I’d been dreaming about getting winter snow pictures of this cosplay since way back in May when I first started working on it for a summer convention. And while the big Katsu snowstorm made me almost a full day late for the con, I forgive it entirely for letting me take these amazing photos with Karina!! They turned out totally Erebor-tastic! Outside in the snow is the perfect place for Ori to read her favorite books and practice her aim at icicles~!
Another meme prompt, VIKINGS-AU Thorin is a viking chieftain. He and 12 of his blood brothers are on a mission to free their homeland from the invasion of Smaug the Dragon who is a powerful dark sorcerer blessed by Loki himself. Bilbo is a young monk whose monastery was attacked and ravaged by Thorin’s gang and he ended up as a hostage. Not a slave for trading though – according to Oin’s vision, Bilbo is The One chosen by Odin, the only person with the power to defeat Smaug and Thorin would rather kill him than let him go, so Bilbo actually has no other choice but to join these dirty heathens on their quest. Monastery life was boring as hell anyway)
I’m terribly sorry for all those tasteless non-historical horns on their helmets – BOFUR MADE ME DO IT. I SWEAR. And well, yeah, I totally combined Thror’s crown and Thor’s helmet, please, pleaaaase don’t hurt me, I have no idea where this came from…
OH MY GOD I SWORE I’D DO TEAS FOR ALL THE DWARFS BEFORE I LEFT FOR EMERALD CITY COMIC CON. I HAVE TO WAKE UP FOR MY FLIGHT IN 3 HOURS AND I ONLY HAVE IMAGE PLACE HOLDERS FOR BOMBUR AND BALIN RIGHT NOW, BUT HERE. HERE.
Thorin [assam melody, pu erh dante, gingerbread, cocoa nibs] A slightly bitter blend with just an edge of smokey forge fires and sharp spices. Dark and alluring, this is a blend that turns surprisingly sweet and mellow when treated right.
Bombur [almond, rooibos vanilla chai,pumpkin spice, orange peels, cinnamon and chocolate chips] Sweet, creamy, and completely indulgent. Enjoy a cup with dessert, or at breakfast, or during a brief stop during your journey, or as you’re preparing dinner, or…. Just whenever, honestly.
“Dwarves are not heroes, but a calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don’t expect too much.”