Bow Before the Elven Prince of Mirkwood with this Legolas Cosplay

As Tolkien quoted on page 333 of Book of Lost Tales, “He was as tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgul, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship”, Legolas Greenleef, the Elven prince of the woodland realm of Mirkwood, and son of the great (and sassy) Elvenking Thranduil, is a master bowman with “the eyes of a hawk and ears of a fox” (as Gimli said he himself possessed in the Fellowship of the Ring), and is also a valued member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

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Demonstrating the etherealness and otherworldliness of the Elves of Middle Earth, Legolas, “the strange Elf, clad in green and brown”, is unaffected by the acts of nature, be it a blizzard or a storm, wears only light shoes instead of boots, and scarcely makes an imprint on the ground below him wherever he roams. Even the “shades of Men hold no terror for the Elves” as he is unmoved by the chills of the fallen Men of Dunharrow, in the Paths of the Dead. As dubbed a “dangerous warrior” by Gandalf the Grey, his keen senses and superior fighting skills are a useful tool to the Fellowship. But more importantly, it is his loyalty, honour and his willing heart towards Aragorn, Frodo and even Gimli the Dwarf, that make him all the more an important member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

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There is something about this Legolas cosplay that is as epic as Peter Jackson’s motion picture trilogy. Legolas is a valued member of the Fellowship and is also just as loved by fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series, thus making him one of the more popular characters from the series. Russian cosplayer TheRoiz has gone all the way to Amon Amarth (for those who didn’t know, that is the real name of Mount Doom, and also where the progressive Swedish Viking metal band got their name from) and the Undying Lands and back in crafting this cosplay of Mirkwood’s handsome Elven prince. From the detailing on the tunic, the elf braids, the choice of fabrics, and even the little prosthetic elf ears, this is a cosplay that has no words in the tongues of men or elves for how amazingly created this cosplay is.

 

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