Check our pictures of the Kili Costume, one of the dwarves in The Hobbit. We hope you find them as impressive as we do.
While we don’t have pictures of Kili from the Hobbit we can show you the genuine costume worn in the movie. You will love the detail in the costumes for The Hobbit. Beautifully practical but decorative leather work and textiles. The Kili The Dwarf Costume shows a man prepared for the worst but with an eye for the good things. Join us for a look in at the handiwork that cosplay fans will love to see.
Kili A Dwarf Prepared to Fight
As one of those closest to Thorin Oakenshield you might expect an elaborate costume with lots of trimmings to show his status. In fact, Kili’s costume, for most of The Hobbit, is full of detail but very practical. You can see a lot of the details for our costume pictures Kili’s figurine from the Weta models collection inspired by the movie.
This is a dwarf who is prepared for rough travel, but, there are some very nice creative touches. If you check out the montage below, you will see the finely worked leather cross belt, sleeve bracers and the embroidery on the front of the jacket.
There is also what look like some nice stamping or textured tooling work on the leather sleeves of Kili’s coat, and stamped and shaped metal studs on the belt and complimentary sleeve bracers.
Kili Costume Embroidered Jerkin
We must admit that this and Fili’s costumes are amongst the most difficult we tried to photograph on our Hobbit costume travels. The Kili costume and its miniature replica for his stand-in stood in the middle of Wellington Airport’s busy central arrivals/departures area with a lot of light, many shops and crowds of people on the move. Not a challenge for Weta Workshop and 3 Foot 7 maybe but for a lone camera person, well I did my best 🙂
In spite of this, I hope we captured enough details of Anne Maskrey and Bob Buck’s amazing work for 3 foot 7 Costume Department, on Kili’s costume for cosplayers and costume fans to enjoy.
In the well written Tolkien Gateway wiki you will find a biography of Fili and his part in The Hobbit. It is well worth a read.
For more reports on the costumes that were originally part of the Hobbit Costume Trail – check here