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My Tauriel Costume got a great reception at my first con, as well as my brother’s themed wedding (yes, my brother had a Lord of the Rings wedding). It was really simple, and actually affordable! So here are the basics.
I started with my usual base costume. Black leggings and a black cap sleeved shirt. These should probably be part of your regular wardrobe, but if you need them, here are a couple options (they are also cheap at local stores and thrift stores):
You can find black leggings pretty much anywhere for cheap. I don’t recommend buying them online, but if you want to you can find then on any website. I’m not going to post anything else about it. Good luck.
I always wear a cap sleeve t-shirt under my cosplays for modesty purposes. The prices fluctuate on these significantly so be sure to do your homework.
This is the one I have purchased:
Modbod Modest Layering Scoop Neck Cap Sleeve Shirt – Extra Length (Large, Black)
Here are a few other (sometimes cheaper) versions:
Fashion Women’s Slim Tops Cap Sleeve Casual Modal Solid Tee shirt Blouse http://s.aliexpress.com/QJfmuMNN
This is the green part that makes it look like Tauriel. I really wish I had purchased one of the other options on here, but I was pressed for time and could get the one pictured pronto! (Do not ask me why I waited until the last minute on the main part of the outfit…)
This is the dress I bought:
Flymall Women Long Sleeve Open Side Split Long Maxi Dress T Shirts Tops (XL, Army green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MF97T0F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_E8KWzbJ6C5J42
Here are a few other options:
Sexy Women O Neck Long Sleeve Split solid color Beach Maxi Dress Swept Away Forest Green Slim Dress
I love this part of the dress. This corset pictured is not as constricting as some I have purchased. Though the straps snapped after a night of hard dancing at my brother’s wedding. In the corset’s defense, it wasn’t designed for the weight of the scale mail pauldrons.
I’ve bought this from both places:
Here Is another option:
As I always say, the devil is in the details. The final touches really make a huge difference. Here are the details for this costume.
I did find the real leather bracers were a little rough on the wrists after a few hours of wear. Picking a softer leather might have been a better option.
These are the ones I got:
Here are a few other options:
Punk Style Cross Strings Wristband Bracer Bracelet Arm Armor Cuff Punk Cosplay Cool Gothic Costumes http://s.aliexpress.com/yMJz6JrU
Military World High Quality Archery Protector Wristband Bracer Bracelet Arm Armor Leather Gear Black Color http://s.aliexpress.com/AZFV73iy
This is a must have detail. However, I do NOT recommend getting the one I purchased. You can get them much cheaper on the other links. But just in case you need it super quick, I’m including the Amazon link.
This is the one I bought:
Here are a couple of other options:
JAVRICK Charm Fashion Pendant Chain Necklace For Tauriel Nice Gift New http://s.aliexpress.com/Mv67n2Yn
I have knee high leather boots my friend gave me. I highly recommend having a pair of these in your cosplay closet as I use them a lot. I did a little research and found a couple to give you an idea of what to look for.
Large size 2016 new arrive Winter Knee high Women Boots Black White Brown flat heels half boots autumn winter shoes woman http://s.aliexpress.com/MRfYZ3me
This part is neither easy, nor cheap. I do all my own scalemail work. If you would like more info on the scales, I will be posting about it soon.
If you create this cosplay, comment below with your picture or tag me on Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see them!