Russian Artist Alexander Turchanin has released a Hobbit cosplay photo series featuring women costumed as gender swapped versions of the male protagonists. Cosplay, or costume play, involves fans dressing up as their favorite fictional characters, and often involves gender flipping or girls dressing up as men and vise versa. Turchanin shows tremendous skill in creating identifiable and beautiful makeup and costuming for his models.
This Hobbit cosplay includes a stunningly stoic Thorin Oakenshild, a very sweet Bilbo Baggins and a interesting Gandalf. The photos are expertly done and all the women match their characters very well. Another great aesthetic choice was not to put the models in revealing versions of the original costumes, but rather tailor the existing costumes to a female body and aesthetic.