Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Aug 14, 2011 18:02:36 GMT -6
I doubt it, as this guy was just wandering around the con. He probably either bought that outfit in a store or made it.
There was a booth selling Lord of the Rings action figures for two bucks each! I haven't bought an action figure in years but for that price, I figured why not? I got an Aragorn and a Frodo. They're missing their accessories, so no Anduril or Sting. But they're not in bad shape.
Also LOTR-related, I saw a replica of the helm of Sauron from the movies.
That was me! Thanks for the compliments! I made or modified most of it. The cloak is from New Zealand from those who made them for the movie, and the boots were actually made by the guy who made them for the movie. I've been working on it since 2003, and compliments like this mean a lot to me. Thanks!
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Sept 23, 2011 20:55:28 GMT -6
(NOTE: This used to be the Chicago Comic-Con thread but I'm changing the title to be more general.)
I was recently on vacation in Atlanta and went to a sci-fi/fantasy convention called DragonCon. A friend had invited me (the aforementioned Cersei named after the Song of Ice and Fire character).
This convention was massive and covered all aspects of geek/pop culture, including Tolkien. There was a "Tolkien track" that you could follow that had various panels related to Middle-earth. I didn't make it to many of these but one was a two hour(!) lecture by a professor who'd studied the historical and mythological Norse and Anglo-Saxon influences on Tolkien's work. As a dutiful nerd and former English major, I actually stayed for the whole thing. Very interesting stuff. I have a recommended reading list from the guy. I'll have to post that one of these days.
There was also a panel hosted by TheOneRing.net about the Hobbit movie but this one was filled up and I didn't get to see it. I did however stop by TORN's table at the con and answered some trivia questions. I got almost all of them right and won a little plastic Frodo figurine.
I also saw a lot of people in Tolkien-themed costumes. I saw a Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf the Grey and the White, Legolas, Aragorn, Arwen, and an Elf who was possibly supposed to be Figwit/Lindir. DragonCon is a very costume-centered event and some of the outfits at this thing were absolutely amazing.
Once I get the pictures transferred to an image-hosting site, I can post some of them here. Or if any of you guys want to be Facebook friends, we could go that route since I have them on my page already.
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Dec 11, 2011 14:30:09 GMT -6
Here are the Middle-earth characters I saw at DragonCon. Sorry for the delay.
Aragorn (or possibly just a Ranger)
These two I'm not sure about. The guy seems to have the White Tree of Gondor on his gauntlets so I'm guessing a Ranger of Ithilien or a new interpretation of Boromir or Faramir. The girl seems to be an Elf warrior (I could of course be totally off and these guys are from Warcraft or something).
Arwen and friend
Gandalf the White
An Elf, possibly Lindir (or Figwit as he's called by the movie fans). No clue what the lady is supposed to be.