Lord of the Rings


Craftsperson Samuel Lee of Prince Armory has put together this exceptional custom leather armor, based on what he imagines Sauron would have worn during the First Age of the Lord of the Rings lore. Says Lee:

…this design is more focused on a scenario of what might Sauron’s armor looked like in the first age (Far before the well known 3rd age featured in the Lord of the Rings films). I won’t get into the volume of lore left behind by Tolkien but one thing worth noting is that Sauron himself was a capable artisan and armor smith. Perhaps he would feel at home in this armor.

See Also: More Incredible Prince Armory Designs

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Takayas Custom Jewelry looked to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy realm for a little inspiration when they created this incredible wedding ring set for LOTR fans Wesley and Sarah.

For Wesley’s ring, Takayas looked to The Key to Erebor for design inspiration while Sarah’s rings incorporated elements from the Leaves of Lorien and Arwen’s Evenstar necklace (they’re also designed to fit seamlessly together).

See Also: More Nerdy Custom Wedding Rings From Takayas

The finished products look like they were actually forged in Middle Earth. Take a closer look below.

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Even Hollywood has trouble putting together a costumed production of this scale.

The massive Lord of the Rings LARP event “Bitva o Fort” (Battle of the Fort) took place in the village of Radíkov in the Czech Republic last month, and photographer Daniela Bogarová was there to capture all of the action.

Check out more of her amazing photos after the break…

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Saurpuss sees all (unless you distract his eye with a laser pointer).

The Saurpuss design is available on everything from leggings and t-shirts to travel mugs.

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We’ve never seen anything quite like these stunning Lord of the Rings silk scarves.

The vibrant watercolor-esque scenery is hand painted by Etsy shop owner MinkuLUL, which means that each scarf is unique and one of a kind.

See more truly magical LOTR-inspired designs after the break.

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They say that few can endure the gaze of the Eye of Sauron, but not so with these earrings. Etsy seller CuriologyJewellery laser cut these acrylic Barad-dûr earrings and embedded 8mm glass “Eye of Sauron” domes to complete the awesome LOTR look.

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Then again, this appears to be a CFL game. Canada is so awesome.

Of course, I think he might be getting into football so he can travel to the U.S. and steal a Super Bowl ring. I’m not saying that the teams currently in the playoffs should throw their next game but, you know…maybe you should throw your next game.

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Ethereal Galadriel Cosplay

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It’s hard to choose the most enchanting elf in all of Middle-earth, but even with many other contenders, Galadriel wins as far as I’m concerned. She has compassion, bravery, and wisdom, and I admire all of those traits. Plus, she looks like an angel. Cosplayer Lopti, a.k.a. nomokis, nails the ethereal and otherworldly appearance of Galadriel with her costume. She could definitely step in as a younger version of the character if/when Peter Jackson adapts The Silmarillion.

Above photo by The Sisters Mischief.

More pictures of the costume after the break.

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So, Gandalf the Grey didn’t know about incognito mode? Well, I guess wizards aren’t all that wise. I’m going to take a guess and say that Gandalf had some Balrog-sized viruses plaguing his hard drive too. Shady web history aside, this t-shirt is a fun take on the “fly, you fools!” scene. It comes in a whole bunch of different sizes and it’s made from ringspun cotton.

Check out a closeup pic after the break…

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Hobbit cosplayers

It’s a neat thing when cosplayers get to interact with the people who inspired their outfits and even neater when it’s captured on camera. In their latest video, the folks behind Cosplay Boom speak to fans who made costumes inspired by The Hobbit. They also spoke with WETA artists who worked on the films including Richard Taylor, Lindsey Crummett, and Andrew Baker. They have nothing but praise and appreciation for cosplayers, and it does the heart good to hear.

Watch the video after the break.

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