I'm soooo in love with the epic masterpiece of Tolkien and I love the films of Peter Jackson and that he has brought the lovable characters so impressively to life. I love Richard Taylor and Weta for their detail-oriented costumes and film settings and weapons!!! So it was one of my biggest wishes, to make sometimes a cosplay of a character from Lord of the Rings!!! And my dreams come true!!!!!!! *___*
For a competition at the Bookfair in Frankfurt, which was held for the guest of honor "New Zealand", I created this costume. Richard Taylor was there!!!
Eowyn is a wonderful character. She's powerful and gentle at the same time and radiates a wonderful dignity, so I decided to present her on this event. I was so proud that I've made this costume and I won the 2nd price! I have a VIP-Ticket for the europe premiere in London. I'm soooo excited!! >////<
Those, who are familiar with LARP, probably are grinning about my costume, because in terms of building armour and weapons, I'm a completely novice. But to me it was important to craft everything in this costume by myself and I won't buy any finished Replicas. (Okay, the flag is bought, 'cause lack of time, but the sword and shield and helmet and all the rest was selfmade <3)
So please do not judging me too hard. Of course there are far better versions of this cosplay in terms of fabrics and materials and craft skills, but I am really really proud for what I've done!!!
Oh and by the way, my wig is much longer, but the most of it is hidden under the cape, to stay undetected.
I really hope, you like it! My lovely Sebastian took this picture. He is a newby in photography, but I think, he did a great job. Thank you very much!!! xoxo
I wasn't going to upload anything from my visit to Wolvercote, but as I uploaded Rossetti's grave picture, I can't really not upload a shot of Tolkien's grave. Well, Tolkien and his wife, Edith. It's a beautiful grave.
The cemetery is quite an unusual one. Its multi-sectarian - there's a Catholic section, Protestant section and Jewish section. A few more too. I think there must be an Orthodox one, because there was a burial going on while I was there, and I'm fairly sure it was Orthodox of some description. The priest in charge was singing / chanting so beautifully.
John is there too, Tolkien's eldest son. I'm wondering where Michael is, if he's buried there, its nowhere nearly his father, mother and brother. Anyone know?
Tolkien's grave is beautifully tended, with 2 lavender (I think) bushes at the end, and also 2 roses and another shrub planted along it. Near the headstone is room for flowers, and there were *lots* of flowers there. I left some pink carnations.
There were so many other beautiful gravestones and memorials in the cemetery too. Some gorgeous Art Nouveau flowers, some gorgeous knotwork. Pics will appear on in the next few days.
Myself as Lady Aragorn Camilla as Lady Legolas Christina as Lady Gimli
Just a few photos from the day, I'm doing a proper photoshoot soon.
Also let me stress that the bow is a LARP bow, the draw weight is very low around 20lb. The bow itself is fibreglass so its very durable and drawing the bow back again take after take was not stressing the bow. The tip of the arrow is foam and the arrow shaft is a very light pine. She never drew the bow directly at the photographer but past them. We treated the bow with much caution, we are not stupid. We also carried a un-stringer with us so we could un-string it while traveling and if MCM security had a problem with it. The feather fletching will not slice her fingers if she slipped (even though she gripped the end of the arrow head tightly) the feathers I used were quill feathers and very soft.
"his is one of the few slot canyons that survived being flooded by Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam, and is probably the most famous slot canyon in the world.
Upper Antelope can only be reached on a guided Navajo tour, due to a flash flood that took the lives of 12 tourists in 1997. It is narrow at the top and widens as it descends. This allows the little bit of sun that gets in to bounce around all the curves and lines in the walls. It is this reflected light that makes the canyon come alive with glowing reds and oranges, and also allows sunbeams to come in, Antelope Canyon's most famous feature.
"My guide, Chief Ray Tsosie, was one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. He knew all the photo spots by heart, and was an incredible help in getting the shots that I got. He brought his flutes, and played into a special alcove deep in the Canyon. The music filled the canyon like liquid gold, and it was one of the most peaceful, beautiful things I have experienced..."
This beautiful landscape was submitted by ~AcousticAlchemy by way of Page, AZ.
Here is my first test in the conceptual armor I made for Morgoth. Gonna add a few things before testing it again, probably a wide black cloak and a few horns or spikes on the helmet. I like it so far, can' wait to wear it!
Guys, what can I say, this location was perfection.
Edit: GUYS OH MY GOD. I'm SCREAMING!!! I never, ever, EVER thought this would make the Daily Deviation - in fact, I never thought this was gonna happen in my whole life. And I got so much positive feedback and constructive criticism for it. THANK YOU!!! Seriously, it made me almost cry from happiness. I probably will never get over it, so here is it again: A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PERSON WHO SUGGESTED THIS PICTURE!!!!