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Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

When I was in high school, I was introduced to the wonderful world of J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth. First I read The Hobbit (as one does–it’s still my favorite to this day) and then I made my way through The Lord of the Rings trilogy in a few weeks’ time. What made me want to read this books in the first place? Well, I saw trailers for the live action motion picture of The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson. Talk about breathtaking! The Nazgul in particular gave me chills and I knew I had to read it.

LOTR is how I met one of my high school best friends (through the love of Tolkien.) We decided we needed to see The Two Towers together (it was too late for Fellowship at that point), and of course we needed to dress for the occasion.

Me as Pippin

My friend Beth and my sister, Rachel, all dressed up for the event (my mom was our chauffeur as I was still a newly licensed driver at that point.) Beth was Arwen, Rachel was Eowyn, and I was Pippin. Of course.

When we got to the morning showing, the lights had been dimmed in the theater, but there was enough light for people to make out our costumed forms. Ripples of delighted laughter followed us as we found our seats. (My mom walked a ways behind us, a bit embarrassed, lol.)

Fool of a Took!

The next year we were going to watch The Return of the King together (the other two were going to be the same characters, I believe, but I wanted to be Legolas.) Alas, it did not turn out (someone got grounded last minute.)

Have YOU ever dressed up for a movie premiere? What was it? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

Keep your nose in a book,
Beth

P.S. There are still plenty of pre-order incentives left for DEATH’S KEY (The Goblets Immortal 3)

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