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Favorite new armor and/or major costume design from AUJ and beyond?


Sep 29 2013, 5:59pm

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Favorite new armor and/or major costume design from AUJ and beyond? Can't Post

So I was looking over screencaps for AUJ, and one thing that struck me was just how much detail on the new sets of armor I'd missed! Do any of you have a favorite set?

Mine has to be the armor worn by Dale's guards. It's seen only briefly, but the detail put into the design is impressive. See it here:


And I do quite like the style of the Laketown armor too. There's a bit of a resemblance between their hats and those of Dale's.


Just think - there's still the sets of armor each each member of the Company will eventually put on...

(This post was edited by marcuspaine on Sep 29 2013, 5:59pm)

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Sep 29 2013, 6:40pm

Post #2 of 10 (959 views)
Elrond and Rivendell Riders' armor [In reply to] Can't Post

was quite nice, IMO.

Agreed that the Hershey's Kiss hats form a nice continuity between the guards of Dale and Esgaroth.

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5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Sep 29 2013, 7:22pm

Post #3 of 10 (896 views)
Definitely the Erebor guard's armor [In reply to] Can't Post

Love the design and the plate. Looks very dwarvish and fits them perfectly. Also liked the Rivendell armor.

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Sep 29 2013, 9:06pm

Post #4 of 10 (827 views)
Rivendell Guards [In reply to] Can't Post

The sentinels on the guard towers were perfect IMO! Shocked

I simply walked into Mordor.

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Sep 29 2013, 9:46pm

Post #5 of 10 (839 views)
Thranduil's crown [In reply to] Can't Post

It rocks. Seriously rocks.

Other than that, I really dig Thorin's look. I know that some fans roasted it for being too Klingon or whatever, but I love it. HeartHeartHeart

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Sep 29 2013, 10:37pm

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Elf armor [In reply to] Can't Post

I really like all the elf armor. I'd love to get some statues from weta with these designs.


Sep 29 2013, 10:38pm

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Dittos [In reply to] Can't Post

Thranduil's whole look is the best costuming of all the Hobbit and LOTR movies. My belief is that the costumers became enthralled with Lee Pace's very elven look and costumed him accordingly. They couldn't get enough of how beautiful Lee Pace is. He is going to give Thorin a run for his money in the hotness category.

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Sep 30 2013, 2:45pm

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Okay, I'll try to pick just one favorite... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Hahaha, actually, no, I'll pick two. My favorite armor design is Elrond's (so awesome!), and I include in that category the armor of the Rivendell Elf cavalry (or whatever they're called) and the sentinels. As for my favorite costume design, it is probably Thorin's. I really like that dark blue. But there are tons of other little details that I would love to call out, if you'll bear with me..

Kili's archer glove. Anyone notice it? It covers up his thumb and first two fingers. So glad he got a glove after watching Legolas shoot for three movies without any hand protection!

The acorns on Bilbo's buttons.

The helmets of the soldiers in Dale.

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"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."

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Sep 30 2013, 3:52pm

Post #9 of 10 (641 views)
A lot [In reply to] Can't Post

From Auj: Thorin's armor, Dwarvish armor, The armor of the elves of Rivendell
From the trailer and stills of dos:The clothes Bilbo and Thorin get from Lake town, Legolas armor, Bard's clothes


Sep 30 2013, 4:44pm

Post #10 of 10 (650 views)
Thrór's robes are seriously beautiful [In reply to] Can't Post

Definitely one of my favorites.


(This post was edited by MatthewJer18 on Sep 30 2013, 4:44pm)


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