Web Research Links to LOTR Costumes
Costumes from the movies can be researched
in many ways. What is presented here are links we've found on the web
that will really speed up your costume research. Each site has it's own
pro's and con's. Combine them all together for a great resource.
(See our sorting of the picture links in Characters.)
Also check out the articles we've found on the web at our
Web Articles page.
Line Cinema's official web
site's has a moderate collection of images. These images are smaller than many out on the web, but resolution
and contrast are top
quality. They are grouped by location.
For official information and text:
You can get to the main costume information from film>>production >>
(use right arrow in web menu to scroll) >>costume. Lots of good
stuff to read about all aspects of the production there.
- Direct link to the costume section:
- Link to two part interview with the wardrobe supervisor:
For official pictures:
There are quite a few small pictures in the Gallery section. Note:
the thumbnail does not show the whole picture, you must open it to see all.
(To get the actual link, you need right-click to save the link to favorites
on your browser
The main characters can be seen better in the Download section. Look
at both desktop and screen savers. Great portraits. The screensavers are big
downloads. Use the preview option to look and see if it's worth
There is a special New Line web site that has the official photographs
for a number of the studio's upcoming movies. It takes a while to
download the pages, but it's quite worth it.
- Preview pictures from The Two Towers, including a new rugged glam shot
- Fellowship of the Rings publicity photos:
Most of the exhibit info and pictures
are now kept in our News section.
Casa Loma Costume and Prop Exhibit
There was a magnificent exhibit of costumes and props from
Lord of the
Rings in Toronto at Casa Loma in December 2001. People in our group
have scoured the web for pics.
I haven't merged everything together... but go over to
our news section and find our exhibit info
Some of of the sites have given us permission to use their photos.
Some have allowed us to enhance or modify, others have asked us to not
change them. Either way, we are very grateful for the use here.
Costume pictures from these site our on our web split by character.
Below is a link with a large
photo shoot of the exhibit. The only problem is, the thumbnails are too
small to tell what's what without openings them. Most of these have
been referenced throughout the web in the <Character>
- Thumbnails of all
www.theonering.net pictures from the Casa Loma Exhibit in Toronto
- There are 3 reviews from www.theonering.net that cover the Casa Loma
exhibit. Some with pictures.
- More places we've found Casa Loma LOTR Costume pictures
- Great detailed photos
- Misc photos, bits of useful image
General note: I like exhibits because you get to see costumes under
a different light and from a different angle than what is offered in
- The One Ring:
- The ultimate source for all LOTRs information. Daily updates
of news and quite a collection of pictures, many high quality
pictures. Not all pictures are labeled perfectly, but the quality
is worth the dig. Mix of images from top publicity stills to scans
- The Internet Movie DataBase - IMDB
- Great galley of high resolution images from LOTR. Not
organized, in a database, but one of the places to get the highest
- E-on line
- Empire Movies
- The Quintessential Lord of the Rings Movie Shots
- Main site
- Site that seems to have almost every picture know. Arranged into chapters of the books Pretty to look at, but images
may be lower quality
because many have been though multiple saves. Interestingly, she
will use the same image sometimes with different adjustments so at least
you'll know what is out there. Some with be contrasted
better than we see elsewhere. However, do not trust all the
groupings. She's guessing what goes where the same way we are.
- Shots are arranged in book order
- Shots arranged in order of the movie, with lots of script notes -
still under construction
- Trading cards - 3/4 of the cards - many shots never seen in any form
- War of the Ring
- Easy to use photo gallery that includes hordes of high rez caps.
Organized by chapters
- Limited selection of general photos but very high quality images of
the ones they do. THE place to go for screen caps.
- Tolkien On Line
- LOTR Movie Links
- ASAP Dewback Wing Costuming message board - LOTR Prop discussion
- Ian Smith
- Rotten Tomatoes
Why include these after all the wonderful English language site???
Copyright law is enforced differently overseas, or downright ignored.
