Classic book character and now movie icon, Gandalf the Grey is hands down the most powerful wizard in the series. While his cosplay is simple to accomplish, he is easily recognizable. Following our guide, we can have you prepared to lead the Fellowship of the Ring with six easy pieces.
Our first pick was an Adult Gandalf Costume paired with a Sorcerer Beard and Wig, Accessorize with a Gandalf Staff and Gentleman Pipe and you’re only two pieces away from meeting your cosplay goal! End with a Grey Throw Blanket and a sturdy pair of Men’s Waterproof Hiking Shoes.
Calling all wizard cosplayers! A character of strength and honor, Gandalf the Grey is one of the single most cosplayed characters on the convention circuit. Why shouldn’t he be? He discovered the truth about Bilbo’s ring, he led the Fellowship and even DIED for the cause! Speaking of which, a cosplay option for Gandalf is his resurrection self, white-bearded and white-robed.
His cloak and staff are essential pieces and can easily be ordered online. Some cosplayers may already be sporting long wild hair and beards, if not, a wig and faux beard are readily available online or at a local costume shop. For group endeavors, you can choose any one of the Fellowship members like Frodo, Aragorn or handsome elf Legolas. Be sure to check out our featured pics for additional style ideas. We welcome your pics as well!
Gandalf the Grey is by far one of the most beloved characters in the Lord of the Ring series. As grey and as grizzled as his name implies, he is considered wise and kind and is widely respected, especially in Middle-earth as the last wizard to cross its borders and confer with its people. His spirit was warm and welcoming. He was quick to laugh and just as quick to anger in the face of thoughtlessness.
Further empowered by the ring of Narya as an enemy of the dark-minded Sauron, Gandalf’s element was fire but not flames of destruction. A kindling fire, a fire for warmth and comfort, not the kind that destroys. He showed a special fondness for the slow witted and young, patience he did not extend to injurious behavior. He was a warrior and a friend alike to all and found success where many had failed.