Costume :Witch King of Angmar
Variant :RotK battle version
Source :Lord of The Rings
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

@ expo 2

@ expo

Blade of Angmar

right glove complete!

all complete components so far


Costume Information

Cost : making it from scraps!
Awards : 3rd place London mcm expo

"Upon it sat a shape, black mantled, huge and threatening. A crown of steel he bore, but between rim and robe naught was there to see, save only a deadly gleam of eyes: the Lord of the Nazgul."

totally (un)secret 2nd cosplay for the MCM in october! not fire, torture or threats of death will make me divulge it's origins, or identity... but my own overexcitement will!!!


i had this idea a while back as a tribute to the genius that is tolkien. in the books as a child, the nazgul terrified me.

"Out of the wreck rose the Black Rider, tall and threatening, towering above her. With a cry of hatred that stung the very ears like venom he let fall his mace, Her shield was shivered into many pieces, and her arm was broken; she stumbled to her knees. He bent over her like a cloud, and his eyes glittered; he raised his mace to kill."

i'm actually making a major part of a costume OUT OF MATERIAL O_O;;; this is a first for me, but with a little coaching from the ever wonderful tab, i think i know what i'm doing!

i've also moved away from my methods normally used for armour making and i'm trying a variation. because the steel armour is supposed to look corrupted, rusted and corroded, i'm using some surfacing techniques using certian new materials rather than latex. so other than using my normal solid part material, plastazote, this is a totally new way of doing things to me!


now your realy being mean about this!!!!!!

by Rwylin on Monday, 2 February, 2009 - 18:42
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please tell us!!! *begs* pretty please!!!

by Youkai-Neko on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 19:05
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LOL i new it was this, that is tottally epic, id love to do an uruk hai sometime but the chain mail UGHHH

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 21:28
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When I saw the little preview in the icon, I had a feeling it was LOTR because I have a LOTR jigsaw puzzle and one of the sections of the puzzle had colours and texture like the one in your icon. Kept thinking it was Aragorn but I knew it had to involve some sort of armour on a grand scale hahaha.

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 21:35
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OOOOOh XD please make the Chandelier/Mace of Doom xD Witch King Rules xD you should try to get all 9 Wraiths together xD ..... although the others are easy lol

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 22:20

the morning star is already in the works ;p not got past planning stages yet tho

by xaerael on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 22:36
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He got pwned by a woman though :p


by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 23:23
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Someone needs to do Eowyn/Dernhelm. That would be epic.

by Purplefluffychainsaw on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 15:15
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this so awsome to see this getting done

by nanahara on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 17:33
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Agreed, you're crap at keeping secrets LOL.

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 17:41
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wow this is gonna be soooo cool i was thinkin about doin him sometime :P lol i cant wait to see ^___^

by Haynes84 on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 19:23
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nice choice

by Defrain on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 20:03
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wooo, great choice of costume!!!
the progress is amazing!! cant wait to see it <3

by kitty on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 22:36
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wow dude

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 22:51
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awesome paint effects dude!

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 22:58
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That helmet looks freaking awesome.
Can't wait to see the rest of it.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 23:18
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I'll trade you what meagre sewing machine ability I have for some of your armour/prop making skills. Tyvm. Tyvm. :P

Seriously dude, I have only just spotted your profile and I'm blown away. You really know your shizzle! Can't wait to see this and the Appleseed costume! :O

by SherlockHulmes on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 17:36

lots of nice comments, thank you!

i'm on a mini hiatus atm because i'm really ill, and fine cutting with a nasty cough is impossible.

given a week or two, i'll be back on track tho!

by xaerael on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 04:10
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thats looking awesome mate

by Defrain on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 11:33
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this is amazing.. i wish i could make something as amazing as this it looks fantastic!


by Toshi-chan on Monday, 16 February, 2009 - 23:59
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Awesome costume, really impressed with the work so far!

by samwhitewolf on Tuesday, 17 February, 2009 - 15:40
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Currently watching Lord of the riggles and may I say "AGHHH!!! what an amazing make.

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 18 February, 2009 - 22:30
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+ 100000000 COOL POINTS!

oh wow my friend showed me this and i was blown away =O it looks amazing!

by .neverbell on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 15:33
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SQQQUUUEEEEEE! I love seeing LOTR cosplays as they are always so epic. Yours has really overwhelled the epicness factor. I so can't wait to see this in person.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009 - 19:32
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Very nice- you got any more armour left to do?


by Uber-Nerd on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 09:35
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my god thats just beautiful

by MangaChild on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 13:44

hands and feet, tab. i'm not bothering with greaves (at the mo... this may change if i have time) since they're not visiable anyway unless i'm sitting on a horse...

by xaerael on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 21:10
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aaaaah you need a big black horse!!!!!!

this is looking sooo damn awesome xD

like the actual original proper meaning of awesome!! ***AWE***



by Toshi-chan on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 16:58
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That's looking great so far - can't wait to see the finished costume =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 17:17
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You sir are incredibly skilled at making stuff out of plastazote! Awesome job!

by Giant Lenin on Friday, 1 May, 2009 - 16:43
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i have to say man, Fooking awesome just so fooking awesome!!!!
Original and well made, i bow to ye xD

by JakeX on Sunday, 3 May, 2009 - 00:23
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Holy moly this looks amazing!

by AmethystEyes on Sunday, 3 May, 2009 - 14:56
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man this was one hell of an outcome! looked great man! and was fun chatting to you while we died from waiting int he queue lol

by Kaka Extreme on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 22:48
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This looked amazing on stage. Many congrats

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 00:53
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this costume was amazing well deserved prize also was great chatting with ya

by Defrain on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 14:09
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So well deserved on getting the award. Great stuff. truely epic.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 13:11
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I can't believe I never commented on this Xae. I don't think I saw you in this, but, honestly, fantastic. Amazing job.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 22:07
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nice one man :D i might be doing witch king for october this year :) thnking of actualy taking a blacksmithing course so i can learn to make it from steel :)

by keir160 on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 21:48


[27 may update] (Posted 27th May 2009)

updating photos, but it's taking a while to pick the ones that i like most @_@

[16th may update] (Posted 16th May 2009)

finished! done! week to spare! woohoo!

[14th may update] (Posted 14th May 2009)

project is getting close to finished. all that's left is the sword to make!

[02nd may update] (Posted 2nd May 2009)

right glove done... man... i have to do that AGAIN??

02nd may finger count update (Posted 2nd May 2009)

2/8 fingers complete... this may take longer than i'd hoped....

[1st may update] (Posted 1st May 2009)

sword and gloves left! so colse to completion now i can taste it!!!

[29th april update] (Posted 29th April 2009)

RAAAARRRRRR robes almost complete. the cuts up the front just need sewing and distressing, and it's done!

all that's left is the shoes, greaves and sword. about 2 days work!

[22nd febuary update] (Posted 22nd February 2009)

not dying so much anymore, but still waiting new materials. i've literally not got anything done with either costume for way too long, last week of procrastination.

[17th april update] (Posted 17th February 2009)


taken 13 days to construct both vambraces and paint one. lame. cold needs to gtfo now.

[04th febuary update] (Posted 4th February 2009)

completed the crown to great effect. really... really happy with it!