Casual Cosplay: Thorin Oakenshield in the Springtime

The weather’s warming up and I’m so excited! (Ok, I actually don’t mind the cold — but frankly I’ve got more spring and summer clothes in my wardrobe I’ve been missing.)

So in thinking of some fun warm-weather casual cosplay outfits… well, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m choosing something from The Hobbit. I watch at least part of the movies at least once a day or every other day. And so… Thorin in the Springtime came to be…


Top: Blue cardigan, preferably loose in the front; and a silver sparkly tank underneath.
Bottoms: Black shorts. Black capris or pixie pants would be cute too.
Shoes: Personally, I find the black TOMS ballet flats to sort of match the wrapped style of his boots. Blowfish or Rocket Dog might have some options too.
Accessories: Well, you can’t go anywhere without your key (necklace) and map (bag). I couldn’t find a bag that actually had Thorin’s map or even a map of Middle Earth… but those would be rad.

I decided to ignore the fur on his coat, but mostly because I felt like the outfit might get too busy. I mean, a multi-hued infinity scarf could work.

I’m really looking forward to picking up these pieces, though I might not be able to put it together until Fall. Depends on how extreme Chicago’s weather wants to be.