This Excellent Smaug Cosplay Is Benedict Cumberbatch Approved

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Earlier this year, Redditor Kialna crafted herself an amazing Humanoid Smaug costume for AnimeCon 2014 - but then went one step beyond that and wore said amazing cosplay to the London première of The Battle Of The Five Armies, where it drew the attention of Smaug The Terrible himself.

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Kialna posted the above picture of her encounter with Cumberbatch on Reddit recently, showing the actor signing the tongue of her remarkably detailed headpiece in a picture that is as absurd as it is delightful - as proof it was her, she then offered a second picture of the signed Dragon tongue in question:

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Delightful!

Check out the gallery below for a full look at Kialna's complete costume, including some making of shots and a few glorious gifs of her in action as the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities, spreading her wings and showing off the lights installed into the eyes and mouth of the headgear:

What amazing work! No wonder Cumberbatch approves.

[Reddit, via Fashionably Geek]


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Uh what? So because he signed it, he has "given his seal of approval"? That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works ..

So what, if he doesn't like it, he would have refused to sign it and walked away? Pretty sure he's not that kinda guy.