The Lord Of The Rings

Cosplayer: Leonie Heartilly

Variant: Original character

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

3rd March 2010: Wig I've bought a wig for this now as I wanted my character to have longer hair than my natural length. It's straight with no fringe and dark brown in colour to again follow the designs from the LOTR.

1st December 2008: Complete- 2008 version This is how my costume appeared at the Grand Cosplay Ball. I really need to work on blending those ear tips...

Photo taken by SephNoir

29th November 2008: Make-up I spent a small fortune on Barry M glitter dusts in silver & bluey green tones, a blue kohl pencil, base eye crayon (helps the dust stay in place) & pale pink lip gloss. I know the LOTR elves have quite natural looking make-up but hey it's ball so I can add a touch of glitter and artistic licence.

I plan to have a photo shoot with the more natural look.

29th November 2008: Ear cuffs I saw a tip online which suggests wearing ear cuffs to help hide the join between the fake ear tips and your own ears. I found some simple silver ones in Claire's Accessories.

29th November 2008: Ear tips Got latex elf ear tips from after a recommendation. I've decided I don't like working with liquid latex lol I got Liz to help me apply them before the ball. We had to put a ton of powder on them as they are a lot darker than my natural skin tone and I hadn't any time to get some stage/prosthetics make-up. As long as flash photography wasn't used they looked ok.

24th November 2008: Circlet and necklace Bought a circlet from The Moon Maiden on ebay. I have a silver butterfly necklace with some clear bead droplets which goes well with the outfit & circlet.

Unfortunately I only ended up wearing it at the ball for about 10 minutes as it clearly was slightly too big for my head on the tightest setting as it kept slipping down to rest on my nose. Was a shame =( I shall get some links taken out for next time or perhaps a different design.

24th November 2008: Shoes My brother works in Deichman Shoes and when wandering in to say hi I noticed some great flat dolly shoes- silvery white with little beads and sequins on them. I got discount thanks to my bro!

Some of said beads and sequins fell off over the course of the evening due to my feet being trodden on the dance floor >_<

20th November 2008: Dress I ordered the Ravenswing dress from They have some gorgeous designs and I brought a coat from them 2 years ago which I still adore so know them to be a trusty site. It's made with a stretch velvet material which clings to the body but isn't tight. Nice and comfy. And I've noticed a few of Arwen's gowns from LOTR are made from a similar material so it keeps in with my theme and style ^-^ My favourite part of the dress are the floaty over-sleeves.

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Moonchild - 9th November 2008
Looks beautiful Leonie ^_^
Only wish i was old enough to go to the grand cosplay ball to see it T_T

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sjbonnar - 3rd December 2008
I think that looks gorgeous!

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Sephirayne - 25th February 2009
Beautiful cosplay. I love the dress.

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Hawkeye - 20th May 2009
Ooh, found it! Looks really good! Love that you got the ears and a circlet too, that really completes the costume. :D
Original costumes are so much fun to play with, you can really make them the way you want them!

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Leonie Heartilly - 20th May 2009
Thank you! Sadly the circlet was slightly too big to wear to the ball, I need to take some links out. But I want to wear her again for a photoshoot in some woods or somewhere similar =)

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FairyPorchQueen - 7th January 2010
Really gorgoeous costume. Inspires me to make myself an elf!

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perfectly_purple - 7th January 2010
Looks gorgeous! I love the floaty sleeves and the soft looking dress fabric. Those are some really lovely photos of you looking very dreamery! ^_^

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RevolverKitty - 18th February 2011
You look gorgeous, so radiant, wonderful hun :)

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Leonie Heartilly - 18th February 2011
Thank you ^^
I really need some new photos though, hope to get some in a forest/ woody type place some time.

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Captain_Marvelous - 12th June 2011
Well done or rather Mae pennen! Elf ears suit you :) Im hoping to get my Aragorn done for the Hobbit release ^^

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Leonie Heartilly - 12th June 2011
Look forward to seeing it =3

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ToroSonyCat - 21st February 2013