Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie costumes on display...

I'm back in L.A. and catching up on all the fantastic costume exhibits on display around Hollywoodland, like these amazing original outfits worn in Peter Jackson's second installment of his Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Original costumes from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Original Hobbit Desolation of Smaug movie costumes
Hobbit 2 Desolation of Smaug movie costume exhibit
Hobbit 2 movie costumes
This cool exhibit of Hobbit, Dwarf and Wizard costumes worn by three of the lead actors in The Hobbit 2 were photographed on display within ArcLight Hollywood's cinema foyer on December 21, 2013.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie billboard
Hobbit Desolation of Smaug billboard
Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor were the Costume Designers responsible for creating the looks of these fantasy costumes from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.

Costume worn by Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins 
in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Martin Freeman Bilbo Baggins costume Hobbit Desolation of Smaug
Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Bilbo Baggins costume
Hobbit Bilbo Baggins movie costume
Martin Freeman Hobbit 2 Bilbo Baggins costume
In The Hobbit Trilogy Frodo's uncle, 'Bilbo Baggins', is played by Martin Freeman and in this second installment sees much more action, fighting giant spiders, escaping elves and orcs, and of course, taking on a huge fire-breathing dragon. He wears this particular outfit towards the beginning of the movie.

Costume worn by Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield 
in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Richard Armitage Thorin Oakenshield costume Hobbit Desolation Smaug
Thorin Oakenshield costume Hobbit Desolation of Smaug
Dwarf Thorin Oakenshield Hobbit 2 movie costume
Thorin Oakenshield Hobbit 2 movie costume
Dwarf Thorin Oakenshield Hobbit 2 costume detail
Thorin Hobbit 2 costume detail
Dwarf Thorin Oakenshield Hobbit Desolation of Smaug costume
Richard Armitage Thorin costume Hobbit Desolation of Smaug
In the movies Richard Armitage plays the dwarven king-in-exile 'Thorin Oakenshield', who leads a company of twelve dwarves, along with Bilbo, to retrieve the Arkenstone gem from the dragon Smaug's treasure trove within the Lonely Mountain in order to unite his people.

Wizard costume worn by Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey 
in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Ian McKellen Gandalf the Grey costume Hobbit Desolation of Smaug
Wizard Gandalf Grey costume Hobbit 2
Hobbit 2 Desolation of Smaug Gandalf movie costume
Hobbit 2 Gandalf movie costume
Hobbit 2 Gandalf the Grey movie costume
Ian McKellen Hobbit 2 Gandalf movie costume
Ian McKellan reprises his role as the wise wizard 'Gandalf the Grey' and it was so cool to see his iconic costume up close and in person. I was actually surprised at how much of a metallic shimmer his robes had.

If you like these fantasy costumes, you'll probably enjoy the Asgardian costumes from Thor: The Dark World on display too.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie poster
Hobbit Desolation of Smaug poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with these books: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design

3 comments:

  1. The TCL Chinese has or had three other costumes, including Tauriel, Legolas and Kili.

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  2. Thanks for the info - I've been out of town for a few weeks, so I'm scrabbling to get up to speed on all the exhibits. I know they also had all of them on display at The Grove for a special Hobbit 2 event before the film was released too.

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  3. Yes, this set of Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin were at the Grove for the Live Event on Nov. 4, so when the Tauriel/Legolas/Kili set turned up at the Chinese, I had to wonder where this set ended up. I find it odd that both the Chinese and the Arclight got exhibits, those two theaters don't usually play nice with each other, so it must be WB stepping in and telling them this is what they were going to do.

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