LOTR Elves Cosplay Masterpost

Book, Cosplay Masterpost, fandom, My Tutorials, the lord of the rings, Uncategorized

Cosplay Help

A lot of people, when it comes to cosplay, just don’t know where to start, or think that they can’t find exactly what they want/don’t have the skill to create replicas. However, a lot of pattern companies and indie blogs have started creating a lot of very useful patterns and tutorials just for those people.

Today’s post is all the help I could find and/or create for Lord of the Rings Elves (although, they could work for any high fantasy elf). If you think you may be doing one of these cosplays in the future, I’d suggest book marking this page because I will be updating it as I go.

Notes

Fabric

It’s all really about the fabric you use.

Rivendell = Silks in blue and silver

Lothlorien = Fluttery and lightweight (think of a little kid’s fairy costume) in white and blue and silver

Woodelves = Greens, browns, and other ‘natural’ colors in wools and linens with leather. If you’re being a stickler to the books they don’t wear armor (I know they do in the movie, that was just wrong, okay?)

References

One of the great things about making Lord of the Rings costumes is the number of resources because 1) a lot of people have done it already and 2) the costumes travel around a lot, so you can get good, up-close photos of them.

Dresses 

Battle Gear

Mens

  • McCall’s M2052:
    • ‘Viking inspired’ so that gives you an idea of what you’ll be looking at. Its not as ‘fancy’ as most of what we see the elves in, but it could work.

Women’s

  • McCall’s 5923:
    • ‘Viking inspired’ so that gives you an idea of what you’ll be looking at

 

Accessories

Jewerly:

Cloaks:

Character Specific

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Infinity Scarf

Legend of Zelda, My Tutorials, sewing

Jo Ann’s has fabric with designs from The Legend of Zelda now, so I decided I needed to make myself a scarf.

I think the scarf may have ended up just a little bigger than I intended, and if I were to make it again I’d fix that, but on the whole I really love this scarf and I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it.

See the scarf on my Portfolio.

Making the Scarf

Materials

  • 1.5 yards of patterned fabric
  • 1.5 yards of complimentary fabric

Its a pretty simple pattern, all I did was cut two rectangles of each fabric (so four total) which measured 40 inches by 15 inches. Then I laid them out, right sides together, and sewed them up following a method a lot like this.

Making a Magik X-Men Barbie Doll

Barbie Doll, Comic Book, DIY, Doll, Marvel, My Tutorials, x men

My best friend’s favorite thing ever is X-Men and her favorite X-Men is Magik, the younger sister of Colossus, who you would probably recognize from the Deadpool Movie. In fact, you wouldn’t recognize Magik from any of the movies, but if you play Marvel Heros 2016 she is a playable character. I’m told that she’s not hugely popular, so you actually don’t see her much of anywhere.

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Barbie Doll, craft, DIY, fandom, Marvel, My Tutorials, sewing

For the special doll I mentioned before on the post Giving Barbie Bangs  but I also needed a plain black jumpsuit with long legs and long arms. To do this I bought a pattern for pants and a long-sleeve shirt which I intend to alter.

Paper Flower Corsage

Book, DIY, fandom, finished project, Marvel, My Tutorials, Occasion or Holiday, paper craft, Prom, the lord of the rings, x men

My best friend and I are both huge nerds. She’s more into comics and I’m more into reading, but we both cross over a little. Recently she introduced me to both Deadpool and the X-Men.

Bloglovin’

Blogging, Media, My Tutorials

As part of my series on DIY Social Media I thought I’d share a how to about the site Bloglovin. Bloglovin is a site that allows you to follow almost any blog across the web, even if the author of that blog hasn’t posted it to Bloglovin themselves. I personally use it not only to promote my own blogs, but also to keep up with people who don’t have WordPress blogs (people on sites like Blogger), but whose posts I want to keep up with.

Nerdy Paper Flowers

Book, Comic Book, craft, DIY, My Tutorials, paper craft

I love paper flowers. They’re so pretty and yet so easy to make (and fun too!). I spent the better part of an afternoon making them using different mediums. My favorites by far were the comic and book flowers. The comics make brightly colored, random flowers and the books make simple, elegant flowers.

Giving Barbie Bangs

Barbie Doll, craft, Doll, My Tutorials, Uncategorized

IMG_1913I’m making a special Barbie doll – I can’t tell you more about it at the moment in case the person I’m giving her to finds this blog – but I needed a blonde Barbie doll with bangs. I had a hard time finding one, so I grabbed a Barbie out of my old box and got to work on her hair.

I don’t know what Barbie I used – I think she was a ballet themed Barbie at one time – but her hair was in a half pony tale so I took it down and brushed it out.

The Cheshire Cat

alice in wonderland, Book, craft, finished project, My Tutorials

1Or, I can’t believe its not knitting!!

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