Hobbit Costume Trail Middle-Earth Monday

Here’s a terrifying glimpse of Azog the Defiler from The Hobbit; dire enemy of Elves, Darves, Hobbits, and Men. This image is a sneak peek at our exciting series to where we will record many of the costumes seen on the Hobbit Costume Trail around Wellington, New Zealand.

Azog the Defiler The Hobbit Costume Trail

Life size models are scattered around the city, so we will be hunting them down for detailed pictures and reports.  It will be thrilling to see these genuine movie costumes, each displaying the superb craftsmanship of New Zealand’s 3 Foot 7 and Weta Workshop. Textile close-ups are rare so it is a special treat to be able to share these riches!  

Close up of Gandalf

For many fans it is a thrilling opportunity to see, a mere arm’s length away, the costumes made for Thorin, Legolas, Bilbo, and the enchanting Tauriel.  Join us to start 2015 with dwarves Bifur and Bofur, and the fiendish Azog all part of our Middle Earth Dwarf costume Reports.

Lissenen ar’ maska’lalaith tenna’ lye omentuva*
Harvey Button
Middle-Earth Correspondent
Dash Kitten Staff



*Sweet water and light laughter till next we meet





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