I love the detail of the Fili the Dwarf costume.
The Fili costume is rich in detail, very impressive and great to see in close-up! Cosplay fans will enjoy the detailed photographs of the movie costume.
NOTE: This is a revised version of a previous post that suffered from several corrupted files.
I aim to get in close for many of the fine details. I know that our cosplay friends are keen to see and reproduce for their own costumes.
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.
The fine work on the leather and suede elements of the costume may be 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.
Check out the detail here – Cross Body Belt, Tooled, and Metal Buckle elements. Just Seen – possible hooded garment underneath the coat.
Fili Costume – an apology!
It was impossible to capture a good image of the front of Fili’s costume in the airport showcase, 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.
If you can’t see details
BUT 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.
More Dwarf Costumes from The Hobbit can be found here.