How to make a frodo costume

Updated April 17, 2017

Frodo is a character from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of The Rings books and the subsequent film adaptations. Played by Elijah Wood in the movies, Frodo is a Hobbit, which means that he is short and hairy and has very large feet. Making a Frodo costume is quite simple when equipped with the necessary materials, most of which can be found lying around the house.

Cut the bottoms off the brown trousers to make them resemble Capri pants. Frodo wears his trousers cut off at the calf. Put on the brown trousers.

Put on the white button-down shirt as is. Sew the gold buttons onto the red vest. Put the red vest on over the white shirt.

Drape the throw around the shoulders, with the long end hanging down the back. Fasten the throw to the neck with large safety pin. It should resemble a heavy cape.

Put on the large costume feet. These will probably have to be ordered over the Internet. If not, costume stores might carry large feet that you can glue hair onto.

Put the ring onto the chain and fasten around Frodo's neck. This is meant to symbolise the infamous ring that Frodo wears in the story.

Put the wig on. Either carry the sword or attach it to a belt loop. Your Frodo costume is now complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Dark green knit throw
  • Brown trousers
  • Costume large hairy feet
  • White button-down shirt
  • Plastic sword with sheath
  • Red vest
  • Plastic gold ring and chain
  • 3 gold-coloured buttons
  • Large safety pin
  • Curly black wig, shoulder length
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