How to make a Hobbit costume

Written by ehow contributor | 13/05/2017
How to make a Hobbit costume
Make your very own homemade Hobbit costume (Getty editorial images)

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.

Find a pair of old dress trousers that are brown, black or grey. These trousers 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 charity shops.

Mark a line on the trousers 5 cm (2 inches) below the knee.

Cut the trousers across the line on both legs.

Hem the costume.

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.

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

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

Hem the collar.

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

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 colours.

Hem the grey fabric around the edges.

Wrap the fabric around your shoulders.

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


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

Tips and warnings

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

Things you need

  • Old dress pants
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Suspenders
  • Button-up shirt
  • Vest
  • Large suit jacket
  • 2 yards gray, woven material
  • Decorative pin

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