The Making of a Hobbit
Recently I decided to move some of my old projects to this blog from my previous sewing blog. Here is one from last year.
This is a rather simple hobbit costume with little sewing required that I made for my son for last years halloween and necrocomicon.
The basics of the costume are:
White Button up Shirt
Vest or Jacket
Mid Calf Length Pants
The Shirt: The button up shirt was easily obtained at the department store while the rest of the costume took some work.
The Vest: This vest was made using a fake crushed velvet material in a bright color using McCall’s pattern 4290 view C. For the buttons I used one of my tried and true budget friendly ideas and purchased a used men’s jacket at the thrift shop for $3. I then removed 6 identical buttons; these gold buttons would have cost three times what I paid for the jacket.
The Pants: For the mid-calf pants I purchased regular length pants at the thrift store. I then cut the pant legs to the length needed and hemmed them.
The Cloak: The cloak was created using a brown cotton fabric and Simplicity Pattern 0862. The clasp on the cloak is a brooch I found, once again, at the thrift store.
Bringing all of these pieces together created a picture perfect little Hobbit and my little guy had a great time playing Mr. Underhill. He plans to wear this again at our local Ren Faire and I might just need one to go with it.