|Technically, this is a costume that will span over every film, but since the Two Towers is the variant me and my Aragorn were planning for, that's where I'll start. |
I'm going to start with his basic outfit (minus the Elven travelling cloak & shoulder guards), working my way out. I'm also going to make his more casual Elven shirt that he seems to dig out whenever they're relaxing. Hoping to make his bow by hand (carving it myself), but since I've done nothing that complicated as of yet, I'm not sure how it'll go, so I'll have a back-up plan just in case it doesn't work out the way I want it to. I'm also going to make his twin Elf blades and his quiver & arrows.
Since the first variant is Two Towers, I'm going to add the shoulder pads, the travelling cloak, and the sword he carries during the battle.
As stated earlier, I'll have an Aragorn for this cosplay~ <3
Wiiiiig (Posted 13th November 2011)
So I have my Legolas wig. I can't style it just yet for a number of reasons, but I've combed it all back ready and tied off the bit that will eventually be his braid.
I already want to live in this wig. :|
Elven Ears (Posted 2nd November 2011)
So my ear tips arrived in the post today. They don't blend at all well with my skin tone, but bearing in mind that I WILL be making myself paler for the cosplay, it shouldn't be too much of a problem (and I can always coat them with the same colour I'll be using for my skin).
The only problem I do have is nothing to do with the ears themselves, but more down to the fact that I hate having things on my ears/face (except paint, as I've taught myself to ignore it). I can see myself having to wear these for several hours each day/night in order to get used to them by next year.
I have a feeling I'll be using some theatre glue or something on the back of my ears in order to ensure they stay on, but they don't fall off easily so it'd just be some extra support (and therefore won't be the end of the world if I can't get the glue in time for whatever reason).
Just gotta make sure I remember to take them off before I go outside anywhere...
Progress Begins (Posted 2nd November 2011)
So I've started this cosplay even though I won't be wearing him for an entire year.
I found a perfect wig for him - the colour is absolutely perfect and it's the same style of wig as one my friend has (she can throw it around the room and it'll still look perfect). I'm going to have to cut it a little, I think, but hopefully that should go well.
I'll get some photos up once the wig arrives and I've styled it.