If You went to Tolkien-themed Party...

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  1. Maiden_of Harad

    Maiden_of Harad Diligere est Pati

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    ...Who would you go as, and, if you want to answer this one, how would you dress?

    Would you choose to be a well-known character, an overlooked one like Ioreth, or a totally non-LOTR related character like Starbrow?

    For the record, I went to such a party once as Celebrian, in a dark sage green dress with brown sleeves. I would have gone as Luthien, but didn't have enough dark blue fabric on hand :(.
     
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    I would probably go as my favorite character, Saruman the White. Then when it got late I could say "The hour grows late!" Though I'm not sure how I'd do the beard and hair.
     

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    I would go as Andreth, of course! Lots of green and blue, as I imagine Mortals to wear... I would love to be a male just to go as Maedhros, though. Hey! He was the well-shaped one, after all... It must be a lot of fun to embody him! :)
     
  4. Prince of Cats

    Prince of Cats Among the Trees

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    I'd go as Tom Bombadil! For dress, I would wear yellow boots and a bright blue jacket of course :D A few quarts of Barliman's finest and I'll be singin'!
     

  5. Starbrow

    Starbrow Tolkien Fan

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    I think I would go as a hobbit. Since I'm female, it would have to be a minor character. I guess I'd have to go through Bilbo's birthday invite list and pick a likely name. Mayber Daisy Baggins, Frodo's first cousin. As for dress, probably brown furry slippers and bright colored clothes.
     
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    What would I go as?

    Tenner....

    Tenner more miles away from the party.....


    You'd have to drag me to said party bound & gagged.
     
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    Me too, if "Tolkien themed" meant a dressing-up party. But if it meant real ale, pub songs, hurricane lamps and candles, an inglenook fire and tale-telling, then count me in! Failing that, there are still a few pubs around that fit most of the criteria.
     
  8. Maiden_of Harad

    Maiden_of Harad Diligere est Pati

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    ...Now, a GOOD Tolkien-themed party would have more than costumes, though those would be included.Such a party would have authentic food (seedcake, ham, ect.), live, authentic music, as authentic a setting as could be obtained, storytelling, and authentic games (archery, darts, ect.). Maybe even some fireworks.At least in Texas, one can shoot off fireworks any day of the year (for sure in rural areas, don't know about the towns) if there's no burn ban. :) I hope that clarifies what I meant by a "Tolkien-themed" party!
     
  9. Eledhwen

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    Sounds like Bilbo's 111th birthday, with added Elves and Dwarves.

    Interestingly, Jane Austen enthusiasts in the City of Bath hold an annual "Netherfield Ball" in the Guildhall; where partygoers wear Regency costume and dance à la Pride and Prejudice. Such events are not beyond the realms of real possibility, even with a Middle-earth theme. It would probably have to have humans standing in for the Elves; them having taken ship for the West; but anywhere sunny with a party tree would do.
     
  10. baragund

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    Dressing up is not my thing, but I suppose Denethor-in-a-Good-Mood could be fun. :*)

    And I'm not sure I would be all that jazzed about period food (Cram, anyone??). Beorn's mead, on the other hand, must be wonderful!

    For me, the best thing about a Tolkien-themed party would be the opportunity to discuss all things Middle-earth live with fellow enthusiasts!

    Oh: Welcome to our little corner of cyber-space, Maiden of Harad and Andreth!! Hope you're finding plenty of opportunities to delve into the uttermost details of Tolkien's writings. :*up
     
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    I dropped by a Hobbit party today. The fourth and fifth grade at my school had a party since the teacher finished reading the book aloud to the class. I saw Bilbo, Bard with his bow and quiver of arrows, and several elven princesses. The paper armor was quite impressive. Even Napoleon :*confused: was there. Of course there was lots of food like bacon, sausage, cupcakes, etc. If I had known about it before hand, maybe I could of worn some yellow and green.
     
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    We had a mufti day at school today. I 'dressed down' in my White Tree of Gondor T-shirt. Pleased at how many of the kids recognised the design.
     
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    It's not just the costumes...

    I'm with Baragund on this one....

    Aside from some lively convo's, what is there? And we can do that... here. ;*)

    The idea of 'Middle-earth/Hobbit based food' pretty much appalls me this side of 'Dwarvish' food, like Gimli's talk in the FOTR movie: "Ripe meat off the bone" etc...

    I cannot stand mushrooms (it's like eating slimy dirt ~ no thanks). And cram or porridge like Beorn served? YUM!

    Or all those veggies the Elves (supposedly) eat? More YUM!

    Let me know when the next Tolkien based party takes place in.....

    Chinatown. :*D
     
  14. Grond

    Grond Melkor's Mallet

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    I guess I would look stupid in a hammer costume... but I'm used to looking stupid. :*):*D;*)

    Cheers,

    Grond
     
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    Cram and porridge would only be served to: Die-hard enthusists who insisit upon it, and people who don't care what their food tastes like (not me, but porridge can be good at times)

    Mushrooms. For me, they're best in gravy or on pizza. Otherwise, they can be blah.

    The only things I distinctly remember Elves eating are:Bannocks, white loaves of bread, and apples. I don't think that they were veggie-lovin' hippies:)
     
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    Uh, who in this world (or any other) would eat cram given a choice to do otherwise? Also... Just how much unique food was even ever mentioned in Tolkien's legendarium anyway? Lembas is the only thing that springs to mind...
     
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    I would dress as a Dwarf lord, of course. This means armor, axe in its scabbard, a scepter and crown, not to mention a beard tucked in my belt.
    King Naugladur.
     
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    Sméagol Slave to the Ring

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    Precious and I would go as ourselves, and dress in our best loincloth, the one without rot. We only have two.
     
  19. MasterBaggins

    MasterBaggins I am Bilbo Baggins, of BagEnd!

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    Myself at a Tolkien Themed party....? I do believe I'd like to try and be a dwarf? Perhaps Thorin! To change it up a bit.
     
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    Sir Gawain d'Orchany To Rivendell where elves yet dwell

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