Costume :The Witch King of Angmar
Source :Lord of The Rings
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

With Tsupo as Frodo

Backstage in Paris


Ver. 2 for Japan Expo


I can't believe it, so honoured!


Killing Frodo like a boss


Sword before moulding/casting

Helmet WIP


Costume Information

Awards : ECG Team UK 2013

This was quite a step up from anything I've tried before! We wanted our LOTR cosplays to be as close to the film as we could manage so we went all out on research. The fabrics are a mixture of silks, wool, linen and some mixes in 5 individually patterned layers, one of which is tailored to match the twilight wraith version (the creepy white dudes). They're all hand weathered by paint, mud, cheese graters, burning, coloured powders... it was fun! The end result is quite heavy, let me tell you.

The armour is all in Worbla's Finest Arts; there are more plates than you'd think (35 on each hand alone), each of which with raised patterning on them - it took several times the amount of time I thought it would. They're all riveted together with enough space so that I can flex and move normally.

The swords (mine and Lettie's) are both resin cast (with a carbon fibre rod down the middle of mine to support it since it is so long) from masters made of balsa wood. The engraving detailing on mine is the result of wood burning, and the raised details on Sting are styrene - a fiddly job indeed.

The mace is carved EVA foam, coated in latex and mounted on a PVC core with a pine dowel inserted down the middle. It's attached to its handle by a chain on which I melted spikes, attaching it to the handle which is again pine with details, spikes, ridges etc done in Worbla.

All of this is hand-painted and weathered, complete with burning holes in my helmet, scratching, painting and rust-texturing to mimic the acid etched stuff in the film.

There's still quite a lot left I want to do; going to completely some armour, fix the buckle system (my leather and actual buckles didn't arrive in time so I had to make quick leatherette-rivet attaching systems), make a Morgul blade, make Sting glow, maybe redo some of my mace... the fun never stops!


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Omg im liek so dead

by Castelia on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 23:33
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by Freyarule on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 08:25
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OMG! So looking forward to this ♥ *huge LOTR fangirl*

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 00:47
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most kawaii bitch king <3

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 18:06
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This! Will! Be! Epic!!!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 10:51
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You gonna be the best witch king everrrr <3

by Tsupo on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 15:12
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This is so epic and I've only seen it in pics. Would love to see in person.

Congrats on having such an awesome LOTR costume and for winning at HJ.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 02:41
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This looks so intense <3

by Emzone on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 03:00
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B-Baka witch king Desu

Sooo epic <3 can't wait to see you wear him again next year for ze ECG!

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 07:17
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Congratulations. So glad I got to see you on stage, you looked fantastic~

by nadsnadine on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 17:32
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Major congrats. I hope you have a fantastic time in Paris ^_^

by Nomes on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 22:46
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Congrats on Paris!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 16:21
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Congratulations indeed! Well done love!

by Manticore on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 16:42
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This is so perfect <3 Amazing work!! And congrats!!

by Moonchild on Friday, 30 November, 2012 - 13:23
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Thank you very much guys >//<

by Clood on Sunday, 9 December, 2012 - 15:28
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Epically amazing! Congrats on winning at HJ

by Einmyria on Monday, 10 December, 2012 - 23:52
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WOW awesome costume!! Grats on your win, you deserve it

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 16 December, 2012 - 16:30
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Badass cannot compare on how awesome this witch king costume is, if only you could do the dark lord Sauron

by HorrorFanatic85 on Monday, 24 February, 2014 - 00:50
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Very cool, Did you see bluejam77 Witch King?
Love what you did!! Keep it up!!

by Dax79 on Monday, 24 February, 2014 - 10:21
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So epic. So glad this got a showcase. Congratulations ^_^ ♥

by Sephirayne on Monday, 24 February, 2014 - 14:31
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Beautiful work, very well done on the showcase. I especially love the detailing in the hands. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 - 17:56
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This is such an amazing cosplay and the stage performance was amazing!
Congratulations on the showcase, it's very well deserved :D

by Littlegeeky on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 14:31
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by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 02:29
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Well deserved!

by Kinreal on Saturday, 1 March, 2014 - 14:31
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Absolutely amazing, well done :D

by Misty95 on Saturday, 1 March, 2014 - 20:55

Such an awesome cosplay. :)

by Ai-Megumi on Saturday, 1 March, 2014 - 21:57
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Those gauntlets are amazing and the whole costume is so screen accurate.

by ArcaneArchery on Saturday, 1 March, 2014 - 22:02
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That's freaking awesome!

by Knightsly on Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 04:34


OH HEY (Posted 29th August 2012)

Been working reasonably hard the past few months! Got all my armour patterned and half of it cut out in worbla's finest arts (stuff of the GODS). Here's an example of my bracers so far~