Frederica la Noir

Costume :Galadriel
Source :The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

Lady Galadriel The Dark Tower

Lady Galadriel with the Stag

Lady Galadriel Cosplay

Galadriel cosplay

Galadriel cosplay

Lady Galadriel

Galadriel and the stag

Gandalf and Galadriel

Smaug and Galadriel

Galadriel and thranduil

Galadriel Photo (still in progress!)



Costume Information

Cost : £86.48
Time Taken : 40 hours

Ever since I first saw LOTR way back when i wanted to dress up as Galadriel and thus I plan on making that dream a reality :) since my hair's blonde anyway I'll just make extensions to go underneath to make my hair as long as hers :) will be done for Oct expo :D!

About Galadriel:

"She was a royal Elf of both the Noldor and theTeleri, being a grandchild of both King Finwë and King Olwë, and was also close kin of King Ingwëof the Vanyar through her grandmother Indis. She was one of the leaders in the rebellion of the Noldor and their flight from Valinor during the First Age, and she was the only prominent Noldo to return at the end of the Third Age. Towards the end of her stay in Middle-earth she was co-ruler of Lothlórien with her husband, Lord Celeborn, and was referred to variously as the Lady of Lórien, the Lady of the Galadhrim, the Lady of Light, or the Lady of the Golden Wood. Her daughter Celebrían was the wife of Elrond and mother of Arwen, Elladan and Elrohir."

About the Costume:

So during my finals I decided it would be a grand idea to make Galadriel for May Expo rather than October like I had originally planned and thus like many of my costumes I rushed the dress at the last minute but was still very wearable (the bottom hem hadn't been done and the top was a bit botched), never the less I had an amazing time with the Tolkien cosplay group and will have it finished for LFCC :)

I made the hair extentions from 2 different wigs so that I could use my own hair and blend it in. The tiara and some of the brooch I made from foam board and with the gemstone made from milliput and then painted with regualr acrylics. The dress consists of 14meters of fabric; chiffon and polyester underneath, the shoes have yet to be altered but will look very eleven when they're done :)



This is just right for you, you seem to excel at long flowy types! =D

by Anggul on Saturday, 5 January, 2013 - 14:06
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What the person above me said lol You'll have no issue with the dress and I bet you'll make the circlet yourself too =) I think this will really suit you with your height and all

by Leonie Heartilly on Saturday, 5 January, 2013 - 15:13
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:) thankyou!! Yup I will be making the circlet and brooch... if I didn't have my dissertation to write i'd start making them tonight xD. So can't wait to finish this one :). You should totally do Arwen at some point ;) xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Saturday, 5 January, 2013 - 17:33
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You are going to look so perfect! *speeds up Bofur*

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 5 January, 2013 - 22:07
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Can't wait to see this! You are perfect for her!!

by Moonchild on Monday, 7 January, 2013 - 18:01
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you'll make the best Galadriel EVER!! hope I can pics with you when I do Arwen ^_^

by PaperTiger on Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 - 19:39
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Yay! You'll be awesome for Galadriel. I hope I can get pics with you when you are finished.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 11 January, 2013 - 05:06
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Your going to suit her so much :) this is going to be so beautiful :) Looking forward to seeing it complete :D

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 20 January, 2013 - 06:48
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Looks great so far :) hope to see it when finished.

by Deathblow_Prime on Wednesday, 30 January, 2013 - 19:49
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Loving how the extensions look. They really work well.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 - 07:05
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So pleased to see you working on this, you'll look absolutely stunning ^_^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 23:18

You're going to suit this so well, can't wait to see it complete!

by Alias Cosplay on Saturday, 9 March, 2013 - 19:25
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Beautiful progress on this so far.

by HarryKurt on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 14:54
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Incredible progress so far!

by cowiee on Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 14:19
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along the same lines of what everyone else is saying.. this is looking brilliant!

by southafrimike on Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 15:30
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:D What day at MCM are you going to wear this for?

by Tigerlilycosplay on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 02:59
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I'm thinking the Saturday :)

And thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.


by Frederica la Noir on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 07:57
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The head piece looks gorgeous! and you'll suit this character very well <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 13:07
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This looks perfect so far!

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 19:28
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Brooch and tiara are great!

by Heorot on Monday, 20 May, 2013 - 22:26
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Thank you for the lovely comment, it was so nice to meet you too! You looked absolutely stunning, and I still can't believe your brooch and tiara are made out of foam! <3

by Squiddley on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 17:11

This suited you so well, glad I saw you if only for a short while, you look so elegant in this.

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 18:35
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Wonderful work on this ^^

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 08:58
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You look so beautiful <3 You did an amazing job and suit her really well :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 20:11
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Stunning work on the jewellery as always. You look beautiful!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 20:41
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Looks amazing even if you say it's not finished yet!

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 08:03
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Thank you guys :3. Haha I'm very impressed with how good it looks in the photos but the top part needs re-doing as it was rather botched and the bottom of the dress wasn't hemmed xD I normally don't wear costumes that aren't finished but this one I figured I could get away with it :) It should be finished in time for LFCC <3

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 09:30
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Aaaah so amazzinnggg!!! <3 You're so pretty as Galadriel ;3;

by Freyarule on Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 11:24
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So great to see this in person. You looked so stunning.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 11 July, 2013 - 00:08
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Looks amazing!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 6 August, 2013 - 00:26
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This looks lovely!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 6 August, 2013 - 09:49
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Such a stunning cosplay! You look so beautiful and elegant!

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 7 August, 2013 - 10:23
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Wow, that is beautiful!

by Carmina on Wednesday, 7 August, 2013 - 10:55

Love this, and I love the latest photos.

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 8 August, 2013 - 17:27
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amazing cosplay

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 16:27
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Just beautiful :')

by Siouxsie James on Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 20:18

Shopping List

Two Blonde wigs for making extension£39.76Bought
silver and white milliput£5.00Bought
liquid latex£13.99Bought
1000 Diamante's£2.73Bought


The brooch (Posted 29th May 2013)

I had originally decided to make the entire thing out of millipit.. half way through I realised that that was not going to work so I decided to make it partially out of milliput and the wirey parts out of funky foam! brilliant stuff! the foam is attached to the centre piece with milliput at the back and the remaining pieces are hot glued together as the foam bonds incredibly well together when heated! I do intend on making this again out of sturdier material (once I find some!


Galadriel's Tiara (Posted 14th March 2013)

making the tiara has been quite a success but I'm still treating it as a prototype because I've never made something like this before and I'm still getting the hang of using foam. So basically this is 1 A4 sheet of funky foam (pound lands finest, of Course) painted with regular acrylicpaints and out accordingly, atm alot of the side/back is educated guesswork from small low res images, so once I've got a copy of the hobbit I'll analyse the tiara and make a newer better more accurate version but for now this one will do!