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Your favorite Hobbit Costume or clothing item
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Tol Eressea

Jul 8 2013, 1:08am

Post #1 of 37 (1053 views)
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1) Bilbo's dressing gown. That thing is fabulous. I laughed that PJ had one made for himself and said "But mine was bigger". LOL.

2) Thorin's fabulous fur lined coat. That thing is just great. It looks so warm and inviting. So does RA..but I digress.

3) Bofur's hat. That just makes his character and I love it. It reminds me of Randy Quaid in the Vacation movies. perfect! I want one!

What are yours?

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Jul 8 2013, 1:21am

Post #2 of 37 (651 views)
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I see your three PLUS I raise you a pair of Thorin's boots. I love the blocky shaped toe and the repeating Dwarven motif, and the straps that cross around the calf. Great design.

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Tol Eressea

Jul 8 2013, 1:34am

Post #3 of 37 (623 views)
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Yes I loved the designs on the boot. Those were great. They really are heavy boots great for trudging through those mountain passes and the snow. I want a pair. But i sort of think they might clash if I wear them with Bilbo's dressing gown.

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Ziggy Stardust

Jul 8 2013, 1:43am

Post #4 of 37 (622 views)
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plus Gandalf's hat, Elrond's outfit, Bilbo's jacket and ascot/scarf thingy, Balin's wide-sleeved robe, and Thranduil's fabulous outfit.

The Mitch King

Jul 8 2013, 1:56am

Post #5 of 37 (636 views)
My favs [In reply to] Can't Post

1) Bilbo's wacky gown
2) Radagast's outfit
3) The head to toe dwarven iron armor at Erebor in the prologue


Jul 8 2013, 3:28am

Post #6 of 37 (569 views)
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Bofur's Hat - I want one
Bilbo's bathrobe/smoking jacket whatever it was

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Oin's parasite

Jul 8 2013, 4:17am

Post #7 of 37 (562 views)
So much to pick from! [In reply to] Can't Post

Here are a few I could think of...

- Balin's boots
- Bilbo's robe
- Dwarves of Erebor; too much to praise
- Gandalf's new getup
- Radagast getup
- Thór's circlet
- Thráin's skull tattoo
- Elrond's orc-polo attire (his new armor)
- Great goblin's styling Ambercrombie loincloth

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Grey Havens

Jul 8 2013, 4:43am

Post #8 of 37 (551 views)
You hit the top three for me too, and in exactly that order! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I would add Thranduil's megaloceros-antlers headdress. Not that I find it particularly attractive, nor would I want one, but I found it very creative and unique. I definitely would love a dressing gown like Bilbo's!

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Jul 8 2013, 5:39am

Post #9 of 37 (519 views)
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Now I will forever associate Bofur with Randy Quaid Tongue

I want Thorin's vambraces. And Dwalin's knuckle dusters. Actually all of the dwarves' hand/arm wear is pretty great, even Ori's knitted mittens!


Jul 8 2013, 7:22am

Post #10 of 37 (491 views)
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1) Bilbo's robe- I adored the detail of the patchwork
2) Erond's armour
3) Galadriel's dress and over-dress

And I couldn't not mention Thorin's fur coat, Bofur's hat, and Bilbo's red coat.

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Jul 8 2013, 7:56am

Post #11 of 37 (484 views)
Mine would include [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf's scarf
Bilbo's dressing gown
Lindir's purple tunic
Radagast's costume minus bird crap
Balin's pointy shoes
Thorin's overcoat
Bofur's hat
Thrain's cloak
Thror's beard braiding

Also I *LOVE* the look of the Moria dwarf armour. I know some have compared them to clones but personally I think it looks very cool.

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(This post was edited by Radagast-Aiwendil on Jul 8 2013, 7:58am)


Jul 8 2013, 9:09am

Post #12 of 37 (459 views)
Pretty much everything Bilbo wears is excellent. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm also in love with EVERYTHING about Thranduil latley. His crown is super awesome.

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Jul 8 2013, 12:54pm

Post #13 of 37 (403 views)
Too many to pick from but all of the above are great. [In reply to] Can't Post

I also love the outfit Elrond is wearing during the White Council meeting, the dark blue one. Beautiful colour and design.


