In Tights by FireLilyCosplay Maid Marian - Robin Hood: Men In Tights by FireLilyCosplay
Photographer: David Dunn
Costume made and modeled by: :iconfirelilycosplay:

"Robin Hood: Men In Tights" is one of my all time favorite movies. Somehow it came up that I should make costumes from it and so I did. I decided to make Marian's gold dinner gown because it is my favorite of all the costumes Amy Yasbeck wears in the movie.

The gold dress fabric is very hard to see in the movie, but appears to be a gold lame weave with black undertones. The closest I could come to this was gold and black confetti dot fabric. It had just the right amount of sparkle and shine to substitute for the woven lame. The swirled sleeve and collar fabric was also impossible to find. In the movie, it appears to be a pale gold guipere lace fabric, which is very expensive and hard to find. I managed to use a pink nylon/rayon mix fabric with swirls on it that I dyed to a dark gold/yellow and overlayed it on top of black/gold lame knit. I was thrilled with the outcome and it works very well with the confetti dot. The swirled overlay on the collar is adorned with about 200 dark blue rhinestones as shown in the movie (though it is hard to see). The dress also has a tan/gold taffeta lining to add body and provide opacity (the confetti dot fabric is quite sheer).

The wig is an Eleora wig, Cathy XL, in Fire Red and works so well for Marian! The crown was purchased on EBay and I fixed the rhinestones on with hot glue. The rhinestones all started all clear gems and I used glass stain and Sharpie markers to achieve the orange and blue colors. I wore some blue satin flats I already owned to complete the "medieval" look for the dress. I was so happy to see how many people recognized me and my Robin - I love that people love this movie!! I am a big Mel Brooks fan and it was so much fun to honor one of his movies.
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:iconneo-winggoddess:
neo-winggoddess Featured By Owner May 22, 2015   Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! You are my hero for making this costume. :)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontaragian:
taragian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Do you take commissions? I am looking to cosplay her this year! taragiancaspro@gmail.com
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:iconshiny-kiyoko:
shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
amazing cosplay ^^
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconshiny-kiyoko:
shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome ^^
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:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student General Artist
of my gosh, I clicked on this and once I saw it in full size I knew exactly where it was from! Awesome, this was definitely her most memorable outfit from the film :D
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconobscurepairing:
obscurepairing Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
AMAZING! A Comedy Classic....Great to see it being cosplayed
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconobscurepairing:
obscurepairing Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
<3 CULT CLASSICS..FOR THE WIN!
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A "Men in Tights" cosplay? Awesome! You look so much like Marion in this outfit, it's striking! The whole thing is beautiful. 
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconbecomeonewithrussia1:
becomeonewithrussia1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! CALL THE LOCKSMITH!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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:iconbecomeonewithrussia1:
becomeonewithrussia1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I showed my best friend and she was rolling!
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VelaNoon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Absolutely wonderful!

Now I'm wondering if the undergarnments were screen accurate too. Or maybe it was not tempting to be walking around with cold metal around your butt all day :P
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, no iron underwear for me!
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Heh heh, Robin Hood: Men In Tights; that was a pretty funny movie. :D
This is really impressive - you do look like Marian. We'll have to leave it to our imagination if you had the Everlast chastity belt. :D
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adambomb1200 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I love this you are great
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconfollowedmyheart:
FollowedMyHeart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
GORGEOUS.
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:iconsolidnate:
Solidnate Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
CALL A LOCK SMITH!
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:iconbelianis:
belianis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

You look enchanting.

Have you ever considered the fashions of Olivia De Havilland in THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD?

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:iconarchangelazraeldeath:
BEAUTIFUL! My entire household of 5 love Men In Tights and own the DVD. We're all huge Mel Brookes fans too.
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!  We love Mel, too :D
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MarikoYellow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the movie and your cos ^^
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconshiny-kiyoko:
shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahhahahahahah epic ^^ amazing cosplay XD this rocks !!!!!!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Hate to be inappropriate but you have to wonder if you did the COMPLETE costume lol
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope, sorry!
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WinglessHinata Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That movie is one of my all time favorite movies. This is just perfect, I swear.
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you!
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UmekoTenshi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I immediately burst out into song when i saw this! "Where is the man? Who carries the key? When will I hear him call Marian? Marian?" Awwwwwww! Memories!! Love this cosplay!!!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you!
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:iconnightengale37:
Nightengale37 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
That is so so so awesome!!!!!!!!11
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:icondurnesque:
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
GORGEOUS! Amazing job!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondurnesque:
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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ZerefTheAwakened Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Queen
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful cosplay!!! It looks perfect!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D  Thanks!!
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:iconsansansan:
Sansansan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahhh!! So pretty! I love this movie. :3
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you - so do I!
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Sansansan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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tarorae Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so very perfect! Also, I adore this film. My best friend and I used to spend the summers re-enacting it, line for line with the two of us splitting up the cast and doing our best impressions of Blinkin and Little John and Latrine, and the whole cast. So much fun!
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  It's one of my faves, too :love:
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