They have a lot more pictures than the US sites that mostly work from PR and
- Herr der Ringe
- German site has a wonderful photo gallery. Fairly easy to understand
and navigate. Photos are very well organized. Close up are under the
actors names in character photos (Charakterfotos). Wider shots (that may give more
costume clues) are under locations and film crew. Watch for the "next" arrow
at the bottom 2to catch the extra pages of photos. Variable
- Fantasy Planet
- (Currently down... we're hoping they will be back up after the
flood cleanup in done is central Europe.)
- Unorganized images but thumbs big enough to see. Over 1000 images.
Images are latest first, so it's a good place to check for the latest.
- Also has artwork, medium to good resolution, variable load time.
- Probably almost every image is here, but good luck finding it.
- French site, some high rez images, different than most.
Feature the witch kings. Organized nicely by character. Slow
load. but well worth it.
- Danish site, high quality screen caps. Many pics we're seeing
on other sites seen to come from these.
- - titles
though Elrond's council.
Elrond's council though arrival at Lothian
Lothian though title sequence
- Legolas z Mrocznej Puszczy
- Legolas of Mirkwood
Il Signore della Rete
Fan Sites, often for specific characters:
There are lots of gems to be found in the sites devoted to specific
characters or actors. Their focus is more refined so something it will
be easier to find what you are looking for. One warning, these sites
are often often on free or basic hosts. They are slower loading in
some cases and/or may have bandwidth blackouts.
- Lovely Liv Tyler
- most complete Arwen gallery -
- Photo albums of a number of her movies including a very extensive
LOTR set for Liv.
- Admired Miranda
- A Hobbit's Tale
- The Movie
- A general movie site, not just LOTR, but has a wonderful collection of
the caps from the FOTR Extended DVD that we have seen no where else.
- Gryphonsmith (ip)
The Orlando Bloom Fan Source -
- Tolkien Movies
http://www.tolkien-movies.com/images/index.php <-- fixed link.
- Well organized pics from the movie, server can be frustratingly
- Very nice resolution. Pictures are sourced, so you can expand
your surfing from this point.
- Just added a searchable engine for the picture and reworked the
- The Ring Bearer
- Not organize, but choice pictures. Many are high res and short
links make it easy to cut and paste.
- Angles and Elves
- The Middle Earth Visitor's Bureau
- Site building is in progress. Has pics that other sites do not have
including screen captures. Has many links.
- Download can be very slow at times because thumbnail pages load the
entire picture at one time.
- Full Bloom
- Fan site w/ quite a few photo gallery... go to images, Legolas to
get to the collection. Have some originals. Nice
- Council of Elrond
- Lots of pics including screen caps.
- Not the highest rez, but can add picture comments
- Addition info includes definition in their Encyclopedia. This
also includes a glossary of the Elven languages that can be exported.
- Bag-End Inn
- Lots of pics including screen caps, go over to Bag-End boys section
- Focus is on the hobbits but others are represented too
- Orlando Bloom Multimedia
- Legolas Greenleaf
- Unofficial Website for "Hadar"
Uruviel's Argonath Site
- Nowhere Elaborate, a Rosie Cotton Website
- LOTR Scrapbook
We're just listed a few of the official licensed sites most related
to costumes and props. For the whole list go to the official site:
- Weta/Sideshow - These are the folks the created the wonder
props and effects. Here are the high quality figures as well as
mini-helmets and medallions:
- The Nobel Collections
- United Cutlery
- Monnaie de Paris - reproduction of the Ring - Francais
- Games Workshop - the gaming miniatures
Artist & Crew Sites:
- Jamine Watson
- Jim McIntosh - Ringstyle
- Jens Hansen
- Barry & Cheryl Eldridge - Stansborough Fibres
- Weavers of the wonderful cloak fabric, as well as other fabrics
- Buy the fabric <here>
- Armorors for LOTR Films
- Peter Lyon - Lyonesse Armory
- Warren Ormsby-Green - Stahlhelm Armoury
- Andrew Jack - LOTR dialogue coach
- Movie Horses NZ
- Jane Abbott (Arwen stunt double/horse trainer), Ray Lenaghan,
veterinarian from the film
- Florian who played Arwen’s horse Asfaloth, ring wrath horses,
Gandalf's cart pony and more
If you find more
useful links, please contact us and let us add them:
Remember, never use just one source if you
are really trying to get the details right.
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