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Desolation of Smaug: King and Captain by roguearcanis Desolation of Smaug: King and Captain by roguearcanis
Taken at Sci Fi Weekender in Pwllheli, Wales, where our long-awaited Hobbit group finally came together for the first time. This costume was a massive learning curve for me, and I had an amazing time cosplaying Tauriel - mainly due to how brilliant the rest of the group was! We had our costumes complimented by Graham McTavish (Dwalin in the Hobbit films) and Royd Tolkien (JRR Tolkien's great grandson), and then went on to win SECOND PRIZE in the cosplay contest 8D We all put so much work into these costumes, and it was wonderful that they went down as well as they did.

Thranduil - the incredible vampiric-angel
Tauriel - roguearcanis

Photography by the ever wonderful tealpirate

[Tauriel costume, armour and wig by myself. Thranduil wig and crown by vampiric-angel, costume by Groovy-Guy]
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sazame-kusaka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what fabric did you use for the dress itself? i'm trying to redo mine but I cant seem to find the right fabric to get that kind of look
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roguearcanis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Hello :) As far as I recall, it's just a medium weight cotton so that it's not too flimsy but also allows some movement. It's probably a little too vivid a colour to use for Tauriel, but it was great to sew and gives enough support in the bodice area while still flowing nicely in the skirt. I bought the fabric at the market local to me at the time, so it wasn't an online purchase of any sort. Hope that was helpful to you!
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sazame-kusaka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes :D thanks so much ^_^ I had tried before with felt and a light wool to get the right look but it was too heavy and hard to adjust, so I was looking for something different for my redo
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Erimitsu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student
Wow!!! Looks amazing!!! Excited thranduil 
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MirroredSilhouettes Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, gorgeous costumes! And you have a gorgeous face for Tauriel, it really works wonderfully. :D What kind of materials did you use for the armour and detailing? 
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roguearcanis Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Awww, thank you so much, that's so lovely of you to say! :'D

The armour's actually made out of craft foam xD I ironed each section to make the material look more leather-like, as well as indenting the designs at the same time, painted and weathered it all, then went over the indents with a gold paint pen. I was nervous as hell about it but it turned out okay!
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MirroredSilhouettes Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Craft foam is incredible, isn't it? I made a set of armour for my Loki cosplay with foam (later switched to worbla because the foam was not weathering my use of it very well), but it's amazing what you can do with it, and it's so cheap! Anyway, yeah, your designs are gorgeous and you did a lovely paint job as well--I definitely thought it was leather or something like it. :D 
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roguearcanis Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Definitely! I'm considering covering this original bodice in worbla to make it more sturdy - it did not enjoy the trip to the con! Thank you again, that's so lovely of you to say ^_^
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