Five LOTR Cosplays to Bring You the Light of the Two Trees

by The Collected Mutineer

You may or may not have gathered that the Collectress, Doctor Darling, and yours truly are currently on a Very Nerdy Journey—visiting New Zealand, the visual home of The Lord of the Rings. Though I’ve been a fan of Tolkien since middle school, there is something about seeing the shooting locations firsthand, and being surrounded by such enchanting countryside, that is making me want to live my adolescent dreams of being an ethereal elf or a loyal hobbit. At the very least, that dream is achievable temporarily through cosplay. Here are five of our favorite LORT inspired cosplay looks, in no particular order. Go leave some love for these cosplayers on their Instagram pages!

Sindarin Elf by maidenfayr

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“In the Wide World the Wood-elves lingered in the twilight of our Sun and Moon, but loved best the stars; and they wandered in the great forests that grew tall in lands that are now lost. They dwelt most often by the edges of the woods, from which they could escape at times to hunt, or to ride and run over the open lands by moonlight or starlight; and after the coming of Men they took ever more and more to the gloaming and the dusk. Still elves they were and remain, and that is Good People.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien 🌙🌿✨ PC: @camelot.studio Circlet: @shopdixi – – – – – – – – #medieval #mirkwood #tolkienite #jrrtolkien #middleearth #lotr #highfantasy #larp #larpgirl #highelf #elvesofinstagram #forestdweller #forestfolk #faery #forestwitch #sorceress #nymph #fantasymakeup #faeries #fantasygeek #silmarillion #renaissance #preraphaelite #lojmasquerade #medievalfantasy #swordandsorcery #dndcharacter #enchantedforest #magick #folklore

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Eowyn in Disguise by ylvaissotwoyearsago

Arwen by ari.rubin.official

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“The light of the Evenstar is fading”. TBT photo of my Arwen cosplay in which I recreated the scene of Arwen forfeiting her life after Aragorn’s death in the book. That scene in the book and Arwen’s final act of silent desperation in forfeiting her life and the tragic difficulty she had in dealing with her mortality and Aragorn’s death always made me inconsolably sad. “There at last when the mallorn-leaves were falling, but spring had not yet come, she laid herself to rest upon Cerin Amroth, and there is her green grave, until the world is changed and all the days of her life are utterly forgotten by men that come after and Elanor and Niphredil bloom no more east of the sea. The beautiful photo was made by @dragonflies.yvonne . The dress I didn’t make myself for a change – I rented it from @lustgewandlerin via @wishrent_official #arwen #arwencosplay #arwencosplayer #arwencostume #elf #elvesofinstagram #arwenundomiel #arwenevenstar #arwendress #arwencostume #lotr #lotrcosplay #lotrcostume #lotrfan #cosplaygirl #fantasyart #fantasyphotography #tolkien #tolkienfan #elfmaiden #elf #elvish #elflady #elfwoman #elfgirl #elbin #luthien #elrond #rivendell #magical_beauties #magical #lotrfan

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Frodo by joannalynnbert (photo by GilPhotography)

Galadriel by kessui_cosplay

Do you have a fave LOTR cosplay? Let us know in the comments below!

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