Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop Design and Special Effects Supervisor):
"Elrond once again drew forth his sword, seen previously in The Lord of the Rings in his hands and also his daughter Arwen’s.”
Tim Abbot (Saddle Maker):
"I might finish something and think it looked nice, only for someone to come along and bash it on the concrete or beat it with chains to give it that worn and lived-in look that they were after.”
Nick Weir (Prop Master):
"We imagined that the Dwarves had acquired and modified saddlery gear from other races who might be more associated with horses, like Gondor or Rohan. They had added their own fittings and buckles to suit their unique needs, which included enclosed stirrups. Giving them pugs was a nice point of difference from the other races we’ve seen riding horses in the movies and it just looked Dwarven somehow—solid and practical.”
Next pages: Rivendell Elf Costumes, Rivendell Costume Jewellery, Galadriel’s Costumes
Collective tag link: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cloaks and Daggers
1600px versions: Dropbox repository (updated as I post more pages, might take a few days for new pages to show)
Notes: These photo excerpts are meant to be used by fans as references for the creation of The Hobbit fanwork (cosplay, art, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) Feel free to repost, use, and edit any of these photographs as you wish. Credit back to me is unnecessary.
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