In Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings, each race of characters have their own distinctive style. The color and decorative detail extends to the costumes. Everything from the fabrics to the garment shape and the finishing details reflects the care taken creating the unique cultures.
In this section the character's costume are broken out by the races, then character. If we have a detail description for a specific character's outfit, they may be broken down further.
Also, we have a "things" category here for big props or outfits that change hands and don't fit under the races.
General Character notes:
Each of the main characters costumes were made an average of 40 times. There were 10 for each of the Fellowship characters, 10 for their scale doubles (also know as mini-me's), 10 for their double and 10 for their stunt double.
Hero costumes are costumes that were mean to be seen up close. These have fantastic hand details like embroidery, real chain maille, fine acid etched velvets, hand knotted wigs, etc.
Even weapons are made realistically detailed and have their non-leather, non hero version.
This section is mostly links and notes. There are some illustrations. (We're always looking for more artists, but we do redraws until we're happy.)
We are a costume research project vs. a static page, so don't expect pretty finished pages. Info changes fairly regularity. Please come prowl around.
We've broken down the detailed costume research by the races of Middle-earth.
Oh yea... and "Things" has cloaks, props and special accessories that we can't attach to just one.
Discussion on the armor for the various races can be found [here].
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This page was last updated 08/09/09