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Lord of the Rings Halloween Costume Ideas

5 Ideas For A Lord of the Rings Themed Halloween Costume

Although the Lord of the Rings movie series was released a while ago now, this is always an exciting and fun costume theme for Halloween. And, with the release of the Hobbit just around the corner, you may just have a renewed interest in these characters.

There are plenty of unique characters to choose from in Lord of the Rings. All of the costume ideas below are available in the form of an officially licensed costume (if you don’t want to make your own).



If you’d like to choose this strong warrior and eventual king as your Halloween alter ego then there are a few key elements to the costume. To start with, you need a long brown wig, maybe even a little dark makeup for that rugged look of a warrior who doesn’t have time to watch his personal appearance. The outfit itself is quite simple – a tunic with armor underneath, topped off with black gloves and a sword.




Legolas is an Elf and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. His most distinctive feature is his long blonde hair, tied half back. This means a wig is essential for anyone who wants to dress as this courageous character. Aside from this you’ll want to get hold of a tunic, cloak and bow and arrow accessory.

The Witch King


Although the Witch King may not feature in the movies for long, nobody can forget his distinctive look. His unforgettable helmet is available to buy as an officially licensed costume accessory. It’s such high quality that it looks just like the one from the film. To complete the look, you’ll need plenty of black armor.


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Arwen was Aragorn’s Elven lover and, later, wife. Any Arwen outfit is going to need to include long flowing dresses with bell sleeves. Velvet fabrics in dark colors would be most recognizable for this character, but you can choose any medieval-style long dress if you want to. To top the outfit off, opt for celtic jewelery and those classic Elf ears.


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The Gandalf costume is a really fun choice. As a wizard, he’s always wearing a cloak, whether this is gray or white. Use a rope to tie the cloak at the middle, get hold of your powerful staff, and make sure to top it off with an all-important grey wig and beard accessory!

The best thing about Lord of the Rings is that the choices are virtually endless. Aside from the options above, you may also choose to go as Gollum, a Hobbit, Saruman or the Nazgul.

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Captain America Halloween Costume

Captain America Costumes For Halloween: The Patriotic Superhero

Captain America is the latest comic book superhero to hit the big movie screen in the 2011 “Captain America: First Avenger” movie. As such, you can be sure to see this character everywhere this Halloween!

This is a fun costume theme both for men and women – it’s patriotic and super strong at the same time!

Steve Rogers is frustrated at not being able to fight for his country in World War II. He goes on to take part in an experiment that ends up boosting his strength to the maximum capacity capable of any human. Although Captain America doesn’t have “superpowers”, he does have amazing strength and the famous indestructible shield.

The Elements Of A Captain America Costume

Like any other superhero, Captain America has a very distinctive outfit that lets everyone know he’s arrived. Playing on his name, he makes use of all the colors of the American flag: red, white and blue, featuring both stars and stripes.

The indestructible shield – Captain America never goes out with his shield, which he uses as a weapon as well as a way of defending himself. This shield is circular in shape, with red and white stripes around the edges, and a white star on a blue background in the middle.

The helmet – Captain America wears a distinctive blue helmet with an “A” on the front, shaped around his head and eyes , but leaving the mouth uncovered.

Clothing – Captain America’s costume consists of a blue jumpsuit with a large star on the chest, and two smaller stars on the side of each of the shoulders.

Officially Licensed Captain America Halloween Costumes

If you want to go the easy route then there are a number of officially licensed Captain America Halloween costumes available to buy, both for adults and children. All of the official costumes look extremely convincing, and are instantly recognizable as this famous superhero.

There are also costumes for women as well as men, turning the costume theme into a dress and still featuring the famous Captain America shield.

Captain America really is a fun costume choice for Halloween, and it doesn’t have to be too difficult to put together thanks to the fact that it looks so distinctive. You could even take this theme one step further and just use it as inspiration for your own patriotic designs. As long as you can incorporate the three main colors, the stars and the stripes, you’ll be showing your loyalty to America!

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