The Witch King of Angmar - Lord of The Rings

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ECG Team UK 2013

Showcased 23rd February 2014 What is this?



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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!

Comments

Castelia posted on 30 May, 2012 - 22:33
Omg im liek so dead

Freyarule posted on 31 May, 2012 - 07:25
FUUUUUUUUUUU woow

Sephirayne posted on 4 June, 2012 - 23:47
OMG! So looking forward to this ♥ *huge LOTR fangirl*

Leolarua posted on 5 June, 2012 - 17:06
most kawaii bitch king <3

Manticore posted on 6 June, 2012 - 09:51
This! Will! Be! Epic!!!

Tsupo posted on 6 June, 2012 - 14:12
You gonna be the best witch king everrrr <3

Sephirayne posted on 28 November, 2012 - 01:41
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.

Emzone posted on 28 November, 2012 - 02:00
This looks so intense <3

Freyarule posted on 28 November, 2012 - 06:17
B-Baka witch king Desu Sooo epic <3 can't wait to see you wear him again next year for ze ECG!

nadsnadine posted on 28 November, 2012 - 16:32
Congratulations. So glad I got to see you on stage, you looked fantastic~

Nomes posted on 28 November, 2012 - 21:46
Major congrats. I hope you have a fantastic time in Paris ^_^

InfiniteJester posted on 29 November, 2012 - 15:21
Congrats on Paris!

Manticore posted on 29 November, 2012 - 15:42
Congratulations indeed! Well done love!

Moonchild posted on 30 November, 2012 - 12:23
This is so perfect <3 Amazing work!! And congrats!!

Clood posted on 9 December, 2012 - 14:28
Thank you very much guys >//<

Einmyria posted on 10 December, 2012 - 22:52
Epically amazing! Congrats on winning at HJ

Siouxsie James posted on 16 December, 2012 - 15:30
WOW awesome costume!! Grats on your win, you deserve it

HorrorFanatic85 posted on 23 February, 2014 - 23:50
Badass cannot compare on how awesome this witch king costume is, if only you could do the dark lord Sauron

Dax79 posted on 24 February, 2014 - 09:21
Very cool, Did you see bluejam77 Witch King? Love what you did!! Keep it up!!

Sephirayne posted on 24 February, 2014 - 13:31
So epic. So glad this got a showcase. Congratulations ^_^ ♥

Nesproxy posted on 25 February, 2014 - 16:56
Beautiful work, very well done on the showcase. I especially love the detailing in the hands. :)

Littlegeeky posted on 27 February, 2014 - 13:31
This is such an amazing cosplay and the stage performance was amazing! Congratulations on the showcase, it's very well deserved :D

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 28 February, 2014 - 01:29
D8 OIGHBGNEI ... CANT FIND MY JAW...THIS IS LIKE...AMAZINGG!!!!

Kinreal posted on 1 March, 2014 - 13:31
Well deserved!

Misty95 posted on 1 March, 2014 - 19:55
Absolutely amazing, well done :D

Ai-Megumi posted on 1 March, 2014 - 20:57
Such an awesome cosplay. :)

ArcaneArchery posted on 1 March, 2014 - 21:02
Those gauntlets are amazing and the whole costume is so screen accurate.

Knightsly posted on 3 April, 2014 - 03:34
That's freaking awesome!

Progress Journal

29th August 2012

OH HEY

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~