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Lord of the Rings

:iconvenntus: as Pippin
:iconda-rk: as Merry
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

:camera: Related:


...and now with behind the scenes photos of our trip to Hobbiton! [link]

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Deep Dive Cosplay
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:iconkhall47:
khall47 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I plan on doing this as soon as I save up the money !! I already have a hobbit outfit haha, these photos are absolutely awesome. You've made me so inspired to keep saving for this trip !! ^^
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da-rk Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Glad you like it!
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:iconrain-and-sunshine:
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
you make great hobbits. also props to you for really going barefoot!
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da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
haha thank you!
yes, it was kind of a challenge for going barefoot. and lots of "ahhhhh why are there so many rocks?!" XD
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rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
and now you have experienced to the utmost what it was like to be a hobbit. next time you read the books or watch the films you will have a whole new level of sympathy for frodo and company...
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
haha so true
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RoxannaMeta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Wow! This is so great! :D
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thanks!
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JoviClaire Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Photographer
OMG *A*
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cypii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I may or may not be slightly jealous that you've actually visited Hobbiton :iconverynotimpressedplz:
This is such a heartwarming shot, you look so happy and, well... Hobbit-like. :XD:
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da-rk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you so much!! *O*
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Minakichan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome!!! asdfhaslfuihewlifuhasldiuffhllaiuhs and Hobbiton is so beautiful saodifhdosigiosdfnsaidf Sounds like an amazing vacation \(*O*)/
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da-rk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Awww thanks! >3<
Yes! It was amazing being at Hobbiton and seeing the Shire and all its cute houses. *o* There was LOTR/Hobbit stuff everywhere! ahhhhhh And New Zealand itself is just gorgeous! We spent nearly a month going all over the country, and totally want to go back. Maybe I'll retire there someday. haha

Hope you had a happy new years too! What have you been up to? <33333
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Minakichan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is New Zealand basically completely Middle Earth at this point? XD I can never think of good vacation spots so I have to consider that one (although a month-long vacation is IMPOSSIBRU hahaha)

BEEN UP TO BEING A HIKIKOMORI all I do is basically watch anime and sleep dohohohoho, yeah, no particularly wonderful updates here :(
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da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I would have to agree with that statement! haha But hey, it just makes it even more awesome. :)
Oh, and if you're looking for a vacation spot - I HIGHLYYYYYYYY recommend NZ. So beautiful! *O* Gen and I seriously thought about living there for a while. XDDD Pile up all your vacation? You don't need a month, but 2 weeks minimum since it takes a while to fly there.

OH but how is the new job? :D That must be exciting!
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arscarlet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Never seen such glamorous looking Hobbits!
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
haha thank you! :D
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:iconvenntus:
venntus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
youre a hobbit
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
you're a hiding hobbit!
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:iconvenntus:
venntus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
you're toE's hobbit!
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da-rk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
that's right!
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