The characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.
Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.
Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shooting all three of the visually spectacular The Lord of the Rings movies at once. Creating the rise of the epic fantasy with a scale never before seen featuring breathtaking locations, grand battles, and stunning special effects, the trilogy’s blockbuster success ensured the film industry never looked back.
But for some that is not enough. For those who have read the books, seen the movies (repeatedly), thrown hobbit themed parties, what’s left?
The ultimate tribute, the one to rule them all—Cosplay!
This is what truly separates the real elves, wizards, and hobbits from the rest. One does not simply walk into Tolkien cosplay, it is a long and peril filled journey. Luckily for us a few brave souls have undertaken the quest and brought us their best Bilbos, Frodos, Gandalfs, Galadriels, Thorins, and co.
Get ready for second breakfast because a cosplay feast awaits.
One does not simply walk into Mordor.”
I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone.”
Not all those who wander are lost.”
Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!”
A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day.”
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way.”
But the fat Hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching.”
You shall not pass!”
But no living man am I! You look upon a woman.”
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”