Andserkiel (Original character) - The Lord Of The Rings




*This costume is now retired*

"Andserkiel" is my internet alias. According to some name generator thing it's my name in Elvish lol I've been using it for years and thought it would be nice to make a character/costume to go with her. The design will be very similar to the elves in the Lord of the Rings films.

Character background/ info:

Andserkiel is Sindarin Elf (also known as the "Grey Elves" or "Elves of the Twilight") who dwells in Rivendell. She is a skilled healer coming second only to the Lord of Rivendell himself, Elrond. She feels a deep connection to nature as all of her kind do but this bond is particularly strong with water. Despite her intense dislike for conflict she is skilled with a bow in case the need to defend herself or her people arises. Andserkiel can often be found sitting by the river singing or resting her mind in a waking dream.


~Please see my journals for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~

I ordered the Ravenswing dress from

I bought flat dolly shoes with little beads and sequins on from Deichman Shoes.

Bought a circlet from The Moon Maiden on ebay and I had a silver butterfly necklace with some clear bead droplets which goes well with the outfit and circlet.

Got latex elf ear tips from which were attached with liquid latex.

The ear cuffs were bought from Claire's Accessories.

*2010 UPDATE*

I now have a long, straight brown wig as I felt my natural hair was too short for this character.


This was my first formal cosplay and I enjoyed wearing it as I have a thing about dresses and all things girly and posh lol Got quite a few compliments although some people thought I was Arwen... Which I suppose isn't a bad thing as I was aiming for the style of the films so at least I achieved that in my costume. If I wear this outfit again I wish to improve the blending of the ears and get the circlet to fit better.

I finally had a proper photoshoot in this costume in July 2012 (only took 4 years!). The month after I also wore it to AmeCon to get some shots in the Keele Hall gardens.


Moonchild posted on 9 November, 2008 - 17:51
Looks beautiful Leonie ^_^ Only wish i was old enough to go to the grand cosplay ball to see it T_T

sjbonnar posted on 3 December, 2008 - 21:23
I think that looks gorgeous!

Sephirayne posted on 25 February, 2009 - 03:40
Beautiful cosplay. I love the dress.

Hawkeye posted on 20 May, 2009 - 18:21
Ooh, found it! Looks really good! Love that you got the ears and a circlet too, that really completes the costume. :D Original costumes are so much fun to play with, you can really make them the way you want them!

Leonie Heartilly posted on 20 May, 2009 - 22:21
Thank you! Sadly the circlet was slightly too big to wear to the ball, I need to take some links out. But I want to wear her again for a photoshoot in some woods or somewhere similar =)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 7 January, 2010 - 22:41
Really gorgoeous costume. Inspires me to make myself an elf!

perfectly_purple posted on 7 January, 2010 - 23:01
Looks gorgeous! I love the floaty sleeves and the soft looking dress fabric. Those are some really lovely photos of you looking very dreamery! ^_^

RevolverKitty posted on 18 February, 2011 - 18:51
You look gorgeous, so radiant, wonderful hun :)

Leonie Heartilly posted on 18 February, 2011 - 23:09
Thank you ^^ I really need some new photos though, hope to get some in a forest/ woody type place some time.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 12 June, 2011 - 03:36
Well done or rather Mae pennen! Elf ears suit you :) Im hoping to get my Aragorn done for the Hobbit release ^^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 12 June, 2011 - 14:51
Look forward to seeing it =3

ToroSonyCat posted on 21 February, 2013 - 20:01

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Progress Journal

3rd March 2010


I've bought a wig for this now as I wanted my character to have longer hair than my natural length. It's straight with no fringe and dark brown in colour to again follow the designs from the LOTR.

1st December 2008

Complete- 2008 version

This is how my costume appeared at the Grand Cosplay Ball. I really need to work on blending those ear tips...

Photo taken by SephNoir

29th November 2008


I spent a small fortune on Barry M glitter dusts in silver & bluey green tones, a blue kohl pencil, base eye crayon (helps the dust stay in place) & pale pink lip gloss. I know the LOTR elves have quite natural looking make-up but hey it's ball so I can add a touch of glitter and artistic licence.

I plan to have a photo shoot with the more natural look.

29th November 2008

Ear cuffs

I saw a tip online which suggests wearing ear cuffs to help hide the join between the fake ear tips and your own ears. I found some simple silver ones in Claire's Accessories.

29th November 2008

Ear tips

Got latex elf ear tips from after a recommendation. I've decided I don't like working with liquid latex lol I got Liz to help me apply them before the ball. We had to put a ton of powder on them as they are a lot darker than my natural skin tone and I hadn't any time to get some stage/prosthetics make-up. As long as flash photography wasn't used they looked ok.

24th November 2008

Circlet and necklace

Bought a circlet from The Moon Maiden on ebay. I have a silver butterfly necklace with some clear bead droplets which goes well with the outfit & circlet.

Unfortunately I only ended up wearing it at the ball for about 10 minutes as it clearly was slightly too big for my head on the tightest setting as it kept slipping down to rest on my nose. Was a shame =( I shall get some links taken out for next time or perhaps a different design.

24th November 2008


My brother works in Deichman Shoes and when wandering in to say hi I noticed some great flat dolly shoes- silvery white with little beads and sequins on them. I got discount thanks to my bro!

Some of said beads and sequins fell off over the course of the evening due to my feet being trodden on the dance floor >_<

20th November 2008


I ordered the Ravenswing dress from They have some gorgeous designs and I brought a coat from them 2 years ago which I still adore so know them to be a trusty site. It's made with a stretch velvet material which clings to the body but isn't tight. Nice and comfy. And I've noticed a few of Arwen's gowns from LOTR are made from a similar material so it keeps in with my theme and style ^-^ My favourite part of the dress are the floaty over-sleeves.