For this commission my customer was looking for a vest inspired by "Bilbo's Party Vest" worn in the Fellowship of the Ring. It was a great project because I got to create something from Lord of the Rings and also make a new tailored style of vest that was different then the pirate styles I have done previously.
The original Bilbo vest in the movie was a designed for a more hobbit like size and figure. Thus I had to take some creative liberties for it to fit my size medium customer in the proper fashion. However, I think the results were very hobbit like and it would make a great party vest for many an occasions.
The fabric I selected was a stunning deep rich red tapestry with a swirl pattern woven throughout. The vest is fully lined with the same fabric and closed in the front with ornate gold metal filigree buttons.
Back features a pull and metal accent to create a tighter fit if needed. There is a also a V accented design at the lower hem for a little touch of hobbit style. The welt pockets are fully functional. Perfecting for stashing magic rings.
Looking for your own party vest or Hobbit inspired fashions? Contact me for details. Thank you for looking at my costumes and have a magical day!