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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Yesterday was International Hobbit day to mark the birthday of Bilbo Baggins (yes I do know it's not real :P )
To mark this event me and the missus went to the special event over at Hobbiton Movie set in MataMata, it was a huge event with over 400 people from around the world.
The wife and I decided to give the whole Cosplay thing a go so we made our own costumes, I went as a 6' Dwarf and the wife went as an Elf. I made the helmet, axe, bow and boot caps on the 3D printer and the wife made the costumes.
We had a great day and even got to hobnob with Mark Hadlow aka Dori from the Hobbit movies.





To top it all off I won best costume and the wife won the raffle.
Now I've got to decide what to do with the costumes.............
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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #2

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Glorious!! You might get a job at Weta if you’re not careful
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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #3

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Nicely done
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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #4

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Mate that is so well done!!!!! wow nice work! A deserved win!
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Fantastic job on the costumes. And great work with the 3D printer - Helmet, Axe. Bow. Where they printed in parts ? Things like the helmet I thought would be too big to print in one go.

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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #6

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Thanks, yeah the helmet is 13 parts, the axe is 7, and the bow is made up of 9 parts.

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Nice work Gary you guys look the part...
You could almost blend in with the vikings at AIC.

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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #8

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Thanks mate, was a fantastic day. If Tolkien is your thing you can't go wrong going there, I think you need to be a bit of a fan to appreciate the atmosphere. I wasn't alone there were 400 other sad Hobbitses there to :)
Way too hot to wear that any later in the year, next year's costume won't be made from curtain material!!!

A nice more atmospheric photo, this photo was taken by the Hobbiton Tours photographer, they gave me a copy.

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International Hobbit Day 2 months 3 weeks ago #9

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Excellent work on the costumes and weaponry.
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