I was recently this past weekend made to watch the Lord of the rings trilogy back to back followed by the first to hobbit films by my boyfriend. I say made because at first I wasn't all that bothered but by the end of LOTR I was in tears and as eager as anything to watch the hobbit.
I had my fashion head on throughout and I loved the thought, care and attention to detail that went into every costume in these truly inspired movies. I have always had a vivid imagination and somehow had lost some I guess all of us do a little when we grow up but watching these films sparked a flame and now I want to read fantasy and watch fantasy.
I love fancy dress as much as the next person if not a little more. Watching LOTR and the hobbit made me think of upcoming fancy dress parties and what or who I could go as and yes I truly am geeking out at the prospect of cosplaying something spectacular for Halloween I think.
Putting fancy dress aside I thought to myself there must be a way to project these films or your love of the books without waiting for a party or event. So naturally I took to Google and looked for LOTR and Hobbit inspired fashion and outfits.
I think you can find so much out there to pay homage to a much loved story any story you hold dear to your hearts or anything in fact that you love or like. You don't even have to traul ebay for expensive cosplay costumes or clothes you can put your own twist on it with your own clothes or better yet (for a thriftaholic like me) you can get yourself down to a local thrift or charity shop and grab a bargain.
The images I found on www.google.co.uk I found to be very helpful. When I am working on a costume for something important...scratch that it doesn't even need to be important I love fancy dress that much! I print off one picture of what I need to get and one picture of how I need to look and take it with me when I shop that's my best tip.
Anyway here is the images I found to be very useful they are in no particular order and are a mix of LOTR and the hobbit.
My favourite is Tree Beard I may even dress as "him" for Halloween so watch this space!
Have a great week guys