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Elenorflower
Gondor


Nov 18 2012, 10:50pm

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fair or not [In reply to] Can't Post

its my opinion and I am sticking to it.


marillaraina
Rohan

Nov 18 2012, 10:54pm

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is that one is a costume and the other is the character come to life through the costume. Viggo inhabits the costume and transcends it from mere clothes into an organic part of the character of Aragorn. The Dwarven costume is just a bloke in fancy dress, looking a bit manga. I am sure they will dirty him up somewhat during the journey, but at the mo, I am not convinced about these Dwarven costumes.

But I do like the Elven ones of Rivendell although the Mirkwood King Thranduil is a bit glam rock. Wink


I don't see how it's a fair comparison. You're taking a movie still and comparing it to a promotional still. Aragorn cleaned up pretty well too and his "costume" looked like a "costume" in those instances, IMO. Like when he was getting crowned or the future scene in Arwen's vision or even the scene of the two of them hanging out in Rivendell before he left on the quest(disliked that one, it looked misshapen IMO). They sure as heck didn't look lived in or organic to me.


Elenorflower
Gondor


Nov 18 2012, 11:52pm

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its my opinion and I am sticking to it.


DarkJackal
Rohan


Nov 19 2012, 2:18am

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I'm still pretty impressed by Dickson [In reply to] Can't Post

I would compare dwarves to dwarves, or men to men, if you want to be even more fair. Try Gimli to Gloin:

http://teetotally.deviantart.com/...er-and-Son-242550753


Just in general, all my Hobbit enthusiasm still can't convince me that Maskrey is better than Dickson, at least not yet. But it may have more to do with the different races we've focused on, and their status. The dwarves' outfits are just more bulky overall than men (so they won't look as sleek or bonded to their wearers), and they haven't been through hell yet. How much a costume has been aged and abused gives it authenticity, but as you said, not everyone has been living in the wild for years (Aragorn) or even crossed a great expanse of Middle-earth (Boromir). The dwarves have only just begun their journey, and shouldn't look like they've been dragged through the mud just yet.

BUT, that image of Thorin comes after the events with the Trolls, Stone Giants, and Goblin town (and maybe after being in a warg's mouth). I would say it is looking surprisingly good for all that (as is its wearer), with not a tear or bit of scale armor out of place. You could certainly argue that isn't as realistic looking as Aragorn's wardrobe after having been through similar misfortunes.

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