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Elven Warrior by morgoth87 Elven Warrior by morgoth87
Elven warrior from czech larp Lord of the Rings - Battle for Middle-Earth

More photos here: [link]
Tutorial how to make helmet (just in czech) : [link]

EDIT: Wow, my first DD! I can't describe how happy I am :-D
So much thanks to the larper on photo - ~Turiel-Eressiel and my brother ([link]) for helping me with photoshop - without him the photo would be just awesome, not f***ing awesome :D

FAQ (from Turiel): It's made of leather, wool (in case of the sash there is 2% of lurex) and cotton (double-sleeved tunic). It's a final version of my elven costume for larping, however I haven't done it as planned for lack of time. There should be more complex chest armor not only shoulders (they were only one-night shot). Anyway it costed me many sleepless nights.
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Given 2012-07-03
Elven Warrior by ~morgoth87 ( Suggested by 3wyl and Featured by pullingcandy )
EricaXchan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
See!! THERE is armor for women...just like men's! XD 
DrDoSoLittle Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Quick question, is her hand not in the left glove? I see that the pinkie finger doesn't seem to have a finger in it. 
peet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. The front part and cheek guards of this helm sort of resemble one I've come up with for an illustration of Feanor having returned to Middle-earth. I like very much indeed :+fav:
toeki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, looks a bit dragon-ish
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Absolutely fabulous!!!! So much detail & layering and a wonderful color scheme too!
Sallar47 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those bracers are absolutely unbelievable. Are you sure you aren't a real-life elf? XD
AurorasDawn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Awesome job! Love it. <3
thehollowdweller Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
A beautiful costume, what more is there to say!
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, this is beyond words! Congratulations for your skills and talent!
Ashline-illus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeaarh ! Cool !!
helixbrightstar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this photo, very rich.
WWBird Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I've seen this photo before and always thought it was both a wonderful photo and a great costume.  Very well done.
Adarion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Interesting, it looks very dragonish. And like a lot of work. Also the photo itself looks nice with the bokeh and the sharp focus on the elf.
ShadowCatofHell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive. Looks almost like fire nation armor
aoifasd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This armour is GORGEOUS!
Great work!
Fluxfox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is very damn impressive. Nice work.
Sechmet5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is bloody amazing! The details are amazing. I plan to go to B5A this year, so I'm looking for all sorts of armor tutorials, but I found that the leather armor can go into thousands. How much did it cost (not counting the work done, just the material)?
Turiel-Eressiel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Hi, maybe you will be surprised, but material isn't actually expensive, if you know where to buy it. Rough estimate can be:
2-3mm cowhide ca. 2and1/2 pieces of "sidestripe" about 500CZK (25$) - helmet, plaudrons, bracers, belts, scabbard
ca. 5x500ml bottle of a stain (3 coulours) 275CZK (14$)
soft cloting leather (remaining peaces) - price is counted per kilograms - I can't remember exactly but not more then 300CZK (15$) - corset, trousers, stripes for hems
linen thread for stitching cca 135CZK (7$) (most of spool is left)
woollen military blanket 150CZK (8$) - top and skirt
cotton cloth ca. 2,5m about 250CZK (12,5$) now - double-sleeve shirt
woollen cloth for sash about 180CZK (9$)
buckles about 90CZK (4,5$)
golden thread about 20CZK (1$)
other material (petroleum, beeswax, vaseline) about 80CZK (4$) for used amount
In total it is about 1710CZK (85,5$) ... even if I'd forgot something to count, it wouldn't be more then 2000CZK (100$) ... except of highboots (discarded from my casuals) and gloves (given by employer)
I'm sorry for the length of my comment, but I think it could be quite intresting that costume like that may not be really expensive.
Faedou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I am out of breath.................. (sigh)
CallowSyn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013

(Rough translation: Sweeeet!)
neoyo22 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the fire nation-like armor OwO so friking awesome
Razer-Athane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Filmographer
This is magnificent. Beautiful work!
EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
OMG, so much stitching! @.@ It's amazing!
Michieltjeeh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's some amazing armor!
Mandrakil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible costume and armor! Very Elven-like and fits into the LotR universe perfectly.
Nil42 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Very very cool
Mrlinen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
this is just amazing. such impressive leather work
jelitoto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Prostě úžasné,jak sladěnost barev,detaily tak celkový dojem....kéž by se tohle stalo standartem na českých dřevárnách
Leitman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow je to plne detailov nejaky ten piatok asi presedeli nad vyrobou zbroje a doplnkov super to vyzera, som fanusik tolkiena :)
WingCZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Teda natušil jsem, že tady někdo dělá takhle dobrý cosplaye! Fantastická práce.
Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazingly done!! I totally love it! I would totally wear it, it would go well with my bow ^^
FeliciainWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I’ll be featuring this cosplay on my blog, sometime within the next few days, (though it could take up to a few weeks)! If you would like me to not post it/remove it, please reply to this, message me here or on tumblr, and I will delete the post! Proper credit will be given to all cosplayers/photographers/editors if you choose to let me use this!
morgoth87 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, if you credit/link the original deviation, feel free to post any of my cosplay photos :-)
FeliciainWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I always credit and link. Thank you for allowing me to post this! :)
ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
Nippip Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The July, 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round-Up has been released, and you can find your spectacular work here! Thank you for submitting to Deviant Art :aww:.
segura2112 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
EFING AWESOME!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
In an infinite Multiverse all things are possible.
sundaygir1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
phenomenal, incredible attention to detail and great photograph to display your work

ingenius! ;3
RainingThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
So good to see female armour that is actually armour and not a chainmail bikini!
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Real Armored Women here on DA take a look at it sometime.
rochadesigner Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Between you and the female token elf in my own larp group, I don't know who has the most awesome leather armor... o_o It's a tough-y.
morgoth87 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Pics, or didn't happen :-D
Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
this is incredibly amazing, especially the helmet! great work, I know how much a costume can cost you and this one really shows the work that has been put in it! :D
Isil9 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!
Elenna-Huntress Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
That's spectacular. It really reminds me of something a First Age Elf would wear, perhaps in one of the many Battles of Beleriand.
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's some impressive craftsmanship! Really well done :)
JaneFox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
VERY nice
Composition, lighting and colour are all great! :)
A deserving DD
LordDraqo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Beautifully executed. I have to show this to a couple of friends.
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