Fili the Dwarf costume has a fabulous costume rich in detail, very impressive and great to see in close-up! Cosplay fans will enjoy the detailed photographs of the movie costume.
This is the genuine Dwarf costume worn in the movie, and, I hope that I managed to capture enough of the detail for you to appreciate, in spite of shooting through display cases at Wellington Airport. We aimed to get in close for many of the fine t that our cosplay friends are keen to see and reproduce for their own costumes.
- The pictures are super-sized 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 here – Cross Body Belt, Tooled, and Metal Buckle elements. Just Seen – possible hooded garment underneath the coat.
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.
Fili the Dwarf 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.
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 Dwarf Costumes from The Hobbit are here