Azog the Defiler Hobbit Costume Trail

Azog the Defiler The Hobbit Costume Trail

We think big in Middle-Earth and they don’t come any bigger than Azog the Defiler from the Hobbit films!  While the original Azog was created using computer graphics, he was built around a real actor, Manu Bennett, and enhanced with motion capture technology (performance capture). You can see how in the Weta video below this post.

Azog the Defiler The Hobbit Costume Trail
The fibreglass statue was made for the Hobbit Costume Trail by artists from Weta Workshop, based on the digital original, and you can get some idea of the impact this giant dwarf slayer might have caused as you stand looking up at him on the Level 2 foyer at Te Papa Museum here in Wellington. On the plinth he stands 3.5 metres, about 11.5 feet tall. There is a lot of costume detail such as footwear, weaponry and a grim loincloth.

Azog the Defiler The Hobbit Costume TrailFeatures :-

  • Leather boots/foot protectors
  • Loincloth made from victims heads
  • Weapon arm, Weapons
  • Fibreglass Figure



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7 thoughts on “Azog the Defiler Hobbit Costume Trail

  1. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    Mom L made it to the theater to see the movie! Loved it! Can’t wait to visit The Shire in NZ


  2. meowmeowmans

    Whoa! He’s big AND scary! We liked learning about how he was created, too.


  3. Dezi and Lexi

    ConCats to da winners. Dat’s a Giant statue alwight.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


  4. The Swiss Cats

    Mum would love to see all that stuff ! She’s a fan of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit : she read the books, she watched the movies, and re-read the books ! Purrs


  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys….we due knot think any one wantz ta mezz with thiz dood !!

    thanx for sharin XXXX


  6. Brian Frum

    Yikes! That is one scary dude!


  7. Thomas Archer

    Wow, a-ma-zing Aunty! He’d strike fear into your heart, for sure!


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