Jul 8 2013, 1:50pm

Post #14 of 37 (390 views)
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1. thorin's yak coat. i actually wear things like this in real life. i would look good in that coat. i love that coat.

2. bilbo's bag... it has a little leaf emblem on it. love it.

3. vambraces -- thorin's, but really, vambraces in general. this is also my personal style.

4. kili's shirt. hardly can be seen. lace-up type. nice.

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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo

Tol Eressea

Jul 8 2013, 2:21pm

Post #15 of 37 (372 views)
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That thing is pretty cool. I'm surprised that hasn't been reproduced for sale. I bet it would sell very well.

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Tol Eressea

Jul 8 2013, 2:36pm

Post #16 of 37 (380 views)
I love Ann Maskrey's designs for the Rivendell Elves' costumes... [In reply to] Can't Post


but my favourite so far is Thranduil's silver over-robe that we got a glimpse of in the v-log:


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Jul 8 2013, 2:46pm

Post #17 of 37 (371 views)
They are all great [In reply to] Can't Post

But I have to go with the Mirkwood elf armor from the prologue, Elronds armor, and Bilbo's Laketown blue coat.


Jul 8 2013, 4:30pm

Post #18 of 37 (363 views)
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anything Thranduil wears, the silver gowns are gorgeous, the last one looked like a kimono coat with large sleeves and an Elven pattern. I like Elronds new kit too. I liked Galadriels silver over dress as well.

The Shire

Jul 8 2013, 5:28pm

Post #19 of 37 (344 views)
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Everybody seems to love Bilbo's dressing gown - me included! Weta should start selling them.

I also like:
- Bofur's hat, of course! Also his fang/claw earring.
- Elrond's armor. I think I actually drooled a little when I first saw it, it was so gorgeous. Actually all of Elrond's clothes were fantastic, especially the blue outfit he wore to the White Council. Apparently his daughter isn't the only member of the family with great taste in clothing.
- Balin's coat. I love the deep red shade and it really makes him stand out from the other dwarves.
- Kili's coat and boots
- Thorin's belt buckle

What I love about all the costumes and jewelry is the incredible attention to detail. Nothing is overlooked, even if it doesn't show up in the finished film. You have to look very carefully to notice it in the movie, but in the Chronicles you can see the wonderful, kind of Persian pattern on Radagast's clothing that fades under all of the aging they subjected it to. It's really lovely.

Tol Eressea

Jul 8 2013, 6:33pm

Post #20 of 37 (317 views)
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The little details that don't make it to film. You are so very correct about that and I too appreciate it very much. Balin's stuff is a great example of that for sure. I too love the deep red color. I think it's terrific.

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Jul 8 2013, 7:53pm

Post #21 of 37 (305 views)
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Elrond's armour and the dwarves armour, but also dwalins entire outfit. Everything was fabulous

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Werde Spinner

Jul 8 2013, 7:59pm

Post #22 of 37 (304 views)
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I'd be happy if I just got Bofur's hat. (I've heard you can actually buy fanmade replications of it somewhere. Has anyone else looked?) I just love his hat. So much. I'd braid my hair to match his and I'd wear the hat to school. And it wouldn't matter if people looked at me weird, because it's Bofur's hat.

That being said... I also really like practically all the clothes in the movie, so it's hard for me to pick out any favorites other than The Hat. Elrond's armor and Thorin's coat rank up there pretty high, though.

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Metal Slug

Jul 8 2013, 8:32pm

Post #23 of 37 (287 views)
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Bombur's britches... Jk.
-Thorin's coat is pretty bad ase.
Bilbo's night gown? Where I come from, we call that a robe. Wink

Don't care for the weird bone collars on the Gundabad orcs who look like burn victims.

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Grey Havens

Jul 8 2013, 8:34pm

Post #24 of 37 (290 views)
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Jul 8 2013, 8:50pm

Post #25 of 37 (282 views)
For me... [In reply to] Can't Post

In addition to yours, I would say Gloin's costume has to be up there. I really like the consistency between he and Gimli's appearance s in the trilogies. Like father like son.

And also Elrond's second costume, that he wears while reading the map's runes.

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