Introduction: Dwarven Costume

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I want to present you my battle dwarven costume. I made it for the biggest live action role playing battle in Czech Republic which was inspired by a Hobbit from J.R.R. Tolkien.
It is supposed to be some kind of a guide for people who makes costume of dwarf for some halloween party, larp, etc :)
Because my costume consists of many parts I divided it to many instructables so it isn't so long :)
I will show you how to make most of the parts, but some are so easy or I haven't make an instructable for them or you will just find them at home :)

Well, we'll start from the top:
  • Helmet (or you can use hat if you don't have a helm :) )
  • Beard
  • Padded collar 
  • Padded arming cap. I sewed two woolen hats together and then put them into the linen pocket and sewed it.
  • Tunic
  • Padded coat - I don't have ible for this one, but it's basically two tunics/coats sewed together and padded with wool or something :)
  • Chainmail armor - well, I think that there are a lot of instructables showing how to make one :)
  • Trousers - I don't have instructable for this one either. But I think, if you will use some other pants than jeans, your costume will be okay ;)
  • Shoes - I made some shoe shape from leather and put it over my hiking boots. I also made some sleeves from fur to cover my calves. 
  • Some bag for food
  • Flask for water - I used old military flask and cover it with a sheep fur.
  • Pipe
  • Leather bag 
  • Leather belts
and as a primary weapon I was using:
And that's it!
I hope it was helpful and you like it.
I'll be glad for comments and for constructive criticism what should I improve for next year :)


TheJack_of_all_Trades (author)2016-10-20

Looks awesome!

GideonH (author)2016-09-13

Love it!! My friends are having a lord of the rings and I'm going as a dwarf party

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-05-27

That costume looks great! Great job on all the parts :)

Thanks! :) IMHO it's too colorful for a dwarf. I'll improve it for next year! :)

NavinF (author)Eldalote2015-11-17

Is the new beard made with oakum too ?

Deemer276 (author)2015-10-08

only i could say is def try and make it a bit darker more brutal, and get yerself an axe me boy!!

Eldalote made it! (author)Deemer2762015-10-08

Yeah, you are right..It could look more dwarvish :D And I had an axe! It was attached to my belt from the back... Anyway, this was my costume for this year (i'm the guy on the right). It is simple, but look better in my opinion. And I'm using axe on other battles, but it would be a disadvantage on this one

Deemer276 (author)2015-10-08

And make things match a bit more dwarf arre still stylish. :) butt other than that the concept is great!! im doing a dwarf this year ill post mine on here when its done for some more ideas

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