German-based LARPer, model and cosplay brings Arwen to life in this fantastic cosplay.
The photography is by Josef Kristof, and the dress here is the one from the Arwen chase scene.
In a Reddit discussion about whether Arwen was a warrior, whether the movie Arwen is the same as the books, Mircalla shared some insight.
As a Arwen-Cosplayer myself I think the reasons why many girls and women feel very connected with movie Arwen are partially because of the aesthetics (I mean, her chase dress and hairstyle is just gorgeous! And it fits so nicely with the white horse!) and partially because it is actually nice to have a female character who is allowed to be a rider, who can protect herself, but isn’t pushing for it. She just does it when it cannot be avoided. On the other hand she can keep her cool, be emotional but never drops in elegance.
Woman fighter characters often feel a bit try hard. Even Eowyn got that “to fight, I must at least look like a man” à la Mulan – to name only one mythological fighter woman. Movie Arwen however can ride, fight and look still pretty in beautiful dresses without loosing credibility. That is kind of amazing.
It’s March the 8th here in Scotland as this post go live. That makes it International Women’s Day and I think it’s fitting to have Arwen lead that charge.
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