|Cost :||Between £200 - £300|
|Time Taken :||Roughly about three years|
|I first wore this in 2003. Ever since it has gone from strength to strength. This replaced the Mirkwood version that I had made in 2001. Sadly the first quiver died so I had to replace and decided I preferred the Lothlórien one. The tunic was also replaced as was the shirt and the leggings as all were too big for me. |
The easiest part was the cloak. I found the prefect fabric straight away and it took no time at all to build.
The hardest part was the tunic. I've had to make it three times due to me loosing weight. Each time i'm still not happy with the fit.
It has been one of most well known costumes on the 'Starfury' cosplay scenes and is confortable to wear.
Getting a standing ovation from 2500 people at 'Fusion' when we entered (as legolas with my brother as Elrond)the competition was one of my hightlights. We didn't win anything but it was a top moment. The best reaction I've recieved for this cosplay was from the actor Domanic Monagahan (who played Merry. He asked me to do a twirl and said that Orlando would of been proud.
Even though he is complete I would like to change certain aspects about him like the arm guards as they keep falling off!
I'm now listing this as complete even though the bow, arrows, vanbraces and leg guards need remaking. Not sure when I'll get around to it. It pretty much is complete without the rebuilds.
The bow will need to be made to be currant con safe. The one I have is a real six foot mediaeval long bow. I'll be replacing the arrows as they were real ones that I changed the tips on to rubber ones. I'll be making the white knifes (finally!) and reworking the arm guards and leg wraps.
|Build the White Knifes||Low||Planned|
|Build con safe arrows||Low||Planned|
|Remake Vanbraces and leg wraps||Low||Planned|
|Build con safe bow||Low||Planned|
|New contact lenses||£9.99||Bought|
For 2011 (Posted 9th June 2011)
As it will be Lord of The Rings film 10th anniversary this year (2011) I've decided to re-wear my Legolas as often as possible.
I'm going to use the chance to finally finish the stuff I wanted to do on him for years like replace the leg and wrist leather armour and build the white knives.