|Trolls in Wellington! |
Tom, Bert and William about to squash Hobbit and Dwarves, but luckily it was a sunny day and they had been turned to stone!
|Red carpet crowds. |
You couldn't even get close, thousands of fans were lining up the half a kilometre long carpet, and had been for hours. Splendid weather for it! The atmosphere was very festive and good natured.
|Mr.John Rhys-Davies and companion. There he was, just getting out of the entrance tent, and hardly anyone standing there, so I got a great picture.|
|Evangeline Lily. She will be in film 2, playing a new character as a warrior elf. She looks very fit.|
Good to have strong female characters, unlike the book.
|Evangeline working the crowd. Very energetic and generous.|
And that is a super tall girl standing there.
|Then I got tired trying to spot stars. They're just people you know...But all of a sudden I spotted a dozen hobbits laughing with the crowd. A chance to see them up close and check out their costumes, Fantastic!|
|Proudfeet! Where does the latex stop and the real feet start?|
|A jolly well-to-do hobbit. Marvelous coat!|
|Lovely soft pink dress with boning and lacing, petticoats and cap.|
|Embroidered skirt material, a laced waistcoat and an up-cycled vintage doily as a handbag.|
|Soft moss green velvet waistcoat, made to look as if it has been worn for years, with wrinkles put in on purpose. Marvelous brass buttons.|
|These feet looked very realistic, as if they'd seen much wear and calluses. The toes were not floppy and could move individually. Well, I think they were latex....Maybe they were real!|
|Yep, this was definitely the highlight for me!|