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I bought the Noble Collection Galadriel crown from "The Hobbit" as my Christmas present. Earlier, I bought the less expensive version from ELOPE.

Current prices:
Noble Collection $129.00
ELOPE $39.99

Side by side, NC left, ELOPE right
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I thought the Noble Collection was movie-accurate, but receiving it, there is one difference, and it's right in front:
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The top center is closed. The purpose is to reinforce it. All the weight of the back bears on the center front of the crown.

ELOPE solved this problem by reinforcing it from the back:
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Front, ELOPE:
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Side, ELOPE
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Side, NC:
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Flower, NC:
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The flowers in the ELOPE crown do not have a pearl inside.

The combs on the ELOPE crown look like a plus, but having seen this worn, they are not always easy to hide. Also, it is not enough to hold the entire crown in place.

As expensive as it is, I would have been happier if NC had packaged theirs better. It was horribly crooked when I received it. It is still not perfectly straight, but I dare not try and make it too perfect for fear of breaking it.

Comments

mellymell
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comparison! It's extremely helpful.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 25th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it!

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