The small creatures - human-like, courageous and cordial - inspire and drive the fantasy to search for a special dressing code for Halloween or Cosplay parties. The fancy outfits of the main protagonist of The Hobbit saga - Bilbo Baggins - or of the mastermind, Gandalf, may provoke the creativity and passion to embark on a handmade process to reproduce all elements of the hobbit costumes. Every detail is to be in place, as the original specifies it. Such an earnest endeavour stands in need of weeks of creative activity.
Depending on the age and the individual eager to wear a hobbit costume, a knitted, lace or similar material - to start with - may suit an option for a voluminous dark chocolate brown outfit. A cotton shirt, preferably cream color, with sleeves and buttons, adds value to the old style that prevails in the hobbit fashion. A waistcoat of the same color, or another of the earth tone color palette, that contributes for the typical hobbit suspenders to remain unseen, and a cloak of soft fabric and dark color accompanied by a special hood, finalize the ambiance and spirit of the hobbit costumes. The feet come next, and it is a challenge. If Belladonna Took, or Thorin, or even Elrond, the master of the last house - Rivendell - located east of the sea, is to be symbolized in the party, a ready-made hobbit feet is the preferable option.
The Lord of the Ring costumes - originating from the movie, directed and produced by Peter Jackson - inspire both adult and young participants in parties to enter into a mythological world and interpret its old stories and sagas. A special characteristic of a hobbit or Lord of the Ring costume lies in the fact that a cohort of professional costumers provides for its glamour and majesty by strictly following the quality and precision of the details displayed on the screen. The special wigs, makeup, weapons, and other components of the outfit of characters like Frodo, or Gollum, or Arwen, and others, constitute the drops of magic and joy to identify with the heroes. Or villains. Gender is of no account and further consequence, as hobbit costumes are easily adapted in that respect.
Meticulously handcrafted, or purchased, or hired, the costumes require, however, the individual's skills, talent and perseverance, a hobbit saga devotion, creative interpretation... It is an idiosyncratic way to express an approach to the piece of artwork, and contribute to its impact by a spring of imagination.