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 The Dwarf Costume
The Hobbit Dwarf Belt Kili

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.

Kili Costume
Embellished Jerkin Front

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
Top of Sleeve

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.

Kili Costume
Kili Costume – Sleeve Protector

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

Harvey Button
Middle-Earth Correspondent
for Kili the Dwarf’s Costume
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6 thoughts on “Kili Costume from The Hobbit

  1. Everything about the movies has been thrilling, from scenery to costume… the magic really is in the detail. Its seldom that we get a close up of these things. Thank You for sharing… purrs
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  2. harvey….dood….manee thanx for sharin thiz with uz !!!! ….hiz coztoomz total lee rockin; itz sew kewl how all theeze custoomz were created; think oh de time & effort that went inta each one….we apurrciatez seein em all…. dee tale like thiz…. ya canna see on de moovee screen !! insert heartz XXX

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