rotk tattoo

Fashionably Geek reader Mike Bretzlaff sent us this pic of his awesome new LOTR tattoo with the following note:

It’s a B&W rendition of Ted Nasmith’s “Across Gorgoroth” based on a favorite passage in Return Of The King where Sam’s hope is restored upon seeing a star (Earendil). The star and the text were additions to the original artwork I requested for the tattoo.

Thanks for sharing Mike! Send your nerdy tattoo pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

sexy gandalf

Apparently, Australia has a tradition called “Muck Up Day” that involves high school seniors getting dressed up on their last day of school and pulling pranks. 18-year-old Tjitske Van Vark took it upon herself to be “to be the sexiest one there.” Uh…mission accomplished?

Needless to say, Tumblr had a field day with it.

Van Vark admits that she’s amused by the prospect of giving people “a thirst for Gandalf” and the messages she’s received from people planning to copy her creation for Halloween.

“The idea of having raised an army of Gandalfs in fishnets is honestly fantastic.”

I’m thinking a separate Dumbledore faction should be developed to make things even more confusing. Then…THEN develop a dance routine and make a super weird and sexy wizard parody of Thriller.

(via Buzzfeed)

lotr larp top

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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Man, Jovi Claire blew us away with this Hobbit/LOTR photoshoot. And kudos to the cosplayers:

Galadriel – Loki Heart
Elrond- Medith Tansingco
Thranduil- Katnip Rodriguez
Bilbo- Gianne Canlas

Check out more pics after the break…

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It took Frodo roughly six months to reach Mount Doom. This LOTR-themed messenger bag/purse from Etsy seller GeekUprising would have been perfect for the trip.

This purse measures approximately 11″ wide, 10″ tall, and 3″ deep. The main body of the bag is closed off with a zipper. There are two pockets on the front of the bag, one large pocket on the back of the bag and a zipper pocket inside for smaller item storage. The strap is adjustable with a maximum length of 60″, and there is a magnetic closure on the front of the bag.

The bag can also be paired with a LOTR-themed wallet. With the bag and wallet, you’ll be all set to get out and explore Middle-Earth!

Product Pages: Messenger Bag ($30.00) / Wallet ($30.00)


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.

Product Page: ($10.88)

wizard shenanigans

“Wizardly Shenanigans” is the latest shirt in our Nerd Approved Shirt Store and it’s on sale for $14 for a limited time.

In fact, every shirt in our store is on $14 sale through the weekend. Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively. Grab your favorite designs while you still can!

Product Page ($20 $14)


Now that’s some movie-quality cosplaying right there! Cosplayer Tina Rybakova dressed up as Tauriel from The Hobbit, and it honestly looks like something out of the film. This has to be one of the best cosplaying shoots I’ve seen in a long time. What do you think?

Photo Credit: Makar Vinogradov

Check out some more pics after the break…

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sauron football

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.

(via Reddit)