"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." -J.R.R. Tolkien
Anyone else out there enjoy a good cosplay? I sure do. :D
I have a really exciting one coming up, but more about that later...
NOW, if you follow the lovely Beth's blog you will have read something about the #HobbitChallenge fan video contest. The folks over at The Hobbit decided they wanted fans to recreate scenes from the three movies. Naturally I couldn't resist. I love filming things. (like a lot) So this was like the most perfect opportunity! How could I not?
With a little deliberation we decided to recreate the "Good-morning" scene from An Unexpected Journey. Only in our version the lead characters would be female.
The part of playing Bilbo fell to me. Mostly because I'm short, lol. Beth starred as Gandalf. And on a very cold January afternoon filming began.
Did I mention it was January. And. Cold. And I was barefoot?
We ended up filming in the middle of my horse pasture because, despite the fact that it wasn't green, it looked somewhat like Hobbiton. And we stole the bench from my kitchen to use as Bilbo's bench in front of his house. The other interesting thing we changed from the original is that we had Bilbo sip tea instead of smoke a pipe. We thought it would be more ladylike. (it also took foreverrrrrr to curl my super straight hair)
About a million camera angles, takes, and bloopers later we had a hilariously fun little video. (and a really long behind the scenes video)
We didn't win, but I still think we produced a great entry. And it was loads of fun! It was totally worth walking around barefoot in the middle of January for! Besides, we got to check two more awesome cosplays off our lists.
|From Beth's blog|
Perhaps one day Peter Jackson will watch our video and think we were the coolest fans ever... You never know... :D