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.


  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.

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

    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:

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