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With October 31st fast approaching, many of us already have our Halloween costumes planned out. But for those of you who may have waited until the last minute, fret not! We’ve all chosen some of our favourite costumes and websites to provide you with some ideas.

ARWEN’S PICK

This is my all-time FAVORITE costume site: http://www.briellecostumes.com/

She does fantasy and LOTR.

 

 

 

 

 

LILY’S PICK

Mistress Of The Hills – Medieval Dress and Corset Belt, by ArmStreet.

ArmStreet is an Etsy shop based out of Ukraine that specializes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Fantasy clothing. Their Mistress Of The Hills outfit reminds me of the kinds of outfits Éowyn wears in the Lord of the Rings films. Like all of the ArmStreet costumes, this is made of high quality materials. The dress is styled after 12th and 13th century designs and is made of natural flax linen. The corset belt, available separately, is also made of flax linen, and uses cord instead of bones. Both the dress and the corset belt come in a variety of colors.

Since each piece is custom-made and ships from Ukraine, it’s a bit too late for this Halloween. It would certainly be an investment, but it would make a perfect addition to your Tolkien themed closet!

 

EVIE’S PICKS

How about a bit of Beorn?

Various LOTR outfits. Think I’d choose the Ringwraith.

This Gollum mask would give me goosebumps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE’S PICKS

Hobbit Cosplay Competition at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Video): These competitions always bring out the best in costuming and fun presentations. I especially love the passion of the contestants in their wanting to win the prize to New Zealand.

I love all things Hobbit and am impressed by the talent and creativity of the fans that create the costumes:

Hobbit fun

Merry & Pippin

The Mouth of Sauron – The artist even wrote a tutorial on how to make this scary helmet.

Looking to purchase a LOTR costume?

Twin Roses Designs by Andrea Wakely offers some amazing inspired clothing. You will find everything from Hobbit to Elf designs to suit everyone’s taste.

 

 

 

 

BRITTA’S PICKS

For Halloween 2004, my mother made me my own replica of Arwen’s Blood Red Gown; since then, I’ve worn it to many other events. The pattern was from Simplicity (which we later used to make a replica of Arwen’s Coronation Gown), and we found a lot of helpful tips at Alley Cat Scratch. If you’re looking to make your own Tolkien-inspired dress, I would highly recommend this website.

If you’re looking to keep things inexpensive, yet fun, you can always find LOTR-themed costumes and props at most party stores – or you can order them online at WBShop, which offers costumes for both kids and adults.

 

What are some of your favourite Tolkien-inspired costumes? 

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