Costume :Ranger
Source :The Lord Of The Rings
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Winter version closeup - 2012

Winter ranger - 2012

Ranger 2011 close-up

Ranger 2011

Ranger 2010

Ranger- MCM Expo October 2009

Ranger 2009


Quiver and arrows


Ranger 2008


Costume Information

Cost : Don't know what it adds up to now, but not very much I think..
Time Taken : It was assembled over several years time, adding bits on every time I was going to wear it.

I made the first (and very simple) version of this costume for the Elf Fantasy Fair in the Netherlands in 2005, because I had been to the Fair in 2004 and had seen everyone walking around in costume and wanted to do that too. I'd already done some living history things with relatives, and this seemed like a cool fantasy version. ;)

And seen as though I love the Lord of the Rings, and the rangers are my favourite characters, this was the first costume I thought of!

Since 2005 I've been changing parts of it, adding bits and generally improving it. I don't have pictures yet of the very latest version, but these photos from 2008 are pretty close.

My favourite parts of the costume are the vambraces, the arrows and the sword. Those were the most fun to make, and really add to the feel of the costume. I love wearing it!


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Great work I love this! I made an original elf costume based on the Lord of the Rings myself =)

by Leonie Heartilly on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 19:32
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i love realistic costumes, this one is absolutley brilliant =3

by Marauchettes on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 20:08
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Whoa hey hey hey!!! LoTR called, they want their proffesional costume designer back!! XD, seriously nice detailed work there, superb finish to the cosplay, looks as though you could go out fighting in the wilderness now and that cosplay would last a life time.

by Silantre on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 20:27
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This is cool as fuck!

silantre's comment - **nodds head in agreement**
It seriously does look soooo realistic! and so detailed!

Love love love love love it xD

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 23:24
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That looks amazing
I could really see someone travelling in that~
It looks perfect right down to the worn effect the material has 8D

by Emzone on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 15:21


You look just like the real thing XD
It's so well made and realistic looking...it looks so sturdy too.

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 16:29
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Thank you for all the comments! :D

This costume was made with two things in mind: that it'd look realistic and that it would be comfortable enough for me to feel like I could actually wear it every day! That's partially the reasons for the layers; the first time I wore it in April it was too cold.

by Hawkeye on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 18:10
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wow very nice ^^ pity i didnt get chance tosee u at the expo dreat job

by kimpey on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 21:46
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Thanks! :D Everyone seems to have missed me (and I them) at Expo.. =P

by Hawkeye on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 19:29
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This is seriouasly amazing. You have done an excellent job. I have always loved LOTR costumes as everyone gose all out on them. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 12 June, 2009 - 21:37
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You wore this to the Expo? How on earth did I miss you!! *huge Lord of the Rings fan*

Well from the pictures this looks AMAZING!!! I really wished I had seen you now. *pouts*

And this makes me want to do a proper hobbit costume even more now! XD

by electricdino on Thursday, 18 June, 2009 - 22:32
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You make an amazing Ranger ^^

by stripey_dani on Friday, 19 June, 2009 - 02:25
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Thank you!

Inferno- If you do a hobbit costume, I'll come along as a ranger again! :D

by Hawkeye on Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 16:08
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I'm loving the detail on the white tree of numenor, I can tell you put a whole lot of effort into this!

by Deceipher on Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 16:50
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Completely beautiful and detailed costume. Sword really tops it all off.

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 17:14
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wow amazing! i love how u keep updating it for every year :)

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 16:11
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Thanks! It's just one of those costumes I'm never going to stop wearing, and so keep improving and adding to. :)

by Hawkeye on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 16:17
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You look absolutely incredible! :O

by cowiee on Monday, 4 April, 2011 - 18:07
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You have fulfilled my dream cosplay >.> *Jealous* it looks incredible ^.^ Great work :D

by Taldur on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 13:22
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Awesome Ranger, Honestly, you have inspired me to try and make a Ranger cosplay! :)

by animekid3000 on Friday, 21 December, 2012 - 22:30
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Go for it! Good luck! :D

by Hawkeye on Saturday, 22 December, 2012 - 12:56
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Love it. I need a location Like this for my Legolas cosplay :D

by flamewizo on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 - 23:26