Lately around here, we’ve been getting the question, “What does one wear to a Hobbit Ball?” Generally, most people on earth do not have to ask themselves that question. In Middle Earth however, now that’s quite a common-place inquiry.

Here’s some fashion (or lack there of) inspiration for you.

 

Let’s start with the gents, shall we?

Step 1: Find yourself some quality facial hair

Close:

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Better:

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Best:

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(One week’s notice not enough? Sorry guys.)

Step 2:

Find an ominous (or not-so-ominous, you have to be able to dance in it, after all) cloak.

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Step 3: Pick out a few accessories

Wrist guards are a good choice…

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A ring, perhaps? Try not gloat about how yours is obviously the real deal. (Pretty sure it came from Middle Earth, not the Amazon.)

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Now for the ladies:

Step 1: Do something with your hair

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How to braid LOTR style: Sway while you braid; “This waayy… Now back to the lehhftt, and the ryghhte…”

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Or just grow out your hair and do a simple braid.

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(One week’s notice not enough? Sorry gals)

Step 2: Pick out some pretty peasant (or not-so-peasant) clothes (Pro tip: cocoa powder is more lady-like than real dirt.)

Medieval Wool Hooded Cloak "Sansa"

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Step 3.

Accessorize with some jewelry

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A headpiece can be quite lovely.

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For those who only come to dance, and could care less about dressing up, try these on for size:

Khakis are a great choice! Rolled up…

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… Or left hanging.

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Brown skirt, leather boots, white top.

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Long tiered skirts are a great option!

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We hope this post was helpful! Feel free to email us at swing@dominiondance.com with an questions or comments.

– Please take quick peek at this post to review proper attire guidelines and etiquette for the evening-

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