How to Make a Hobbit Costume

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Things You'll Need

  • Old dress pants

  • Scissors

  • Needle and thread

  • Suspenders

  • Button-up shirt

  • Vest

  • Large suit jacket

  • 2 yards gray, woven material

  • Decorative pin

How to Make a Hobbit Costume. Hobbit costumes consist of many parts but they are easy to put together. A Hobbit's costume includes brenches, suspenders, shirt, vest, coat and cloak. This costume is a fun to wear for anyone who likes The Lord of The Rings.


Step 1

Find a pair of old dress pants that are brown, black or gray. These pants must be made out of a woven fabric like wool or cotton. If you do not have a pair, try finding a pair at resale stores or thrift shops.

Step 2

Mark a line on the pants 2 inches below the knee.

Step 3

Cut the pants across the line on both legs.

Step 4

Hem the costume.

Step 5

Buy a pair of suspenders. If you can, go for an authentic Hobbit look and buy suspenders that attach with buttons. Sew buttons onto the pants for the suspenders.

Shirt and Vest

Step 1

Buy or find an old white button-up dress shirt. Any cotton or polyester shirt is fine.

Step 2

Cut of the top half of the Hobbit shirt's collar. This leaves part of the collar sticking up.

Step 3

Hem the collar.

Step 4

Check at thrift and resale shops for vests to make your Hobbit costume. Look for warm colors like brown, green and yellow. Avoid vests with patterns.

Coat and Cloak

Step 1

Find a large suit jacket that is long on you. The jacket's length must reach the middle of your thigh. Look for soft fabrics and warm colors.

Step 2

Hem the gray fabric around the edges.

Step 3

Wrap the fabric around your shoulders.

Step 4

Pin the fabric at the neck to hold it in place.


Hobbit feet and ears can be found at online or local costume stores.