Lord of the Rings
Photography: Deep Dive Cosplay
Location: Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand
Over the Christmas and New Year holidays, ~venntus
and I went to New Zealand!! It's such a beautiful country! We went for almost a month and already want to go back. *O*
Of course, with The Hobbit
which came out just as we were there, we had to dress for the occasion! We went to Hobbiton, the movie set of The Shire in both Lord of the Rings
and The Hobbit
, dressed as Merry and Pippin. A lot of people asked if we were headed home when they saw us dressed as hobbits heading to Hobbiton. XD
We also waltzed around Wellington as hobbits and took the LOTR tour to see the filming locations of Rivendell, Isengard and a couple of others sites.
These cosplays were a blast to wear and New Zealand is just lovely! *o* It's seriously LOTR/Hobbit land.
Cosplays and props made by each respective cosplayer~Cosplay Construction Notes:
For Merry, I sewed the vest, trousers, coat, and cloak from scratch using homemade patterns. I used suede for the vest with extra large buttons, and corduroy for the pants. Also styled the wig and added hobbit ears!
We even made our feet hairy and walked around barefoot! XD Related:
...and now with behind the scenes
photos of our trip to Hobbiton! [link]
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