The detail in the Fili the Dwarf costume is impressive and great to see close up! This is the genuine costume from the movie, and, I hope – in spite of shooting through glass in busy Wellington Airport, that I managed to capture enough of the detail for you to appreciate; and also get in close for many of the fine work that our cosplay friends are keen to see.
- The pictures are larger than usual to allow you to see the details more easily. Scroll down for the details, and enjoy!
One of the joys of being here in New Zealand was being able to get in close to the handmade details, and fine leather work, on The Hobbit Costume Trail exhibition pieces, and then to share with our Middle-Earth readers.
All of the Hobbit costumes take the breath away, and the costume for Fili the Dwarf shows the consistently high quality from the designers for every single dwarf character.
Fili the Dwarf Costume Details
Check out the work involved in Dean O’Gorman’s costume. Dean is a New Zealander, born in Auckland and he was thrilled to have been involved with the movie. Much of the finer detail would not be seen is sharp close-up but, I think, it would look less convincing if the attention to detail was not so exact and well executed. Credit goes to Anne Maskrey and Bob Buck at 3 Foot 7 Costume Dept.
Check out the detail on the leather and suede elements of the costume. I believe it is stamped (or tooled?) on to the surface, and the cuffs and collar of the coat are sturdy goat hair. If you check below, you can also spot simple, functional sheepskin mittens peeping out.
Fili the Dwarf Costume an apology!
It was impossible to capture a good image of the front of Fili’s costume in the airport show case, so we apologise for this. Many of the imperfections came from the constant flow of passengers past the case and we had to abandon a full frontal shot.
BUT if you need specific detail beyond what we can show in smaller sections, we suggest supplementing the pictures with a thorough check of the movie footage, if you can bring yourself to stop the movie……
We will feature brother Kili next time on the Hobbit Costume Trail, and many details of The Hobbit can be found at the Tolkien Gateway.
- More costumes from The Hobbit can be found here