Costume :Legolas
Variant :Lothlórien - Film version
Source :Lord of The Rings
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2011

Costume Photos

Hunting for Orcs

Elven sight

Legolas ref

Leggy 2

Leggy 1

Quiver detail


Costume Information

Cost : Between £200 - £300
Awards : Judges Award - Manchester Film & Comic Con 2015
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.


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Thanks for the comment on Marly!

AND WOW! This is an awesome costume! I so want to cosplay as Legolas some time x3

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 12:33
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i love it, me and a friend are planning a lord of the rings group at some point , fancy joining im thinking about doing a minas tirith guard of the fountain court

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 14:06
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amazing. Domanic said that?! amazing!! man you must be proud! ^^

by Hexi on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 14:37
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Thanks for the comments.

Ryaoki, I would to join you. I would need to replace the arrows before I do. they were real ones where I added protection on the ends. i now won't be allowed to do that.

Hexi, yes, I'm very proud. Hes one of my favorites to date.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 12 May, 2008 - 20:57
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OH my god! awesomeness!!! This is the best Legolass cosplay I've ever seen :x

by angel aiko on Tuesday, 13 May, 2008 - 12:05
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Woah I hadnt seen this one as of yet!! Awsome work woman, your extremely talented!

by ballet shoes on Friday, 25 July, 2008 - 09:57
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Fabulous Legolas!

BTW Did you happen to wear this at Starfury 'End of Days' convention in 2003...? Cos I read ur info for this costume and when looking at your photos went "That background looks familiar..." cos I was at that con and I remember a female Legolas cosplayer in the masquerade! (with an Elrond I think)

by DarkElf on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 - 21:20
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Yeap, Dark Elf, I wore this at Starfury End of days. The Elrond was my brother. I also had a Galadriel with me and an Arwen (costume I made).

Thanks for the comments everyone. This is still one of my favourite costumes.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 05:35
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wow, small world xD I was in that same masquerade too! I was part of the Legend (the fanatsy movie) group lol . I even have u on film cos my boyfriend filmed a good chunk of the masquerade. So I've mostly likely met u briefly on a few occasions before knowing u in a cosplay commuinity capacity ^^

by DarkElf on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 09:08
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OMG! You were in the Legend group. I loved that group. I have a photo of it somewhere. I thought you guys were awesome.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 00:53
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lol get reiss to do gimli ultimate tag team

by Defrain on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 14:32
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Ahh I love it! =D And wow even Merry praised you, you must be proud ^^

by Leonie Heartilly on Saturday, 3 January, 2009 - 00:54

sooo pwetty @.@

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 02:11
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Thats amazing!
Why have I never seen this before =O

by Emzone on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009 - 02:30
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Thanks ever so much. I would love to bring Leggy out for a con again just not sure when.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 00:59
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your quiver is one of the ms=ost beautiful things a have ever seen


**in awe**

by Toshi-chan on Friday, 8 May, 2009 - 21:15
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Wow, this is awesome! I'm very impressed by the tunic; that always seemed to me as a very hard thing to reproduce. :D

by Hawkeye on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 17:23
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Thanks Toshi-Chan and Hawkeye.

Hawkeye, yes the tunic was very difficult to make. I had to get the sizing just right. As a result of me loosing weight I ending up making it three times! Lol!

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 23:59
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This is gorgeous! :o I love it when people put that extra bit of effort in because it really shows in the finished piece.

Also you should DEFINETLY wear it again. Would be awesome if we could get a largeish LOTR expo group at some point, cause it seems to be very neglected there recently! (Also I think this costume demands some more really nice photos! ^_^)

by MoonLily on Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 12:07
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Thanks Moonlily. Yeap, I'm up for wearing this again and for getting much better photos. X

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 19:55
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It's a great costume, I'm glad it's getting another airing as it were. I wish I could join you in London for your massive LOTR group! *sigh*

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 14:51
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Thankies hun. Its a shame you can't join us. It would of been fab to costume LOTR with you again.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 14:55
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Wow, you make a magnificant Legolas :) really makes me wanna watch the films today :D

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 23 December, 2010 - 12:26
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Great costume. Beautiful detail on the quiver. xxx

by Newdles on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 11:50
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Thank you ever so much ;).

by Sephirayne on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 17:06

This is insanely amazing. <3 One of the best cosplays I've ever seen

by KissingJudas on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 18:38
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Thank you ever so much ;).

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 19:31
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Thanks for your comments. ^^'

This is fantastic. I've not had the patience for the books to date x_x' but I do know a lot about Tolkien's work otherwise and of course I've seen the films. As a world-builder myself, his work has given me a lot of inspiration.

Well done Sephi!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 15:28
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this is so amazing! i hope i can do half a good a job as you have done.

by Leolarua on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 21:51
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Thanks ever so much. Hope to have some updated pics soon.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 19:13
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SO much love for this costume!

by MissAriel on Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 11:41
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by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 - 15:32
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Miss Ariel, thank you ;).

x-Blade-x, its easy :D. Stand on various epic landscapes looking pretty. Mention the occasional obvious thing and state that everything is being taken to Isengard XD XD. But seriously, much green fabric and basic tunic pattern.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 27 April, 2013 - 12:14
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It was lovely to have you join as at LFCC I do hope we shall Tolkien together again soon :D
I am jut planning my next Cosplay Tolkien character, Big project. Hope I make it for October

by flamewizo on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 10:40
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Nice details as always!

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 21:42
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Thank you Flamewizo. It was great to meet you all. Can't wait to see what your project is.

Thank you Tab ^_^

by Sephirayne on Monday, 29 July, 2013 - 03:15

To-Do List

Build con safe bowLowComplete
Build the White KnifesLowPlanned
Build con safe arrowsLowPlanned
Repair workLowPlanned
Remake Vanbraces and leg wrapsLowPlanned

Shopping List

Green leather £5.00Bought
New contact lenses £9.99Bought


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.